"Soul On Fire" as written by and Ville Hermanni Valo....
There's a flame that leads all souls astray
No one's safe from its tender touch of pain
Everyday it's looking for new slaves
To celebrate the beauty of the grave

We are like the living dead
Sacrificing all we have
For a frozen heart and a soul on fire
We are like the living dead
Craving for deliverance
With a frozen heart and a soul on fire

Again we're falling for disgrace
And hate will shelter us from the rain
We are enslaved by the sacred heart of shame
And gently raped by the light of day

Addicted to our divine despair
The venom of the cross we bear
The guilt will follow us to death


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"Soul on Fire" as written by Ville Hermanni Valo

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    General Commentdespite having a fairly unoriginal riff, i still think this song is pretty awesome. it's one of my favorites, i'd say. as far as the meaning goes, i couldn't even begin to explain half of the lyrics, but i'm fairly certain that a soul on fire would be somebody who is in love. this, to me, is one of many HIM songs about the futility of either love or life.
    rivenon May 24, 2004   Link
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    General CommentAgain mixed messages about love and religion("the venom of the cross we bear"). Em..don't know what it means but it's still fantastic.
    Poison_girl13on June 21, 2004   Link
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    General Commentim guessing it's about love, and how so many ppl get hurt but they still want love
    FoRwHoMtHeBeLlToLlSon July 02, 2004   Link
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    General Commentok i usually hate it when people do this but i think i can explain it better this way

    There's a flame that leads our souls astray
    (Sex is leading us from what really matters which is love)
    No one's safe from its tender touch of pain
    (once you realize that you are being used are hurt and there is no where to hide)
    And every day it's looking for new slaves
    (sex is a sin and its an adictive sin that many people commit every day when they arn't married that is)
    To celebrate the beauty of the grave
    (realizing that the relationship is over and you are glad)

    We are like the living dead
    (we are walking mindless people)
    Sacrificing all we have
    (Giving all we own and have)
    For a frozen heart and a soul on fire
    (for in the end we get a broken heart and still feel the love)
    We are like the living dead
    (we are walking mindless people)
    Craving for deliverance
    (hoping someone will save you from)
    With a frozen heart and a soul on fire
    (a broken heart and still being in love)

    And again we're falling for disgrace
    (and in the end we are loosing all respect being called a slut or a whore)
    And hate will shelter us from the rain
    (the fake love is comforting cause we are scared to be alone)
    We are enslaved by the sacred heart of shame
    (we are slaves to sex and we are ashamed but we do it anyway)
    And gently raped by the light of day
    (and when its over we are stripped of our pride)

    We are like the living dead
    (we are walking mindless people)
    Sacrificing all we have
    (Giving all we own and have)
    For a frozen heart and a soul on fire
    (for in the end we get a broken heart and still feel the love)
    We are like the living dead
    (we are walking mindless people)
    Craving for deliverance
    (hoping someone will save you from)
    With a frozen heart and a soul on fire
    (a broken heart and still being in love)

    Addicted to our divine despair
    (we are adicted to sex even if it ends up shitty in the end)
    The venom of the cross we bear
    (The hate we have for our partner we have to live with)
    The guilt will follow us to death
    (and we dont like to have it taht way and its gonna haunt us till death)

    We are like the living dead
    (we are walking mindless people)
    Sacrificing all we have
    (Giving all we own and have)
    For a frozen heart and a soul on fire
    (for in the end we get a broken heart and still feel the love)
    We are like the living dead
    (we are walking mindless people)
    Craving for deliverance
    (hoping someone will save you from)
    With a frozen heart and a soul on fire
    (a broken heart and still being in love)

    With a soul on
    (with our life in)
    Soul on
    (life in)
    Soul on
    (life in)
    Fire
    (love)
    Soul on fire
    (Life in love)


    I don't know if that makes sence but to me it did while i was making it and i hope to fuck this works
    oldskoolpunker23on July 06, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about how Ville really wants to see the movie 'Deliverance' again, "craving for deliverance" But he cant stop watching trashy b-grade zombie movies.

    "Sacrificing all we have
    For a frozen heart and a soul on fire
    We are like the living dead
    Craving for deliverance
    With a frozen heart and a soul on fire"

    This part is about how he is sacraficing watching a decent film like deliverance, 'for the so good its bad' b-movies.
    TaintedGloveon October 17, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti agree with oldskoolpunker23 i also think it is about sex
    krookdklown88on October 24, 2004   Link
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    General Commentoldskool person y duz it hav 2 b about sex? noteverything is about sex ya no! i mean sex is pretty much al that goes through my mind but it dont have to be that
    pickupthephoneon January 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think its how when you get your heart broken, you still love and care about the person.
    "With a frozen heart and a soul on fire."
    JustMe.on April 06, 2006   Link
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    General Commentit s about love.. HIM practically writes all love songs.. their symbol the heartagram means love and death.. the heartagram basically describes what their songs are about
    HIMruleson September 01, 2006   Link
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    General Commentone of HIM's best songs... pretty much addicted to this song
    ZenfullTangerineon May 18, 2007   Link

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