"My Kantele" as written by and Esa Holopainen....
Truly they lie, they talk utter nonsense
Who say that music reckon that the kantele
Was fashioned by a god
Out of a great pike's shoulders
From a water-dog's hooked bones
It was made from the grief
Molded from sorrow

Its belly out of hard days
Its soundboard from endless woes
Its strings gathered from torments
And its pegs from other ills

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
Molded from sorrow

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"My Kantele" as written by Esa Holopainen


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    General CommentThe vocalist is teh suck. Good song, though
    Lateralus518on December 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentMaybe this song is about a kantele. Fancy that.
    eyelinerloveon February 23, 2008   Link
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    Song MeaningIt references Väinämöinen, who made a kantele out of a pike's jawbones. He was a figure in Finnish mythology.
    SMUSER17174587on August 24, 2010   Link
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    General CommentTakes the myth of Väinämöinen making the first Kantele from a pike's jaw and refuses it as a lie, saying that the Kantele was made of pain and strife. Very finnish kind of thinking :)
    cycoon March 23, 2011   Link

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