Tracks

01. Buried Alive By Love
02. The Funeral Of Hearts
03. Beyond Redemption
04. Sweet Pandemonium
05. Soul On Fire
06. The Sacrament
07. The Fortress Of Tears
08. Circle Of Fear
09. Endless Dark
10. The Path
11. Love's Requiem



01. Buried Alive By Love

Music & lyrics by Ville Valo
Again the burden of losing rests upon my shoulders
And its weight seems unbearable
Your tomb is where your heart is
I should have told her
But within me hid a secret so terrible

To cry is to know that you're alive
But my river of tears has run dry
I never wanted to fool you, no
But a cold heart is a dead heart
And it feels like I've been buried alive by love

If I should die before I wake
Pray no one my soul to take
And if I wake before I die
Rescue me with your smile... yeah

The kiss of vanity blessed me with a spiritual murder
Fed the gods of war insatiable
Your home is where the dark is
I should have told her
Embrace the fire indestructible

To die is to know that you're alive
And my river of blood won't run dry
I never wanted to lose you, no
But a cold heart is a dead heart
And it feels like I've been buried alive by love

If I should die before I wake
Pray no one my soul to take
And if I wake before I die
Rescue me with your smile

Oh they say
To cry is to know that you're alive
But my river of tears has run dry
I never wanted to fool you, no
But a cold heart is a dead heart
And a deserted soul is gone
A cold heart is a dead heart
And it feels like I've been buried alive by love

If I should die before I wake
Pray no one my soul to take
And if I wake before I die
Rescue me with your smile

If I should die before I wake
Pray no one my soul to take
And if I wake before I die
Rescue me with your smile

I've been buried alive by love
I've been buried alive by love
I've been buried alive by love... yeah
I've been buried alive by love
I've been buried alive by love
I've been buried alive by love... yeah


02. The Funeral Of Hearts

Music & lyrics by Ville Valo
Love's the funeral of hearts
And an ode for cruelty,
Where angels cry blood
On flowers of evil in bloom,
The Funeral of hearts
And a plea for mercy,
When Love is a gun
Separating me from you.

She was the sun shining upon
The tomb of your hopes and dreams so frail,
He was the moon painting you
With its glow so vulnerable and pale.

Love's the funeral of hearts
And an ode for cruelty,
When angels cry blood
On flowers of evil in bloom,
The funeral of hearts
And a plea for mercy,
When love is a gun
Separating me from you.

She was the wind carrying in
All the troubles and fears
You've for years tried to forget,
He was the fire
Restless and wild and you were
Like a moth to that flame.

The heretic seal beyond divine,
A prayer to god who's deaf and blind,
The last night's souls on fire,
Three little words and a question why

Love's the funeral of hearts
And an ode for cruelty,
When angels cry blood
On flowers of evil in bloom,
The Funeral Of Hearts
And a plea for mercy,
When Love is a gun
Separating me from you.

The funeral of hearts
And an ode for cruelty,
When angels cry blood
On flowers of evil in bloom


03. Beyond Redemption

Music & lyrics by Ville Valo
I see your scars
I know where they're from
So sensually carved and bleeding
Until you're dead and gone
I've seen it all before
Beauty and splendour torn
It's when heaven turns to black
And hell to white
Right so wrong and wrong so right

Feel it turning your heart into stone
Feel it piercing your courageous soul
You're beyond now- redemption
And no one's going to catch you when you fall

I see you crawl
You can barely walk
And arms wide open
You keep on begging for more
I've been there before
Knocking on the same door
It's when hate turns to love
And love to hate
Faith to doubt and doubt to faith


04. Sweet Pandemonium

Music & lyrics by Ville Valo
Today tomorrow seems so far away and the wait in vain
So safe in the blinding light of love unchained in yesterdays grave

The truth that could set souls free
Is buried within sweet pandemonium
Concealed by disbelief
The riddle stays veiled in sweet pandemonium

Afraid that everything remains unchanged in this fragile dream
Ashamed of the shattered remains of promises made

The truth that could set souls free
Is buried within sweet pandemonium
Concealed by disbelief
The riddle stays veiled in aweet pandemonium

Drained by the anger and grief
Fazed by the envy and greed
The secret crys for a release
The lucidity hidden deep in sweet pandemonium

The truth that could set souls free
Is buried within sweet pandemonium
Concealed by disbelief
The riddle stays veiled in sweet pandemonium


05. Soul On Fire

Music & lyrics by Ville Valo
There's a flame that leads our souls astray
No one's safe from it's tender touch of pain
And every day it's looking for new slaves
To celebrate the beauty of the grave

We are like the living dead
Sacrificing all we have
For a frozen heart and soul on fire
We are like the living dead
Craving for deliverance
With a frozen heart and soul on fire

And again we're falling for disgrace
And the hate will shelter us from the rain
We are enslaved by the sacred hearts of shame
And gently raped by the light of day

We are like the living dead
Sacrificing all we have
For a frozen heart and soul on fire
We are like the living dead
Craving for deliverance
We're the frozen heart and soul on fire

Addicted to our divine despair
The venom of the cross we bear
The guilt will follow us to death

We are like the living dead
Sacrificing all we have
For a frozen heart and soul on fire
We are like the living dead
Craving for deliverance
We're the frozen heart and soul on fire

We're the soul on, soul on, soul on fire
Soul on fire
Soul on fire


06. The Sacrament

Music & lyrics by Ville Valo
I hear you breathe so far from me
I feel your touch so close and real
And I know
My church is not of silver and gold,
It's glory lies beyond judgement of souls
The commandments are of consolation and warmth

You know our sacred dream won't fail
The sanctuary tender and so frail
The sacrament of love
The sacrament of warmth is true
The sacrament is you

I hear you weep so far from me
I taste your tears like you're next to me
And I know
That my weak prayers are not enough to heal
All the ancient wounds so deep and so dear
The revelation is of hatred and fear

You know our sacred dream won't fail
The sanctuary tender and so frail
The sacrament of love
The sacrament of warmth is true
The sacrament is you

The sacrament is you
The sacrament is you
The sacrament is you
The sacrament is you

You know our sacred dream won't fail
The sanctury tender and so frail
The sacrament of love
The sacrament of warmth is true
The sacrament is you

You know our sacred dream won't fail
The sanctury tender and so frail
The sacrament of love
The sacrament of warmth is true
The sacrament is you


07. The Fortress Of Tears

Music & lyrics by Ville Valo
No one can hurt you now
In this haven safe and sound
No one can save you now
From this grace you are drowning in
Just hold your breathe on your way down

This Fortress of tears
I´ve built from my fears, for you
This Fortress won´t fall
I´ve built it strong, for you

No one can free you now
From the chains around your heart
Don´t be afraid now
Just dive in this Emptiness
And hold your breath on your way down

This Fortress of tears
I´ve built from my fears, for you
This Fortress won´t fall
I´ve built it strong, for you

No one can hurt you now
In this haven safe and sound
No one can save you now
From this grace you are drowning in
Just hold your breathe on your way down

This Fortress of tears
I´ve built from my fears, for you
This Fortress won´t fall
I´ve built it strong, for you

This Fortress of tears
I´ve built from my fears, for you
This Fortress won´t fall
I´ve built it strong, for you


08. Circle Of Fear

Music & lyrics by Ville Valo
Heartaches knocking on her door
Shadows dance outside her window
Tears keep falling on the floor
As the world around her crumbles

whoo

If you want to save her
Then first you have to save yourself
If you want to free her from the hurt
Then do it with your pain
If you want to see her smile again
Don't show her you're afraid
'cause your circle of fear is the same

Love can be as cold as grave
A one-way ticket to endless sorrow
An empire of gentle hate
Today we bear tomorrow

whoo

If you want to save her
Then first you have to save yourself
If you want to free her from the hurt
Then do it with your pain
If you want to see her smile again
Don't show her your afraid
Because your circle of fear is the same
It's the circle of regret
The circle of hate
The circle of death
The circle of fear is the same
If you want to save her
Then first you have to save yourself (If you want to save her)
If you want to free her from the hurt
Then do it with your pain (If you want to free her)
If you want to see her smile again
Don't show her you're afraid (If you want to see her)
'cause your circle of fear is the same

Your circle of fear is the same
Your circle of fear is the same
Your circle of fear is the same
Your circle of fear is the same


09. Endless Dark

Music & lyrics by Ville Valo
Softly the light shines in through
The Gates of Grace on me and you
Deceiving our restless hearts,
A flickering flame so sureal
Devours the night so we could see
The Fear we hold on to so strong,
But I know where I belong
Away from your Gods
That heal all wounds and light this endless dark
Endless dark
This endless dark

Lonely the light shines on you
Through the gates of fire entombed
Feeding on your love,
Weak is the blaze that kept me awake,
From cruelty and tenderness enraised
Saving my soul no more
And I know where I belong
Away from your Gods
That heal all wounds and light this endless dark
Endless dark
Endless dark
Endless dark

I know where I belong
Away from your Gods
That heal all wounds and light this endless dark
That heal all wounds, Heal all wounds
Heal all wounds and light this endless dark
That shine on you and tame your burning heart
That bury my truth right into your arms
That worship the Tomb of our furlorn love
That heal all wounds and light this endless dark
That heal all wounds and light this endless dark
That heal all wounds and light this endless dark
That heal all wounds and light this endless dark
That heal all wounds and light this endless dark


10. The Path

Music & lyrics by Ville Valo
There is no turning back
From this unending path of mine
Serpentine and black
It stands before my eyes
To hell and back
It will lead me once more
It's all I have as I stumble in
Out of grace

I walk through the gardens
Of dying light
And cross over rivers
Deep and black as the night
Searching for a reason
Why time passes by

With every step I take
The less I know myself
And every vow I break on my way towards your heart
Countless times I've prayed
For forgiveness
But Gods just laughed at my face
And this path remains
Leading me into solitude arms

I seek through the darkness
My way back home
The journey seems endless
But I'll carry on
The shadows will rise
And day will fall
And a night drowns in dawn

Amidst all the tears theres a smile
And angels will greet with an envious song
One look into strangers eyes
And I know where I belong

I walk through the gardens
Of dying light
And cross over rivers
Deep and black as the night
Searching for a reason
Why time passes by

Oh I seek through the darkness
My way back home
The journey seems endless
But I'll carry on
The shadows will rise
And day will fall
And a night turns in dawn


11. Love's Requiem

Music & lyrics by Ville Valo
Confusion writhes around our hearts impatiently
It drains the faith that lights the dark and sets us free
From the chains of our war and the pain we once called love
The poison of doubt enslaves our minds and we bleed
We abandon the trust that kept us blind and disappear
Under the crimson wings of hate where the lost are safe
Until they love again
The heart of darkness is hope of finding you there
And that hope will be our love's requiem
We pray to the serpent of delight desperately
The questions are answered and we try not to weep
Until we are sure we're suffering for love
In the dungeon of our dreams we're so weak
The promise made to be broken still haunts our sleep
We won't open our eyes afraid we would die for love again

The heart of darkness is hope of finding you there
And that hope will be our love's requiem
The salvation we seek will be waiting us there
In the heart of darkness lonely and scared
With a promise of death for our love
And now that we're free from the chains of our dark love
I'm lost
And now that we're free from the chains of our dark love
I'm lost
The heart of darkness is hope of finding you there
And that hope will be our love's requiem
Take me into your arms and sing me your beautiful song
Hold me until we're one and sing me you're beautiful song
The heart of darkness is hope of finding you there
And that hope will be our love's requiem
Take me into your arms and sing me your beautiful song
Hold me until we're one and sing me you're beautiful song...