Growing Smaller / Sounds Of Life
Lyrics: Ylilauri, Veijalainen
Comments by Ville:
- Although Ville is credited for the music, the guitar harmonics riff was created by Marko. It inspired also part of the intro.
- The simple bass line alters between the root and the fifth throughout the song. It still contains a good amount of development.
- How fast is fast ? One could argue that the tempo marking in the beginning is 880bpm
- Marko’s guitar solo is maybe one of weirdest he’s ever done.
- Matti started the lyrics, Ville finished them.
- A video of the song was premiered at OMVF 1999.
- The grandfather clock sound was produced by drumming a wooder drawer. The idea for using a clock-sound came from the lyrics. Passing of time is one of the key themes both in lyrics and music.
- The structure of the lyrics contains a lot of symmetry.