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So once upon a time I was bored so I choose to translate few Finnish songs to English. My intend was never to post them here but well, might as well. Note: These translations are not perfect due me not being language expert. Another note: First song has lot of Finnish slang of sorts. Another another note: I did these originally only for myself. Translations are part literal translations and part "sounds better in English that way"- translations. I chose to replace curse words with **** for the forums. Warning! These are not happy songs, any of them, in fact, first one is about getting bullied and "revenge" going too far. I have to say that while translating these, I noticed how different language Finnish really is from English, it was kinda interesting, and also made translating little tricky. I also noticed how weird some of the lyrics are.
Happy independence day to all my fellow Finns everywhere. Don't you ever dare to forget that, no matter what anyone says, you live in a truly great country, and even though we have gone through some tough and dark times in the past, we've still always pulled through, and prevailed. We Finns know what it feels like to fight against a very real possibility of losing your freedom and independence on your own soil, and that is something what most other countries will never truly understand, or have to go through. Your grandfathers, and grandfathers' fathers sacrificed untold amounts to secure our liberty, and I ask that respect all those sacrifices, and never let them be forgotten. They weren't in vain. Facts about this piece: Finlandia (Opus number 26) is a symphonic poem by the Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. The first version was written in 1899, and it was revised in 1900. At the time, Finland was still known as The Grand Duchy of Finland, an autonomous part Russia, and the piece was composed for the Press Celebrations of 1899, a covert protest against increasing censorship from the Russian Empire, as the last of seven musical pieces, each performed as an accompaniment to a tableau depicting episodes from Finnish history. The premiere was on 2 July, 1900, in the capital city of Helsinki, with the Helsinki Philharmonic Society conducted by Robert Kajanus. A typical performance takes anywhere from 7½ to 9 minutes. A recurrent joke within Finland at this time was the renaming of Finlandia at various musical concerts, so as to avoid Russian censorship. Titles under which the piece masqueraded were numerous, a famously flippant example being "Happy Feelings at the awakening of Finnish Spring". Most of the piece is taken up by rousing and turbulent music, evoking the national struggle of the Finnish people, but towards the end, a calm comes over the orchestra, and the serenely melodic Finlandia Hymn is heard. Often incorrectly cited as a traditional folk melody, the Hymn section is of Sibelius' own creation. Although initially composed for orchestra, in 1900 Sibelius arranged the entire work for solo piano. On December 6th, 1917, Finland finally declared itself independent from the Russian Empire.
i know the name could be misleading and maybe ai little inapropriate for the forums but i wouldnt know what else to call most of the bands i listen to! i picture these bands bein played in pubs and stuff and they just want to make you jam out and dance! (or start swingin) i just wanted to see if there are people that like the same musik. some artists that i would consider 'irish drinking bands' are : dropkick murphys, flogging molly, karpiklaani, the tossers, bollocks! and more of the sorts FEEL FREE TO POST VIDEOS OF RELATED MUSIK SEEING AS HOW THIS IS A MUSIC THREAD!! PLEASE! XD to start things off here is one of my favorite songs http-~~-//www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSwaVvF7rdU if a moderator finds this thread offensive in any way feel free locking it or deleting it i dont care either way i just wanna share amazin musik with everypony!! and something a little heavier XD