Killing Loneliness
by HIM

Album: Dark Light (2005)
Charted: 26

Songfacts®:

  • 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.

    Novak is a professional skateboarder, and like Valo, friends with Bam Margera - Valo and Novak both appeared in Margera's movie Jackass Number Two. Novak's drug problems would continue to plague him, and in 2011 he was jailed for forging a prescription for the painkiller Xanax. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Arianna - Largo, FL
  • The first part of this song can be interpreted in a different way than its actual meaning: "Memories sharp as daggers pierce into the flesh of today The suicide of love took away all that matter and buried the remains in an unmarked grave." The different interpretation is how memories of an old relationship can come back to haunt us in the future, even if we think that they are dead and buried. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Tonya - Sebring, FL

Comments: 10

  • Aaron from Wherever You AreI interpret this song to be about a sexual relationship that goes stale and sour. The "suicide of love" could mean that the two individuals involved didn't deeply love each other as much as they just wanted to get off on each other, in other words, to "kill loneliness". The loneliness turns out to be still alive, as solitude begs the two to stay even though they aren't compatible anymore.
  • Charlie from Las Vegas, NvI'd have to agree with Tonya's interpretation of it. It's been almost a year since I broke up with this girl, and although it doesn't hurt to think about it anywhere near as much as it did back then, "[the] memories [still feel as] sharp as daggers [when they] pierce into the flesh of today."

    Victoria (in case you ever read this): this one's for you.
  • Tonya from Sebring, FlThis is a fantastic song! If you listen to the first part it can be interpreted in a different way than its actual meaning.

    "Memories sharp as daggers pierce into
    the flesh of today
    The suicide of love took away all that
    matter and
    buried the remains in an unmarked grave"

    The different interpretation is how memories of an old relationship can come back to haunt us in the future, even if we think that they are dead a buried.
  • Whatever from Halden, NorwayGenius;)
  • Ashley from Buffalo, NyI love this song it's my favorite on the cd. I also like "Drunk on Shadows".
  • Angelica from West Liberty, KyThis song makes me cry some of the time my boy friend sung this 2 me and we haven't talked 4 weeks and it feels like 4 ever i blame my parents they grounded me
    and HIM is so so so so sexy I luv his voice It reminds me of my boy friends Cody Brown I love them both
  • Wajahat from Euless, Txyep fact proven: http://youtube.com/watch?v=rv5BQHu0FQg
  • Trent from Binghamton, Nysweet song. i'm a cridic, i can't help it.
  • Mandi from Grants Pass, OrThe friend he wrote it about is Brandon Novak... one of Bam Margera's friends. He's still struggling with his addiction.
  • Judith from Long Beach, Cathis song is one of my favorite songs in thedark light album. i just love it. it totally rocks.
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