Track by Track

Islands Of Light is the new, rearranged version of Vuorien Taa in English. It was released as the second single from the A Way Away album (only in digital form) and features orchestral arrangements by Pip Williams. A video was shot by Patric Ullaeus. He also created an alternative video with scenes not used in the official video. It can be watched on his website Revolver.se.

The orchestra recordings were done at the London AIR-Studios

 

 

Lyrics

Running in the darkness, rolling back in time
Following the voices howling in your mind
Under you the frozen lake crackles till you halt
When the frosty mirror breaks, will you hear the call

Come admit your secret plan to make it to the top
Hear the sirens as they sing till the day you drop

Chorus:

Fall through the ice, into my eyes
Islands of light guide you tonight

Drowning in your daydreams, hiding in your bed
They keep on complaining, it´s all in your head
Come admit your secret plan to make it to the top
Hear the sirens as they sing till the day you drop

(Chorus)

Fall through the ice, into my eyes
Islands of light guide you tonight

Don’t you recognize your voice in our coven’s song?
Don´t you know it´s not the music? - it's you that danced along
See the moon riding the tide, the reflection swims
As the ice begins to melt, we see a form within

(Chorus)

Fall through the ice, into my eyes
Islands of light guide you tonight


Precious Dark is the new, rearranged version of Pidä Kädestä in English. It was released as the third and last single (only in digital form) from the A Way Away album on September 10, 2010. According to Jonsu the song originally was not to be released on the album since the other girls didn't want it. But Markus Staiger, the owner of Nuclear Blast, liked Pidä Kädestä so much that he convinced them to rerecord the song as well. Jonsu asked Tuomas Holopainen to write the lyrics for Precious Dark because she wanted it to be something special.

Tracklist

 

Precious Dark
Wuthering Heights
Breathe

 

Lyrics

 

There’s a place I don’t want you to know of
Hidden deep in a blindfolded heart
Where the desperate walk in silence,
Waiting for the ghosts to depart

There’s a game I don’t want you to know of
Masquerade, Cirque du Dècadence
A pawn in an empty chessboard
Moved around by a hand of a fool

Never played it safe
It’s a wicked game
Any hand, any call, I’m in

Chorus:

It said: "Love like you’ve never been hurt
And dance till dawn like you’ve just been born
A perfect toy made by perfect tools
Playing Ring Around the Rosie with a crowd of fools
Take a hold of my hand, I have sights to show you
Gingerbread house, Pleasure Island, Big Blue
Turn off the light, close your eyes wide shut
And welcome the precious dark"

I have seen far, I’ve never seen close
There are no mirrors on my wall
Silent is the call of my ocean
And the sirens washed ashore
All the sins they have long shadows
Turn the switch and the past comes alive
Live and learn, 1,2,3, know your ABC
It’s their answer to every "why"

Never played it safe
It’s a wicked game
Any hand, any call, I’m in

(Chorus)

It said:" Love like you’ve never been hurt
And dance till dawn like you’ve just been born
A perfect toy made by perfect tools
Playing Ring Around the Rosie with a crowd of fools
Take a hold of my hand, I have sights to show you
Gingerbread house, Pleasure Island, Big Blue
Turn off the light, close your eyes wide shut
And welcome the precious dark"

There was always a place that you knew of
You were holding the keys all along
There was always a game that you knew of
Now you’re one of them washed ashore

 

Links

 

Official music video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYxXvTpjwDw


Children Of Frost is the new, rearranged version of Hijainen Maa in English. It was released on the A Way Away album and features a childrens' choir which was not part of the original song. Jonsu described Children Of Frost as her favourite song because she used to sing in a children choir herself and still likes to hear children sing.

 

Lyrics

Hear the night toll in my breath
The cold lights dance overhead
Here the lake stares with dark eyes
Trees are their lashes of ice
See the star’s glare float upstream
Shedding its skin with dead leaves
Seems like the sky’s falling up
The wind wraps itself with my lungs

Chorus:

The sea that we saw was a desert of snowfall
The children of frost marched into the deadly dawn
In their great awe they found an old seesaw
And as they got on, the season of dark had gone

Dream with the nomads of light
Their dogs and their gods are all blind
Sing as white pours from dark veins
Bless all the earth that it paints

(Chorus)

The sea that we saw was a desert of snowfall
The children of frost marched into the deadly dawn
In their great awe they found an old seesaw
And as they sat down, the season of dark had come

In our great awe we found an old seesaw
And as we sat down, our season had come

(Chorus)

The sea that we saw was a desert of snowfall
The children of frost are wrapped in the dawn

At a great cost we found an old seesaw
And as we sat down, a new season had come

(Chorus)

The sea that we saw was a desert of snowfall
My children of frost march on and greet the dawn


Lilja's Lament is the new, rearranged version of Rannalla in English. It was released on the A Way Away album and features orchestral arrangements by Pip Williams.

The orchestra recordings were done at the London AIR-Studios

 

Lyrics

Strolling under harbor lights, Lilja reads a line
‘Poor Tatiana’
In another library, Rochester arrives
Oh lord, he’s half-blind
Lancelot and Guinevere came nowhere near the pier
No love this year
Marian called Robin Hood to save her from the sea
But words are cheap

Chorus:

Stories had been spun, a sea of metaphors were done
And Lilja heard but wonder’s thunder
All the books she read kept her in bed and hurt her head
Her tragic flaw was not a blunder

Percival got drunk and tossed his cup into the snow
Where’d the grail go?
Catherine found her Heathcliff but the Brontes died alone
Air gets so cold
Wind revives the balladeers sentenced to their words
Fog means return
For the bards and troubadours, sentences are worlds
We long but don’t learn

(Chorus)

Stories had been spun, a sea of metaphors were done
And Lilja heard but wonder’s thunder
All the books she read kept her in bed and hurt her head
Her tragic flaw was not a blunder

Teeter totter by the harbor, Lilja looked up saw a starfish
Holding her hand was Ophelia,
Smith, Elliot; Plath, Sylvia

(Chorus)

Stories had been spun, a sea of metaphors were done
But Lilja lived her blunder thunder
All the books she read put her to rest on a seabed
Her tragic flaw still makes me wonder


In Passing is the new, rearranged version of Valoissa in English. It was released as the first single from the A Way Away album on July 4, 2010. A video was shot by Patric Ullaeus inside the castle "Tjolöholms Slott" in Gothenburg, Sweden. Before that a video had already been created by Jesse Hietanen, the director of several other Indica videos, but it was never released.

While Islands Of Light and Precious Dark were only released as Download Singles, In Passing is also available as CD.

The song was mastered at the Sterling Studios in New York.

Tracklist Single

 

01. In Passing
02. Islands Of Light

 

Lyrics

 

Little sister,
Playing hide and seek
Even though mama told you I’m really gone
If you miss me
Sneak a peek at my diary
Or read the peek-a-boo sky that lights the night
I’ll say this once

Chorus:

Light up the night,
stardust!
When it hurts inside
read all the signs
Follow
It´s okay to feel down
and just remember
that nothing´s made to last
I know you´re sad

That too will pass, that too will pass
In passing...

Little sister
Ignore local news
Papers come from trees we’ll never climb
What a joke!
They made me look so sad
That bad bad lake’s okay; it washed my hair
And the waves said

(Chorus)

Light up the night,
stardust!
When it hurts inside
read all the signs
Follow
It´s okay to feel down
and just remember
that nothing´s made to last
I know you´re sad
That too will pass, that too will pass

That too will pass

That too will pass

You’ll recall all that
Till one day

You too will pass.

 

Links

 

Official music video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3ladZrO7as
Making of: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frr9b0hw6po
The unreleased video by Jesse Hietanen: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilV-R7pujUk (N/A in Germany)


Scissor, Paper, Rock is the new, rearranged version of Ikuinen Virta in English which was released on the A Way Away album. Jonsu describes it as song about the circle of life.

 

Lyrics

I’m river and I’m stone
I shiver but I know
I’m young but oh so old

Played scissor paper rock
I’d run till I was caught
Games end but nothing stops

The rocks will turn to dust
The scissor starts to rust
The ink will fade with us.

A lily builds a home
It grows inside my bones
Been there since I was born

Chorus:

You can brood by a brook
And whisper to water
Don’t worry, the dawn will dry your tears
See the daylight as it flows
It fills the holes… and souls grow whole
You can moan to the moon
You can swoon in the sunset
Don’t hurry, your world won’t disappear
See the waves that drape the shore
They fill the holes …and souls grow whole and old

I’m drifting towards the end
The sand keeps closing in
But water turns the bend

The trees reach for the sky
The roots begin to dry
A nest becomes a shrine


A Way Away is the new, rearranged version of Nukku Kedolla in English which was released on the A Way Away album.

 

Songtext

 

I found a way away … and sailed beyond the waves of pain
No Jonah in my sea, no whale to hide inside these days
I’ve lost my sky
Feels I was born just to die here
Born in a dry well
Lie here till one day I’m swallowed by time.

Stars no longer shine, faith has left us far behind
We have no more signs, and all our seers are blind
Lost in the night,

Once love was with me but I left
The sea turned violent
We crucify all the lights we can find.

Born to be silent
Bored and misguided
We simplify all the mystery of life

But sometimes hearts begin to stir
And in my head a notion whirls
As all I know becomes a blur
My words fill my world


As If is the new, rearranged version of Elä in English. it was released on the A Way Away album and features orchestral arrangements by Pip Williams.

The orchestra recordings were done at the London AIR-Studios

 

Lyrics

As if, as if
As if it matters
Innit, innit ‘what happens, happens’?
As if as if’s were enough

Is it, is it a fit of angst we see
Is it a bit the fear of failure
It is as if we gave up

It’s like we lack nothing
Kind of kind and so mind numbing
It’s kind of like losing touch

And I can’t find me inside
I hide in an empty smile
And I have left me behind
In words that aren’t mine

The scene, the scene - the screen’s endless
In style in style... check out my new stress
I’ve seen this stream – did I ditto that?
Like I really care!

Pretend pretend life’s a bluescreen
upload dreams in your B-movie
its kinda like life - but not

And I can’t find me inside
I hide in an empty smile
And I have left me behind
In words that aren’t mine


Straight And Arrow is the new, rearranged version of Pahinta Tänaan in English which was released on the A Way Away album. The Straight And Arrow music video, shot by Denis Goria in Tokyo, was the first one created for the A Way Away album and released as a bonus/teaser for the fans. It's not considered an official clip by the band.

Lyrics

Road's getting narrow, with snakes in the shadow
And the shade where you sleep is formed by the gallows
Where a man with an arrow was hung by the shallow
Little boys little boys little boys who became what they feared

Who would have thought that the ones who spoke of trust would come to betray us?
Who would have sought love from those who prayed for peace while sewing hatred's seed?
Who would have fought for a land where blood flows till it clots each river?
Who would have sons knowing all the orphans they would soon deliver?

Kneel beside me, in this field of memory
Don't become those you fear; don't kill what you've been

Chorus:

When the road gets narrow, with snakes in the shadow
And the shade where you sleep is formed by the gallows
Where a man with an arrow was hung by the shallow
Little boys little boys little boys who became what they feared

You should have known that the snakes were figments of (your) imagination
You should have shown that the roads and gallows were your own creation

Sleep beside me, there's no time to worry
The sound that you fear... it comes from your ear

(Chorus)

When the road gets narrow, with snakes in the shadow
And the shade where you sleep is formed by the gallows
Where a man with an arrow was hung by the shallow
Little boys little boys little boys there's a choice
When the road gets narrow, with snakes in the shadow
And the shade where you sleep is formed by the gallows
Where a man with an arrow was hung by the shallow
Little boys and their toys; little boys you became what you fear

Weep beside me, in this sea of memory
Don't you see what I see... you're the men that you fear

(Chorus)

When the road gets narrow, with snakes in the shadow
And the shade where you sleep is formed by the gallows
Where a man with an arrow was hung by the shallow
What's the point
When the road gets narrow, with snakes in the shadow
And the shade where you sleep is formed by the gallows
Where a man with an arrow was hung by the shallow
Little boys little boys there's a choice there's a choice
When the road gets narrow, with snakes in the shadow
And the shade where you sleep is formed by the gallows
Where a man with an arrow was hung by the shallow
Little boys little boys little boys don't become what you fear

Links

Music video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikpSMhIDh_Q
Read more about the video shoot here: http://indica-fans.net/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=285


Eerie Eden is the new, rearranged version of Vettä Vasten in English. It was released on the A Way Away album and features orchestral arrangements by Pip Williams. With a duration of eight minutes, it is the longest Indica song so far.

The orchestra recordings were done at the London AIR-Studios

Lyrics

Sorrow´s sound, it swirls all about you
Dry fallen leaves that rise like a cloud
Time is a torch in a field of lost faces
Kissed by the mist, you kneel on the ground

Shadowed by years, smiles you remember
Half-recalled movements float in the fog
There’s no dread you’ll forget in the dead of December
Hear the dawn’s breeze echo night’s song

Chorus:

Remain on, build your eerie Eden
Swim in your enchanted land
Seek your heaven, build your eerie Eden
Memory is a sea of sand

"Eternally yours", you read from a letter
Torn as the earth where the sender lies
Worn out by dreams, sinking in sunlight
You see no lips but still hear the cry

(Chorus)

Remain on, build your eerie Eden
Swim in your enchanted land
Seek your heaven, build your eerie Eden
Memory is a sea of sand


Bonus Tracks


Nursery Crimes is the new, rearranged version of Noita in English. It was released as a bonus song on the A Way Away album.

Outside In is the new, rearranged version of Ulkona in English. It was released as a bonus song on the A Way Away album.

Breathe is the new, rearranged version of Askeleet in English. It was released on the Precious Dark single.


Wuthering Heights is a song by british singer songwriter Kate Bush. It was covered by Indica and released on the Precious Dark single. It's also frequently performed live by the band.