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December 2011: Goodbye Viola

"So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, good night"

There's a time and place for everything and our time has come to put this project aside for the time being.

So with a song we bid you adieu.

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Music:
Riku Kärkkäinen / Tommi Forsström
Words:
Riku Kärkkäinen
Release number:
VMC-122011

Lyrics

GOODBYE VIOLA

goodbye Viola
you've had your time
now you must step aside
so throw the last song into the night
and watch it flicker for a while

all of those old songs
will they have a chance
out there in the cold world
if no one will watch their backs
good luck to all them little brats

goodbye Viola
at least for now
come visit us sometime
if you don't get buried so deep in the ground
that you'll never find your way out

you're almost done now
fading out of view
across the ocean
or maybe replaced by something new
it's time to bid you adieu

so goodbye Viola
until the next time
goodbye Viola
rest now for a while
Viola goodbye

all of those old songs
well some weren't that bad
if they made someone happy
or comforted someone sad
so goodbye Viola
until the next time
goodbye Viola
rest now for a while
goodbye Viola
goodbye Viola
Viola goodbye

November 2011: Saddened Yet Hopeful

We're going back in time this month. Way back into the vaults of Viola where we find this gem that has survived for 10+ years without getting captured on tape save for some live renditions.

Some long time Viola friends might remember this one: Saddened Yet Hopeful.

This is the second recorded proverbial fruit of the labour with the six most amazing viola players in Finland that helped us realize Heartstring Theory in June and gave us the most amazing night on Viola's Day 2011. The strings were arranged by Jussi Tuhkanen and played by Jussi, Atte Kilpeläinen, Pisku Ristiluoma, Lilli Maijala, Lotta Poijärvi and Martta Tolonen. Recorded by Ilai Rämä.

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Music:
Riku Kärkkäinen / Tommi Forsström
Words:
Riku Kärkkäinen
Release number:
VMC-112011
Tempo:
76bpm

Lyrics

SADDENED YET HOPEFUL

gone, my love
if it ever was
worthy of calling such
I'm still holding onto a memory
for I fear it's all that I got

I'll wait in my bed
she'll soon be here
she'll come like she said
I'm so saddened
yet hopeful

come, my love
as I know you must
come and take me away
you might get this far if the sky is clear
straying from your star to here

I'll wait in my bed
she'll soon be here
she'll come like she said she would
I'm so saddened
yet hopeful

soon, soon
if it will ever happen
if it will ever happen
it will be today
soon, soon
if it will ever happen
if it will ever happen
it will be today
soon

October 2011: Maybe You're Dreaming

Hey everybody! This month we bring you a pretty weird combination of rock, electro and shoegazing. Hope you like it.

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Music:
Riku Kärkkäinen / Tommi Forsström
Words:
Riku Kärkkäinen
Release number:
VMC-102011
Tempo:
138bpm

Lyrics

MAYBE YOU'RE DREAMING

the sweetest reveries
are dreamed in the softest seats
of life's waiting room
where they'll never call for you, no

maybe you're dreaming
and you've never been awake
it is deceiving
so just close your eyes
and breathe your dreams in
like you never did before
maybe your dreaming just begins

the deepest mysteries
are solved when you are asleep
a dream is another life
and you have plenty more to find, oh

maybe you're dreaming
and you've never been awake
it is deceiving
so just close your eyes
and breathe your dreams in
like you never did before
maybe your dreaming just begins

turn the lights out
and close your eyes
meet me in the waking life

maybe you're dreaming
and you've never been awake
maybe your dreaming
so just close your eyes
and breathe your dreams in
like you never did before
maybe your dreaming just begins

maybe you're dreaming
maybe you're dreaming

August 2011: I Like Sad Satellites

August is yet again Finnish indie cover month here at "The Club". This time one of us gets to go all narcissistic as we cover a track off of Tommi's old band, Sissy Spacek.

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Music:
Ilai Rämä
Words:
Ilai Rämä
Release number:
VMC-082011
Tempo:
98bpm

Lyrics

jackie`s gone to airport (aeroport?)
no sight of heart in her heart
jackie`s gone wind carries her away
jackie`s gone leaves fall today

i like sad satellites

your touch is all too much
said a raven to a cloud
all you borrow all you steal
all the sky you pour over me..

i like sad satellites

June 2011: Heartstring Theory

Wow.

That's all we can say.

This month's track is way way different (even from the previous way way different ones) than any of our previous tracks. This one is just Riku singing with 6 of the most amazing viola-players in the WORLD. Now how cool is that?!

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Music:
Riku Kärkkäinen / Tommi Forsström
Words:
Riku Kärkkäinen
Release number:
VMC-062011

Lyrics

how to keep reaching for
the most inmost core
the stuff we're all made of
if a minuscule particle
contains a universe

when the bow hits the string
that keeps this all in place
it ends as it begins
it makes our hearts vibrate

filling the harmony
of a unified theory
macroverse on a string

and we keep looking for
the ultimate score
to play music in ten dimensions
that flows like spacetime waves
causing that secret tension
that makes our hearts vibrate
it makes our hearts vibrate
it makes our hearts vibrate
it makes our hearts vibrate

March 2011: Suddenness

Time to trim your subwoofers for this month's track as we decided to have a crack at some dubstep low end action and freak out a bit sonically.

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Music:
Riku Kärkkäinen / Tommi Forsström
Words:
Riku Kärkkäinen
Release number:
VMC-032011
Tempo:
93bpm

Lyrics

can't freeze time that severs
tomorrow from yesterday
can't stay put forever
with everything in its place

can't build a life on sand
the hourglass is turned again
can't stick with a good hand
when playing cards with fate

if this is all there is
don't let it slip
if this is all there is
well, this is it

waiting by the motorway
nothing will ever be the same
the sirens are drawing near
we surrender to the suddenness

can't make a plan that's fail-safe
it could crumble just today
can't find a way to delay
the things that can't be escaped

can't speak a truth that says it
in an all-encompassing way
can't even wholly imagine
in how many ways all this could change

if this is all there is
don't let it slip
if this is all there is
well, this is it

waiting by the motorway
nothing will ever be the same
the sirens are drawing near
we surrender to the suddenness

if this is all there is
nothing will ever be the same
if this is all there is
we surrender to the sudden----

crying by the motorway
hold me, it will be OK
life can be so very frail
we are the debris by the motorway

if this is all there is
nothing will ever be the same
if this is all there is
we surrender to the suddenness

if this is all there is
we surrender to the suddenness
if this is all there is to it
we don't know shit

February 2011: The Loners

This month we're going retro and organic. Mellow and profitable.

We present to you a gem from the very dawn of the 21st century, an early Viola gem by the name of The Loners.

This song has never been recorded before, but had it's place in our live sets in the pre-Tearcandy era.

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Music:
Riku Kärkkäinen / Tommi Forsström
Words:
Riku Kärkkäinen
Release number:
VMC-022011
Tempo:
95bpm

Lyrics

hey, now they ride
like loners do
into the sunset
and all night through
but in the morning
they fall asleep
dreaming of the ones
they'll never meet

and they ride on
like loners do
out of the picture
and into the blue
but in the evening
they fall in love
when for an instant
they drop their guard

and nothing can make them feel so alone
not drifting away from the world
not keeping their heart locked so long
and not hearing somewhere
the saddest song

nothing can make them feel so alone
as when they fall in love
like loners do

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
Release number:
VMC-112010
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

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
Release number:
VMC-052010
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

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
Release number:
VMC-032010
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

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
Release number:
VMC-012010

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

December 2009: This Year It Will Be Different

Season's Greetings to all you Music Clubbers!

As December is stalking upon us, it's time to get merry! Thus we present to you a sequel of sorts to our 2004 Christmas 7": This Year It Will Be Different!

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Music:
Riku Kärkkäinen / Tommi Forsström
Words:
Riku Kärkkäinen
Release number:
VMC-092009

Lyrics

last year we waited for the snow in vain
but instead it just rained
and last year the strangest sadness filled the air
we never thought we'd feel this way
on our favourite day of the whole long year

but don't worry because
this year it will be different
real and heartfelt
this year it will be different
all will fall into place
this year won't be like

last year
when the lights of love had disappeared
we were lonely and astray
oh last year
like a candle without a flame
we watched the season slip away
while our hearts were trapped in some cold dark place

but this year it will be different
real and heartfelt
this year it will be different
all will fall into place
because this year wont be like

last year
enough about last year

this year it will be different
real and heartfelt
this year it will be different
our hearts will melt
this year it will be different
all will fall into place
and real love will prevail

November 2009: No Connection

Hi everybody!

To conclude our autumnal triptych of holy melancholy, we present to you a track by the name of No Connection, which might lyrically be one of the darkest Viola tracks yet, so it's fitting we're releasing it on All Hallows' Eve.

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Music:
Riku Kärkkäinen / Tommi Forsström
Words:
Riku Kärkkäinen
Release number:
VMC-082009

Lyrics

no connection
can't get through
inside the box
no space to move
stuck in the night
with this lonely sound
there's no connection
there's no way out

isolation creeping in
yet it gets too crowded
within the skin

no connection
time stops soon
I hibernate in this steel cocoon
cut off from life
and the line is torn
there's no connection anymore

when you're left with just your thoughts
captured by the walls
you start to wonder
if there is a world at all
even the boy in the bubble
was able to see through
and the love leaked in
and the started to bloom

no connection
no rainbow
no sky up above
no breeze of hope
claustrophobic inner voice
too much information
head filled with noise

no connection
the line is dead
tangled around my throat instead
communication cut off like claws
of a tamed old beast in it's time-worn cage

but there's a message coming through
I can feel it in the air
how can it be true
if there's no connection
a signal pushing through
emerging from the noise
the air is getting thin
there's still no connection

everyone needs protection from themselves sometimes
so I drift into sleep
when amber light illuminates I am connected
but until then there's no connection
no connection
no connection
no connection

nothing else could get through
couldn't pierce it's way into this non-room
nothing else could get through
what if all this time I was waiting for - - - - -

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.

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Music:
Riku Kärkkäinen / Tommi Forsström
Words:
Riku Kärkkäinen
Release number:
VMC-072009

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

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
Release number:
IF-32

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

Anything Can Stop Us

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

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Music:
Riku Kärkkäinen / Tommi Forsström
Words:
Riku Kärkkäinen
Release number:
IF-32

Lyrics

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

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
Release number:
IF-32

Lyrics

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)

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
Release number:
IF-32

Lyrics

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?

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
Release number:
IF-15

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

Always Never Lasts

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

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Music:
Riku Kärkkäinen
Words:
Riku Kärkkäinen
Release number:
IF-15

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

My Troubled One

An acoustic underdog in our catalogue.

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Music:
Riku Kärkkäinen
Words:
Riku Kärkkäinen
Release number:
IF-15

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
Release number:
IF-15

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
Release number:
IF-15

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

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
Release number:
IF-15

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
Release number:
IF-15

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

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
Release number:
SEMOL-001

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
Release number:
SEMOL-001

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"

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
Release number:
SEMOL-001

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"

Sensitive Youth (demo version)

A hymn to all underdogs and sensitive people who stay young no matter what age they are. It found a new home on our acoustic set where it suited better - recorded version became maybe too pompous. A solid tearjerker when all things click.

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Music:
Riku Kärkkäinen
Words:
Riku Kärkkäinen

Lyrics

give me a perfect design
to beautify this sad pale life
sleepy hours, let them pass
I'm not like other boys in the class

we finally slip away
this dream comes to an end
we just wanted to stay
where hearts will never break
to look for love you'll never find
such a waste of time
but if you wait your youth will fade away

we keep our tornadoes inside
always giving up in style
we have a vision, we have the sound
one day we'll set our songs unbound

we finally slip away
this dream comes to an end
we just wanted to stay
where hearts will never break
to look for love you'll never find
such a waste of time
but if you wait your youth will fade away

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