KORPIKLAANI: Tervaskanto


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Tervaskanto Lyrics:
Järkälainem'mahtivaari,
talttumaton ikiurho,
korpehella katsastavi,
Jänkäsellä jäkättävi.

Kaiken nähny, kaiken kuullu,
kaiken tiänny, kaiken tainnu,
paljov' viälä näkemättä
kokematta, kuulematta.

Veripihkav' velloessa
havukarvat verestyvät,

oli kaiken nähny, kaiken kuullu, kaiken tiänny,
oli kaiken tainnu, kaiken nähny, kaiken kuullu,
oli kaiken tiänny, kaiken iannu, kaiken nähny,
oli kaiken kuullu, kaiken tiänny, kaiken tainnu.

Soat käyty viärehellä,
tappelukset takamailla,
nälkävuuet näkösällä

Kaiken nähny, kaiken kuullu,
kaiken tiänny, kaiken tainnu,
paljov' viälä näkemättä
kokematta, kuulematta.

Viäpi viälä vuasiaki,
kunnes kualo kannon kantaa

oli kaiken nähny, kaiken kuullu, kaiken tiänny,
oli kaiken tainnu, kaiken nähny, kaiken kuullu,
oli kaiken tiänny, kaiken iannu, kaiken nähny,
oli kaiken kuullu, kaiken tiänny, kaiken tainnu.

Yheksän yron ikeä,
vaariselta vahvimmalta.
Juuret maassa routassessa
vahvistavat ihojälttä

[English translation:]

Resinous Stump

Great old man, steady as a rock
The eternal untamable hero.
The guardian of the forests.
Keeps his eye in the wetlands.

He has seen it all, he has heard it all.
He knows it all, he is the master of ot all.
But still he has a lot to see, to experience and to hear

Resin-like blood in his veins.
Hair like spruce needles.

He had seen it all, heard it all, known it all.
He ha mastered it all, seen it all, heard it all.
He had known it all, mastered it all, seen it all.
He had heard it all, known it all, mastered it all.

He has seen the th was.
The battles in his backyard.
He saw the years of hunger.
He lived through the famines.

He has seen it all, he has heard it all.
He knows it all, he is the master of ot all.
But still he has a lot to see, to experience and to hear

It wil take many more years
until the death carries the stump away.

He had seen it all, heard it all, known it all.
He ha mastered it all, seen it all, heard it all.
He had known it all, mastered it all, seen it all.
He had heard it all, known it all, mastered it all.

The age of nine heroes.
Has lived the old man.
His roots in the frozen ground.
Hardening his back skin

He has seen it all, he has heard it all.
He knows it all, he is the master of ot all.
But still he has a lot to see, to experience and to hear

He has seen it all, he has heard it all.
He knows it all, he is the master of ot all.
But still he has a lot to see, to experience and to hear

He had seen it all, heard it all, known it all.
He ha mastered it all, seen it all, heard it all.
He had known it all, mastered it all, seen it all.
He had heard it all, known it all, mastered it all

[Korpiklaani note:
Tervaskanto is not just a stump of a tree, but also a metaphor for an experienced old man, who knows about all aspects of life. All around the Fenno-Ugric language area man has always associated himself with a tree. This can be seen in the significance of for example the wooden seitas of the Sami people or the sacred garden trees of the ancient Finns.]


About Korpiklaani:
Korpiklaani (Forest Clan in Finnish) is a folk metal band from Finland. Korpiklaani is the new name of the band previously called Shaman, that was formed by Jonne Järvelä who still remains the mastermind of Korpiklaani. In contrast to Shaman which recorded songs in the original Sami language, Korpiklaani record mostly in English, but also in Finnish. The musical style is a more conventional folk/thrash metal. (more)

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