What does Killing Loneliness mean?

H.I.M: Killing Loneliness Meaning

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Killing Loneliness Lyrics

Memories, sharp as daggers
Pierce into the flesh of today
Suicide of love took away all that matters
And buried the remains in an unmarked grave in your heart

With the venomous kiss you gave me
I'm killing loneliness (Killing...


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Jul 28th 2006 !⃝

    Ville explained that his friend, brandon novak, was completely addicted to heroin. He was once arrested and finally hit rock bottom. Ville asked why he was doing this to himself, and brandons simple answer was, "it was the only way to kill the loneliness"


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    Aug 8th 2006 !⃝

    Wrong. On multiple ocassions in multiple interviews ville ( the singer) has said it is about a close friend( brandon novak). Brandon was on heroin and god knows what else and relapsed numerous times. Ville has said he asked novak why he does it and he said it was a way for him to kill his lonliness.That is why ville wrote the song.


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    Jun 20th 2006 !⃝

    It's about brandon novak.

  4. anonymous
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    Jul 16th 2019 !⃝

    This song may sound like it's about a generic lonely person, but according to lead singer Ville Valo, he wrote it about his close friend Brandon Novak, who used to be a junkie, a user of heroin. Novak called heroin "His Companion" and blamed his addiction on the need to "Kill His Loneliness," since he was abandoned by his family.
    -from songfacts

  5. anonymous
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    Jul 15th 2019 !⃝

    Its about a toxic relationship is what I get. I guess the drug thing makes sense but I get alot of vibes about being in a toxic relationship. Words said to start a war means constant arguing. Venomous kiss is a kiss from the person and the venomous helps to identify that its coming from someone who has a toxic impact on you. Idk just I'm interpreting it that way.

  6. anonymous
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    Jul 30th 2012 !⃝

    Can't help laughing my ass off at the number of people quoting wikipedia as some source of exact information.
    Gees people,.. quoting wikipedia??? *shakes head* Even Valo makes fun of wikipedia as it is full of false information.
    Ville Valo himself has stated the meaning of this song in interviews as being about Brandon Novak and his heroin addiction.

  7. anonymous
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    May 27th 2011 !⃝

    it's a love song and venomous kiss means passionate. and this entire song is about novak thanking the girl for saving him from being alone. and show him he can love again. i think this is what it's about in my opinion.

  8. anonymous
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    Jun 4th 2009 !⃝

    This song is probably about how somebody is fighting to get of drugs with a friend or a lover "killing loneliness with you" and the lyrics "With the venomous kiss you gave me " the effect the drugs have had on him.

  9. anonymous
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    May 16th 2009 !⃝

    It's about Ville's friend who committed suicide due to an overdose. And his friend told him that he did those drugs because it would "kill his lonliness".

  10. anonymous
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    Mar 31st 2009 !⃝

    well i doubt what everybody says about finding new love.
    I think its about trying to be with someone who always said no but then said yes and made you incredibly happy.

  11. anonymous
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    Jan 24th 2009 !⃝

    everyone says it's about brandon novak; which may be true . but to me it's something different . to me this song is about how this guy has had love troubles in his life, and there was always that one girl who pushed the pain away and killed his loneliness, the girl he's in love with .

  12. anonymous
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    Nov 25th 2008 !⃝

    yes most of you are right it was about his drug addicted friend when he said it was his was of killing lonlieness. ville wrote it to show how everyone has their different way of killing lonliness.

  13. anonymous
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    Jun 12th 2008 !⃝

    Anyone who says this song is based on love is wrong, in a way. It based on Villes fried Brandon Novak who was a huge heroin attic who relapse more then once, and he asked Novak why he used the heroin and he replied because it "killed te loneliness" he was feeling. Novak I think is doing better now. This is a great song

  14. anonymous
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    Jun 11th 2008 !⃝

    In an interview, Ville said that the meaning to Killing Loneliness is he knew a guy who was troubled. Nothing ever went his way in life, he eventually became homeless. He eventually committed suicide. By killing himself, he killed his loneliness.

  15. anonymous
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    Jan 18th 2008 !⃝

    I saw HIM live and they Ville said it was about his friend who was addicted to heroin.

  16. Karebear
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    Nov 13th 2007 !⃝

    I love the song...i do. It's touching right down to my soul. That's why if felt like interpreting this was easy for me. I don't so much think that he found a 'person.' Maybe he just found peace. you know? I mean in all honesty it could be a person but maybe he found a way around all the troubling shit in his head and his life and now he's killing loneliness with his peace. Meaning his peace is giving him the flexibility to LIVE and not be pulled down by his impending depression.

    I'm very deep about it I know but that's what I think.

  17. anonymous
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    Oct 3rd 2007 !⃝

    All of you are wrong. This song is about Brandon Novak who is a frequent heroin user. If you have ever seen some episodes of VIVA LA BAM then you have probably seen him. Anyway, he was put in rehab to get off the drug but he's gottem kicked out because he was found with heroin pills on him.. Ville just says that he is killing himself now....killing loneliness means he's killing his loneliness every time he takes heroin because being lonely (or suicidal) is a side effect of heroin.

  18. anonymous
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    Sep 27th 2007 !⃝

    I think this is a song about a young dog that is sad because the Broncos are having major defensive line troubles. Either that or it could be about the time in a man's life when he craps his pants at work and has to throw his undies away in the dumpster out back.

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