"Love You Like I Do" as written by and Ville Hermanni Valo....
On my heart I'll bear the shame
No prayer can ease the pain

No one will love you
No one will love you the way I do
No one will love you, love you like I do

And there's no escape
Just countless mistakes

No one will love you
No one will love you the way I do
No one will love you, love you like I do

It will never be the same
Witness trust fade away

No one will love you
No one will love you the way I do
No one will love you , love you like I do

No one will love you
No one will love the way I do
No one will love , love you like I do

Love you like I do
Love you like I do
Love you like I do
Love you like I do


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"Love You Like I Do" as written by Ville Hermanni Valo

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    General CommentWARNING: In this comment I will discuss religious themes, and I in NO WAY mean to imply that H.I.M. adhere to any religion. If you can't understand how this could work, or why they might want to use religious themes, don't bother reading the comment.

    Fuck, this song is genius. If you really listen to the words and try to understand what his intentions were, at first it seems like this could be Christ singing, since Christ's love is supposed to be the ultimate love. But then you hear the music and it becomes REALLY ambiguous. There is the sound of what could be a harp--played by a guitar. Then you have the sounds of a dark, gothic cathedral. Valo's voice goes really low. So you start to think, this isn't Christ singing, but Lucifer. It could work for Satan, because in mythology Satan does tempt you with "love," and ("and there's no escape, just countless mistakes") of course no one escapes from Hell. At the same time, it still COULD be Christ singing, but it's after he's been crucified. So when he sings, "It will never be the same
    Witness trust fade away" it's like saying that now you have to PROVE your love to him, because after being crucified as a false mesiah he has no trust in humanity.
    Furthermore, if you don't want to take it as being purely about religion, then Valo is comparing himself/the singer to God/Satan (depending on which you ultimately take it to be) in a romantic relationship.
    hotsoupwomanon April 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI don't think it's about Christ or Satan. I think it's written from the point of view of an unfaithful party of a relationship.

    This is my interpretation:
    Valo, or whomever he's taking the role of, has cheated on his partner (this is shown in the lines about his heart bearing shame, and the countless mistakes).
    And now in the song, he's proclaiming his love for her, possibly wanting forgiveness, even though it's useless, because trust has "faded away."
    angelsdontkillon June 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment1st to review again and again. probably my fav song on dsbh, every line in this song i can relate to. pretty easy song to understand. "On my heart....ease the pain" means he did sumtin wrong and it will stick w\him 4ever and theres nothing he can do to make it like it nvr happened. v2 "and there's no...countless mistakes" means theres no way to get out of what u did or said, its a mistake u made and u need to live w\it. v3 "it will never...trust fade away" means every mistake he's made makes things more awkward and trust in 1 n' other will deminish. finally..."no 1 will luv u the way i do" through every mistake he still loves the girl more than she knows.
    Sweet666on May 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentomg! His voice! Woah... I love this song.. it really makes me feel like it's at the end of a relationship, though... But I think that you did an excellent job of explaining the song, Sweet666.
    vol321on June 12, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song I would dedicate to this girl i LOVE and she says she has the same feelings but yet she goes and fucks my friend and still says she has feelings and says she dosent like it. and if she would only know .. "No one would love you, Love you like i do"... its depressing thinking about it... THANKS TO VALO WE KNOW WE ARN'T ALONE
    oldskoolpunker23on July 06, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis is one of my favorite songs... villes voice is amazing on this track, its so great... i wish someone would sing it to me- i wish someone would sing me any of the songs on dsabh, in that matter.
    lachrymosityon December 20, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI need to find me a guy who can write songs like Valo he has the best lyrics. This is one of my favorite songs
    lacunzacoil84on December 25, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI need to find me a guy who can write songs like Valo he has the best lyrics. This is one of my favorite songs
    lacunzacoil84on December 25, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI really adore this song. It's so hauntingly beautiful. His voice is just perfect.
    Juberannpeaon March 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is recorded under alcohol's affection or so- Ville sounds like a drunken sailor...still not that bad-it goes clear to the bone;)
    SaltInMyWoundson March 27, 2005   Link

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