"Love's Requiem" as written by and Ville Hermanni Valo....
Confusion writhes around our hearts impatiently
It drains the faith that lights the dark and sets us free
From the chains of our war
And the pain we once called love

The poison of doubt enslaves our minds and we bleed
We abandon the trust that kept us blind and disappear
Under the crimson wings of hate
Where the lost are safe until they love again

The heart of darkness is hope of finding you there
And that hope will be our love’s requiem

We pray to the serpent of delight desperately
The questions are answered and we try not to weep
Until we are sure
We’re suffering for love

In the dungeon of our dreams we’re so weak
The promise made to be broken still haunts our sleep
And we won’t open our eyes
Afraid we would die for love again

The heart of darkness is hope of finding you there
And that hope will be our love’s requiem

The salvation we seek will be waiting us there
In the heart of darkness lonely and scared
With a promise of death for our love

And now that we’re free
From the chains of our dear love
I’m lost
So lost

The heart of darkness is hope of finding you there
And that hope will be our love’s requiem

Take me into your arms
And sing me your beautiful song
Hold me until we’re one
And sing me your beautiful song



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    General CommentI think this is a super, sensual song. Something you can listen to when ur confused about love. I adore the last verse
    "Take me into your arms
    And sing me your beautiful song
    Hold me until we’re one
    And sing me your beautiful song"

    I truely believe that Ville's lyrics are perpetual. People will wurshup them, and his voice forever.
    Vampire-Christon October 18, 2004   Link
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    General Comment4 U
    y3M3k!on February 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so beautiful, it sends shivers down my spine everytime I hear it. It's my favorite HIM song... so beautiful.
    Chrisantion February 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentEight minutes of awesomeness is how i would describe this song!
    Juberannpeaon March 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe heart of darkness is hope of finding you there
    And that hope will be our love’s requiem
    ~*~*~*~
    quite possibly the best freakin lines i've ever heard
    titania098on March 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI agree with Chrisanti it's such a beautiful song. Having been through bad heartbreak it makes me feel so much stronger to listen to it, I cant really explain why I guess, it's very powerful to me. Especially love the end where Ville sings the words "Take me"/"Hold me" :)
    VampirexXxHearton September 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is truly powerful, and the lyrics are so beautiful, but you really have to be in a certain mood to listen to it. It gets quite repetitive if you aren't really 'feeling' the song at that moment in time. However, I think it is undoubtedly an amazing song; what a way to finish off an album, especiqally-as everyone said-that last verse. The Path and Love's Requiem... Love Metal is such a wonderful album. It's definately my favourite one of HIM's.

    LedZepp: If you're going to say a song is a waste of Eight Minutes, please back up your opinion and give reasons, otherwise you just look like a bit of a fool.

    Thank you.
    InHerHandon December 28, 2005   Link
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    General Commenttruly one of the most amazign and beautiful songs ever. i really really do worship this song...and Ville...and his voice...and HIM. but thats besides the point, i love it so much.
    anyways, i don't think this song really needs analyzing, as although it's so beautiful the meaning of the song is pretty straight forward. the confusingness of love. it's such a despairingly hopeful song if you get me. i mean, that deosn't really make sense at all but i guess it does to the song. the song just has such an effect on me emotionally it's so hard to explain. but the lines that have the most effect on me are

    Take me into your arms
    And sing me your beautiful song
    Hold me until we’re one
    And sing me your beautiful song

    so beautiful. *bows down and worships His Infernal Majesty*. y'know, i may start a cult where we worship HIM as gods themselves. i mean, so many people do that anyway but we should make it official. lol. anyways, rock on sweethearts \m/
    indescribableginaon February 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOh my God, I looooooooovvvvvvvvvvvvvvve this song soooooooooooo much! Whenever I hear it, different images/imaginations, visions, thoughts, and so on play over and over in my head. HIM RULES 4 EVER! Villie's voice, lyrics, and the way he sings them are truly wonderful. This band is or mostly is for people who in some way or form associate with love, death, or both since HIM's songs are about both love and death. The rest of the band is wonderful too. I wish they did music videos for all their songs, though I know there are videos for some songs and are working for other songs. This song will get a good video. i'm sure of it. I cannot wait to see them live and for their new album to come out (which is gonna be in 2007 according to wikipedia.org). I relate to all lyrics in this song, but love the lyrics from "I'm lost" all the way to the end of the song.
    4EverDarknesson September 02, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"listens to this song and from I'm lost to the very last lyric does The Undertaker's entire victory celebration from Unforgiven 1998"

    P.S. sorry, forgot to add this part to the last comment.
    4EverDarknesson September 02, 2006   Link

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