"Face of God" as written by and Ville Hermanni Valo....
I'm drained but aching for more
And the devil inside is reading
The words of the saddest poem
To be engraved on the stone of my grave

I'd kill to share your pain
(And carry the shame)
And sell my soul for you just to say

I dream what you're dreaming
And feel what you're feeling
Love's our shadow on the wall
With the face of god

Nothing will be enough
For the ones Who keep on stumbling
In the garden of withering trust
Without the courage to leave

Oh I'd take my life for your kiss
(Grant me my wish)
And lose it all to take you across the abyss

I dream what you're dreaming
And feel what you're feeling
Love's our shadow on the wall
With the face of god

You dream what I'm Dreaming
And See what I'm seeing
Love's our shadow on the wall
With the Face of God

Labyrinth in a shape of a heart
Love's secret architecture
I find myself to be lost in the
Arms of your fate

I'd kill to share you pain
(Please let me stay)
And sell my soul for you just to say
Love's name in vein
Again and again

I dream what you're dreaming
And feel what you're feeling
Love's our shadow on the wall
With the face of god

You dream what I'm Dreaming
And See what I'm seeing
Love's our shadow on the wall
With the face of god
Love's our shadow on the wall
With the face of
(Face of)
The face of
(Face of)
God

(Face of)
God


Lyrics submitted by RazorbladeKiss6677

"The Face of God" as written by Ville Hermanni Valo Ville Valo

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    General Commenti so love this song...i take it as he yearns for the person soo much as to want to share their bad parts. and the shadows...i take that as sexual symbolism
    izzybelleon September 30, 2005   Link
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    General CommentUmm, all the lyrics to the song aren't here.
    RazorbladeKiss6677on October 02, 2005   Link
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    General Commentone my favorite songs off the new cd(which is incredible). one of the best vocal job by ville and beautiful pre chorus. all in all an amazing song
    ledzepp22on December 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentGreat drum intro! The melodies turn out to be crap though, and the song has poor lyrics.
    virtualfactoron January 11, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song carries a mixed message cat figure it out
    Lord_Hypnoson January 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentRazorbladeKiss6677 is right. Go see her version [even if it's got some punctuation difficulties ;) ] Oh, and virtual, you've been saying over several songs from Dark Light that the melodies are shit, but why? (No offense, just curious.)
    mädelon January 23, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"loves our shadow on the wall
    with the face of God" (I here "a shadow" but eh)

    Remember, this is HIM folks - tales of true love, wherein those involved are often portrayed as becoming one. Love binds them - thus "our" - and love takes on "the face of God" since it practically acquires divine status uniting two beings.

    Further proof of the "fusion" symbolism:
    "You dream what I'm dreaming
    and see what I'm seeing"
    &
    "I find myself to be lost
    in the arms of your fate"

    Take note, the "lost" theme returns:
    "Labrynth in the shape of a heart
    loves secret architecture"
    indicating that the "becoming one" confuses Man as humans are essentially (philosophically) forever alone.

    What's really tricky is the "love as a shadow" part - it can have SO many interpretations... [Blows my mind... sorry for the verbosity :'( ]
    mädelon January 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI have a loose interpretation of this song to share, I wonder if anybody agrees with me. My friend and I have discussed this; she's currently studying witchcraft (the real thing, not some fad) and reckons a lot of this album can be related to some ideas in that. Basically:

    The idea is that although often love is viewed as selflessness, in reality it causes one to become more selfish and less spiritual. As though romantic love is a false idol, in a sense. So in this song "I'd kill to share your pain and sell my soul for you just to say" demonstrates how the speaker is willing to do amoral things purely for love, and the idea of selling his soul shows how little spirituality there really is in love. Likewise, "Love's our shadow on the wall with the face of God", I think represents how although the couple believe their love to be equal to a religion or spirituality, in actuality it is merely a shadow. It has the face of God for this reason: they view it as a religion and in doing so actually are neglecting real spirituality and morality.

    Just so ya know, personally I'm agnostic but I think a lot of the album has some love versus spirituality themes in it. All very interesting. I'd love to hear Valo's inspiration to see how far off the mark I am!
    Silverdewon January 29, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyea, what madel said...?
    euphoria1on February 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSilverdew, truly hadn't thought of that. Even if I don't agree with all of it, some of it does ring true: a song is the reflection of the writer; since Valo is getting older, he must be getting into a more psychological approach to love rather than a "hormonal" one, so it's entirely credible to read such a divestment into the song.
    mädelon February 13, 2006   Link

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