"The Heartless" as written by and Ville Hermanni Valo....
Your pain ain't love
Can't you see he's the heartless
Your pain is not love
He's taking it too far
Don't you know it is wrong
You're the one for me lady
You're the one
If you'd only see in my heart
You'd know know all is not lost

Your time is running out
And you still haven't made up your mind
Can't you see he's the heartless
And you're one of a kind

He's the heartless
You can't you see he's the heartless
Your pain won't ever be love
It doesn't matter how hard you try
To you all is lost

He's the heartless


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"The Heartless" as written by Ville Hermanni Valo

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    General Commentthis song is about loving sumone and knowing their in love with sumone who doesnt care. ... =S Great song, its a good CD too ( Greatest Lovesongs Vol. 666 )
    Vampire-Christon October 17, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis is the only HIM song that I really don't like. I don't know why but it almost sounds like it's being sung by William Hung...maybe it was recorded when Ville's english wasn't quite up to par?
    Juberannpeaon February 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI guess... It didnt really sound like Ville to me either....Recorded back in the mid/late 1990s, I think 1997....

    But i really enjoy the song. Just the old hard rock sound of HIM, compared to their latest music that is just sorta...Soft Rock/Pop...But i like how it slows down toward the end...Then starts back off in a kickass way...

    Great song, and this is probably wrong, but just from hearing and listening to the lyrics, when Ville says - "Cant you see HE is the heartless.." just sounds like he is telling some girl that another guy is the heartless, like maybe it is a warning for that girl...IDK
    HIMdsbhon February 21, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyeah i agree.. this song is mainly about ville warning the girl that whoever she's dating is the heartless and that she should be with him instead...that's how i understood it... it's an ok song that really doesn't get alot of credit but i like it because of its funky beat.. lol
    Dark_Secret_Love666on April 07, 2005   Link
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    General Commenthe is trying to convince the girl to be with him instead of her current guy, coz the guy she is with is 'the heartless'
    nikKi_21on August 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI took it to go a little deeper than that. It's not that he's 'The Heartless' and that he doesn't love, but he's causing her physical pain as well as emotional.
    "Your pain is not love
    He's taking it too far
    Don't you know it is wrong"
    That line 'He's taking it too far' it just leads me to believe that he's causing her so much more pain than what she should be going through.
    MyPoisonGirlon February 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentPersonally this is one of my favourite HIM songs.
    The way I see it is the girl is with a guy that treats her badly, but she convinces herself she is in love with him anyway. Maybe there is a reason she can't leave him, even though she probably should. She has convinced herself that it is love so badly that she can't see how badly she is treated and how far away from love their relationship is and always will be.
    But Ville sees it and he realises what a 'one of a kind' girl she is and she does not deserve to be treated like that. I think he is trying to tell her that she is in a bad relationship and he could treat her much better and show her what real love is.
    rainbowsixon May 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's about abuse
    hotsoupwomanon May 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song relates to me a little because my friend is dating this guy that always ditches her and never embraces their love. Then the guy sweet talks her and the girl doesn't give up. The only way I don't relate to this song is that I don't love the girl. Great song.
    David132435on January 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is like a breath of fresh air. I love listening to it at dusk for some reason haha. One of my favorite HIM songs.
    NatashaVeeeon May 28, 2010   Link

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