Disarm Me (With Your Loneliness)
by HIM

Album: Screamworks: Love in Theory and Practice (2010)
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  • In our interview with HIM lead singer Ville Valo, he explained that this song took him 8 and a half years to complete. "I started working on that back in 2001 and recorded it in 2009," he said. "It's a simple song, but that's the problem with the simple songs. It might be that the infrastructure of the song sounds fine and it sounds beautiful and it will play on acoustic guitar, but then when you try to arrange it to be played by the whole band, then it loses something. It's especially true in our case, because we're balancing on the razor's edge between the more sentimental and melodic stuff versus the really hard hitting stuff, so we have to get that balance right."
  • A great example of HIM's Love Rock sound, this one is a heartbreaker, with Ville Valo singing about a woman who took him to heaven but then back down to hell. The lyrics, "turned three sevens into three sixes again" are a clever reference to this swingline, as the three sevens reference a winning pull on a slot machine, which the three sixes is the biblical Number of the Beast (666).


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