Resident Evil, the Billie Eilish song: lyrics and meaning

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Netflix released the TV series Resident Evil in July 2022, and people immediately appreciated the initiative, considering it one of the best adaptations of the famous videogame to date. The production is robust, and many excellent scenes catch people’s attention: one of the first best moments is the flashback at the beginning of the first episode, where Jade arrives in New Racoon City. The song we hear in the background is an under-the-radar track by Billie Eilish. Let’s discover the lyrics and the meaning together.

You can find the official trailer of the Netflix series Resident Evil here on Youtube.

What’s the Billie Eilish song in Resident Evil?

The song featured in the first episode of the Netflix series Resident Evil is Oxytocin by Billie Eilish. It’s part of her second album, Happier Than Ever, released in 2021, and it was already part of the soundtrack of the Disney movie Happier Than Ever: A Love Letter To LA, dedicated to her. You can find the official video of the song below.

Watch this video on YouTube.

Oxytocin: the lyrics and their meaning

Oxytocin is an unconventional song about love bonds. Billie Eilish is talking with her man, aware that he’s not yet fully committed to her, and she states assertively that the relationship is stable. That’s the introduction made in the first line of the song:

Can’t take it back once it’s been set in motion

After that, the American artist starts an audacious consideration about what God thinks about the things they do together. The song represents God as a woman (the song mentions “She” when it refers to God), and the allusion is to all the bad things the two do in bed.

If you only pray on Sunday, could you come my way on Monday?
‘Cause I like to do things God doesn’t approve of if She saw us

She couldn’t look away, look away, look away
She’d wanna get involved, involved, involved
And what would people say, people say, people say
If they listen through the wall, the wall, the wall?

The bold lines of the chorus insinuate that God would be attracted by what they do when they are together, up to the point that She (God) would like to join. From this point of view, Billie thinks she’s a bad girl (she wants to do “bad things” to him) but still believes that God could be fascinated by her.

I wanna do bad things to you (To you)
I wanna make you yell (Yell)
I wanna do bad things to you (To you)
Don’t wanna treat you well (Well)

The song mentions oxytocin in the second verse: oxytocin is the “love hormone” that stimulates stable bonds in relationships. Therefore, Billie Eilish relates it to the relationship she’s living, implying that the two are officially together and it’s not just a quick flirt. That is, after all, the real meaning of the lyrics: we are together, and I plan to do many bad things to you. Things that even God would be fascinated to see.

Can’t take it back once it’s been set in motion
You know I need you for the oxytocin
If you find it hard to swallow, I can loosen up your collar
‘Cause as long as you’re still breathing
Don’t you even think of leaving

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The complete lyrics

Can’t take it back once it’s been set in motion
You know I love to rub it in like lotion
If you only pray on Sunday, could you come my way on Monday?
‘Cause I like to do things God doesn’t approve of if She saw us

She couldn’t look away, look away, look away
She’d wanna get involved, involved, involved
And what would people say, people say, people say
If they listen through the wall, the wall, the wall?

I can see it clear as day
You don’t really need a break
Wanna see what you can take
You should really run away

I wanna do bad things to you (To you)
I wanna make you yell (Yell)
I wanna do bad things to you (To you)
Don’t wanna treat you well (Well)

Can’t take it back once it’s been set in motion
You know I need you for the oxytocin
If you find it hard to swallow, I can loosen up your collar
‘Cause as long as you’re still breathing
Don’t you even think of leaving

Not gonna wanna look away, look away, look away
You’re gonna wanna get involved, involved, involved
And what would people say, people say, people say
If they listen through the wall, the wall, the wall?

I can see it clear as day
You don’t really need a break
Wanna see what you can take
You should really run away
Other people wouldn’t stay
Other people don’t obey
You and me are both the same
You should really run away

Bad things
To you
I wanna do bad things to you
I wanna make you yell
I wanna do bad things to you
Don’t wanna treat you well