Sunday, January 31, 2010

Sweet Melodies

There are some people who are able to sing me happy. Terhi Kokkonen from Scandinavian Music Group is definitely one of them. I went to their concert last night, and it was adorable. They may not have the most entertaining stage show, but they don't need one. That concert was just about standing in the crowd and listening those beautiful songs sang so wonderfully. And singing yourself. You know, I love singing. I also am just terrible at it. Therefore I love going concerts like this, where everyone sings along on the top of their lungs, and you are just one voice in the choir. No-one hears you, and cares even less whether or not you sing right or wrong. The feeling sets me free and makes me so happy.

I wanted to share one of their songs I especially love. So please listen the song Tahdon uudet silm├Ąt (I want new eyes). Under you can find half-assed translation of the lyrics in case you are not a Finnish speaker. (In case you are, please don't read them as they are no good.)





Scandinavian Music Group - I want new eyes

I want new eyes
so I could see further
over the garden to the mountains
and through them

I want new voice
so I could tell
that in the morning I heard a hummingbird too

Let's go swimming to the east side of the rocks
I'm neither afraid of the tide nor the strangers anymore
When the sea falls back, algae dries out grey
If someone picks it up, it turns into dust

I want new voice
So I could tell
That I want new eyes
That I want to learn to know
What you did try to say
I already see a lot further

I'm neither afraid of the tide nor the strangers
I heard a hummingbird and cried because of you

Let's go swimming to the east side of the rocks
I'm neither afraid of the tide nor the strangers anymore
When the sea falls back, algae dries out grey
If someone picks it up, it turns into dust

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