Scared to Death
by HIM

Album: Screamworks: Love in Theory and Practice (2010)

Songfacts®:

  • This song, which is centered around the lines "I'm not afraid to say I love you," is typical of Screamworks's horny lyrics. Frontman Ville Valo told Hammer magazine regarding the album: "Lyrically, it's the most sexual one, the most horny one, we've ever made. The horny and the horned. Like the (Finnish black metal band) Impaled Nazarene song. It's got that and a sense of immediacy: 'I want it now, now, now'. It's not about being poetic or forlorn about something that is about to happen, it's actually about something that is happening at this very moment in time. I like the immediacy of it. There's a lot of information put in short songs and they don't let go. That was the whole vibe for me. You should have seen me working the vocals out in the middle of the night, amongst my taxidermy owls in the tower screaming my guts out, unable to stop until 9am and then sleeping on a couch for two hours before starting again. So the whole process of the album is very close to that mental boner that just didn't go away."

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