Halo Goodbye

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The track that initially got us a reputation of being Finland's Mew and I have to admit that they did have a quite huge momentary impact on us at a point. The impact may have even gotten a bit out of hand on some Anything Can Stop Us -tracks, but then again, why not. For a fleeting moment Mew was a pretty damn dumbstrikingly original band and trying to emulate even tiny bits of their sound was kind of interesting.

But aside from that I really do dig this track. In a sense, Tearcandy is a very traditional first album in the sense that most of the material on it is pretty damn old and had lived through several changes in arrangement and even band line-ups. It was pretty much a compilation of Riku's songwriting from about 10 years, so a lot of the stuff had really had time to develop. But then there's stuff on there like Halo Goodbye that's written pretty much at the last moment. Especially the vocal track (melody / lyrics), most of which was pretty much written and arranged as we were recording it. The cool thing is that I really don't think the difference is that huge and that this track blends into the rest of the album quite nicely.

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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

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