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Special treat: Ultramariini - Ikuisesti (Viola remix)

Hi Friends!

Here's a little extra summertime treat for you nice people out there! In the end of 2005 we created a remix for our good friends Ultramariini for their third album Kauempana kuin kuu.

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July 2009: Shimmery Summery (Sha-La-La Love)

SUMMERTIME Y'ALL!!!

Even Finland has gotten a taste of real summer this year for a change, so obviously this calls for celebration and what better way to celebrate than with Viola's first official summer hit!

(Please also vote for S S (S-L-L L) in the Radio Helsinki summer hit 2009 finals!)

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Music:
Riku Kärkkäinen / Tommi Forsström
Words:
Riku Kärkkäinen

Lyrics

baby, let's do it
let's make it through the summer

shimmery summery sha-la-la love
shimmery summery
shimmery summery sha-la-la love
shimmery summery

hey, let's calculate
come up with a catchphrase
for kids to sing throughout the summer
naive, innocent and sweet
some fluffy make-believe
to sell the idea of summer

everybody gets a little bit funny
shimmery summery sha-la-la love
shimmery summery uu-ah uu-ah
everybody wants to find their honey
shimmery summery sha-la-la love
shimmery summery u-aa
baby, let's do it
let's make it through the summer

whoa, that could bring us dough
quite catchy even though
it's not as good as Coco Jambo
well, what the hell
if only it will sell
we can forget it after summer

everybody gets a little bit funny
shimmery summery sha-la-la love
shimmery summery uu-ah uu-ah
everybody wants to find their honey
shimmery summery sha-la-la love
shimmery summery u-aa
baby, let's do it
let's make it through the summer

mandatory reggae part!
autumnal love grows like a rainstorm
wintry love will keep you warm
springtime love well it's a bit of a norm
but there's something really special
in that shimmery summery sha-la-la love

everybody gets a little bit funny
shimmery summery sha-la-la love
shimmery summery uu-ah uu-ah
everybody wants to find their honey
shimmery summery sha-la-la love
shimmery summery u-aa
baby, let's do it
let's make it through the summer
u-aa u-aa u-aa

shimmery summery sha-la-la love
shimmery summery
shimmery summery sha-la-la love
shimmery summery
shimmery summery sha-la-la love
shimmery summery
shimmery summery sha-la-la love
shimmery summery
uu-ah uu-ah

June 2009: A Decade

This month we've got something very special for you good people: a musical and lyrical retrospective on the first 10 years of Viola!

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Music:
Riku Kärkkäinen / Tommi Forsström
Words:
Riku Kärkkäinen

Lyrics

summer 1999 - a new name and a new start
after years in a Lieksa basement with cassettes full of sound
just me and Esa, then Ville joined in
next January Anu came to play the keys
first clumsy gig in April thanks to Maxine
we were lost in a forest, played beneath the cathedral
and as Ville left and the door slammed we continued as a trio
a winter session in Hinthaara, silver glitter glue with Virpi
then the acronymic EP and some gigs but not that plenty
our laptop drummer had been kind of neat
but then Tommi joined to add some force to the beat

our little momentum
under the mountain blue
our candies made of tears
won some hearts, got some cheers
under the wings of Cranes
first little tour felt great
Henkka came to do our sound
first just for those shows
then more shows
after shows

Hermann The German packed with such great plans
a shared EP and many shared stages with Iconcrash
from Moscow nights to Honkapaari fights, Petersburgian Christmas lights
disco melancholy made by a duo inside the quartet, almost waiting to burst out
and eventually in July '05 songs ended with goodbyes

thanks Esa, you're the best
thank you Anu and sorry once more
("what happened to Viola?")

we cast ourselves into unknown waters
anything could have stopped us
a simian mentor and the hidden animals
all night sessions with bad prank calls
thanks to Sami and Tuomas the show still went on
Via Dollarosa, "the perfumed letter"
a fashion show, a marathon, a masquerade
the strangest Viola's day with Tommi in the USA

a collection of wonders
the last of Tapanila sessions
"super couple of all times" watched too many times
so it was just the two of us with Henkka on the road
at the zoo with a rabbit and a cat, a squirrel and three rats
and that smelly Mambo tour, fun trips with Respa and Black Audio
then in September '08, the saddest news broke through:
Henkka was gone - we miss you, our beautiful friend

in 2009 we finally set our songs unbound
they may not fly too far but at least they have a chance
when the last song's gone you're on your own
so transmit the code to all friends unknown
'cos the smallest song can make someone sing
ghosts of chances past - set yourself free
and we keep coming back 'cos we owe love
we are Viola and it's been A Decade

We'd like to thank the following:

Our parents, Esa, Henkka, Anu, Sami, Tuomas, Ville, Päivi, Teemu, Minerva, Julius, Arttu, Virpi, Mari, Jussi A., Mikko and If Society, Petteri and Pommilaukka, Martti and Jupiter, Nina, Jussi L., Mikko O., Niko J., Marko, Jarkko, Roudi, Szarapow, Ilai, Heikki, Vilunki 3000, Tuukka, Janne, Leevi, Petri, Artemi, Jari, Aija, Jaani, Laura, Niko L., Niksu, Vesku and Miia, Jaana, Soila, Lotta and Mila, Maija and Pauliina, Leena Lehtinen, Avi, Tukeva family, Samu, Sari, Jan, Pitkämies, Jokke, Ossi, Hemppa, Mauri and Vilma, Cranes, Iconcrash, TV Resistori, Black Audio, Red Carpet, Ultrasport, I Was A Teenage Satan Worshipper, Regina, 80th Disorder, Ultranoir, Varjo, Angelica Kult, Hannulelauri, Boys Of Scandinavia, Ultramariini, Echo Is Your Love, Hero Dishonest, Sissy Spacek, I Walk The Line, Baby Sweetcorn, Videovalvontaa, Roger, Verneri Lumi, Kris Kylven, Candy Darling, Flannelmouth, The Archangels, Office Building, Tuvalu, The Underdogs

other bands we have played with
and everyone who has helped us
and everyone who has bought our stuff, come to see our shows and stuck with us through the years
especially Lassi, Leavvedolgi, Heikki and Leena.

and finally... YOU - thank you for listening.

May 2009: Nobodylovers

Track #2: Nobodylovers. Features the R. Kelly of Meilahti, R. Kärkkäinen on his rap debut. Not the most typical Viola-track again, but we really do like this one.

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Music:
Riku Kärkkäinen / Tommi Forsström
Words:
Riku Kärkkäinen

Lyrics

the endless glimmer of the fairground world
where the time unfurls as the machines twirl
a goldfish prize for the candy floss smiles
the festive spirits are on the rise

aloof, he moves through the crowd like sleepwalking
invisible and light as air
she's lonesome like a drizzle in springtime
looking for a place for nobodylovers
nobodylovers
nobodylovers

other lovers play a little coconut shy
soon merry goes round in the thrill of the ride
and it's all so fun and they're all so fair
and get to carry home those giant cuddly bears

somehow only he sees her, only she him
they exist just for today
funhouse mirrors twist the world around them
people turn to look but see nobody
...lovers
nobodylovers
nobodylovers
emerging from the unknown
nobodylovers
if you feel them you're not alone
nobodylovers

because it's been years since she passed away
and soon after he went the same way
but here every year they relive again
the day they met - their happiest day

nobodylovers
nobodylovers
they exist just for today
invisible and light as air
if you feel them you're not alone
if you feel them you're not alone
bodies are gone but lovers live on
invisible and light as air
bodies are gone but lovers live on
if you feel them you're not alone

bodies are gone but lovers live on

April 2009: Cute Destroyer

Ok, here we go. Our first free track for this website project...

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Music:
Riku Kärkkäinen / Tommi Forsström
Words:
Riku Kärkkäinen

Lyrics

cute destroyer
starry-eyed cyclone
tear me out from my comfort zone

oh sweetness, I see destruction
sparkling in your wide eyes
cutie pie, I know you're my demise

cute destroyer
shy shatterer of my world
you leave me scattered on the floor

oh cuteness can be deceiving
I undestood much too late
the revenge of the cute brigade

cute destroyer
angelic exterminator
devastation makes you purr

so you're trying to destroy me, it's ok
my life is in disarray anyway
I should book you in the AAA
Adorable Annihilators Anonymous

cute destroyer

cute destroyer
cute destroyer
you will destroy me
oh so cutely
you will destroy me
and set me free

Utopia Frailway

The opening track of our 2nd album. A hopeful nod to our softer past - before we let out the beasts of Viola post-2005.

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Music:
Riku Kärkkäinen / Tommi Forsström
Words:
Riku Kärkkäinen

Lyrics

soon after dawn
we left the town
our car packed with such great plans

you might stay young at heart
if you seek what you can't find

when you think you've found the way
it always escapes
like the night from the sun's first rays
it always escapes
always escapes

we fell asleep
the road carried us
past the strangest cities of glass

can you stay young at heart
if you never break apart

when you think you've found the way
it always escapes
like the night from the suns first rays
it always escapes
like the light at the end of a day
it always escapes
always escapes

when you think you've found the way
it always escapes
like the night from the sun's first rays
it always escapes
like the light at the end of a day
it always escapes
for how long must we stray
it always escapes
utopia frailway

Breathtaker

The thumping initialization to the new Viola in 2005. Heavily influenced by the MPC-4000, LCD Soundsystem and Mew.

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Riku Kärkkäinen / Tommi Forsström
Words:
Riku Kärkkäinen

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I didn't mean to care
the way things were
somewhere outside my own nowhere

I didn't care to mean
the words I would sing
I'd let them fly with plastic wings

I didn't mean to care
but I strayed too near
oh, life can be a breathtaker

I didn't care to mean
until the news came in
that the smallest thing can change everything

it's not who you are
it's what you choose

such strange things do take place
breathtaker gave me back my oxygen

I didn't care to mean
the words I would sing
but the smallest song can make someone sing

it's not who you are
it's what you choose

I Don't Know How To Party

The sheep song! Anybody who's seen us live in the latter part of the 00's knows how it feels, when sheep cry.

Thumping electro-rock dedicated to all the people shying in the corner of the room of a hot party.

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Music:
Riku Kärkkäinen / Tommi Forsström
Words:
Riku Kärkkäinen

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social gravity
keeps our gaze on the ground
moral vanity
won't let us see all sides
no deeper meaning
behind the lines
in which we wait for hours and hours

don't invite me
I can't get the beat
cos I don't know how to party
I don't know how to groove
or to shake it loose
no, I don't know how to party

frail identity
confusion by design
false diversity
neatly categorized
we keep miswanting
the same lies
that made our fathers drop the fight

don't invite me
I can't get the beat
cos I don't know how to party
I don't know how to groove
or to shake it loose
no, I don't know how to party

Life's Too Long

One of our most misunderstood titles! No gloominess here, just starry-eyed optimism. It's weird how much context can change words: "Life's too long" is very different from "Life's too long, to bear alone"

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Riku Kärkkäinen / Tommi Forsström
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Riku Kärkkäinen

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you hide behind the ordinary
waste life for the temporary
too tired to even dream of going
nowhere with nothing to lose

life's too long if it's not your own
sometimes it can feel all wrong
life's too long to bear alone
longer if you hibernate

hard times prepare you for the worse
but real life can't be rehearsed
decide that you can still be happy
don't wait for the end of the show

life's too long if it's not your own
sometimes it can feel all wrong
life's too long to bear alone
longer if you hibernate

Tedium Rock

An enigmatic anti-ode to boredom and tedious repetition in life.

One of our live-show favorites. In 2005 we felt this track best embodies the kind of music we want to do and we still kind of do.

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Music:
Riku Kärkkäinen / Tommi Forsström
Words:
Riku Kärkkäinen

Lyrics

our routines keep us unintrigued
come on come on repeat repeat
entire lives with one heartbeat
blow by blow
teenage dreams are hard to beat
come on come on repeat repeat
nostalgia dead-end self-deceit
don't wait too long
for the bang of a gong

come on come on repeat repeat
come on come on
come on come on repeat repeat

relieve the ennui

feeling little less each week
come on come on repeat repeat
tired eyes will miss the treats
don't you know
how time stretches the soul

come on come on repeat repeat
come on come on
come on come on repeat repeat

relieve the ennui
uniform reality
avoid symmetry
uniform reality
relieve the ennui

relieve the ennui
uniform reality
avoid symmetry
lack of variety
avoid symmetry
uniform reality
relieve the ennui

this song will end in sixteen beats
come on come on end repeat

Shamateur

A weird song about a tamarin monkey. Has something to do with tambourines and such. Beach vibes. Don't ask.

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Music:
Riku Kärkkäinen / Tommi Forsström
Words:
Riku Kärkkäinen

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I woke up by the sea
under a tangerine tree
the night was so serene
in the a tree a tamarin
sang to me :

"shamateur
you got what you deserved"

the sand covered me
from my neck to my feet
"if you help me, tamarin
I'll buy you a trampoline,
help me"

"shamateur
you got what you deserved"

I couldn't move my body
my head felt like a tambourine
oh little tamarin
don't shake that tambourine
so wildly

"shamateur
you got what you deserved"

Anything Can Stop Us

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

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Riku Kärkkäinen / Tommi Forsström
Words:
Riku Kärkkäinen

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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

A For Apathy

We kinda got a bit political on Anything Can Stop Us. This track, Tedium Rock and Invisible Revolution all present far more direct statements about how people live their lives than any of our other material. Or maybe they're just observations.

Anyway, musically one of our most aggressive tracks. Frantic tempo, glitchy / distorted electronics... Weird.

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Music:
Riku Kärkkäinen / Tommi Forsström
Words:
Riku Kärkkäinen

Lyrics

Sweet adolescent dreams
that boredom buries
cold as charity
stripped of their ideals
it's not ok
to let them slip away

and it's A for apathy
what might have been will never be
life without a dream
will always lead to apathy

the preying vultures
of cash counter culture
try to indulge her
the lost asphalt girl
and they sell her void
to fill the holes

and it's A for apathy
what might have been will never be
life without a dream
will always lead to apathy

in the sleepaway towns
kids born for the riots
grow into dead-end autopilots
with safety in numbers

and it's A for apathy
what might have been will never be
life without a dream
will always lead to apathy

The Deadweights

Our first stab at more hiphop-esque beats. More or less just trying to copy Black Audio. Glad we got them to remix this track for Melancholydisco 2.

Also featured: a speech synthesizer that sounds exactly like J. Mascis of Dinosaur Jr.

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Music:
Riku Kärkkäinen / Tommi Forsström
Words:
Riku Kärkkäinen

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don't let the deadweights
drag you down with their games
they only want you
to seal your dreams in an airtight bottle
and throw it into the sea

your only friend
is lost inside of your maze
she's trying so hard
but the whims of life
are tough to follow
and you're too far on the sea

cos we cast ourselves into unknown waters
and dive into the blue
but we can't swim back up to the surface
because we're all deadweights too

down there the death waits

but we cast ourselves into unknown waters
and dive into the blue
we can't swim back up to the surface
because we're all deadweights too
no we can't swim back up to the surface
because we're all deadweights too

(down there the death waits
death waits the deadweights)

Invisible Revolution

A song about cats. A song about revolutions. A song about hearts over bank accounts.

What more could you ask for?

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Music:
Riku Kärkkäinen / Tommi Forsström
Words:
Riku Kärkkäinen

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someday we won't be alone
they'll contact us on our headphones
time is speeding up
to the moment when all those outcast
will get their chance

hearts reign over bank accounts
when the invisible revolution's through
feelings beat bureaucracy
as the invisible revolution dawns

someday when you wake up
all that you can live without
has been taken out overnight
your cat will have a knowing smirk
he's our new recruit

hearts reign over bank accounts
when the invisible revolution's through
feelings beat bureacracy
as the invisible revolution dawns

learn to become invisible
and you can see the real view

when we have changed enough little things
then we have changed all of reality
it will happen soon

hearts reign over bank accounts
when the invisible revolution's through
feelings beat bureaucracy
as the invisible revolution dawns

hearts rain
the invisible revolution's through

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

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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?

Dance The Distance

A moronic eurodance track with surprisingly deep lyrics about turning a blind eye on all the terrible injustices in the world.

Not listed on the track listing in the back cover of the album.

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Riku Kärkkäinen / Tommi Forsström
Words:
Riku Kärkkäinen

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gaze into the stars
and dance the distance
as long as you dance
you're safe from harm
there's a distant world
where sorrows whirl
the slightest wind could blow
them to your door
but if you wish you can
escape their cold hands
just dance the distance

gaze into the stars
and dance the distance
as long as you dance
you're safe from harm
on a distant city square
starts a new massacre
families forced to flee
towards new atrocities
but you can hide those sights
under the disco lights
you can dance the distance

gaze into the stars
and dance the distance
gaze into the stars
you're safe from harm

gaze into the stars
and dance the distance
as long as you dance
you're safe from harm
famine, poverty
test lab guinea pigs
bombs, barbarities
nature catastrophes
malice, grudges, war
keep them from the dancefloor
you just dance the distance

Leaving Home On Christmas Eve

Our very first released Christmas song!

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Lost Christmas

A melancholy-filled ode to the bittersweetness of a lonely Christmas.

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Lovelights

The first song on our first long play album. Probably for many people the first (and for some, the last) Viola-track they've heard. The string intro pretty much sets the tone of what's to come - home made dramatics all the way.

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Music:
Riku Kärkkäinen / Esa Mikkonen
Words:
Riku Kärkkäinen

Lyrics

we chose the easy way
to make things hard
we chose the heart
we hide it from the world
conceal its shine
but love lights our eyes

catch the lights in lonely eyes
before they flow down inside tears
they can't keep solitude away

we're soft like sudden rain
but fall down hard
because we want no part
in things that make us feel unsound
it's in our eyes what all long to find

catch the lights in lonely eyes
before they flow down inside tears
precious things with highest price
the little glow that makes us care
catch the lights in lonely eyes
before they flow down inside tears
they can't keep solitude away

still remaining so pure
how low will you follow
catch the lights in lonely eyes
how low will you follow
catch the lights in lonely eyes
how low will you follow
how low will you follow

Kiss And Break Up

One of our early ventures into the "just put every element of the song on top of each other in the end" -school of arranging stuff.

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

Lyrics

songs start from a kiss
and end with goodbyes
dramatize your tragic love life

let me believe
what I know are lies
simulated emotional designs

steal a kiss from trembling lips
it will vanish in the breeze
like a dream you came and went
now I only want to stay awake

protect me from love's sweet revenge

steal a kiss from trembling lips
it will vanish in the breeze
like a dream you came and went
now I only want to stay awake

happy never after games
in which life parts us in cruel ways
kiss and break up it's ok
kiss and break up right away
farewell is a pretty play
standing ovation every day
kiss and break up it's the same
we kiss and break up once again

Always Never Lasts

Yet another proof of just how essential Esa "Espe" Mikkonen was to the early Viola-sound.

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Riku Kärkkäinen
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Riku Kärkkäinen

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forever is over too fast
and always will never last
so pull me out from your schemes
words sever us so painfully
however hard we choose to do without
all flows back tomorrow
all the tears we've swallowed

true love can fade away
ever so gently
yet real hurt is as far from this
as tears from the rain

you pierced me through and through
I was already yours (how true)
our kingdom was a jewel
in the bottom of an ocean

true love can fade away
ever so gently
yet real hurt is as far from this
as tears from the rain

you said "we were so close"
so terribly close
that there was nothing between us, no

true love can fade away
ever so gently
yet real hurt is as far from this
as tears from the rain

always never lasts
always never lasts
always never lasts
but never might be someday

Halo Goodbye

The track that initially got us a reputation of being Finland's Mew...

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

Lyrics

almost long lost
somewhere chasing ghosts
adored unknown
I'll shield my fading glow
for far too long

why does life make sense
only in the past tense
have we had our try
halo goodbye

we hide behind an emotion proof facade
distance equals safety in our world
we still get burned

why does life make sense
only in the past tense
have we had our try
halo goodbye

if I'm happy don't wake me up
nothing hurts when you're losing touch

why does life make sense
only in the past tense
have we had our try
halo goodbye

My Troubled One

An acoustic underdog in our catalogue.

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Music:
Riku Kärkkäinen
Words:
Riku Kärkkäinen

Lyrics

oh my troubled one
would you like me to come
into your house, into your room
and make you forget that you are blue
oh how glamorous is the night
its loyal servant wants to make you feel alright
unlock your door and let me help you start anew
all may be said before but every word is true

(just let me in)
I'll bring you pearls from the moon
because I'm the one who should look after you
(let me in)
I'll give you gold from the sun
I'm the one who'll miss you when you're gone

oh my wounded one
your dark shadows have gone
and left you on the floor with an empty stare
but all will be better when I'm finally there

(just let me in)
I'll bring you pearls from the moon
because I'm the one who should look after you
(let me in)
I'll give you gold from the sun
I'm the one who'll miss you when you're gone
I'll bring you pearls from the moon
because I'm the one who should look after you
(let me in)
I'll give you gold from the sun
I'm the one who'll miss you when you're gone
I'm the one who'll miss you when you're gone
I'm the one

Stargazing

A high-reaching anthem to cinematic escapism.

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

Lyrics

stay forever unexplained
leave people far behind
real stars never die

kiss me from the screen
sweep me from within
teach me how to feel

claim a part in your own life
learn the script by heart
you look too good to lose

step into the dream
steal all the best scenes
you're brighter than the stars
when you explode

our eyes can only see stars
our life is just a waste of time
our time is forever now
our time is already gone

stay forever unexplained
leave people far behind
real stars never die

The Modern Nothingness

Our early goth anthem!

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Music:
Riku Kärkkäinen / Esa Mikkonen
Words:
Riku Kärkkäinen

Lyrics

a secret rendezvous
where thoughts lay cold like empty sky
forever left alone
and the morning seemed so frail
my strength was shattered onto the shore
now that I was with her again

I dreamed of your nothing

all the knowledge
should have kept me from going astray
when lust lingered near
I should have stayed
for one last time
there's nothing to fear
if all ends in tears

growing melancholy
lost in the heart of your absence
black hair strangling me so softly
and the storm of her presence
danced wil on the ruins of our caress
her everhungry eyes

I dreamed of your nothing

all the knowledge
should have kept me from going astray
when lust lingered near
I should have stayed
for one last time
there's nothing to fear
if all ends in tears
and if all that I have
is for my love
what is left for myself
(nothing)

I dreamed of your nothing

Deepspeed

"Melancholic three-minute epic that aims high yet falls a little short. Our tribute to Autour De Lucie?"

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Music:
Riku Kärkkäinen
Words:
Riku Kärkkäinen

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you're driving so fast now
sceneries blur
lights all pass by like ghosts
how the enthralling speed keeps us close
if we stop all ceases to glow
oh how the world is so slow

there are no words to say
on cruel motorway
no further delay
just drive me away
there's no better way

we're chasing the traces
on passing faces
aching to feel something real
the deepest sensation
of losing temptations
strips the life of false meanings
maybe the next one, darling

there are no words to say
on cruel motorway
no further delay
when all flows away
no reason to stay
just drive me away
there's no better way

and it all feels just the same
until you throw yourself away

no further delay
when love flows away
no further delay
you drive me away

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

Nuclear Beach

An epic dreampop show closer.

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Music:
Riku Kärkkäinen / Esa Mikkonen
Words:
Riku Kärkkäinen

Lyrics

leave the house, walk by my side
fall into comfort of the night
I'll show you where the shore shines bright
tonight there will be no sorrow
there will be no more sadness
there will be just us

can't you read it from my eyes
this urge to make you realize
you are my hope and desperation

tonight there will be no sorrow
there will be no more sadness
there will be just us. you and me

and the eyes of the drowned
adorned by love
will radiate
from the bottom of the sea

Three Minutes Later

A sentimental closing number drenched in pop meta.

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Music:
Riku Kärkkäinen
Words:
Riku Kärkkäinen

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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