Suomen muotoisen pilven alla (English translation)

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Under a cloud shaped like Finland

What if I got all seven numbers right and won the lotto1?
What if Razzle2 never died, and Hanoi3 had made it big?
Would Finland's self esteem have gotten out of the rut, if Leijonat4 already got gold in Lillehammer5?
 
One of these can only be helped by God, the other can be helped with a Friday drunkenness
But you can't make it here by giving up, under a cloud shaped like Finland
You are my bringer of light, until the Lord has mercy upon us
You can't make it here unless you make love, under a cloud shaped like Finland
 
What if Irmeli and I had gotten engaged?
What if the medical bag had not been forgotten at the Shell gas station?6
Would there still be use for Nokia's headquarters in Keilaniemi, if the managers had equipped the phones with touch screens?7
 
One of these can only be helped by God, the other can be helped with a Friday drunkenness
But you can't make it here by giving up, under a cloud shaped like Finland
You are my bringer of light, until the Lord has mercy upon us
You can't make it here unless you make love, under a cloud shaped like Finland
 
We make the world better by sipping liquor in the kitchen,
We chain smoke under the broken range hood.
And past five o'clock in the morning when also the neighbors' booze has been drunk, it's good to go to bed when the world has been created anew
 
One of these can only be helped by God, the other can be helped with a Friday drunkenness
But you can't make it here by giving up, under a cloud shaped like Finland
You are my bringer of light, until the Lord has mercy upon us
You can't make it here unless you make love, under a cloud shaped like Finland
 
  • 1. Finland Lotto is a traditional jackpot lotto game, which uses a so called matrix 7/39. This means you have to choose 7 lucky numbers from a range of numbers from 1 to 39.
  • 2. Razzle was the drummer of Hanoi Rocks
  • 3. Hanoi Rocks was a Finnish Rock band
  • 4. Finland's national ice hockey team
  • 5. The 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway
  • 6. This is a reference to the Finland skiing team drug scandal in Lahti, Finland 2001
  • 7. By the turn of the millennium, Nokia was at the top of the game of the mobile phone market. However, in the new millennium they failed to adapt the touch screen and software based user interface that was pioneered by Apple, and the rest is history...
Submitted by pnielsenpnielsen on Sat, 08/12/2018 - 22:38
Last edited by pnielsenpnielsen on Wed, 20/03/2019 - 13:56
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LumiTiikeriLumiTiikeri    Thu, 07/03/2019 - 23:58

You might want to change the 6th explanation a bit. The Finnish name of that city is Lahti, Lahtis is just the Swedish name of it and in English language the Finnish names of the places are used. Regular smile

pnielsenpnielsen    Wed, 20/03/2019 - 14:18

Oh! Of course it is! I don't know how I got the 's' in there - possibly I got the year from a Swedish reference and that's how it ended up wrong. I'll update it. Thanks!

LumiTiikeriLumiTiikeri    Thu, 21/03/2019 - 17:25

Perhaps but don't worry, everybody makes mistakes. You are welcome Regular smile