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"Fingers Crossed" is a song by Billie Eilish that was exclusively released on her SoundCloud account.

Theme Edit

Billie stated in an interview: the first song I really wrote was one called “Fingers Crossed,” which is on SoundCloud. I wrote it about the zombie apocalypse, actually. I was in this songwriting class that my mom taught—she was a huge part of me and my brother’s songwriting habits, the way we learned—and the assignment was to watch a movie or a show and write down certain lines that you thought were good hooks, good titles, or good names. And I watched The Walking Dead, because that was my favorite show at the time, and I got tons of stuff.

I wrote this song about the apocalypse in my mind, and it came out as a love song—a longing despair, which wasn’t my intention, but it happened. People really like it and it was weird, because I didn’t care for it that much, and I just put it out because I wanted to. I don’t know if it was that one or another song that I wrote about dying. [laughs] Dark. Very dark.

Lyrics Edit

[Verse 1]
In the end, when they're all gone
When the world is silent and the days are long
Just you and I, we'll be alive
We made it on our own

[Chorus]
'Cause everybody makes it 'till they don't
And everybody wants to think they won't
'Cause everybody makes it 'till they don't
And everybody seems to think they won't, they won't, they won't, they won't

[Verse 2]
Baby, I'm still alive but my heart is beating slow
Baby, tell me I gotta know
Are you okay? You seem too far gone
Infected, standing there all alone

[Chorus]
'Cause everybody makes it 'till they don't
And everybody wants to think they won't
And everybody makes it 'till they don't
And everybody seems to think they won't, they won't, they won't, they won't

[Post-Chorus]
The best of me, the best of me is you
The best of me, the best of me was you

[Outro]
Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa
Ladum, badum, mmmm

Trivia Edit

  • Billie has said that she doesn't like the song anymore and that it's "bad".