"Cyanide Sun" as written by and Ville Hermanni Valo....
Should've known how hard it is to stop tearing each other apart
Separating souls entwined with all these labyrinthine lies

I am dead to you, a shadow doomed
My love, forever in the dark
And of all untruths the truest is you
Too close to my heart

This emptiness I've made my home
Embracing memories of dreams long gone
One last caress from the corpse of love is all I want
Underneath the cyanide sun

We've sailed the seas of grief on a raft built with our tears
Looking for a way to disappear for a moment from our deepest fears

I'll be drowning you in this river of gloom
Forever in my heart


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"Cyanide Sun" as written by Ville Valo

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  • +5
    General CommentCyanide, a deadly substance which kills you if consumed. The Sun, the planet that the solar system revolves around. His world revolves around the one he loves(the sun), whom loves him no more, which kills him(cyanide). In theory :]
    skylineson April 28, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is fav HIM song now....lol..the whole album is great esp Bleed Well & Venus Doom ..but thats my opinion. xP

    whats this song about? Well I dunnoo If I try look at it from Ville's perspective maybe about the break-up between Him (no pun intended..rofl) and jonna...or are they back together..*shruggs*

    seems to be about a nasty break-up song and about cherishing the memories from that once loving relationship that two people shared.
    DreamersDiseaseon September 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is my Favorite song on the Venus Doom album.

    I think this song talks about a couple that's broken up but they truly love each other. Now the person that's singing this talks about emptiness being the constant companion in his life now and the only thing he has are the memories they've shared in the past.

    But what does the cyanide sun itself symbolize?
    AsianPsychoon September 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOf all new songs, this is the one that stuck on me first, i simply love it!
    It is full of methaphores
    labyrinthine lies - like, you cannot find the way out of so many lies (in that bad relationship that he sings about)
    of fallen truths, the truest is you - she is the one that decieved him the most
    Too close to my heart, oh my love - but he still loves her, anyways

    What I liked most is:
    One last caress from the corpse of love...
    is all I want underneath the cyanide sun

    I guess Cyanide Sun is the sun whose light he cannot stand, it is killing him. Maybe it is other people's happiness, or just the cruel reality... i don't know, but that longing for one last caress, it sounds so well said - from the corps of love - the love is dead and he's lamenting on it...

    Uh, such a sad song! I love it!!! And, the whole new album is GREAT!!!

    HIM RULEZ :D
    taniushaon September 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think the cyanide sun symbolizes something that is normally amazing, love (the sun), but at the same time its something more painful than death, heartache (cyanide)
    Lam3on September 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti don't want to over-analyze this song, but in my opinion it clearly speaks (using a lot of classic him simbols and metaphores) of their breakup and how he's remembering all that happened between them and how he's now trying to deal with it... a very honest and sad song...
    SomethingDiabolicalon February 04, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHIm's music can mean different things but its up 2 u 2 decide what it means and its different to some and same to others which is ok. what i like most about HIM is that every song in one way or another relates to me and im serious when i say that...DEAD serious

    In the immortal ominoius word of The Undertaker: REST IN PEACE
    deathvalleyon June 21, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a beautiful song that touches my soul everytime I hear it.
    Mournfull, Hopeless, an Epic
    There is really no other way to describe it...
    HoodedHippyon July 07, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentawwwww.... its about breaking up a long time ago and living in emptyness for the rest of hid life. the girl doesnt care about him but he still loves her, though he knows she will never love him again.
    but he's gotten used to the sadness already a longm time ago, but still wishes he could hold her in his arms for one last time, just pretend she still loves him (corpse of love thingy).
    n taniushe ur right cyanide suns probably evryone elses happiness, very smart.
    mylifeisinterneton August 27, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat I absolutely adore about him lyrics is that I can always find my own interpretation of them and thus relate to his songs.
    venomous87on June 13, 2009   Link

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