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"Hostage", stylized as "hostage", is the eighth and final track by Billie Eilish featured on her debut extended play (EP), dont smile at me. It was released on August 11th, 2017.

Theme Edit

The song seems to paint a picture of the terrifying dynamic between love and possession. To many listeners, there is definitely a sense of human relatability and a bit of a psychotic edge. In this song, Billie is obviously in love with someone but her love for them is truly overpowering to the point of obsession.

Lyrics Edit

[Verse 1]
I wanna be alone
Alone with you - does that make sense?
I wanna steal your soul
And hide you in my treasure chest

[Verse 2]
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

[Chorus]
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

[Verse 3]
Gold on your fingertips
Fingertips against my cheek
Gold leaf across your lips
Kiss me until I can't speak

[Verse 4]
Gold chain beneath your shirt
The shirt that you let me wear home
Gold's fake and real love hurts
And nothing hurts when I'm alone
When you're with me and we're alone

[Chorus]
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

Video Edit

Music video Information
Billie Eilish - hostage

Billie Eilish - hostage

Released July 11th, 2018
Length 3:54
Director Henry Scholfield
Producer Campbell Beaton
Katie Dolan
Kim Dellara
Filmed
Location
Views 7+ million

Trivia Edit

  • The song features backing vocals from Billie's older brother, Finneas O'Connell.
  • On July 11th, 2018, Billie released a music video for the song exclusively through Apple Music.
    • The video was later uploaded to YouTube on October 8th, 2018.

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Navigation Edit

ve dont smile at me
Artists
Billie Eilish
Tracks
COPYCAT idontwannabeyouanymoremy boy watch party favor bellyache ocean eyes hostage
Deluxe tracks
&burn
Tours
Where's My Mind Tour1 By 1 Tour