Ultra Bra: Pärnu

It’s been quite a while since I shared any music from Ultra Bra, the greatest Finnish band in the world.

This is Pärnu (that’s the name of the Estonian town in the lyric), from their album Kroketti, released in 1997.

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There are several more Ultra Bra songs in previous posts.

Here are the lyrics, by poet and member of parliament Anni Sinnemäki, and a rough translation:

Pärnu

Tämä on kylpyläkaupunki syksyllä
Kastumme aina kun kävelemme keskustaan
Nähtävyyksiä ei ole mutta
Taloista katsoo pyöreät ikkunat

Ihmiset kantavat leivoslaatikoita
Kahviloita on paljon, tuolla uusi kohvik
Muutaman päivän kuluttua myös meillä
On kantakohvik ja siellä kantapöytä

Hotellissa puiston laidalla asuu vanhoja ihmisiä
Leskimummoja ja -vaareja
Jotka etsivät toisistaan seuraa
Mitä ne meistä ajattelevat –
Eivät nuo varmaan käy
Edes hoidoissa.

Tämä on kylpyläkaupunki…

Sade kastelee tenniskentän ikkunan takana
Hotellihuoneessa luen sinulle ääneen
Purjehduskerhon hiljainen satama
Rannalla tietenkään ei ole ketään

Pärnu

This is what it’s like in a spa town in autumn
We get soaked whenever we walk into town
There aren’t really any sights to see
But the round windows of the houses look down

People are carrying boxes of pastries
Lots of cafés, there’s a new one over there
In a few days we’ll have our regular place
our favorite café, our table and chair

Old people stay in the hotel by the park
old widows and widowers
looking around them for company
I wonder what they think about us
I’ll bet they don’t even
take the treatments

This is what it’s like in a spa town…

I read aloud to you here in the hotel room
The rain outside the window wets the tennis courts
There’s the sailing club, with its quiet harbor
There’s nobody out on the beach, of course

~ by lolarusa on April 9, 2010.

One Response to “Ultra Bra: Pärnu”

  1. I liked this one best of the three.

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