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Translations for KOSKENKYLÄ – album’s Finnish tracks:

Read the lyrics here or print them out from this file: English translations for the Koskenkylä album


Tule kanssani sisar – Oh Come With Me Sister

Oh come with me sister

Let’s start a revolution

Walk beside me, oh brother

Let’s dig under the dust

Lift dreams that were buried decades ago

Hear how they call us the ghosts of the rebels

Forward, forward on the road of battle

Forward, forward marches our united front

For a better tomorrow

For humanity, justice and love

You the poor share what little you have

Give to help others

Strangers form a village

A crowd stronger than iron

Piece after piece tearing apart

The blind power of money

Vaults echo in emptiness

The lies will be revealed

Forward, forward on the road of battle

Forward, forward marches our united front

For a better tomorrow

For humanity, justice and love

Shout: “This world, the home of us all”

Which I will defend until we defeat

The forces of destruction, pollution and oppression

And we will be one with earth and the ocean when the new day dawns.

Forward, forward on the road of battle

Forward, forward marches our united front

For a better tomorrow

For humanity, justice and love


Koskenkylä – Whitewater Village

Leaves are filtering

Sunrays spread out on the ground

Do you still recall?

Will you still let me stand beside you?

You’d shut away the world, let me be safe with you

Rapids are foaming

We know the art of balancing on the slippery stones

Do you still recall?

Will you still let me stand beside you?

You’d shut out the world, let me be safe with you

Driving our bikes on the dirt road of Ahonen

Boat on the river from the shelter of Grayling Sholes

The Island of the Merry is waiting for us upstream

We are building huts, riding scooters

In winter snowmobiles, on top of Forest Hill

At the lean-to we secretly open the strong wine

Running away from the rain

In the deserted house of Ghost Village

Do you still recall?

Will you still let stand beside you?

You’d shut out the world, let me be safe with you

We sit on the edge of the bomb crater

Listening together on our walkman

Dingo, Eurooppa Kolme, Alphaville and Popeda

Slipping on the ice of Crane Creek

We fall in love, then fall out, swear by blood

The whole world against us and we were to win

The last summer

The little grownups going out into the world

You promised me

You would always let me stand beside you

You’d shut out the world, let me be safe with you

Whitewater Village

Whitewater Village


Palmikko – Braid

The most beautiful ribbon she ties in her braid

Carefully chooses what to wear and hurries to the shore

Waits on the wharf

For her loved one to return

Wind grows into storm, evening catches up

The waves throw a wooden cross on the shore

She recognizes it and knows

Wants to deny the message it is bearing

She goes into her chamber, hides the cross

In her drawer, decides to forget

Stays awake until late at night

Her hope rising with the morning

Days becomes weeks, years go by

Mornings fade into evenings, are left on the wharf

The trees on the island grow up

Time eats up the rock, catches in the lines

Regardless, she will not give up hope

Every new day can bring the ship back

That carries her loved one home

Brings peace and happiness to her heart

The most beautiful ribbon decorates the grey braid

The wooden cross on her bosom she walks down to the shore

One last day she will wait

The mist of the evening obscures her shape on the wharf

The waves never carry her body to the shore

Maybe the current carried her to the wreck

Where finally her loved one for eternity

She’ll get to cradle in her arms


Sinä ajat – You Drive

By us rolls

The bank of the ditch

Sea of willowherb

Paints everything red

The time has come to let go

I see the face

Of that dear brother

You meant no harm – I know:

Some are weaker than others

One more moment your smile shines, then fades away

As you drive

And I rest now

Oh am I finally allowed to be tired?

I never had a clue

That it would happen

You came

Yesterday is gone

We start from here

And the kids of happiness travel

Towards a different world

No more burning wings

You can touch the sun

Protecting each other

They realize they’ll be able to do anything

Under the mist

Meadow on the shore

Rush stems

And their early morning dance

No more will you let me catch you

The gaze of a deer

From eye to the eye

Oh my darling sister

Can you forgive me?

I don’t want to carry the guilt

When the new day is dawning

As you drive

And I rest now

Oh am I finally allowed to be tired?

I never had a clue

That it would happen

You came

Yesterday is gone

We start from here

And the kids of happiness travel

Towards a different world

No more burning wings

You can touch the sun

Protecting each other

They realize they’ll be able to do anything

The tree line

Frames the sky

I remember closely what you said

Your words drive me forward

And wish me luck on my journey

The morning dew

Glazes the surface of the road

Farewell to you all

I won’t pack a thing with me

All that hurts and what I love

I set free


Elämä on hauras – Life Is Fragile

Life is beautiful

Light, heavy

Unpredictable

Life is fragile

Life is beautiful

Long, short

Irreplaceable

Life is just here

You’ve got to live it now

Today, not tomorrow

You’ve got to live it now

And you’ve got to live it well

I wish I had grasped your hand

I wish I had said something, anything

I wish I had seen what I see now

I wish I could have foreseen

How life is beautiful

Light, heavy

Unpredictable

Life is fragile

Life is beautiful

Long, short

Irreplaceable

Life is just here

You’ve got to live it now

Today, not tomorrow

You’ve got to live it now

And you’ve got to live it well

I wish I had come when you called me

I wish I had understood

I wish I had known then what I know now

I wish I could have explained

How life is beautiful

Light, heavy

Unpredictable

Life is fragile

Life is beautiful

Long, short

Irreplaceable

Life is just here

You’ve got to live it now

Today, not tomorrow

You’ve got to live it now

And you’ve got to live it well

I wish I had held on to you tighter

I wish you would have let me comfort you

I wish I had known then what I know now

Known how to love

I wish I had been brave then

I wish I had done something, anything

I wish I had known then what I know now

Would have realized

How life is fragile

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