"Halley's Comet" is a short-period comet that orbits the Sun and is visible from Earth every 75–76 years. It is named after English astronomer Edmund Halley, who calculated its orbit in 1682. Billie Eilish uses the galactic spectacle to illustrate her reluctance to give her heart to a boy. She says she "comes around" even less than the once-in-a-lifetime visit of Halley's Comet.
Though Eilish rarely falls in love, this song finds her absolutely smitten - hook, line and sinker. She struggles to sleep and when the singer does drift off, the guy often features in her dreams. Eilish said in a Spotify commentary: "'Halley's Comet' is just about falling in love and feeling a feeling of euphoria, like you're floating. Love is a crazy, crazy thing. 'Halley's Comet' is a sweet, romantic song."
Eilish's love interest presumably lives in the Eastern Time Zone, which is three hours ahead of the pop star's Los Angeles' Pacific Time. This links to her 2019 track "I Love You," where she sings about being with her boyfriend in New York City. We fall apart as it gets dark I'm in your arms in Central Park Eilish also talks on both tracks about her reluctance to fall for her beau as she's worried about becoming emotionally vulnerable. This begs the question: Are the two songs about the same guy?
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