Ilomilo

Album: When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? (2019)
Charted: 62

Songfacts®:

  • This twisted electro-pop song about death and desire is titled after a Windows puzzle game. The goal of "Ilomilo" is to reunite two characters, Ilio and Milo, who have been separated.
  • During "Ilomilo" Billie Eilish sings of losing loved ones, a topic she also talks about on the track "Xanny."

    Where did you go?
    I should know, but it's cold
    And I don't wanna be lonely
    So show me the way home
    I can't lose another life


    Eilish has been separated from the person she loves. In gaming technology, if the player loses all their "lives", that's the end of the game. The singer doesn't want it to be game over.

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