"Dying Song" as written by and Ville Hermanni Valo....
I've seen you breathe life into the weakest of hearts,
And heard you scream out loud the sweetest poem,
Echoing across the ocean reminding me why I still try
To hold onto whatever is left of you and I.

Shedding skin to a dying song,
We hum along to the evening sun 'til we are no more,
Little deaths to a dying song,
Sound a lot like life.

I've seen these dreams being crushed by a single thought,
And felt the envy of sadness engulf all warmth
Barely alive under ice by exchanging sighs,
With tomorrow quivering in the loneliest light,

Shedding skin to a dying song,
We hum along to the evening sun 'til we are no more
Little deaths to a dying song,
Sound a lot like life and love,
Life and love with you

Crawl back into bed tomorrow's trembling at the sight of you and I.

Shedding skin to a dying song
We hum along to the evening sun 'til we are no more
Little deaths to a dying song,
Sound a lot like life and love,
Life and love,
Life and love (dying song)
Life and love (a dying song)
With you (a dying song)
With you (dying song)
With you (dying song)
With you (a dying song)


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"Dying Song" as written by Ville Hermanni Valo

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    General CommentKick ass song! awesome~!
    bayan112on February 05, 2010   Link
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    General Commentthe chorus is definitely about sex
    hxclollyon February 18, 2010   Link
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    General Commentok im not sure, but i think the lyircs are wrong,

    in the chorus, i think its supposed to be

    Sheddinng skin to a dying song
    We hum along to the evening song til we are no more
    We'll dance to a dying song
    sound a lot like

    and then at the bridge, i think its

    Crawl back into bed tomorrows trembling...

    Just a thought, as for the meaning, i think the chorus does have to do with sex:
    shedding skin=taking off clothes
    ive got other ideas about it, but i dont really feel like typing that much..
    great song though, tied for #1 off the whole album, for me at least
    anyone else got any ideas?
    Keritheanimalon February 19, 2010   Link
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    My OpinionI'm with Keritheanimal about the correct lyrics...

    About the meaning, I believe that the song is about the desire of being with someone you lost or let go or went away. Is about the feeling of missing that person, and the memories with her/him "sound a lot like life and love". Maybe the chorus is about sex too, it could be something like imagine to be passionately together remembering old times: "Shedding skin to a dying song"...
    I think that this is a song about miss someone or the moments with that someone when you're along and feel the need of being loved again...
    AleJulieton September 24, 2010   Link
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    General CommentOne phrase unlocks this song. For any of Ville's lyrics, you need to know that he is basically a Beaudelaire fanboy. He actually admits this in "Love the Hard Way."

    The phrase in question is "Little Deaths." If you know any French and euphemisms for "orgasm" you will understand this. "La Petite Mort."

    The entire song is about having sex all night and/or wanting your lover to stay in bed. That's it.
    Syrinxeon April 23, 2014   Link
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    My OpinionTo me, this song is about the ending of a relationship, where you know things are slowly falling apart but you're trying to pretend they aren't.
    "Little deaths to a dying song" is the whole song encompassed for me.
    Clairelyseon July 28, 2016   Link

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