"Tears on Tape" as written by and Ville Hermanni Valo....
Church bells toll
Thunder roars around me
I’ve been warned to prepare myself
For the fall

I’m armed to the teeth with tender pain
Of all yesterdays

Tears on tape
I will follow into your heart
Sketching rain from afar

Tears on tape
She surrenders needle in arm
While we dance into the storm

Darkness falls
Settling the score with love for once and for all
Soaked in blood I cry

I fear we’re lost to the summer rain
Lonely and afraid

Tears on tape
I will follow into your heart
Sketching rain from afar

Tears on tape
She surrenders needle in arm
While we dance into the storm

And for a moment there’s no pain
For once there’s no more pain in your eyes
And maybe we’ll love, just enough
To convince us to keep breathing on

Tears on tape
Tears on tape
I will follow into your heart

Tears on tape
Tears on tape
I will follow you, to your arms


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"Tears on Tape" as written by Ville Hermanni Valo

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    General CommentI believe this song is about empathy. We're all alone in the middle of the storm of life, 'lonely and afraid', looking for ways to survive it all, and the moments when we connect with each other, when we follow the pain into each others hearts - perhaps through music that speaks to everyone's pain together - are what give us enough hope to "convince us to keep breathing on."
    LadySkyfireon January 28, 2014   Link
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    General CommentOfficial lyrics from Japanese version of Tears on Tape:

    Church bells toll, thunder roars around me
    I’ve been warned to prepare myself for the fall
    I’m armed to the teeth with tender pain of all yesterdays

    Tears on tape I will follow into your heart
    Sketching rain from afar
    Tears on tape she surrenders, needle in arm
    While we dance into the storm

    Darkness falls settling the score with love for once and for all
    Soaked in blood I cry my farewells to the summer rain lonely and afraid

    Tears on tape I will follow into your heart
    Sketching rain from afar
    Tears on tape she surrenders, needle in arm
    While we dance into the storm

    And for a moment there’s no pain
    For once there’s no more pain in your eyes but maybe a little love
    Just enough to convince us to keep breathing on

    Tears on tape
    Tears on tape
    I will follow into your heart
    Tears on tape
    Tears on tape
    I will follow into your arms
    kellylugosisdeadon August 19, 2015   Link

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