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August 2011: I Like Sad Satellites

August is yet again Finnish indie cover month here at "The Club". This time one of us gets to go all narcissistic as we cover a track off of Tommi's old band, Sissy Spacek.

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Music:
Ilai Rämä
Words:
Ilai Rämä
Tempo:
98bpm

Lyrics

jackie`s gone to airport (aeroport?)
no sight of heart in her heart
jackie`s gone wind carries her away
jackie`s gone leaves fall today

i like sad satellites

your touch is all too much
said a raven to a cloud
all you borrow all you steal
all the sky you pour over me..

i like sad satellites

February 2011: The Loners

This month we're going retro and organic. Mellow and profitable.

We present to you a gem from the very dawn of the 21st century, an early Viola gem by the name of The Loners.

This song has never been recorded before, but had it's place in our live sets in the pre-Tearcandy era.

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Music:
Riku Kärkkäinen / Tommi Forsström
Words:
Riku Kärkkäinen
Tempo:
95bpm

Lyrics

hey, now they ride
like loners do
into the sunset
and all night through
but in the morning
they fall asleep
dreaming of the ones
they'll never meet

and they ride on
like loners do
out of the picture
and into the blue
but in the evening
they fall in love
when for an instant
they drop their guard

and nothing can make them feel so alone
not drifting away from the world
not keeping their heart locked so long
and not hearing somewhere
the saddest song

nothing can make them feel so alone
as when they fall in love
like loners do

October 2009: Beautiful Lost Things

Dear friends,

As promised, we're continuing along the fall-time in melancholic tunes. Not as deeply wrapped in seas of sound as last month, but in distinctly autumnal tones.

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Music:
Riku Kärkkäinen / Tommi Forsström
Words:
Riku Kärkkäinen

Lyrics

where are all those lost things
that have slipped out of our view
places that have vanished
plans that fell through

we can sense how they still linger
in the twilight world
stuck between love and oblivion
and in our dreams
where we are lonely ghosts
who always cling
to beautiful lost things

this is not nostalgia
it's purely ontological
existence is much more than we understand

underneath the layers
of our reality
there's a place for things that have slipped through the cracks
and are waiting still
a secret land within
where we can be kings
of all beautiful lost things

and everybody's saying
that nothing that we do or say
can bring them back again
but as long as we don't forget
they'll wait for us there
all beautiful lost things

nothing is lost

September 2009: Sea Curtain

Greetings, good people, followers of Viola Music Club!

Sadly, we had to kiss the shimmery summer of 2009 goodbye yesterday as we're now stepping into September and as always, it brings autumn along with it.

So obviously this means it's time to quiet down here at the club as well. It's been a particularly sweaty summer this year as far as our music goes, so it's definitely about time to cool down a bit with some far more mellow sounds.

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Music:
Riku Kärkkäinen / Tommi Forsström
Words:
Riku Kärkkäinen

Lyrics

this must be the end of the play
the end of the way we thought would never change
so let flow let flow let flow over it all
take my hand for the final bow
no applause no curtain call
let flow let flow let flow
let it flow

let it come down at the end of the play
after the last line comes the last wave
so let flow let flow let flow over it all
the weight of the ocean, the deepest bow
leave only the ghost light on
let flow let flow let flow
let it flow

Anything Can Stop Us

The mandatory mid-record weepie. Rhodes with glitchy electronics. Good times.

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Music:
Riku Kärkkäinen / Tommi Forsström
Words:
Riku Kärkkäinen

Lyrics

once in our life
we thought we could evade goodbyes
just by choosing the perfect design
to hide behind our cold disguise
we got it all wrong

anything can stop us now
we can't fight the chance
anything can stop us, anytime

time slips away from our hands

did we lose our heart
on our journeys that led us so far, too far
or did it just dry away like clay
and now sleeps with the dust bunnies
under our lonely bed

anything can stop us now
we can't fight the chance
anything can stop us, anytime
anything can stop us now
there's always chance
anything can stop us, anytime

time slips away from our hands
but there always is a fighting chance
if you're just willing to try
there's a treasure for you to find

Elevator Into The Sky

A slightly surrealistic track where we actually imagined each vocal line as an animal or a muppet of some sort and tried to act them out while singing. The lead line is more or less based around Gonzo from Muppet Show, but there are frogs, pigs, chicken and all sorts of silly things in the backing vocals.

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Music:
Riku Kärkkäinen / Tommi Forsström
Words:
Riku Kärkkäinen

Lyrics

last night it rained sparks
and the people ran wild
I hid in the basement
and thought about life

how only one moment is enough to decide
how to spend the rest of your time

I've had my time of this ground life
where's my elevator into the sky?

I waited forever
for the streets to calm down
as I've been waiting for a chance to
rise above my life

don't you want to at least find out
what will wait you above the clouds

I've had my time of this ground life
why some sleep in sewers and others get to ride
the elevator into the sky?

City Silhouette

A nice atmospheric pop track about the illusions that life is somewhere else.

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Music:
Riku Kärkkäinen / Esa Mikkonen / Anu Tukeva / Tommi Forsström
Words:
Riku Kärkkäinen

Lyrics

she's not like any other girl
in the dirty world she is snow
falling over the rooftops
whirling through the alleys
because there's new life in the city
waiting for her

at once distant and near
all she loves could be there

she's trembling out of their reach now
so eager to feel life
in its full grace
and for one sweet moment in time
it was all that she asked for
it was all that she dreamed of

it was a new life in the city
vibrant and real

but silhouette disappears
if you get too near

inside the snowglobe
she kept waiting for the one
that would get there in time
and finally shake her world

always rather anywhere else
strange, life so seldom makes sense

Three Minutes Later

A sentimental closing number drenched in pop meta.

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Music:
Riku Kärkkäinen
Words:
Riku Kärkkäinen

Lyrics

three minutes later
the song has ended
silence has fallen in your room

don't you ever feel alone
when the last song's gone you're on your own

the words you have treasured
under your pillow
could they save you
from a lonely life

don't you ever feel alone
when the last song's gone you're on your own

just what is meaningful in life
we'd sacrifice it all
if we could feel one
stroke of happiness

three minutes later
the song has ended

Last Chance

Melancholic three-minute epic that aims high yet falls a little short. Our tribute to Autour De Lucie? Nowadays sometimes played in our acoustic set.

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Music:
Riku Kärkkäinen
Words:
Riku Kärkkäinen

Lyrics

"I will find you my light
it will happen eventually
I want to touch your frail heart
and then we'll escape

if you're the last one I'll choose
I'll do anything
fulfill your secret dream
you're the last chance I lose

endlessly beautiful
nothing else just can't compete
I'll take half of your loneliness
and give you mine

if you're the last one I'll choose
I'll do anything
fulfill your secret dream
if you're the last one I'll choose
I'll do anything
to catch you from falling
you're the last chance I lose

oh my ghosts of chances past
set yourself free

if you're the last one I'll choose
I'll do anything
fulfill your secret dream
if you're the last one I'll choose
I'll do anything
to catch you from falling
you're the last chance I lose"

Late Autumn, Early Winter

Closing weepie with very vague lyrics. Apparently haunted by the astral spirit of Robert Smith. It grows and grows... and grows some more. The guy who mastered said it sounded like Pink Floyd!

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Music:
Riku Kärkkäinen
Words:
Riku Kärkkäinen

Lyrics

"it's the season you love
it won't keep you warm
if you have to go
the night is so chilling and black
the wind could get mean
maybe it will snow

when they found her this time
frost in her hair
where had she been?
when they found her in tears
from deep in the woods
they understood

no, you don't get along with anyone
you walk the long road on your own
and if the season you love is over too fast
then you have to go, alone

when they found her this time
frost in her hair
where had she been?
when they found her in tears
from deep in the woods
they understood"