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Hostage
Song

Hostage

Billie Eilish
Album:
Dont Smile At Me

Song Meaning of Hostage by Billie Eilish


The line "I wanna be alone" starts with Eilish in a loving relationship. Does it make sense to be alone with you?" She sings in tune with Finneas. Then, still speaking in a depressing tone, she becomes possessive of her partner and wants them all to herself.


The song was co-written by the vocalist and her brother Finneas O'Connell, with the latter handling production exclusively.


Lyrics of Hostage by Billie Eilish


I wanna be alone

Alone with you, does that make sense?

I wanna steal your soul

And hide you in my treasure chest

 

I don't know what to do

To do with your kiss on my neck

I don't know what feels true

But this feels right so stay a sec

Yeah, you feel right so stay a sec

 

And let me crawl inside your veins

I'll build a wall, give you a ball and chain

It's not like me to be so mean

You're all I wanted

Just let me hold you like a hostage

 

Gold on your fingertips

Fingertips against my cheek

Gold leaf across your lips

Kiss me until I can't speak

 

Gold chain beneath your shirt

The shirt that you let me wear home

Gold's fake and real love hurts

But nothing hurts when I'm alone

When you're with me and we're alone

 

And let me crawl inside your veins

I'll build a wall, give you a ball and chain

It's not like me to be so mean

You're all I wanted

Just let me hold you

Hold you like a hostage

Like a hostage

Release Date

2017

Songwriter/s

Billie Eilish O'Connell, Finneas O'Connell

Producer/s

Finneas O'Connell

Label/s

Darkroom, Interscope

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