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"Copycat", stylized as "COPYCAT", is the opening track on Billie Eilish's debut EP, dont smile at me. It serves as the 4th single, released on July 13th, 2017. The Sofi Tukker remix was officially released on January 11th, 2018.

Background Edit

In an interview with Genius, Billie mentioned that she wrote the song with her brother about a girl who copies everything that she does. She said, "I write with my brother mostly. That song, we were just in his room, and I was like, "Yo! There’s this fucking girl and she keeps doing everything that I do. And I want to write about it." Because it was in my mind. A lot."

Lyrics Edit

[Verse 1]
Don't be cautious, don't be kind
You committed, I'm your crime
Push my button anytime
You got your finger on the trigger, but your trigger finger's mine

[Verse 2]
Silver dollar, golden flame
Dirty water, poison rain
Perfect murder, take your aim
I don't belong to anyone, but everybody knows my name

[Pre-Chorus]
By the way, you've been uninvited
'Cause all you say are all the same things I did

[Chorus]
Copycat trying to cop my manner
Watch your back when you can't watch mine
Copycat trying to cop my glamour
Why so sad, bunny, you can't have mine?

[Verse 3]
Call me calloused, call me cold
You're italic, I'm in bold
Call me cocky, watch your tone
You better love me, 'cause you're just a clone

[Pre-Chorus]
By the way, you've been uninvited
'Cause all you say are all the same things I did

[Chorus]
Copycat trying to cop my manner
Watch your back when you can't watch mine
Copycat trying to cop my glamour
Why so sad, bunny, you can't have mine?

[Bridge]
Mine
I would hate to see you go
Hate to be the one that told you so
You just crossed the line
You've run out of time
I'm so sorry, now you know
Sorry I'm the one that told you so
Sorry, sorry, I'm sorry, sorry
Psych

[Pre-Chorus]
By the way, you've been uninvited
'Cause all you say are all the same things I did

[Chorus]
Copycat trying to cop my manner
Watch your back when you can't watch mine
Copycat trying to cop my glamour
Why so sad, bunny, you can't have mine?

Trivia Edit

  • The line, "Why so sad, bunny, you can't have mine?" used to be, "Fuck all that bitch, you can't have mine", but it was changed due to her younger audience.
    • However, the original line is sometimes performed live.
  • Billie stated that this is her most favorite song that she has ever released.