Billie Eilish: Hostage Meaning
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anonymous Yesterday, 10:15 report
i think it is something related to sleep demons or demon visitations (succubus and inccubus) during sleep paralysis episodes. when i first heard of this song i felt like she's really narating what sleep demons are and what they want. the line "just let me hold you like a hostage" got me like freak for a moment because that's how it feels when you're on sleep paralysis, you will feel very helpless. i really love biliie
anonymous Oct 10th, 10:15pm report
In my own interpretation...
I think it has to deal with her being the abusive one, She wants to keep him but pushes him away constantly once he gets too close.
In this line she says, "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"
She loves him but sometimes she becomes overly aggressive with what she does, he loves her and chooses to stay through the anger and fighting, but it only hurts him at the end and makes him the hostage to her love.
She goes on later to express everything about gold. Gold finger tips, gold leaf across your lips, gold chain, and gold shirt he let her wear home.
Then she says "Gold's fake and real love hurts." She never had someone who actually loved her, she has a past of bad relationships so she treats this one like her last ones. Closed, Hurt, Depressed, and on Edge. Maybe she feels like she even has to "fight" him when things are going bad this could be the abusive side in her.
anonymous Oct 10th, 10:32pm report
I think it's about taking someone's love for granted. She says "don't lock me up
Don't you want to feel us." She loves someone but they abuse that love.
anonymous Oct 8th, 10:39pm report
i think the song is about loneliness and obsession with one person. example when she says “just let me crawl inside your veins. i’ll build a wall give you a ball and chains” it means she is attached to someone and loves that person but they don’t feel the same way or that she loves that person so much that it hurts.
anonymous Aug 13th, 8:57am report
I think this is about loving someone so much that it hurts
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