Single Of The Year

by Mäkkelä

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Crisis 03:35
he picks up his luggage with unusual aplomb shuts the door puts the key under the doormat that's where it belongs gets into his car turns on the satnav stares at the screen punches in barcelona and then engages first gear there's no looking no looking back i'm sick of my country i'm sick of my home of the bribe from the merchants of death and i rather spend all that i've got in PASTIS or MARSEILLA until my very last breath the kids and the pets and the colleagues at work a wonderful wife and a safe neighbourhood it's all neat clean and paid for but it lost all it's splendour a suburban nightmare now daddy is leaving for good i'm sick of this country i'm done with this life with pretending this is all there is and i rather die happy in a bartenders arms at the LONDON, MARSEILLA or at the PASTIS
Reason 04:34
there might come a time when every word is said there's not even space to read between the lines there is no plan b baby i'm afraid i got to ride that train wherever it may run way too late for breaking through but hell i still love sipping coffee and that old service station blues you can keep all of the money you can take all of the fame for i know you need it badly you don't have to be ashamed i'm just in it for the smiles, for the moments in between for i know that i can't stop it for i know it would be hell for it's all that keeps me going if you ever see me quit i bet i'm dead yes i'm glad you got all sorted, for your plans that can not fail, i wish you all the luck that you will need i've been down into the dungeons where the sun would never shine wherever i go from here it can't be worse some of you will never stumble, most of you will never fall or find out despairs a virtue not a curse you might call me an idiot sure that's what i've always been taking business plans and schedules throw them right into the bin for i have to keep on going, i don't think there's too much choice for the rescue of a heart for the smile upon a face for the good and for the bad if you ever see me quit i bet i'm dead
Highway Song 03:04
here is me and my guilt and i've done what i can cheating and gambling for some dosh in my hands when i crash on the pavement wake up in my sick i'll get up on my knees to the gods i will pray for a dance with the demons on the devil's highway here is me going down with a promise for you if you give me a last kiss you'll be going down to here's me ill on me pallet coughing blood sweating speed when i'm down in the gutter i look up into the sky and the sky's never blue and i wish i could die now i'm all empty pockets and they want their pay back in return for their favours those angels in black and the crowd will be cheering as they walk me away for my last dance down the devil's highway


After years of performing as MAEKKELAE'S TRASH LOUNGE here is the first release as simply MAEKKELAE. Recorded in Finland during his 2013 Scandinavian tour with friends in such remote places as an old warehouse building in Rovaniemi and a summer cottage amidst the woods of southern Finland. This download version of the 7" vinyl contains a x-mas song as a bonus. Recorded at home after returning from a tiring tour of Europe in late 2012. The song was originally written by Grae J. Wall from St Albans/UK whom some of you probably have seen on stage with Maekkelae before...


released October 11, 2013

Mäkkelä - guitars, irish bouzouki, mandolin, vocals / Marko Haavisto - bass guitar / Isi Rössler - upright bass / Jorma Pirttijärvi - piano, accordion / Ari Mäkitulkkila - drums

Recorded May/June 2013 by
Johan Forslund at Mökki, Porraskoski/Finland
Tuomas Uutela at Lähtevä tavara studio, Rovaniemi/Finland
Mäkkelä upstairs in Fürth/Germany

Mixed by
Mäkkelä & Grell at Highstreet, Nuernberg
Mäkkelä & Frank Mollena at Lone Star, Nuernberg
Mastered by Frank Mollena at Lone Star, Nuernberg
Sleeve design Bernd 24 h


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Finnish-German, Papua-born singer-songwriter performing solo and in numerous collaborations. Mäkkelä, Folk's Worst Nightmare Collective, Maekkelae & Orkesteri, Church Of The Blue Nun, Maekkelae & Grae J. Wall, The Anglo German Low Stars, The Très Biens, The Goho Hobos... ... more

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