A Song Wall What is the meaning behind "Might seduce your dad type"? bad guy by Billie Eilish - A Song Wall

What is the meaning behind “Might seduce your dad type”? bad guy by Billie Eilish

  • by imrk
  • March 04, 2023

The chorus sees Billie equally comparing herself to the man she wants a relationship with. Her description of him ties into the image of the “bad boy” that any sane father would disapprove of. This doesn’t frighten her, however; instead, she counters by telling him how similar they are. Billie would later explain in a video for Rolling Stone that the chorus is sarcastic – if this man can lie about his characteristics and be “fake”, she can certainly do the same. Billie describing herself as the “might seduce your dad type” garnered some minor controversy due to the singer only being 17 at the time of the song’s release. The line is intentionally questionable, however, and serves to drive the point home. This “bad guy” character that Billie is pretending to be seems to be boastful and proud of their actions (“I’m only good at bein' bad”), and they threaten to go to extremes without caring about the emotional destruction they may cause in the process.