Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Rivers Are For Boats - Joku päivä onnistaa

This song is one those rare forgotten gems. Päivi Paunu (See earlier entry) recorded "Joku päivä onnistaa" (Someday I'll be lucky) in 1976 for her album "Ja rakkaus jää". It was aslo released as a single, but failed to get the attention it deserved. The melody line is haunting and Päivi's delivery impeccable as always. The optimistic lyrics were done by Chrisse Johansson. The original song "Rivers Are For Boats" was written by two famous songwriters Hal David (words) and Albert Hammond (music). It was performed by Albert Hammond himself and it was released in 1976 on his album "99 Miles from L.A.". The original song has the same theme than the Finnish version: some day we'll get lucky and our dreams and hopes come true ("Rivers are for boats to take us sailing. One day we will").

Here's the pair:

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