"Behind the Crimson Door" as written by and Ville Hermanni Valo....
Covered the carcass of time with flowers
To send the scent of blame to the grave
Set the darkest thoughts on fire
And watched the ashes climb to Heaven's gates
We hide behind the crimson door
While the summer is killed by the fall
Alive behind the crimson door
While the winter sings: "Your love will be the death of me" (Death of me)
"Your love will be the death of me"
Death served wine for lovers
Brought from the world where devils reign
And intoxicated angels with sorrow
They witnessed in the eyes of their slaves
We hide behind the crimson door
While the summer is killed by the fall
Alive behind the crimson door
While the winter sings: "Your love will be the death of me" (Death of me)
"Your love will be the death of me"
We hide behind the crimson door
While the summer is killed by the fall
Alive behind the crimson door while the winter sings: "Your love will be the death of me" (Death of me)
"Your love will be the death of me"
We hide behind the crimson door
While the summer is killed by the fall
Alive behind the crimson door while the winter sings: "Your love will be the death of me" (Death of me)
"Your love will be the death of me"
We hide behind the crimson door
We hide behind the crimson door
We hide behind the crimson door
We hide behind the crimson door


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"Behind the Crimson Door" as written by Ville Hermanni Valo Ville Valo

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    General CommentI feel this song is about a bad relationship where one part
    tries to forget or hide from all the bad stuff thats going on
    just to stay in that relationship & to have some one even though
    they know that persons love
    is going to end up hurting them more
    chuckles753on December 21, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt is so beautiful. I believe the song is about pussy. That is the “crimson door”. That’s why her love will be the death of him.

    He had dated and fell in love with a woman and for some reason broke up. They were living together, and she left and his life was a mess. For whatever reason she came back to live with him. But they were not a couple. Just fuck buddies, even though they both really loved each other deep down. The “Crimson door” is of course the inside of a woman. They both hide behind sex and love, even though a reunion could never truly transpire.

    In the first verse. Flowers are either physical or representing gifts, given by the man to the woman. This guy really wants a second chance with this woman, but she will not grant him saying “I Love You” just sex.

    We hide behind the crimson door
    While the summer is killed by the fall
    Alive behind the crimson door
    While the winter sings

    Both lovers hide behind the “Crimson Door” which represents sex, insecurity and twisted love. Because, she will be the death of him. Sex goes from summer to winter and as torn down a man he is, he could never say no to the “Crimson Door”(the inside of a woman he loves). And she hides behind the Crimson Door too. She likes one lover even if he’s tainted or done something wrong to break them up in the past. She truly loves the little things he does for her.

    Death served wine for lovers
    Brought from the world where devils reign
    And intoxicated angels with sorrow
    They witnessed in the eyes
    Of their slaves

    Death served wine for lovers, means exactly what it says. The couple often went out to places and drank wine together. It was brought to them where devils reign. Doing this, going out socially made them stronger. And I think the angels were drunk because no matter how much they tried they could not save this relationship. And love will be the death of him, because can’t go on for ever having sex with a woman that doesn’t truly love him. The girl, although she’s not admitting it, still loves him. But death is coming, just how long they will have to wait and see.
    wildbill666inlondonon August 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentONE OF THE MOST BEUTIFUL SONGS I HAVE HERD
    zefer150on September 18, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"your love will be the death of me'' will be a line in history that no one will ever forget. its one of the best lines i have ever heard. meaning: your love will complete my life. that line will stick out forever its amazing
    xOx Razorblade Kisson September 25, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment...as for the rest of the song, i still dont know yet (as to meaning)
    xOx Razorblade Kisson September 25, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentkick ass, its a bad-ass song, thier new album rules.....HIM rocks.....rap is crap
    dirtyassbabe666on October 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song kicks ass. its the best in dark light. i dont have a clue wt the song means. him songs are so confusing as they hav more than 1 meaning/ feeling in them
    newbeginningon October 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti didn't heard the other songs yet..only woab and kl..but i'm sure they're good as the songs i already heard from dark light!
    poison666on December 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree with you guys. "your love will be the death of me" is my favorite line from anything i've heard before. this song makes me feel sad.. with the sound of it and some of the lyrics... great song.
    1000BrokenHeartson December 09, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti agree with razorblade kiss. he is saying i will love you till i die, through the seasons in the same place, like a home
    villevaloisgodon December 30, 2005   Link

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