Viola Music Club 2010

December 2010: Wayne Coyne, Be Our Santa Claus

Happy holidays, everybody!

This year we're paying our Christmas dues to the true embodiment of Christmas spirit in the world, Mr. Wayne Coyne of the most amazing Flaming Lips!

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Music:
Riku Kärkkäinen / Tommi Forsström
Words:
Riku Kärkkäinen
Tempo:
162bpm

Lyrics

Wayne Coyne, be our Santa Claus
the old Santa has gone AWOL
his endless shopping mall tours have taken their toll
and Christmas is getting close
oh Wayne Coyne, be our Santa Claus

and Christmas Eve arrives
you descend from the sky
in your homemade spaceship
amidst the snow confetti
wearing your shiny grey suit
with your loyal crew
of orange elves and furry friends
and Michael, Steven and Kliph

Wayne Coyne, be our Santa Claus
you give us a sense of wonder
when we're feeling buried under mundane chores
shake our little snow globe world
oh Wayne Coyne, be our Santa Claus

it's the most wonderful show
our senses overflow
it feels just like Christmas
to be sprinkled with love
the greatest Christmas present
is to treasure the present
and drop all worries and regrets

Wayne Coyne, be our Santa Claus
the gift that you bring is
more precious than all the bling bling in the world
we feel Christmas all year long
oh Wayne Coyne, be our Santa Claus

make us smile and make us cry
show us why we need to try
even if our hearts might break
they're fixable with duct tape

Wayne Coyne, be our Santa Claus
the gift that you bring is
more precious than all the bling bling in the world
Wayne Coyne, be our Santa Claus
you give us a sense of wonder
when we're feeling buried under mundane chores
Wayne Coyne, be our Santa Claus
Wayne Coyne, be our Santa Claus
oh Wayne Coyne, be our Santa Claus

November 2010: Astromelancholia

Finland switched off Daylight Saving Time for 2010, so nights start really early again now. You all have a few months before winter snow falls and makes nights a bit lighter again, so there's no better time to gaze wistfully at stars and dream of Urania, the muse of astronomy.

This track might be a suitable option for a soundtrack.

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Music:
Riku Kärkkäinen / Tommi Forsström
Words:
Riku Kärkkäinen
Tempo:
125bpm

Lyrics

a star in the darkness
light years from home
how long ago
was it when I was breathing
in a different way
than the rest of the human race

into the night
floating in my sleep
into the night
a nightmare of gravity
the weight of my body wakes me

all the lights in the distance
keep glimmering on
reminding me of
the limits of my existence
I am stuck here
lost in a lonely sphere

into the night
throughout the starry skies
into the night
I want to rise

infinite night never closes its eyes
oh Urania you break my heart
beauty at large thrown into the stars
oh Urania you break my heart
oh Urania you break my heart

all the stars in the darkness
how long to go
before I know
what waits for me behind them
wide open space
I won't leave a trace

into the night
so crushing and vast
into the night
further than too far
take me back into the stars

infinite night never closes its eyes
oh Urania, you break my heart
beauty at large thrown into the stars
oh Urania, you break my heart
oh Urania, you break my heart
oh Urania, you break my heart

October 2010: La Formule Du Bonheur

Greetings to you all!

As our 19th Viola Music Club -track we present to you all a track where we do our best to emulate the classic 90s "sensual beat" sound of Enigma et al. I guess they'd call it "balearic" nowadays.

Also, you'll be happy to hear Riku's shot at mumbling mysteriously in French. On the Kusela-Gainsbourg -scale he scores just about halfway.

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

Lyrics

soyez amoureuses
soyez mystérieuses
soyez amoureuses
soyez mystérieuses
soyez amoureuses
et mystérieuses
et vous serez heureuses

it all falls into place
when nothing's making sense
words fail once again
this is happiness

soyez amoureuses
soyez mystérieuses
soyez amoureuses
et mystérieuses
et vous serez heureuses
soyez amoureuses
(be in love)
soyez mystérieuses
(be mysterious)
soyez amoureuses
et mystérieuses
et vous serez heureuses
(and you will be happy)

it all falls into place
when nothing's making sense
words fail once again
this is happiness

soyez amoureuses
soyez mystérieuses
et vous serez heureuses

it all falls into place
when nothing's making sense
words fail once again
this is happiness
it all falls into place
this is happiness
it all falls into place
this is happiness

[remerciements à Paul Gauguin et Alfred Jarry]

September 2010: Puppies In The Rain

There goes yet another warm summer and it's time to cuddle up under a warm blanket to make sure you stay warm through the cold dark winter.

But make sure you don't forget our little furry friends, puppies!

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Music:
Riku Kärkkäinen / Tommi Forsström
Words:
Riku Kärkkäinen
Tempo:
130bpm

Lyrics

PUPPIES IN THE RAIN

puppies in the rain
they'll steal your heart away
under autumn's veil
loppy ears and soggy tails
they don't even know their names
or if they have yet any
if the coldest heart can break
it will break for them

for puppies in the rain
oo-woah-woah-woah-woo-oh
puppies in the rain
oo-woah-woah-woah-woo-oh

puppies in the rain
want to feel the warmth again
and find the kindness that can save them

puppies in the rain
lost on a strange terrain
they just want to play
but they'll need a safer place
a warm lap and loving arms
that'll never let them down
the cold world makes us all bark
but we only want some love

like puppies in the rain
oo-woah-woah-woah-woo-oh
puppies in the rain
oo-woah-woah-woah-woo-oh
puppies in the rain

take them home and dry their hair
tuck them in a warm blanket
and they'll snuggle up to somebody who deserves it

puppies in the rain
want to feel the warmth again
and find the kindness that can save them

we're puppies in the rain
oo-woah-woah-woah-woo-oh
puppies in the rain
oo-woah-woah-woah-woo-oh
puppies in the rain
oo-woah-woah-woah-woo-oh
puppies in the rain
oo-woah-woah-woah-woo-oh

August 2010: Traitor On The Inside

Hey everybody!

August seems to be Finnish Indie Appreciation month here at Viola Music Club. Last year we did a cover of Tv-resistori and this year we're having a go at the brilliant Traitor On The Inside by Red Carpet.

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Music:
Petri Nakari
Words:
Petri Nakari
Tempo:
134bpm

Lyrics

TRAITOR ON THE INSIDE

come and see my beautiful country
where the lights go out at six in the evening
the winter can leave you depressed and freezing
and the summer won't melt the northern heart
traitor on the inside

I got friends in high places
they owe me one to make me faceless
I can speak and remain nameless
I'll disappear into the air
traitor on the inside
won't you let me out

there's a heart that's always aching
left alone and thrown out for breaking
a heart so strong that it will go on
long after our world is gone
traitor on the inside
won't you let it out
let it out

July 2010: Neon Lightning

Hey everybody! Greetings from USA (Tommi) and Lieksa (Riku)!

We're still feeling summery here at Viola Music Club this month, so we bring you a simple story of carefree disco dancing underneath neon lightning and disco thunder! Enjoy!

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Music:
Riku Kärkkäinen / Tommi Forsström
Words:
Riku Kärkkäinen
Tempo:
180bpm

Lyrics

NEON LIGHTNING

the night sky is in need of neon lightning

hey, something's on it's way
yeah, it's in the air
wow, can you feel it now
cool, just let it loose

neon lightning
shining, striking
we're dancing under
disco thunder

June 2010: Popsicle Summer

SUMMERTIME!!!

Hey everyone! Those nine long ones are behind us again and we're ready to do our best to grab a hold of yet another fleeting summer!

To help y'all grab yours, here's our musical tribute to one of the coolest - literally - inventions ever: the popsicle!

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Music:
Riku Kärkkäinen / Tommi Forsström
Words:
Riku Kärkkäinen
Tempo:
180bpm

Lyrics

POPSICLE SUMMER

here it comes
pop pop pop pop pop popsicle summer

ooh I'm longing for another popsicle
cos Finnish summer is so fickle
every spring at least will bring some new tastes
all of which are not that great
but there might be new candidates for
pop pop pop pop pop popsicle summer

life has just began
and we discover that we're always young
when days are spent in such idle ways
we'd go so far for just a popsicle
cos it's time for pop pop pop pop pop popsicle summer

hats off to Frank Epperson who was just eleven
when he bumped into his invention
a frozen drink combined with a wooden stick (ingenious!)
ice pop ice block ice lolly icy pole
oh so sweet and fresh and ice cold
when it gets hot you'll surely dig this
pop pop pop pop pop popsicle summer

life has just began
and we discover that we're always young
when days are spent in such idle ways
we'd go so far for just a popsicle
cos it's time for pop pop pop pop pop popsicle summer

this is a tribute to
pop pop pop pop pop pop popsicles
of yesteryears that are now missing
Handy with it's pointed finger
Roger Rabbit's jelly center
Jenga was a long green spiral
Batman, Pop Up, Rio Cola
M.A.C. Black Orange, where did you vanish
please stay with me, at least you Pommac and Päärynä Lipsi!

cos it's summer and life has just began
and we discover that we're always young
when days are spent in such idle ways
we'd go so far for just a popsicle
cos it's summer and life has just began
and we discover that we're always young
when days are spent in such idle ways
we'd go so far for just a popsicle
cos it's time for pop pop pop pop pop popsicle summer

May 2010: Leave It All Again (feat. Bääbs)

Boo-ya!

What combines Kate Bush, Faith No More's Evidence, Phil Collins, Jan Hammer, 2. Maanantai and contemporary R n' B music?

Our new track, that's what.

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Music:
Riku Kärkkäinen / Tommi Forsström
Words:
Riku Kärkkäinen
Tempo:
109bpm

Lyrics

LEAVE IT ALL AGAIN

I'm waiting for you outside the window
of an old grey house at the edge of the world
where the sea will rage if you step out the door
so you keep it shut tight and just climb the walls

leave it all again
leave it all again
step right out into thin air
and leave it all again

leave it all again
leave it all again
something new waits for you there
leave it all again

if you close your eyes you'll feel the wind at your heels
slowly rising fresh cool breeze
that drifts into your house with whispers so sweet
"leave it all again, leave it all again please"
your daily bores and your nighttime scares
fixed points of view, routines that won't spare
the youth of your mind that's your own captive there
so leave it all again, leave it all again

what's outside the window
it's so hard to let go
of the world we built and leave it all again
what's outside the window
it's so hard to let go
of the world we built and leave it all again

leave it all again
leave it all again
step right out into thin air

leave it all again
leave it all again
something new waits for you there

leave it all again
leave it all again
step right out into thin air

leave it all again
leave it all again
leave behind only trails to nowhere

what's outside the window
it's so hard to let go
of the world we built and leave it all again
what's outside the window
it's so hard to let go
of the world we built and leave it all again

even when you're on the road or somewhere abroad
you still peek through the same window
leave it all again

what's outside the window
it's so hard to let go
of the world we built and leave it all again
what's outside the window
it's so hard to let go
of the world we built and leave it all again

leave it all again
believe it all again
learn to play in a new way

leave it all again
believe it all again
our little world is made of clay

April 2010: Chaos Shall Reign!

HAIL, BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN METAL! FROM THE GRIM AND FROSTBITTEN DARKNESS OF VINNLAND I GREET THEE!

You may notice some changes here. You witnesses at the new birth of Viola, mark II.

Dedicated to all teenage satan worshippers, past and present.

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Music:
Riku Kärkkäinen / Tommi Forsström
Words:
Riku Kärkkäinen
Tempo:
160bpm

Lyrics

CHAOS SHALL REIGN!

we open our eyes
as the dark day dawns
nature spills savage blood
wastes away its pawns
feral children
tending the flames
soon the fire will rise
and chaos shall reign

chaos shall reign
it was here first and will die last
chaos shall reign
glories of the fearsome past

there are forces within
and forces beneath
the surface seems calm
or so you'd think
seeds of destruction
the ruins have no names
black kiss of evilization
chaos shall reign

chaos shall reign
it waits in the deep for you and me
chaos shall reign
bow your head for sacred entropy

chaos shall reign
hail chaos hail

we are descending the stairs
down through the structures of reality
closing in on the original dark void
the sound of the bells from the deep
the abyss from which all complexities evolved

chaos shall reign
societies hanging on a thread
chaos shall reign
chaos springs eternal death
chaos shall reign
chaos shall reign

March 2010: Fade To White

Winter 2010 has been a pretty thorough one in Finland. Especially snow has been quite plentiful and has caused quite a bit of chaos in people's everyday lives, so we decided it deserved a song dedication from us, so we give you a piece of orchestral goodness: Fade To White.

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Music:
Riku Kärkkäinen / Tommi Forsström
Words:
Riku Kärkkäinen
Tempo:
88bpm

Lyrics

FADE TO WHITE

the world covered in snow sighs in its sleep
all colours have gone and hide in defeat

we wait surrounded by white with our lives on hold
snowploughs serenade outside the window

just don't go outside
the blizzard will try to eat you alive
and cover you with a beautiful shroud
you'll fade to white

white is the wind that rips through the bones
how lucky we are in the warmth of ourhomes

just don't go outside
the blizzard will try to eat you alive
and cover you with a beautiful shroud
you'll fade to white
fade to white

lost in the frost
the season has it's cost
we are in its thrall
the winter takes it all

no don't go outside
the blizzard will try to eat you alive
keeps you in the whiteout
sooner or later it has to get clearer
oh don't fade to white
don't fade to white
we'll be alright in the spring

February 2010: Heart Breaks Into A Song

This month in Viola Music Club: were a-rockin'!

That's right! It's full-on 110% full steam ahead MIDI rock n' roll from the Viola camp this time.

This month's top achievement: fitting words like "ventriloquist" and "cardiologist" into a carefree indierock lyric.

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Music:
Riku Kärkkäinen / Tommi Forsström
Words:
Riku Kärkkäinen
Tempo:
138bpm

Lyrics

HEART BREAKS INTO A SONG

heart breaks into a song
the only one it knows
but no one sings along
they just stare

heart breaks into a song
and everybody stops
where does that sound come from
it's an awkward show
but I'm no ventriloquist
what the hell is going on

heart breaks into a song
the only one it knows
but no one sings along
are they just scared
when my heart breaks into a song

heart breaks into a song
an organ-grinding song
the voice is shrill yet so strong
something unheard of
hey cardiologist
tell me what is wrong

heart breaks into a song
the only one it knows
but no one sings along
well I don't care
when my heart breaks into a song

catch that song before it's gone
take it home and sing it to your darling

heart breaks into a song
please tell me doctor
what am I to do
when it sings like this

heart breaks into a
heart breaks into a
heart breaks into a
heart breaks into a song

January 2010: 2010s (Maybe The World Won't End)

Welcome to a new year of Viola Music Club, y'all!

To acknowledge the huge fact that we're transferring over to a whole new decade (and to put in our 2 cents into the debate whether it's "the two thousand tens" or "the twenty tens"), here's our highly topical and current track about... the new decade, the 2010s!

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Music:
Riku Kärkkäinen / Tommi Forsström
Words:
Riku Kärkkäinen

Lyrics

2010s, maybe the world won't end
so I can spend time with you again
2010s, maybe the world won't end
so I can spend time with you again

things aren't what they used to be
the world is a strange and fragile place
we're not who we used to be
our dreams they have no end

2010s, maybe the world won't end
so I can spend time with you again
2010s, maybe the world won't end
so I can spend time with you again

things aren't what they used to be, I know
the world is a strange and fragile place
we're not who we used to be for so long
our dreams they have no end no end no end

2010s, maybe the world won't end
so I can spend time with you again
2010s, maybe the world won't end
so I can spend time with you again

forward and forward
further and further
forward and forward
closer and closer

2010s, maybe the world won't end
2010s, maybe it will make sense
2010s, maybe the world won't end
2010s, maybe it will make sense
2010s, maybe the world won't end
2010s, maybe it will make sense
2010s, maybe the world won't end
so I can spend time with you again
2010s

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