Song 10 / #FIN1 – Finland

Song title: Look Out!

Music by: Tero Aalto

Lyrics by: Tero Aalto

Artist: Snowclone

Listen to ‘Look Out!’ here:

Snowclone is a Finnish duo that produces pop music with a strong Nordic flavor. The band was founded in 2007. It consists of Anna Sipilä, a vocalist with a unique voice that grants Snowclone its signature sound, and Tero Aalto, who takes care of all the rest. 

Tero is a language technologist who has been writing songs for over two decades, not only for Snowclone but also movies, theater etc. Tero’s first HCSC was back in 2002, and since 2011 he has participated every year.

This year’s entry, “Look Out!”, has a long history. The first version was born in the late 90s and was inspired by a certain Finnish Eurovision entry. Over the years and through various wildly different iterations, it eventually evolved into the form in which Snowclone would record it. 

Look Out! is a story of independence and defiance, of being confident of one’s chances in life.

Look Out!

Why should I look out?

I’ll make it there, no doubt

I want to have it all

Never will I fall…

I know that I can

But I know that I shouldn’t break the rules

Keep on playing safe, stay cool

That’s not what I want to do with my life

Don’t ask me to care

And don’t ask me to give up on my ways

Every way I can, I’m free

That’s just how I want to be from now on

Why should I look out?

I’ll make it there, no doubt

One day I’ll have it all

So why should I look out?

I’ll make it there, no doubt

One day I’ll have it all

Look out!

You know that I will

Though you thought that I wouldn’t break the rules

Time is running out on you

There’s no longer much to do to save you

Don’t ask me to stop

And don’t ask me to turn back on my way

Everywhere I can, I’ll flee

There’s nowhere I want to be from now on

There’s a way up, there’s no way down

Wherever I go, I’m on my own

Follow me to see where my feet want to lead

Far away from here, somewhere out of reach

Why should I look out?

I’ll make it there, no doubt

One day I’ll have it all

And I’ll never look back

On those I’ve left behind

I’ve got to move on, I’m on the high tide

Wake up, give in, let go

Step down, stand back and look out!