Better it would be for me
And better it would have been
Had I not been born, not grown
Not been brought into the world
Not had to come to this earth
Not been suckled for the world

If I'd died a three-night-old
Been lost in my swaddling hand
I'd have needed but a span of doth
A span more of wood,
But a cubit of goof earth
Two words from the priest
Three verses from the cantor
One clang from the bell

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    General Commentno comment? r u kidding me? this song has been my fav since the first time i hear it
    ashaazmion April 17, 2010   Link
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    General CommentVery gloomy song (lyricwise), it's pretty self explanatory: the world would be better if i was never born. Love the way the lyrics are structured, with numbers and units of volume and length.
    cycoon March 23, 2011   Link
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    Song FactThe original poem from Kanteletar I:46 Parempi syntymättä:…
    TheBurninatoron February 22, 2015   Link
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    QuestionDid any of the bands members have a near death experience after their birth? Or any troubles with their births?

    It gives me the impression that perhaps there may have been a reason for why they consider that it may have been better if they were not born.

    Any reason why they would consider it better if they weren't born? Or just following the sentiments of many other an argument/fight/depression etc?
    sokornyon March 14, 2016   Link

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