hostage
Billie Eilish Lyrics


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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

Overall Meaning

Billie Eilish's song "Hostage" is about wanting to be alone with someone, but also being possessive of them. In the first verse, Billie talks about wanting to steal their soul and keep them in a treasure chest, which shows her desire to possess this person. Despite this possessiveness, Billie doesn't know what to do with the kiss on her neck and feels confused about the relationship. However, she likes the feeling and asks the person to stay for a while longer.


In the chorus, Billie compares her desire to possess this person to being a hostage. She wants to crawl inside their veins and build a wall around them to keep them close. The second verse continues with the theme of possession with the comparison to gold on their fingertips, lips, and chains. Billie talks about being able to kiss them until she can't speak and how even though love can hurt, nothing hurts when she's alone with them.


Overall, "Hostage" is a song about being possessive of someone and wanting to keep them close. It's a love song with darker themes of obsession and control.


Line by Line Meaning

I wanna be alone
I want to be with you without any distractions from the outside world.


Alone with you, does that make sense?
I want us to be together in a way that feels exclusive and intimate.


I wanna steal your soul
I want to completely possess you and have control over your emotions.


And hide you in my treasure chest
I want to keep you all to myself, like a valuable object that is only for my personal enjoyment.


I don't know what to do
I am conflicted about my feelings towards you.


To do with your kiss on my neck
Your physical affection towards me confuses me and I don't know how to respond.


I don't know what feels true
I am unsure of my feelings, but know that being with you feels right.


But this feels right so stay a sec
I want you to stay with me for just a little longer because being around you makes me feel good.


Yeah, you feel right so stay a sec
I am really enjoying your presence and want you to continue being around me.


And let me crawl inside your veins
I want to become a part of you and have you feel the same attachment to me.


I'll build a wall, give you a ball and chain
I want to have control over you and be able to hold you captive emotionally.


It's not like me to be so mean
I usually don't act possessive or controlling, but with you I can't help it.


You're all I wanted
You are the only person I want to be with right now.


Just let me hold you
Please allow me to keep you close to me and feel your affection.


Like a hostage
I want to keep you close to me, like a hostage.


Gold on your fingertips
You are valuable and precious to me.


Fingertips against my cheek
Your touch feels comforting and familiar to me.


Gold leaf across your lips
Your words are like music to me and I want to hear them all the time.


Kiss me until I can't speak
Your love and affection overwhelms me to the point where I can't respond verbally.


Gold chain beneath your shirt
You have a deep emotional attachment to me and I want to keep you close to me forever.


The shirt that you let me wear home
You are comfortable with me being close to you and I like the feeling of being physically close to you.


Gold's fake and real love hurts
Money and possessions are not important to me, but the pain of love is real and affects me deeply.


But nothing hurts when I'm alone
When I am alone, the confusion and stress of love is gone and I feel much better.


When you're with me and we're alone
When we are alone together, it feels like we are the only two people in the world and I love that feeling.


Hold you
I want to keep you close to me and feel your love and affection.


Like a hostage
I want to keep you emotionally captive and never let you go.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Billie Eilish O'Connell, Finneas Baird O'Connell

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@kayleevalerie7125

the way i understand the songs meaning way more now that I am in a relationship. I've been listening to billie since I was 13 years old and this song had a completely different meaning to me then versus now (I am 18). I'm not saying that I am becoming obsessive and controlling my partner, but I truly understand the fear of loosing someone that means so much to you. your anxiety kicks in as a survival method when you begin to overthink everything and become defensive against your partner. and it can even go into a step further to where you let those intrusive thoughts take over and you're no longer in control of your emotions and actions.

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what if your in love with someone you shouldn't be? homophobic people,judging eyes,anxiety and overthinking really get in my nerves

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