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Title of the song:
Sataisipa aina vaan
Performer:
Capri
Composer/Lyricist:
K. Salli
Capri
Biography
Capri represents Finland this time with a very nice uptempo song. Her real name is Päivi Virkkunen and she nowadays lives and works in Tampere. Her first touch into music started in Vaasa where her music teachers gave her plenty of feedback to continue studies in music, which she also did at Keskipohjanmaan Konservatorio in Kokkola. Her studies are nearly finished, just her last exam is still undone. In Kokkola she met Kari Salli-besides songwriter of this year's OGAE Finnish entry Sataisipa aina vaan (I wish it would always rain)-and they started to work together. This lead into recording deal with Polygram: five singles and one CD album which all reached top 10 placings, but still record sales didn't go as planned. Radio airplay did however give her plenty of gigs, interviews and tv-show performing, but the record deal was still gone with the wind.
She participated twice in Syksyn Sävel Song Contest in Finland. In 1998 she was chosen into the final with the song Vertigo. Thus the song got the most radio airplay, the placing was a huge disappointment; so big that Capri escaped from the tours as an artist to a karaoke hostess!
In 2000 she started working with Kari Salli again and results was the placing in Syksyn Sävel final. Thus plenty of radioplay also this time the victory was not coming this time either. Kari Salli and Capri worked hard on year 2000 to find different styles and new ways to make "hit potential" songs and the result simply was Capri's marvellous CD Kuun morsian (The bride of the Moon) released in April 2001.
Kari Salli was born in 1961 and started his professional career as a musician in various bands. Grounded own recording company and since then have written many songs for various artists. He has also Eurovision connection. Some of you may remember his name from the 1994 Bye bye Baby which he did together with Make Lentonen. In 1996 he wrote a song for EINI which was in the Finnish final. He also wrote several songs which participated in Syksyn Sävel, of which two for Capri-Vertigo and Kuin varjo vierelläin (Like a shadow next to me)-and his songs have achieved more than fifty top 20 placings which shows his talents as a songwriter.
Original lyrics Sataisipa aina vaan
 
On huoneeni ilmaan jäänyt leijumaan
Tuoksua laavan ja maan tuliperäisen
Se kaipaa jo taivaan märkää suudelmaa
En siltikään tahdo huonettani tuulettaa
 
Vaikka äsken soitettiin
Ja pitkään puhuttiin
Mua kuumottaa jo ihollain
Sadehelmet kimaltaa
 
Sataisipa aina vaan
Ei sammu tuli milloinkaan
Tunteen mereen kuohuvaan
Tahdon sukeltaa

 
Sataisipa aina vaan
Taivas putoaa päälle maan
Pisaroina virtaamaan
Käymme uudestaan

 
Mä tuntenut oon sut kauan ennenkin
Mut kaipaus katseidemme odottanut on vuoroaan
Vaan kohtalo eilen toi sut vierellein
Ja matkalla luoksein kastuimme pisaraan miljoonaan
 
Vaikka äsken suudeltiin
Ja pitkään pidit kii
Mua kuumottaa ja ihollain
Sadehelmet kimaltaa
 
Sataisipa aina vaan
Ei sammu tuli milloinkaan
Tunteen mereen kuohuvaan
Tahdon sukeltaa

 
Sataisipa aina vaan
Taivas putoaa päälle maan
Pisaroina virtaamaan
Käymme uudestaan...
English lyrics I wish it would always rain
 
The air in my room has still preserved the scent
That takes me back to lands of lava and fire
It allready longs for kisses of the sky
But still I don't want to let it go away from me
 
Though we called a while ago
And talked for a long time
I'm feeling hot and on my skin
Pearls of rain gleam in the sun
 
I wish it would always rain
The flames are never going to fade
I'm diving into the sea of feelings
So deep

 
I wish there would still be rain
Heaven's falling down to Earth
Flowing with the wind we are
Raindrops ever more

 
I've known you so long before this as a friend
But longing within our glances has stayed back waiting for a sign
then yesterday destiny brought you to me
And on the way to my place we were showered by a million drops
 
Though we kissed while ago
You hold me in your arms
I'm feeling hot and on my skin
Pearls of rain gleam in the sun
 
I wish it would always rain
The flames are never going to fade
I'm diving into the sea of feelings
So deep

 
I wish there would still be rain
Heaven's falling down to Earth
Flowing with the wind we are
Raindrops ever more...