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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.

Download song: Heart Breaks Into A Song (mp3, 320kbps)
Heart Breaks Into A Song (mp3, 128kbps)
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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

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.

Download song: Beautiful Lost Things (mp3, 320kbps)
Beautiful Lost Things (mp3, 128kbps)
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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.

Download song: Sea Curtain (mp3, 320kbps)
Sea Curtain (mp3, 128kbps)
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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

April 2009: Cute Destroyer

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

Download song: Cute Destroyer (mp3, 320kbps)
Cute Destroyer (mp3, 128kbps)
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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

Always Never Lasts

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

Download song: Always Never Lasts (mp3, 320kbps)
Always Never Lasts (mp3, 128kbps)
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Music:
Riku Kärkkäinen
Words:
Riku Kärkkäinen

Lyrics

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