It's poetry carved in flesh
This beautiful hell of ours
To the deadliest sin we confess
(Tears of joy fill our eyes)
We are safe where disfigured saints
Cry out their prophecies of doom

My heart's a graveyard, baby
And to evil we make love
On our passion's killing floor
In my arms, you won't sleep safely
And of lust we are reborn
On our passion's killing floor

At the first kiss
the seeds of hatred are sown
Back into darkness we flee
(To tear our hearts out)
We are saved where all faiths fail
Alive inside of our tomb

My heart's a graveyard, baby
And to evil we make love
On our passion's killing floor
In my arms, you won't sleep safely
And of lust we are reborn
On our passion's killing floor

My heart's a graveyard, baby
And to evil we make love
On our passion's killing floor
In my arms, you won't sleep safely
And of lust we are reborn
On our passion's killing floor

(My heart's a graveyard, baby)
My heart's a graveyard, baby
On our passion's killing floor

(In my arms, you won't sleep safely)
And to evil we make love
On our passion's killing floor

Forever more


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Passion's Killing Floor [Album] Lyrics as written by VILLE VALO

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    i just got Venus Doom and here are the real lyrics

    It's poetry carved in flesh This beautiful hell of ours To the deadliest sin we confess And tears of joy fill our eyes

    We are safe where disfigured saints Cry out their prophecies of doom

    My heart's a graveyard baby And to evil we make love On our passion's killing floor In my arms you won't sleep safely And of lust we are reborn On our passion's killing floor

    At the first kiss the seeds Of hatred are sown And back into darkness we flee To tear our hearts out We are safe where all faiths fail Alive inside of our tomb

    My heart's a graveyard baby And to evil we make love On our passion's killing floor In my arms you won't sleep safely And of lust we are reborn On our passion's killing floor

    Lam3on September 21, 2007   Link
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    This song is pretty sweet, love the new sound of the band.

    I can't make a proper review of the song yet, because I only just heard, so I don't really know the lyrics. Lol. ^^;

    I think that maybe instead of "the seas of hatred are sewn" it should be "the seeds of hatred are sewn"

    Neat stuff!! I've pre-ordered at my local music supplier!

    Savage Dash 8on July 04, 2007   Link
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    i agree with savage dash 8

    this was also included in the soundtrack for the new transformers movie

    ZenfullTangerineon July 04, 2007   Link
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    General Comment

    Is this a transformers exclusive or is it on the new album thats coming out in september?

    btw, you can listen to it here: esnips.com/doc/e5914938-ce38-4650-94c1-aad74375e6ed/HIM---Passions-Killing-Floor

    ZenfullTangerineon July 04, 2007   Link
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    transformers.... micheal bay's movie

    The disc will feature a total of 12 tracks, nine of which are brand new and exclusive to the soundtrack:

    1. LINKIN PARK - “What I’ve Done”
    2. SMASHING PUMPKINS - “Doomsday Clock”
    3. DISTURBED - “This Moment”
    4. GOO GOO DOLLS - “Before It’s Too Late (Sam and Mikaela’s Theme)”
    5. THE USED - “Pretty Handsome Awkward”
    6. H.I.M. - “Passion’s Killing Floor”
    7. TAKING BACK SUNDAY - “What It Feels Like To Be A Ghost?”
    8. STYLES OF BEYOND - “Second To None”
    9. ARMOR FOR SLEEP - “End Of The World”
      1. IDIOT PILOT - “Retina and the Sky”
      2. JULIEN-K - “Technical Difficulties”
      3. MUTEMATH - “Transformers Theme”

    also, “Passion’s Killing Floor” comes off H.I.M.’s forthcoming album, “Venus Doom”, due in North America on September 18

    nixesiuson July 04, 2007   Link
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    Love the band's sound. Ville's lyrics just get better and better with every album. Although from what I hear, there's only like 5 seconds of the song played in the Transformers movie so that kinda sucks. But it's still good to hear them in an American film. Anyone know of a place to hear more bits of the new album? Lol.

    xXRavenxTressesXxon July 04, 2007   Link
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    im a long time HIM fan, but i dont really like this new sound on this track.. ah well, hopefully the album will be great :-)

    Jack_XLon July 06, 2007   Link
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    I like this song...with every new album a band produces peeople either like it or they don't. Regardless of that, bands go through growth in their music...HIM by the sounds of this song are still the same yet you can tell there's growth in there too if you've been a dedicated listener from the start. Ville's voice has gone less husky or raspy I've noticed..there 's a smooth melody..when getting to the bridge there's that dark gothic undertone...is that him? hmm... Can't wait for the album to come out....! =D

    Hmm..I think this song is anythign but about pure love for sure...I think it's about love betwen two people thats sinful or forbidden and based more upon lust and attraction rather than feelings...reminds me of people cheating....

    or by listening to the chorus it could be about a person whose warning their lover not to except anything good from them...their relationship together will only bring them danger and no security.

    DreamersDiseaseon July 09, 2007   Link
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    I love this song because i find it more sounds like the love metal era and it still sounds like HIM i had some doubts about the album cause of Dark Light ( I mean it was good but it jsut didnt sounded really like HIM to me) and now thoose are all gone

    -={ Panty Shot}=-on July 09, 2007   Link
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    I totally agree with Dreamdisease, you definately sound like a dedicated fan. I've been listening to HIM since 2000 and you can definately see the change in Valo's voice over the years. I also agree that this song sound as someone tasting forbidden fruit without having any regrets. Valo said the new album is going to be more harder then anything they've done in the past so i'm excited to see what the new sounds gonna be! Personally I think HIM fans have NOTHING to worry about because honestly whens the last time this band put out an album you didnt ewnd of falling in love with??

    Mattymo21on July 10, 2007   Link

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