Tähden Lentäessä/Shooting Star | Loituma (Song)


A song (based on an old Finnish poem) by the Finnish folk music group Loituma.


Song Intro (see credits below):

"This poem is from a collection called "Songs from an Old Town" (1912) by Larin-Kyösti (alias Karl Gustav Larsson, 1873-1948), a well-known and much loved Finnish poet."

Content Source: reindeerdreams

Video direct urlhttps://youtu.be/8OYuFLKg-F8






Lyrics (Finnish):

Näin minä ihanan tähdenlennon,
aattelin: yksinkö jäit kuin ma jäin,
sortiko suru sun sielusi hennon
keskeltä kylmien ystäväin?

Taivaan tulikukka-yrttimailla
olit kai pieni ja pilvessä ain,
ehkä et loistanut muiden lailla,
olit kai unta ja usvaa vain.

Pois sinä lensit avaruuteen,
niin ehkä löysit, mitä sä hait,
sammuessasi maailmaan uuteen
kauniimman, kirkkaamman loiston sä sait.


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Translation (from video, credit: reindeerdreams):


I saw a wondrous shooting star

Thought you were left alone as was I

Did sorrow crash your fragile soul
in the midst of cold friends?

Did sorrow crash your fragile soul
in the midst of cold friends?

In Heaven's fields of herbs and flowers

You may have been small and always in clouds

You may not have shined as the others

You may have been only a dream and a mist

You may not have shined as the others

You may have been only a dream and a mist

You flew away into space

Maybe you found what you were looking for

As you died down to the new world

More beautiful, brighter, shining you got (became)

As you died down to the new world

More beautiful, brighter, shining you got (became)


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Info Source and Lyrics Credit: ijonele

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