torstai 2. joulukuuta 2010

December 2nd - Varpunen jouluaamuna

There is nothing like Finnish melancholy when it comes to metal music and Christmas songs. And when you combine those two together, you really have something magical. Something unique, something that is so Finnish that you can't find it anywhere else in the world. When you compare Finnish Raskasta Joulua (Heavy Christmas) albums to We Wish You A Metal Xmas album, for example, you can immediately hear what I'm talking about. I have that latter album too and I tell's pure shit. 
Oh well, now the tonight's song.


Oh how lame that sounds in English...Anyways. This is another very tragic Christmas song. It was composed by Otto Kotilainen and the Finnish translation of the lyrics is based on a poem Sparven om julmorgonen (1859) by Zacharias Topelius. It's about a girl feeding a sparrow who turns out to be her dead brother's spirit at the end of the song. Topelius' son had died young and it inspired him to write the poem.

I'm not going to re-post Marco Hietala's metal version of this song, although I love it above all other versions. You can find it in here

Suvi Teräsniska - Varpunen Jouluaamuna

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