Lyrics

Lyrics

 

Delay Trees

Lyrics by Rami Vierula (My Thoughts by Onni Oikari)

 

Delay Trees: Let Go

LET GO (2017)

Buy our newest album for the lyrics

 

 

Delay Trees: Readymade

READYMADE (2014)

FIREWORKS
Fireworks and lightning strikes
Do you still look for signs?
Darkness speaks through everyone
Just don’t let it mute your tongue
You keep telling me we still have time but it’s not enough
When I was young I was full of light but it’s not enough
Fireworks and starry skies
I’ll show you a place to hide
A secret name for you to chant
So death can’t touch you with his hand
Yeah I know that we still have time but it’s not enough
When I was young I was purified by fire but it’s not enough

STEADY
Steady, I wanna feel something
Hurt me and mark me with bruises I’m tired of sleeping alone
Steady, take my voice and change it
I wanna speak of magic, only of perfect things

SISTER
You said years would fix it all, I’m slowly losing my faith
Every night I count the hours, I’m too tired to wait
Sister please hold me now I’m dying to be found
Not in a nightmare, not in a fantasy I’m stuck somewhere in between
Here everybody wears white and keeps their faces unseen
Sister please pinch me now I need to wake up somehow
Just say it gets better (It gets better)

WOODS
I’ve searched my whole life for the real peace of mind
For the real light of life but now I’ve lost myself
I used to go deep into the woods just to find some peace
So I could think clearly

PERFECT HEARTACHE
I stay up ’til morning comes at dim-lit corridors and parks searching for this feeling
It seeps through my bones and skin, takes control of everything
It’s an old friend I’ve been missing
Oh it’s heartache, heartache I want
Perfect heartache, heartache that’s all
I guess I’m the kind of guy who likes to think all night, make things complicated
I’ve missed your tender touch, your melancholy thoughts
All of your sad sensations
Oh it’s heartache, heartache I want
Perfect heartache, heartache that’s all

THE HOWL
I know when the time will come you’ll say the right words
I’ve told everyone I love to always stay alert
Oh can you hear the howl in the darkest hour
They’re moving closer
Oh just stay inside and hope that I will find you sooner
I live in a building surrounded by the sky
And every night in my dreams I see a new sign
Oh when you hear the howl it won’t be long
You will be safe soon
Oh when you see a fire moving in the dark I’m there to take you home

BIG SLEEP
Time moves like a dancer and speaks in metaphors
I’m just a dreamer trying my best to hang on
This ain’t a war but I need to know you’re on my side
When everything else fails it’s good to know that you are mine
Time moves through my body, consumes me like a parasite
Now my skin is pale, my heart has lost all the light
Is this really happening if I can’t feel a thing
Am I just a dreamer rehearsing for the big sleep?

THE ATLANTIC
Go cross the Atlantic, leave everything behind
When you’re above the ocean you’ll watch the waves roll in slow-motion
Go cross the Atlantic but you take everything with you, it’s all within you
No matter where you go now we will always find you, we’ll always follow

 

 

Delay Trees: Doze

DOZE (2012)

DECIDE
You don’t need to worry I’m alright
They can’t harm me baby though they’ve tried
I don’t care who’s in charge behind the parliament walls
Yeah I’ve looked but couldn’t see anyone who could help me decide
You don’t need to stress ‘cos we’ll get by
We’ll sell some stuff and pray every night
I don’t know what comes next fall, maybe a nuclear war
But I’ll hide inside my dreams ‘cos God knows I can’t decide

DREAM SURFER
I’m waking up into a misty view of a nightmare
I keep closing my eyes, erasing my mind and falling through a dream
There is this man waiting for me under a tree
Humming calmly but breathing heavily
He meets me every night with a violent light around him
Begging to be free, surfing aimlessly in and out of dreams
He is waiting for anyone to fall asleep
Through the silence he hums a melody that no one can lose

HML
I would run away if I could
Through the parking lots out into the woods
No more re-runs, no more empty nights
No more buzzing of fluorescent lights
I’ve loved you just the way you are
But now it’s harder and I need to move on
And you won’t miss me, yeah I know
And you’re not sad to see me go, oh no
Rows of houses, rows of neatly parked cars
Vague memories of late night drives and cigars
I miss my friends though they’re no longer here
And I wish I was filled with hope instead of fear
I’m afraid that everything falls apart
That there’s no one strong enough to break my heart
And I won’t miss you, so now you know
But without you I feel so alone, so alone

PAUSE
Breathe in the atmosphere, inhale the holy
Lay down the weight of fear, bathe in the sunlit glory
Forget all about history, forget all about wars
Forget laws of gravity and just press pause
Just press pause

FUTURE
Future quit killing my feelings, I can’t afford feeling down
I’m sensing life before meanings – face the world phenomenologically
Future it’s not you that I’m missing, you always look too sad
Memories are what I believe in – face the world nostalgically
Future I’m tired of fighting so let your cold wave wash over me
Teach me to fear nothing and face the world fearlessly

ONLY THE STARS
Walk with me all night, tell me stories that seem real but end up being lies
Wear your brown duffel coat so you’ll look like a 60’s babe and you won’t get cold
And it’s only you and me secretly
And only the stars you gaze at, only the stars
Lights they dim so we can hardly see, would you spin like a ballerina, privately for me
Hold my hazy head and let me believe that Jesus comes tonight and my heart is clean
And it’s only you and me eternally
And only the stars you gaze at, only the stars

MY THOUGHTS
You find me with my thoughts
I see your face, green eyes that smile at me
You know me, the faults so deep
Still you don’t blame but look at me so tenderly

 

 

 

Delay Trees: Before I Go Go EP

Before I Go Go EP (2011)

ALL BLACK LEFT
Step by step all black left
Out with the breeze that cleared my head

Haunted scenes of misery
Now forgotten, history

Slowly something
Warm and real woke up in me

Darkened memories, dead-end streets
Now forgotten, history

My eyes were empty
My light was weak
But now I’m redeemed; now I can see

BEFORE I GO
Before I go I wanna feel
What’s it like to lose yourself
And gently disappear in pretty girls eyes
That glisten and shine
Like the seven stars
And leave a burn-mark
On my broken skin and crying heart
Before I go this is what I wanna feel

OWLS GO
I need the warmth you carry inside
I need your fire, I need your fire
I need the beat from your pulse
To scare the owls, to scare the owls

They told me it’s true if my windows are wide
They’ll come and get you, come and get you
The fear in the heart with the dust and the scars
Will give them power, give them power

With the secret chant that you use
All the windows are closed for good
We’ll be sleeping so heavy, so safely and steady
And the sky will turn bright and blue

The owls go ooh-hoo

SONGS
I’ve shown all of my insides now
I’ve told you all my stories
There’s no power left in me to sing more emotions

Glorious Sunday morning
Feel the amount of light
Now I’ve got time to listen darling so sing me some of your songs

Every minute, every hour you’re the power in me

 

 

Delay Trees: Delay Trees

Delay Trees: Delay Trees (2010)

GOLD
Gold come in
Take over and lift up my arms
Change my name
The pain slowly pouring into the night
I walk in
Darling, you said something in me wasn't right
Light comes clear through sky
And for years I know I've been blind

CASSETTE 2012
Speak to me in tongues or through fire alarms
Don't lay your shadow on
Don’t lay your shadow on the innocent
"World ends in 2012" - headlines straight from hell
But don't lose your belief
Don't lose your belief, not now

Remember at the start; dreams of America
So don't lay your shadow on
Don’t lay your shadow on the innocent
I'll meet you in 2012 on the stairs where we first met
And I'll bring you a cassette we can listen to when all ends - softly

ABOUT BROTHERS
Japanese cartoons that I've always tried to avoid
Showing me feelings and scenes from a dream that I don't know
I'm loving a robot; my brother has turned to steel
How should I feel?

We've never spoken of things that we truly share
You've started a family, a home and I don't feel I'm welcome there
But let's bury the past in the sand, down where it belongs
Don't say I'm not yours

I have always known
Our childhood was long
I have always known
We will be strong

PATTERN
Somewhere there's a path for lovers and dreamers
I've seen so few truly finding a pattern or a secret code
Sometime soon, I know, we'll be history
We'll grow colder by the hour, the power slowly dying in us

There will come a time when all we know is answers
To questions only few questioned, the windows opening up
There'll be none of us left waiting, when they're coming
We fled faster than lightning and the pattern left with us
The pattern left with us

IN FEBRUARY
Letting the day in, hearing the sirens
You smile at me, I try to respond but you've already gone away
Oh how happy you are, I'm barely hanging in here

Waking through layers - echoes and whispers
You move something deep in me that is far beyond my reach
Oh how happy you are, I'm barely hanging in here

Oh how happy you are
Cast your light upon me
Oh how happy you are
Like a black hole I suck it all in

QUARANTINE
I wrote this song in quarantine
On a deadly virus of positivity
They had no other option but to lock me down
I was a national hazard just walking around

A passer-by found me one morning
Sitting by the tram stop, smiling
She had good intentions, did what she had to do
I was a national hazard thinking life was good

And talking to strangers, talking to strangers, thank God I'm cured

Now I'm healed from that rare disease
Into another grey creature filling the streets
Forming queues and waiting in lines
Standing in an escalator for the rest of my life

And not talking to strangers, not talking to strangers, thank God I'm cured

LIGHT POLLUTION
Watching the jets high up sparkle like the stars
We live under a dome that keeps space and earth apart
You were sucked into a cloud and I thought that you drowned
Into the light pollution and never found a way out

Watching the cars paint the highway red and white
My eyes are filled with comets burning warm and bright
In the middle of this commotion I hope that you found
Your way through the light pollution, far away from us

Watching the fog gently take over the street
Penetrating kindly through buildings and me
You were seeking for answers, seeking for anything
Above the light pollution you found a new meaning

TARANTULA / HOLDING ON
It's hard to do this now - returning home
'Cos I know we'll meet somehow
Tarantula
Can you remember where
Ten years ago
I was tangled up with fear
You've never felt

Your room was clean and bright
Corners full of air
Someone shook my hand in the dark
Tarantula
Can you remind me that I'm still alive
Because of something that I've found, it can never die

Through every highway
Through the desert fire
My eyes are empty
But I'm holding on

Through every morning
Through the fields of sleep
I'm always found in a corner
But I'm holding on

WHALES & COLORS
In the silence, I'm comfy in the silence
I'm all worn out, my eyelids won't stay up
At the seaside, solitude at the seaside
I hear whales sing, at least in my mind

Sometimes when I hate people I go outside and wander
Around the streets of Helsinki and let my head go lighter
Sometimes I just hate myself for not seeing the colors
Surrounding me everywhere making all things look nicer

4:45 AM
All power ends
Streetlights die and disintegrate but soon morning will come
Walk with me down to the port
We can watch the ghost ships come and go - all quiet in the dark

Naturally time passes through us unwanted
Changing all the shapes every moment

Hold my cold hands
You hold them like we've just met - all shy and tender
Talk to me 'til the city wakes from its sleep
And white noise starts bleeding in

Naturally time passes through us unwanted
Changing all the shapes every moment
But my dearest don't you change
Just stay here with me waiting
When it's not quite night, not yet morning

 

 

Delay Trees Soft Construction EP

Soft Construction EP (2009)

DESERT ISLAND SONG
Do you really think that they are coming back?
We’re stranded on this island, destiny is in our hands
I know I’d never make it without you

Blank sky is telling me to get quickly back outside
Fresh vapour trails are drawing and slowly forming thin clouds
I know I’d never make it without you

I know I’d never make it

I see planes flying far away like every year at this time
They are packed with people leaving something lovely behind
I know I’d never make it without you

ABOUT BROTHERS
Japanese cartoons that I've always tried to avoid
Showing me feelings and scenes from a dream that I don't know
I'm loving a robot, my brother has turned to steel
How should I feel?

We've never spoken of things that we truly share
You've started a family, a home and I don't feel I'm welcome there
But let's bury the past in the sand, down where it belongs
Don't say I'm not yours

I have always known
Our childhood was long
I have always known
We will be strong

MOVING
I don't want to see the time when I've lost my inner child along with my destinations
When all I see is emptiness, isolation, middle age
I'm always moving, I'm always fearless

Where has all your power gone?
Words so strong and full of love - the breathe of new born morning
Now that I have found the spark I'll never get lost in the dark
I'm always moving

I am only a boy who's discovered a void
Who has beaten down weakness

And I know that it's certain
You showed me the strength I have
Above the rooftops we learned to give up
And felt the wind like every bird
Now we're truly moving

I am only a boy who's discovered a void
Who has beaten down weakness

CORAL WIND
Give me a fight that I can win
A day starting with the coral wind
Flawless victories, cherry blossom trees, streets of joy in the summer

Show me what I need to be
And I'll tell you how they see me; a flaming lullaby caught in world's nasty eye
Candle lights die when I breathe
Anywhere I lay my sight
People trying to make things right with justified pain in their eyes

Bring me back the coral wind

TARANTULA / HOLDING ON
It's hard to do this now - returning home
'Cos I know we'll meet somehow
Tarantula

Can you remember where
Ten years ago
I was tangled up with fear
You've never felt

Your room was clean and bright
Corners full of air
Someone shook my hand in the dark
Tarantula

Can you remind me that I'm still alive
Because of something that I've found, it can never die

Through every highway
Through the desert fire
My eyes are empty
But I'm holding on

Through every morning
Through the fields of sleep
I'm always found in a corner
But I'm holding on

REPLAY
I could run for days but sill I'd be in pain
For being locked inside this skin that won't learn anything
A corpse just lying there, cooled by desert air

Lonely little notes chained inside this ghost that I've become
All I see is you - world full of pampering views
Steal me now like I've stolen my joy, the immortal dreaming boy

Replay the scene of autumn leaves
(that left us puzzled and numb)
Replay the scene of stormy winds
(that flew me like a feather to your arms)
Replay the scene of frozen trees
(yearning for the rising sun)
Replay the scene of feeling free and positive