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all the good girls go to hell

Billie Eilish

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The fifth track from young musician Billie Eilish’s critically acclaimed album. “WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?”, “all the good girls go to hell” tells a dark story about human’s actions and lack of empathy or compassion for their world.

Upon initially hearing the track, a lot of listeners criticised it for its references to Christian symbolism, such as Saint Peter who is the guard of the gates to Heaven, which Billie also references in the track. The track also features Eilish saying “my Lucifer is lonely”, which is another name for the devil, as well as stating that God is a woman: “…even God herself has enemies”.Eilish has come under fire previously for her references to the devil in her tracks, with many religious groups insulting her for her lyrics. The track is in fact about climate change, as many fans guessed. In an interview with Vulture magazine, Eilish’s brother Finneas who wrote and produced the track, spoke about it in detail: “I think Billie has some of the most engaged listeners I’ve ever met or heard of. I was doing an interview the other day, and the woman I was being interviewed by was like, “I love all the conspiracies about your music. I read somewhere that some fans think “all the good girls go to hell” is about climate change. I love that they think that.“ I was like, “That’s ‘cause it is.” You can think whatever you want about our music. I love that it’s ambiguous. But that’s not a conspiracy theory. That’s just true.
If there were a God and a Devil, if you believe that there are, the idea that humans have made such a mess of the planet that they’re both talking to each other like, “What’s going on? Why did they do all of this?” That was an appealing concept. “Big hills burn in California.” We grew up here, and one thing about California as a state is that we don’t really have extreme weather in general. There are hurricanes and floods and shit, and we sometimes have earthquakes, but a lot of the time, the natural disasters are not in our backyard. In the last two years, there have been these horrendous wildfires. You could just look out the window and see the skyline on fire. I had this feeling of, Oh, we kinda did this.” Especially because, I think, one or both of those fires were man-made, which is so scary.”

There is currently no official music video for the song, but the official audio video on Eilish’s channel has over 11 million views since its upload on the 28th March 2019.

Release Date: 29th March 2019

Songwriter/s: Billie Eilish & FINNEAS

Producer: FINNEAS

Label/s: Interscope Records /Darkroom Records

Chart Rankings: “all the good girls go to hell” has charted in the US, Canada, Spain, the UK, Australia and Brazil. It stayed on the US iTunes charts for a total of 7 days.

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    February 2, 2020 at 9:06 am

    I love it ! This song is a masterpiece. Finally some new music I can relate to.


      January 13, 2021 at 4:12 pm



    June 5, 2020 at 9:19 pm

    This is a great song! I can see how the religious groups could get upset though. They probably interpret the lyrics in a way they’re not meant; i.e.
    too literally. Haha!


    January 13, 2021 at 4:11 pm

    Omg I love her!!!


    May 7, 2021 at 10:42 pm

    Big fan of her!!!!


    May 14, 2021 at 12:35 am

    Also huge fan!!!!!! I could have never assumed it was about climate change! I actually had no idea what the song was about at all, and I like to figure out what Billie’s songs mean. I’m actually here cuz I wanted to know more bout the song.


    April 10, 2023 at 12:47 pm

    I love Billie.. but the lyrics of this song were quite unclear to me that’s why I came here . I was confused but know l know the story behind.. thenks for the interpretation

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