Islaja Lyrics

Ulual Yyy

English version

SUMMON THE HEART/kutsukaa sydäntä


Summon the heart, just summon my heart - it holds strange drink
Summon the heart, it dwells inside of me. It offers strange drink....

DEVOURER OF HEARTS/sydänten ahmija


We meet in secret
Familiar, dark figure waiting on the shore, but this
feeling and your lips...they chill me, chill me

Let´s climb aboard the boat and drown our little sorrows
at the shore the bird-cherry flowers - they just spread their heavy sweet
blackness...

row the boat to the land of intoxication, raise the oars, let the
stream lead...and the maid of the waters wave from the waves, her hand,
her fin, her tail, alga - there is no-one left here whose heart you could
devour

tale and truth of human world vanishes, tale and truth of human world
vanishes - it is replaced with birch-cherry's heavy sweet blackness

PETE P/pete p


Pete P, do you understand this: shout your sorrows into this jar and
break it to pieces. This jar hears you, it has an ear, but it wont
speak for it has no mouth.

Pete P, do you understand this: whisper your dreams into this jar
and treasure it, it may come true, maybe someone makes it true.

No no no, don't you put your hand into these jars, if you touch your dream
it
will break, if you grab your griefs they will double back to you,
they come back to you

SONG OF THE BYGONE/laulu jo menneestä



the song of night, the night song, is ulual yyy, ulual yyy. I sing in the
nights house, light I chant into it, and a vision like-night I sing
-and (s)he appears.

but there is no Collector from behind those wings
though I sing, i can not rescue you

again I sing the house and You into the house, You appear but your shape
dissolves
and your voice subsides

as there is no Collector from behind those wings
though I sing, i can not rescue you

PLANETS HAVE STOPPED/pysähtyneet planeetat


In this place golden seeds grow from hands
birds pick them up
In this place golden strings grow from hair
with them birds tie flowers to their tails

In this place little wings grow to feet, to heels
with them fly closer, closer to the brightness
In this place little beams grow from your eyes
with them one sees future and ancient universes

NOW the planets have stopped moving, planets are not moving, the
planets have stopped

MASHED POTATOUNTRY/muusimaa


come down leaf of a birch, cover the black ground
leaf of a birch, the black ground
come whirl wind like snow spring a new land
first snow, new land

a puny bush is freezing under the tree
even though the birch is covering it with leaves

path be covered, ice get fixed to the rock!
path gets covered, ice gets fixed to the rock

from my mouth come out my favourite song
leaf of the birch DROP
first snow
new land
first land
new snow
mashed ground

SHADEMIRROR/varjokuvastin


if you wouldnt have waken from under your shadow
your eyes would be open, open
But the sun is coming from the window, bright and harsh
and it is showing how things really are

if you could get away from under your shadow
your eyes would be open, open
and you would see how the world is, you would see how the world is
big and beautiful
how the world is
bright and hard bright and hard bright and hard

ALIEN-EYE/muukalais-silmä


The black wings of your eye lashes
The grim pose of your head
scare away people
they make a beast out of you

SADNESS DOESN'T/suru ei


sadness is no more hunting me
and i am no more on sadness carriage
still it left
a mark on me
to the skin, to the lips, to the glance
i always remember love, i forever feel love,
huge, silent love

Palaa Aurinkoon

English version

LAIVAT SAAPUU /ships arrive


amen amen and yet amen
ships arrive
Our Father i see
white sails yonder

waves are pushing dead leaves
to the shore
i undress my scarf
and turn it into a flag

ROHKAISULAULU/ encouragement song


if you will
you can conquer back your life
if you want to do it
do it do it do it

long ago you chose your way
you were guided by someone
who called himself destiny
but whose breath smelled rotten
and you were afraid of the world
please show that you are not
anymore

if you will
you can split the world
by crying out
and you can laugh it to pieces
do it do it do it

you´ve been taught
that world is created to be like this
and you must accept it
but
if you will
you can conquer back your life
if you want
do it do it do it

UNI PÖLLÖNÄ OLEMISESTA / a dream of being an owl


i am in a dream
i see a mirror
a face and lights
Those features are not mine but they suit me anyway

i am in your dream
i am mirror you are watching
i give you new eyes and you will learn the language of animals and to see in the dark

i am in a dream
i hear someone saying "you have an owl´s face so we´ll take you flying
with us...let´s fly past that corpse, it´s human and human flesh tastes
bad"

i am in a dream
i see a forest and a glimmer of light
that light is not the sun
but fire
i can already feel its warmth on my skin

i am in your dream
i am the fire that you see
i give you new arms
with these you will engrave an image of a bird
who builds her nest
in a flaming tree

PALAA AURINKOON/ go back to sun



under you
are the pearls
you are sitting on kings nest
and you are no longer a kings riding horse
but a king himself

big seagull big seagull
big seagull big seagull
go back to sun go back to sun

HAAVEILIJA/ a dreamer


dreamer dreamer
dreams
hand holding her chin
she looks through the window at the plastering of the building
of some house
and dreamer sees there
all the objects of her dreams

SENKUN TANSSITAAN / let's just dance



If you say hi
I will run to you
Let's just dance
Put your red shoes on your feet
Girls on film, girls on film...


SATEEN TULLESSA / when the rain comes



look, tarantula,
whirlwind
I have learned to rise all the way up to the mountain
and when the rain comes
i am not looking for shelter
when the rain comes
i want it to rain

let it be so
i want to get drunk
breaks my heart
but feet please keep on going
and when the rain comes
i am not looking for shelter
when the rain comes
i want it to rain


TULE PUUTARHAAN / come to the garden


knock 3 times at the gate
and you get in to the garden
knock the door three times and if you have patience be silent
And follow the sound of the water
...don´t be afraid, i got this all just ´cos i realised to ask for it
I got the key to this garden

So you want to climb?
but trees are huge They wont let you go up...
can´t you see the sun
is shining from below
clouds are gliding on the water...
So you want to howl?
At nights the moon can turn you into a wolf if you want
...wait, there comes that lion I´m sure it will bring you some luck...

VAELTAJAN LAULU/ song of the wanderer


Kite kite kite
come down here to tell me
is there a sea behind those mountains
I have wandered the way too long
and swallowed this dry sand

birdie bird birdie
bird i know you...
bird i will shoot you down with a slingshot
you shall put your beak
into the deep sand

it´s already autumn
and rose you have wilted
behind my loved one´s ear

RUKOUS/ a prayer


great light
let our lives be
bright light
And let our past
transform to light on our way
And everywhere peace
and brightness
below and above
peace and brightness
below and above
below and above