Tearcandy

Tearcandy

Our first long play album.

Released on the 29th of April 2004 by If Society.

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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

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

Kiss And Break Up

One of our early ventures into the "just put every element of the song on top of each other in the end" -school of arranging stuff.

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Music:
Riku Kärkkäinen / Esa Mikkonen / Anu Tukeva / Tommi Forsström
Words:
Riku Kärkkäinen

Lyrics

songs start from a kiss
and end with goodbyes
dramatize your tragic love life

let me believe
what I know are lies
simulated emotional designs

steal a kiss from trembling lips
it will vanish in the breeze
like a dream you came and went
now I only want to stay awake

protect me from love's sweet revenge

steal a kiss from trembling lips
it will vanish in the breeze
like a dream you came and went
now I only want to stay awake

happy never after games
in which life parts us in cruel ways
kiss and break up it's ok
kiss and break up right away
farewell is a pretty play
standing ovation every day
kiss and break up it's the same
we kiss and break up once again

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

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

Halo Goodbye

The track that initially got us a reputation of being Finland's Mew...

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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

My Troubled One

An acoustic underdog in our catalogue.

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Music:
Riku Kärkkäinen
Words:
Riku Kärkkäinen

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

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

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

Deepspeed

"Melancholic three-minute epic that aims high yet falls a little short. Our tribute to Autour De Lucie?"

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Music:
Riku Kärkkäinen
Words:
Riku Kärkkäinen

Lyrics

you're driving so fast now
sceneries blur
lights all pass 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
just drive me away
there's no better way

we're chasing the traces
on passing faces
aching to feel something real
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 flows away
no reason to stay
just drive me away
there's no better way

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

no further delay
when love flows away
no further delay
you drive me away

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

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

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

Three Minutes Later

A sentimental closing number drenched in pop meta.

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Music:
Riku Kärkkäinen
Words:
Riku Kärkkäinen

Lyrics

three minutes later
the song has ended
silence has fallen in your room

don't you ever feel alone
when the last song's gone you're on your own

the words you have treasured
under your pillow
could they save you
from a lonely life

don't you ever feel alone
when the last song's gone you're on your own

just what is meaningful in life
we'd sacrifice it all
if we could feel one
stroke of happiness

three minutes later
the song has ended

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