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November 2011: Saddened Yet Hopeful

We're going back in time this month. Way back into the vaults of Viola where we find this gem that has survived for 10+ years without getting captured on tape save for some live renditions.

Some long time Viola friends might remember this one: Saddened Yet Hopeful.

This is the second recorded proverbial fruit of the labour with the six most amazing viola players in Finland that helped us realize Heartstring Theory in June and gave us the most amazing night on Viola's Day 2011. The strings were arranged by Jussi Tuhkanen and played by Jussi, Atte Kilpeläinen, Pisku Ristiluoma, Lilli Maijala, Lotta Poijärvi and Martta Tolonen. Recorded by Ilai Rämä.

Download song: Saddened Yet Hopeful (mp3, 320kbps)
Saddened Yet Hopeful (mp3, 128kbps)
Listen:

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Music:
Riku Kärkkäinen / Tommi Forsström
Words:
Riku Kärkkäinen
Tempo:
76bpm

Lyrics

SADDENED YET HOPEFUL

gone, my love
if it ever was
worthy of calling such
I'm still holding onto a memory
for I fear it's all that I got

I'll wait in my bed
she'll soon be here
she'll come like she said
I'm so saddened
yet hopeful

come, my love
as I know you must
come and take me away
you might get this far if the sky is clear
straying from your star to here

I'll wait in my bed
she'll soon be here
she'll come like she said she would
I'm so saddened
yet hopeful

soon, soon
if it will ever happen
if it will ever happen
it will be today
soon, soon
if it will ever happen
if it will ever happen
it will be today
soon

June 2011: Heartstring Theory

Wow.

That's all we can say.

This month's track is way way different (even from the previous way way different ones) than any of our previous tracks. This one is just Riku singing with 6 of the most amazing viola-players in the WORLD. Now how cool is that?!

Download song: Heartstring Theory (mp3, 320kbps)
Heartstring Theory (mp3, 128kbps)
Listen:

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Music:
Riku Kärkkäinen / Tommi Forsström
Words:
Riku Kärkkäinen

Lyrics

how to keep reaching for
the most inmost core
the stuff we're all made of
if a minuscule particle
contains a universe

when the bow hits the string
that keeps this all in place
it ends as it begins
it makes our hearts vibrate

filling the harmony
of a unified theory
macroverse on a string

and we keep looking for
the ultimate score
to play music in ten dimensions
that flows like spacetime waves
causing that secret tension
that makes our hearts vibrate
it makes our hearts vibrate
it makes our hearts vibrate
it makes our hearts vibrate