Hostage
Sia Lyrics


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You bring me to life then you shut me out
You keep me silent when I should shout
You make me cry and you make me come
You are the cop and I'm on the run

It all begins with just one kiss
I'm held hostage by your love
Put me in cuffs, lock me up
I'm held hostage by your touch
This prison is rough but I can't get enough
The secret life of us keeps me in handcuffs
Don't lock me up, don't you wanna free us
I'm held hostage by your love

Then you let me out and I catch the sun
You give me a taste of you and no one
But you always leave, and again I'm alone
This secret burns but I'm imprisoned

It all begins with just one kiss
I'm held hostage by your love
Put me in cuffs, lock me up
I'm held hostage by your touch
This prison is rough but I can't get enough
The secret life of us keeps me in handcuffs
Don't lock me up, don't you wanna free us
I'm held hostage by your love

Secret life of lovers who have others
Under the covers
And while you break my heart
I'm a criminal in these parts

It all begins with just one kiss
I'm held hostage by your love
Put me in cuffs, lock me up
I'm held hostage by your touch
This prison is rough but I can't get enough
The secret life of us keeps me in handcuffs
Don't lock me up, don't you wanna free us
I'm held hostage by your love

It all begins with just one kiss
I'm held hostage by your love
Put me in cuffs, lock me up
I'm held hostage by your touch
This prison is rough but I can't get enough
The secret life of us keeps me in handcuffs
Don't lock me up, don't you wanna free us
I'm held hostage by your love

Oh oh




Oh oh
Oh oh

Overall Meaning

In "Hostage," Sia describes being in a tumultuous relationship that is both destructive and addictive. The lyrics illustrate the on-again, off-again nature of the relationship, where the partner both brings her to life and shuts her out. The metaphor of being held hostage is particularly effective in conveying the feeling of being trapped in a situation that is unhealthy but irresistible. Sia addresses the dichotomy of wanting to be free but being unable to let go of the love that is holding her captive. She also touches upon the idea of the "secret life of lovers who have others," suggesting that the partner may be unfaithful, yet she is unable to break free. Overall, the song's lyrics are a powerful portrayal of the complexities of toxic relationships.


One interesting fact about "Hostage" is that it was not originally intended to be released as a single. The song was recorded for the movie "Dolittle," but Sia liked it so much that she decided to release it as a standalone track. Another interesting fact is that Sia wrote "Hostage" with the songwriter Jesse Shatkin, who has collaborated with Sia on several other popular songs. The music video for the song features actor Pedro Pascal, known for his roles in "Game of Thrones" and "The Mandalorian." Additionally, the song has been covered by several other artists, including singer and actress Dove Cameron.


Line by Line Meaning

You bring me to life then you shut me out
You awaken my spirits but then leave me alone and empty.


You keep me silent when I should shout
You prevent me from speaking out when I need to.


You make me cry and you make me come
You cause me both pain and pleasure.


You are the cop and I'm on the run
You are in control and I am constantly trying to escape.


It all begins with just one kiss
Everything stems from that one moment of intimacy.


I'm held hostage by your love
I am trapped and unable to leave your love.


Put me in cuffs, lock me up
Metaphor for how her love leaves her feeling trapped and confined.


This prison is rough but I can't get enough
Despite the challenges, she is still addicted to the other person's love.


The secret life of us keeps me in handcuffs
The secrecy surrounding their relationship is causing her to feel trapped and confined.


Don't lock me up, don't you wanna free us
She wants to be freed from the confines of their relationship.


Then you let me out and I catch the sun
Moments of freedom in their relationship are short-lived.


You give me a taste of you and no one
She only has access to this person's love, and no one else's.


But you always leave, and again I'm alone
Despite brief moments of love and intimacy, she is often left feeling lonely and abandoned.


This secret burns but I'm imprisoned
The secrecy behind their relationship is causing her to feel deeply conflicted and trapped.


Secret life of lovers who have others
Alludes to the fact that one or both of them may be involved with other people.


Under the covers
A reference to their intimate moments in bed together.


And while you break my heart
Even though this person is causing her pain and heartache.


I'm a criminal in these parts
She is doing something wrong in other people's eyes by loving this person.


Oh oh
Repeat of the song's refrain.




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Sentric Music, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Sia Furler, Nick Valensi

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on Unstoppable

All smiles, I know what it takes to fool this town
I'll do it 'til the sun goes down and all through the nighttime
Oh yeah, oh yeah, I'll tell you what you wanna hear
Keep my sunglasses on while I shed a tear
It's never the right time, yeah, yeah

I put my armor on, show you how strong I am
I put my armor on, I'll show you that I am

I'm unstoppable
I'm a Porsche with no brakes
I'm invincible
And, I win every single game
I'm so powerful
I don't need batteries to play
I'm so confident, yeah, I'm unstoppable today
Unstoppable today, unstoppable today
Unstoppable today, yeah, I'm unstoppable today

Break down, only alone I will cry out loud
You'll never see what's hiding out
Hiding out deep down, yeah, yeah
I know, I've heard that to let your feelings show
Is the only way to make friendships grow
But I'm too afraid now, yeah, yeah

I put my armor on, show you how strong I am
I put my armor on, I'll show you that I am

I'm unstoppable
I'm a Porsche with no brakes
I'm invincible
And, I win every single game
I'm so powerful
I don't need batteries to play
I'm so confident, yeah, I'm unstoppable today
Unstoppable today, unstoppable today
Unstoppable today, yeah, I'm unstoppable today
Unstoppable today, unstoppable today
Unstoppable today, yeah, I'm unstoppable today

I put my armor on, show you how strong I am
I put my armor on, I'll show you that I am

I'm unstoppable
I'm a Porsche with no brakes
I'm invincible
Yeah, I win every single game
I'm so powerful
I don't need batteries to play
I'm so confident, yeah, I'm unstoppable today
Unstoppable today, unstoppable today
Unstoppable today, yeah, I'm unstoppable today

Unstoppable today, unstoppable today
Unstoppable today, yeah, I'm unstoppable today

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on Chandelier

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