hostage

Hostage (*song)

[Inspired by Hannah Kupfer]

Verse 1
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Your silent and unspoken words
Like a gun pressed against my head
You carefully dare me to run
as you beg me to stay and fight
for what together our hearts seek
Wanting, needing me to save you
but I can't help you with my hands
So tightly tied behind my back

Chorus
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(No) I cant — can't run away
(Show) me how — how to escape
(Please) oh please — please set me free
(Why) do you — hold me hostage
(hold me hostage)

Verse 2
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All I could ask for was your love
Give to me what I gave to you
I stood defenseless with my heart
Now I stand bound, tapped, held hostage
What is it that you want from me?
Why? Why must you hold me captive?
I'm not the only hostage you keep
You're tied up, gun to your own head

(No) I cant — can't run away
(Show) me how — how to escape
(Please) oh please — please set me free
(Why) do you — hold me hostage
(hold me hostage)

Verse 3
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No, I can't save myself from you
but maybe I can save you from
Confusing apathy with strength
Can't you see your fight is not with me?
Put down your gun. Let down your guard
Tear the tape from my bleeding lips
Untie my hands and set me free
Hold me close. Don't hold me hostage

(No) I cant — can't run away
(Show) me how — how to escape
(Please) oh please — please set me free
(Why) do you — hold me hostage
(hold me hostage)

[Chorus to fade]

- June 17 / 2011

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