"Heartkiller" as written by and Ville Hermanni Valo....
Farewell heartless world
I'll send you a postcard burnt
And the flames you tried so hard to extinguish with fear of failing
I'll write down everything I have learned
And edit it down to a single word
Love, for you I'm waiting, anticipating

Sparks will fly, beneath the Luna alight
Lazarus at Frankenstein’s
Babe, I'll be a flatliner for a heart killer
A little we die, above the lesser light
For you I'm open wide
Babe, I'll be a flatliner for a heart killer

Top hats off to the return
Of the beat to lick a wound to
Cursed for some and blessed for a few
It doesn’t have to make any sense at all
Come hither and we'll fall
In love, for love
I'm crawling out of patience baby

Sparks will fly, beneath the Luna alight
Lazarus at Frankenstein’s
Babe, I'll be a flatliner for a heart killer
A little we die, above the lesser light
For you I'm open wide
Babe, I'll be a flatliner for a heart killer

Paint all your sorrows for me to sing
Heartkiller
Draw your pain and hear me hum it out

Sparks will fly, beneath the Luna alight
Lazarus at Frankenstein’s
Babe, I'll be a flatliner for a heart killer
A little we die, above the lesser light
For you I'm open wide
Babe, I'll be a flatliner for a heart killer


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"Heartkiller" as written by Ville Hermanni Valo

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  • +7
    General CommentIt should be "beneath the Lunar Light" even though the video says "luna alight".

    I think the song has a lot to do with longing for that special person, but the singer has realized that all they can do is wait for that person to come around and see the love they both can/should share.

    "a flatliner for a heartkiller" is the girl has killed his heart, broke it because she was unsure about their love. She had "the fear of failing". Hes dead romantically, flatlined out. but like Lazarus, who rose from the dead, and Frankenstein, who came to life through a single spark, there can be the spark of life/love that brings it back. And he's "waiting, anticipating" with the belief of Love that it can still be.

    "Top hats off to the return,
    of the beat to lick a wound" I see as maybe she comes back around once in a while and they see the love again, however painfully so (tops)hats off (cheers) to such an event, but its "cursed for some and blessed for a few" because it lasts only a short while before she goes again.
    He tries to tell her "It doesn’t have to make any sense at all" come along with me for the ride and we'll fall in love. "I'm crawling out of patience baby" = I can't take this weak game of cat and mouse any longer.

    Overall, I'm REALLY diggin this song even though the first 30 second clip worried me. lol I can't wait for the album!!
    pandoravalo777on December 08, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAt first, I didn't like this song much because I thought it was too electronic for my liking.
    But after listening to it numerous times, I am loving it and the album shall be amazing.
    AbbyValoon December 05, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is just amazing. Everything H.I.M. does is amazing.
    bigdaddynateon December 28, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song....and the line "flat liner for a heart killer" intrigued me. pandorvalo777 with the line "flat liner for a heart killer" you are certainly correct, but i believe the true meaning is he went to the lowest level for a HEART KILLER because when an electrocardiogram machine flat lines you are dead medically. A solid straight line is the lowest you can get on the electrocardiogram you cant go any lower you've met the end. So relate this with the term "flat liner for a heart killer" to me (note: to me, meaning an assumption)it means he met rock bottom, he reached the end he couldn't go any lower, for someone who just killed his heart. and this also relates in context with the gloomy death like theme, he flat lined so he died for someone who killed his heart. this is what i think that line means, sorry this comment was repetitive and kind of ramble ish i hope you can get my point
    Dileon February 03, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentfirst of all i like to say screw every single one of you guys in the face because i am the biggest him fan in the whole freakin world, anyway dudes i love this song to and i have all of their albums so far they are truly the GREAREST BAND IN THE WORLD.
    jatkins262374on November 17, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love love love love the song. no matter what, ville seems to pull it off. but what happened to the dark, gloomy, sad, depressing songs? On venus doom the only song that reallllly sounded like HIM was sleep walking past hope. I hope that Screamworks love in theory and practice has something that sounds alittle more like them. But i guess you seem to see the change in bands over the years. this will be kinda sad :( but never the less still amazing :)
    joeyclark91on January 01, 2010   Link
  • 0
    My Interpretationi think heartkiller is about two people who were in love at one point that accidentaly run into each other after there fall out and ville starts expressing the love he still has for the girl
    venusdeniedon December 05, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can't believe there's only three comments on this song! I love it!

    Although I was expecting something a little more rockin' from HIM - I can't say i'm not satisfied by this awesome song. I like the sound they have to it. It's clearly a HIM original. lol
    And I must add, I am ecstatic about finding out how the CD will sound as a whole! I just wish they'd give the US an official release date for it so I can make sure I get it THAT day!

    @pandoravalo777 - I think your interpretation was on spot! Exactly what I thought too!

    Borellus666on December 08, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentpandoravalo777~~~all i can say is, kudos. that's totally what i thought as well.
    JulienKGirlon December 09, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPandoravalo777 I think you are right:)
    that`s what I thought too

    I was a bit lost first time I heard it but now I got it:)
    amazing!!!
    LadyHeartagramon December 13, 2009   Link

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