"Buried Alive By Love" as written by and Ville Hermanni Valo....
Again the burden of losing rest
Upon my shoulders
And its weight seems unbearable
Your tomb is where your heart is,
I should have told her
But within Me a secret so terrible

To cry is to know that you're alive
But my river of tears has run dry
I never wanted to fool you, no
But a cold heart is a dead heart
And it feels like I've been buried alive by love

If I should die before I wake
Pray no one my soul to take
If I wake before I die,
Rescue me with your smile

If I should die before I wake
Pray no one my soul to take
If I wake before I die,
Rescue me with your smile

The kiss of vanity you blessed me with a spiritual murder
Fed the gods of war
Your home is there in the darkness, I should have told her
Embrace the fire indestructible

To die is to know that you're alive
And my river of blood won't run dry
I never wanted to lose you, no
But a cold heart is a dead heart
And it feels like I've been buried alive by love

If I should die before I wake
Bring no one my soul to take
If I wake before I die,
Rescue me with your smile

If I should die before I wake
Pray no one my soul to take
If I wake before I die,
Rescue me with your smile

Oh, it seems to cry is to know that you're alive
And my river of tears has run dry
I never wanted to fool you, no
But a cold heart is a dead heart
And a desert soul is gone
A cold heart is a dead heart
And it feels like I've been buried alive by love

If I should die before I wake
Pray no one my soul to take
If I wake before I die,
Rescue me with your smile,

If I should die before I wake
Pray no one my soul to take
If I wake before I die,
Rescue me with your smile

I've been buried alive by love
I've been buried alive by love
Buried alive by love
I've been buried alive by love
I've been buried alive by love
I've been buried alive by love


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"Buried Alive by Love" as written by Ville Hermanni Valo

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  • +1
    General CommentWow someone needs their nappy changed. HIM's music is very drippy and lovey....but it isn't like they try to hide that fact.
    That's one of the things that's so great about them - their lead singer is a guy who isn't afraid to be sensitivity or discuss emotions and romance. Stop trying to be so fucking macho.

    Valo has a brilliant voice, and yes, correct, he is very good looking. He IS the band. I'd challenge most people to name another member.

    Regardless, I like HIM a lot, although I don't have any of their albums, and this song is very very catchy.
    Manxbasson June 03, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentif arent into the music then fuck off on the HIM lyrics pages

    p.s i like HIM and im a guy - im straight
    correct me if im wrong but in order to be gay,quiffporn,you have to be attracted to the same sex - im not and im sure other male HIM fans arnt too.
    i think thats being romantic not gay
    so there you got.... BURNED!!!
    z0MbiEon June 07, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAs far as quiff goes at the expense of sounding cliche opinions are like assholes, everyone has one. Therefore, people like quiff who come on these boards and bash the bands are just to be ignored because they are just asking for attention. The best thing to do as aforemetioned is to ignore the person. That is what makes our country so great. We can have beliefs that don't agree with everyone else, and not get killed for it. So that is about it. And by the way I am a 20 year old male who listens to HIM just to disprove the stereotype earlier. Oh and this song is great :)
    GForce10on February 04, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentlol
    Ok, so does anybody know what the paradox in the song means? "To die is to know that you're alive."
    TheYellowDart1492on October 20, 2008   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionIt seems that some people like to get their adrenaline from spending way too much time online insulting other peoples music taste. Yet they have the nerve to be upset when someone disagrees with their views. I love HIM so much. Yet, that character "quiffporn", decided to push everyones buttons. And he had the nerve to talk back when someone else disagreed with his opinions. he even insulted his sisters taste in music. All those 14 yr old grls? did that include his sister as well? how respectable is that? I dont give a damn if he likes it or hate it, I like it and thats all that matters. Im just replying because everyones buttons got pushed because they let their buttons get pushed. Seriosly. its just an opinion. and everyone is egging quiffporn on. he loves to respond, im sure its because he's bored. He has nothing betterto do than to be online responing negativly and twisting others words around so he gets the right of way. Why else would he reply so constantly to EVERY comment posted? He wanted attention. He's definately insecure. im sure he's probably stopped posting his asinine comments. Its been years. and even if he has not, it doesnt matter because everyone is entitled to their opinion. And though I disagree with his opinion, It doesnt mean Im gonna cut on him like some of the other people here did. im not trying to make myself to be a know it all, Im really not. I just think no one should respond to "quiffporns" comments. thats the only way to really show him that NO ONE ON THIS POST CARES IF HE DISLIKES_HIM. As long as we all like HIM in the end ♥
    palmtofaceon May 14, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHow is it that no one has commented on this song....in my opinion its the best SONG i have ever heard from HIM...its so deep and so true...i think that he's trying to not let go of some one who is trying to let go of him....or probabaly that he really loved some one and they didnt love him the same way...and he says "rescue me with your smile" like when i wake up i want and need you to be with me.
    thebest_itwasntmeon May 08, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt doesn't matter what HIM song you post comments about coz they're all about the same thing-love and drippy shit! I love him but sometimes it does get a bit boring!
    die my brideon June 16, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIve gotta say I know what you mean, about HIM's marketing talents, but regardless of the fact the singer is flaunting his snazzy looks I still think they're a really good band. Back on track this is a really good song. Good on em.
    TaintedGloveon September 18, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIve gotta say I know what you mean, about HIM's marketing talents, but regardless of the fact the singer is flaunting his snazzy looks I still think they're a really good band. Back on track this is a really good song. Good on em.
    TaintedGloveon September 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGobshite. HIM rule, whether you are m or fm. I really don't give a fuck!!You have no skill..and not everyone who is into different music is a goth-we couldnt very well call you a dickhead, when you are into that!!
    Shinyponyon October 19, 2004   Link

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