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. anonymous
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    Aug 4th 2007 !⃝

    You are all wrong. It's about an old friend of his that was addicted to drugs. The drugs killed his lonliness because he obviously couldn't feel anything when he took them. "The venomous kiss you gave me," that's the drug dealers gave him the venomous kiss. He smoked the drugs so it's like kissing them and the drug was the venomous kiss, the drugs turned his soul into a tomb see.

  2. YourFan
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    Aug 2nd 2007 !⃝

    On a radio program called Loveline, I heard Villie Valo saying that the song was inspired by Brandon Novak, who blamed his heroin addiction on a need to "kill the loneliness"
    that's what I've heard.

  3. anonymous
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    May 29th 2007 !⃝

    Brandon Novak, that's what it's about, Ville said it on an interview once and it's also said on Wikipedia too. It makes since too, because heroin is used to kill the loneliness.

  4. anonymous
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    May 16th 2007 !⃝

    It is about Bradon Novak, it clearly states on his wikipedia info "HIM lead singer Ville Valo has stated that the song "Killing Loneliness" was inspired by Novak's claim that his heroin addiction was caused by a need to "kill the loneliness."" So their it's all settled! By the way must input I love the song and think Ville Valo is so hot!

  5. anonymous
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    Nov 28th 2006 !⃝

    Okay, so every one seems to agree that this is about his freinds heroine addiction....but FOR ME, this isn't what I got from it. It's very personal to me in the sence of 'killing loneliness'. In fact this song was on when I began to kill it. basically, it is what it says, that he's been broken by love so many times and now he finds someone who, though he doesn't love, is helping him to kill loneliness because of the pain of being alone. I take it as "with the venomous kiss you gave me" that maybe like in my situation, in the end he doesn't want to be with her but cannot get out for the simple fact of loneliness overtaking him.

  6. anonymous
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    Oct 31st 2006 !⃝

    Ville wrote the song for his durg addicted friend he was killing loneliness with some kind of drug!

    I'm listening to the song right now...

    But the song title is my name on myspace so I love the song for whatever meaning it has regardless!

  7. anonymous
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    Oct 30th 2006 !⃝

    It's really simple. He's with a girl who he's in a twisted love with but is only staying together because they don't wanna be alone.

  8. anonymous
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    Oct 16th 2006 !⃝

    Novak was abusing drugs and thought that was the best way ti kill lonliness. Ville is hot. So is bam. So is novak.

  9. anonymous
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    Aug 30th 2006 !⃝

    Yeah someone told me it was for bam (brandon margera) I'm not sure when he broke up with jen ~jessica l h aka precious~

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
  10. anonymous
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    May 23rd 2006 !⃝

    The real meaning of this song is about a friend who over came a heroin addiction. I saw HIM two nights ago in STL. and the played this song and that is what he said this song is about.

  11. klayfox
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    May 10th 2006 !⃝


    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
  12. anonymous
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    Apr 23rd 2006 !⃝

    I heard from some interview with ville that this song was about his friend who had troubles with drugs which definitely makes sense when you listen to the song. I think it is cleverly disguised as a love song ... as most other HIM songs are!

  13. Pelata
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    Apr 21st 2006 !⃝

    I heard this from Ville him self at the manchester apolo This song isn't about vampires but the hearts of men and how their way of evil and control of women and this is a way of saying sorry for all the wrong things that they have done and how selfish they can be.

    It's very clever and I really like it for what it means.

  14. anonymous
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    Apr 20th 2006 !⃝

    Looks like he's referencing to heroin.
    References have been used extensively in songs from other bands (venomous kiss, nailed, disappearing in the lie, kiss, warmth, arms) but I admit it is subtle.

  15. anonymous
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    Apr 18th 2006 !⃝

    This song is about his world being broken down, if I may put it in such a simple phrase. He lost touch with feelings of love and all that he had to latch on was his memories. She restored the emptiness he resided in. In other words, he was lost and faithless and she gave him confidence and hope again. She killed his lonliness and awakened his feelings of love once more.

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