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SONGS ABOUT SADNESS (2024 upcoming)

Typhoon (single)

NORTH STAR REVISITED (2023)

1. Aliens Don't Change Lanes

2. Ghost Story

3. Memory

4. Sunshine

5. Only Rain (instrumental)

6. Lost in Space

7. Geek and a Biker

8. You Are (feat. Silja)

9. Rain, Steam and Speed (instrumental)

10. Credits

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Typhoon

You know it ain’t easy

You know it gets blue

You know it ain’t peaches and cream

You know it ain’t all about you

 

Yet you get up when you fall down

No matter how often

It hurts you still you go on

 

When the storm catches

Up to you

You lift the sails and fly

 

    You lift the sails and fly

    You wave the doubts goodbye

    And soar the skies

 

    This is your finest hour

    You ride the power

 

You know they’re not caring

You know they don’t see

The stories you’ve hid in your tears

The blossoms of all that could be 

 

Yet you go on when it’s harder

Than you dreamed

You lift the sails and fly

 

    You lift the sails and fly

    You wave the doubts goodbye

    And soar the skies

 

    This is your finest hour

    You ride the power

 

(Guitar Solo)

 

You’re stronger

Than you thought

You lift the sails and fly

 

    You lift the sails and fly

    You wave the doubts goodbye

    And soar the skies

 

    This is your finest hour

    You ride the power

    Of the typhoon

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Instruments: OP1, SP404mk2, precision bass, Pearl drum kit, telecaster, hand claps, les paul, tambourine, Syntrx, Juno-106

Typhoon
Aliens Don't Change Lanes

Aliens Don't Change Lanes

It’s them – they’re here again

The aliens that speak sand

They bend the space

They loop the time

They want to understand

 

Why humans are so beautiful

Yet spiteful little things sometimes

The universe is a big place

And there’s still some room to grow

 

    Aliens don’t change lanes

 

It’s them – they’ve come tonight

The aliens with no face

They spin the words

They turn the worlds

To find another space

 

Their potential is beautiful

Beyond our wildest hopes and dreams

If only we could grow a bit

And rise to earn their trust

 

    Some time from now it all will seem

    Yes, momentarily so clear

    The understanding will keep sinking in

 

    It’ll drive away the fear

    Yet the aliens, they’re here

    We must keep on learning

    Yet none of us speaks sand

 

It’s them – they came at last

The aliens of the past

They learn our ways

They teach us means

To build a change that lasts

 

We need all help that we can get

They'll only get us started, oh

We have to go the extra mile

But none of us speaks sand!

 

    Some time from now it all will seem

    Yes, momentarily so clear

    The understanding will keep sinking in

 

    It’ll drive away the fear

    Yet the aliens, they’re here

    We must keep on learning

    Yet none of us speaks sand

 

    Aliens don’t change lanes

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Ghost Story

[Radio transmission]

Various apparitions and spooks, I fear to say ghosts, have been spotted in the neighborhood.

People are advised to lock their doors and turn up the lights to avoid attracting the attention of the apparitions.

Officials are still investigating the nature of the phenomenon, meanwhile please follow the appropriate guidelines to avoid contact with the spooks.

And if any should creep up on you – God help us all!

 

The night is falling and doors are closed

Lights are turned up now everywhere

 

But almost no-one knows

That the creatures of the night are drawn to light

 

    When you feel your skin is tingling

    When the hair on your neck is prickling

    They are here

    Close by

       

Spooks, ghosts and ghouls crawl their nightly rounds

You’d think they’re figments of your mind

 

And yet the spook attack

Hides right behind your back

Right outside your reach

    When you feel your skin is tingling

    When the hair on your neck is prickling

    They are here

    Close by

 

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Ghost Story
Memory

Memory

There are so many things I don’t remember

So many moments that I think are dead to me

Passages in books that I’m quite sure I’ve read

Storylines and heroes gone for good

 

It’s almost as if there is no continuum

No endless chain of days to call a life

The snapshots follow one another 

In a manner that is rather disconnected from reality

 

    (Memory)

    Memory, oh so quiet

    (Memory)

    Where are you?

    (Memory)

    Where are you?

    (Memory)

 

I once thought dementia came down when you’re older

Me, I’ve forgotten since the day that I was born

Connections that are flooded by the stream of time

Old ideas that I think I had – all gone

 

The tears in the rain, now lost forever

They glitter only by Tannhäuser Gate

The android sleeping, dreaming of the sheep

How Rutger made him real by nothing but the simple make believe?

 

    (Memory)

    Memory, oh so quiet

    (Memory)

    Where are you?

    (Memory)

    Where are you?

    (Memory)

 

Yet there are things that I don’t want to remember

Things that haunt me when I go to sleep

The ghosts of the past lurk right behind the curtain of reality

The curtain of reality    

 

    (Memory)

    Memory, oh so quiet

    (Memory)

    Where are you?

    (Memory)

    Where are you?

    (Memory)

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Sunshine

Sunshine in your eyes, sometimes a gateway to a new world

Like Sunday mornings when we’ve all the time in the world to wake up

 

The twinkle in your eyes will light the way all the way to farthest lands

To fantasies unlike anything we’ve ever dreamed of before

 

    It’s like travel without moving

    We’re not going, no, we’re flying

 

    It’s like travel without moving

    We’re not going, no, we’re flying

 

We’re dancing through the night, the world around us spins into a blur

Time takes a break and leaves us falling deeper in this thing called love

 

We ride the roller-coaster like our lives depended on it, oh yes, they do

Let’s scale the mountainside and make a chain to fight against the wind

 

    It’s like travel without moving

    We’re not going, no, we’re flying

 

    It’s like travel without moving

    We’re not going...

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Sunshine

Lost in Space

Testing, testing

Can anybody hear me?

Hello? Hello?

 

Can anybody hear me?

 

Testing, testing

Can anybody hear me?

Hello? Hello?

 

Is there anyone out there?

Anyone? Anyone?

Hello? Hello?

 

Anyone?

 

Anyone?

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Lost in Space

Geek and a Biker

You want a geek and a biker

And a cook and a hiker

And a star and a moon

But I’m just me

 

A Casanova, Gold’n Retriever

Want a rebel, a believer

And a serf and a seer

But it’s me

 

    Who am I supposed to be?

    What, some kind of fantasy?

    The more I peel, the less I see

    The truth remains a mystery  

 

You want a rock and a river

A gorilla and a giver

A Corey and a River

But it’s me

 

You want a king and a piper

Baby seal and a sniper

A Picard and a Riker

But it’s me

 

    Who am I supposed to be?

    What, some kind of fantasy?

    The more I peel, the less I see

    The truth remains a mystery  

 

No-one is asking this of me

Except the shades of history

I dig my heels, for now I see

A little bit more clearly

The you, I think, is really me…

 

    Who am I supposed to be?

    What, some kind of fantasy?

    The more I peel, the less I see

    The truth remains a mystery  

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Geek and a Biker

You Are (feat. Silja)

You are – you are my destiny

I can’t imagine the journey

Without you there sharing it (with me)

 

You are – you are my everything

You are the source for the meaning

Of life and the universe and everything

 

You are – you are so beautiful

Oh yes, the kindness you radiate

The wholeness you bestow (on the world)

 

You are – you are my savior

Without you I’d have drowned under

All the temptations of the world

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You Are

Credits

Side A

1. Aliens Don’t Change Lanes

2. Ghost Story

3. Memory

4. Sunshine

5. Only Rain 

 

Side B

6. Lost In Space

7. Geek and a Biker

8. You Are (feat. Silja)

9. Rain, Steam and Speed

 

Total Playing Time 34:10

 

Written, Performed, Engineered and Produced by Lauri Järvilehto

Except ”You Are” Performed by Silja Järvilehto & Lauri Järvilehto

Sampled choir on You Are and Rain, Steam and Speed by Silja, Luukas, Joonatan, Tuomas and Matias Järvilehto

Recorded & Mixed at Starship Studio, Espoo, Finland

Mastered at Abbey Road Studios by Christian Wright

Cover Art (album) by Paavo Järvilehto

Cover Art (singles) by Lauri Järvilehto

Photography by Paavo Järvilehto
 

Lauri plays:

Yamaha SY99, Sequential Circuits Prophet 5, Moog Subsequent 25, Roland System 8, Roland TR8S, Roland Ax Edge, Korg Minilogue XD. Teenage Engineering OP-1, Native Instruments Maschine Mk3, Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S88 Mk2, Yamaha C3 grand piano, Yamaha U1 upright piano, Fender Squier Classic Vibe Stratocaster, Fender Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster, Gibson Epiphone Custom Shop Les Paul, Fender Squier Affinity Precision Bass, Fender CD60 electroacoustic guitar, Arturia Pigments, Roland Cloud Juno 106, Jupiter 8, TR606, TR707, TR808, D50, JV1080, Korg Gadget, NI Kontakt, Battery, FM8, Softube Marshall JCM800, Amplitube Fender Super Reverb, UAD Marshall Plexi Lead, Pedals: ProCo Rat, EH Big Muff, Small Stone, Dunlop Crybaby, Keeley Compressor Plus, Rocktron Banshee 2 Talkbox, Shakers, flutes, toys, Duplos, Legos, kettles, pans and other household items, A piano outside UC Berkeley campus, Nature and urban sounds sampled from all over the world.

 

Some key plugins: , Softube Console 1, TSAR-1, Saturation, Tape, UAD 1176, LA2A, Pulteq EQP-1, Ampex ATR-102, Fabfilter Pro-Q3, Pro-DS, Saturn, Volcano, Eventide H3000 Factory, H910, Blackhole, 2016, TVerb, Native Instruments Solid Bus Comp, Oeksound Soothe 2, Arturia Delay Tape-201, Rev Plate-140, Dimension D, Waves H-Delay, PAZ Analyzer, WLM, Waves Tune, Waves Tune Realtime, Baby Audio Super VHS, Wavesfactory Cassette, Trackspacer, XFer Records Cthulhu, LFO Tool, iZotope Vinyl, Ozone Imager V2.

 

Thanks to Macke Hakala, Timo Tiuraniemi, Karoliina Jarenko, Aleksi Raappana, Jonna Kärkkäinen, Kalle Koivisto, Paavo Järvilehto, Rauni Järvilehto, Silja Järvilehto and Laura Järvilehto for listening to these tracks in their various forms and giving me invaluable feedback. Thanks to Otso Järvilehto for essential feedback on the cover art. Thanks to my kids Silja, Luukas, Joonatan, Tuomas and Matias for being an endless source of joy and inspiration and to my wife Laura for being there always.

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