Amorphis: My Kantele

Amorphis - Elegy [1996]

 

Album: Elegy
Year: 1996
Written by: Kim Tapani Rantala;tomi Samuel Koivusaari;esa Sepo Antero Holopainen;olli Pekka Laine;pasi Antero Koskinen;veli Pekka Kasari

Truly they lie, they talk utter nonsense
Who say that music reckon that the kantele
Was fashioned by God
Out of a great pike’s shoulders
From a water dog’s hooked bones
It was made from the grief

Its belly out of hard days
Its soundboard from endless woes
Its strings gathered from torments
And its pegs from other ills
Truly they lie, they talk utter nonsense

Its belly out of hard days
Its soundboard from endless woes
Its strings gathered from torments
And its pegs from other ills
Truly they lie, they talk utter nonsense

So it will not play, will not rejoice at all
Music will not play to please
Give off the right sort of joy
For it was fashioned from cares
Moulded from sorrow

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