"This Fortress Of Tears" as written by and Ville Hermanni Valo....
No one can hurt you now
In this haven safe and sound
No one can save you now
From this grace you are drowning in
Just hold your breath on your way down

This fortress of tears
I've built from my fears, for you
This fortress won't fall
I've built it strong, for you

No one can free you now
From the chains around your heart
Don't be afraid now
Just dive in this emptiness
And hold your breath on your way down

This fortress of tears
I've built from my fears, for you
This fortress won't fall
I've built it strong, for you

No one can hurt you now
In this haven safe and sound
Just hold your breath on your way down

This fortress of tears
I've built from my fears, for you
This fortress won't fall
I've built it strong, for you

This fortress of tears
I've built from my fears, for you
This fortress won't fall
I've built it strong, for you


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"This Fortress of Tears" as written by Ville Hermanni Valo

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    General CommentKudos to Linde for that guitar riff, simple yet ever so great, and Ville's contrasts of positive negatives never cease to amaze me.
    quigon_chowon October 08, 2004   Link
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    General CommentHeard this song live for the first time last night....incredible....
    aquaappleon November 01, 2004   Link
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    General CommentAwesome HIM song, i could listen to it all day. Ville, mige, linde, gas and burton u guys rock! keep it up and i totally agree with quigon chow ville never ceases to amaze me.
    razorblade_kiss1on January 23, 2005   Link
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    General Commentonly three comments....woah...by far one of my favorite HIM songs. its about this guy that loves a girl but, for some reason or another, (most likely the chick doesn't like him) they arent together. he is upset about it and cries a "fortress of tears." he knows that even all his tears and her own barriers wont protect her from feeling the same way as he does at one point on another and says she should accept the emptiness. great song
    blowMEawayon January 26, 2005   Link
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    General Commentonly three comments....woah...by far one of my favorite HIM songs. its about this guy that loves a girl but, for some reason or another, (most likely the chick doesn't like him) they arent together. he is upset about it and cries a "fortress of tears." he knows that even all his tears and her own barriers wont protect her from feeling the same way as he does at one point on another and says she should accept the emptiness. great song
    blowMEawayon January 26, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwow...so few comments? this is a wickid song. it has a meaning. of protection and trust and weakness. my boyfriend sent this song to me letting me know that he's cried a wall of protection for me. so i will go untouched and unharmed. he's become the only thing i have left. this song is one of my fave's.
    goth_metalheadon January 27, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song chills me but still it's one of my favorites...i usually don't try to find any meanings behind the songs but to read the artist's comment about it. in HIM's case it's not so reliable 'cause they are incurable liers sometimes, eg. i've heard many explanations about where does the name "HIM" come from, and they (HIM) admit that it was pretty stupid to put it as a band name...
    awhhh...so much things to say...anyway, HIM is good, maybe the best finnish band ever!
    SaltInMyWoundson January 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentTo me this song is saying that Someone loves a girl so much that he built her a fortress and he sits in that fortress waiting for her hoping she will come and crying about her waiting to see if she will come and see if she loves him the same way. The images i have in my mind from this song are so good and its hard to explain them this song is one of the greatest songs ever this song is just one of the reasons HIM is my favorite band.
    Fortressoftearson February 04, 2005   Link
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    General Commentalright now folks this song is about how much a guy loves a girl...he is with her at the beginning...hes protecting her...then he talks about how he's scared for her...so much so that he cries....but he shows how much he cares for her by all of his worrying...so he "builds" her a fortress or protection of his love for her....to prtect her from when she has to leave...
    donniexmockon February 26, 2005   Link
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    General Commentlinde didnt write the guitar riff... ville composes all the songs except 2 of them so far. unless theyre covers.. so kudos to ville for the amazing guitar riff. and this song is awesome i saw it live...
    pheonix91289on March 11, 2005   Link

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