Escapist Pioneers

Escapist Pioneers

Our first "proper" release. High hopes and loss of money, nowadays considerd with somewhat mixed feelings. Niksu got Niko to join her on the cover picture, blurry run in a park in Kallio.

Released on the 22nd of February 2002 by Semolina.

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"

Angelic

Bouncing pop with surprisingly optimistic lyrics and some mighty double bass drum action. When this was new, we thought it sounded like Eskobar, whatever happened to them? Has allegedly been played in Brazilian radio. Sometimes we play a "rockin'" version of this in our unelectronic electric (phew!) set.

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Music:
Riku Kärkkäinen
Words:
Riku Kärkkäinen

Lyrics

"you make me dream again
I'm living fast asleep
life keeps sliding 'til something good will come our way
my love's so true only in songs in my head

so will we ever believe
I'm going to wait forever
the less we fear the more we see
that we're beautiful together

you make me so aware
there's angel here somewhere
you're still trying to define the world with pretty words
your love's so true, it whirls into everybody's head

so will we ever believe
I'm going to wait forever
the less we fear the more we see
that we're beautiful together
oh, make me change into something better
oh, make me change"

Deepspeed (Escapist Pioneers version)

Palindrome-titled disco track with lyrics about how motorway cruises correspond with dysfunctional relationships ("Art Of Driving", "Crash" (book and film, not the band..), anyone?). Or something like that. Still a live regular and always almost gets the people dancing...

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Music:
Riku Kärkkäinen
Words:
Riku Kärkkäinen

Lyrics

"we're driving so fast now
sceneries blur
lights all flash 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 when all flows away
there's no better way

we're chasing the traces of passing faces
aching to feel something new
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 passes away
no reason to stay, drive me away
there's no better way

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

no further delay, when all passes away
no further delay, drive me away"

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"

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