HiSQ Song by Song

Ridin' the alimony pony

feat. Maria Hänninen

How can you not love a song that’s led by catchy guitars, piano and rhythm section. Just when you feel it can’t get better, the chorus takes you by storm. Of course the main thing is Maria singing and sounding like nobody else. Her voice is unique. Erkki’s lyrics are full of pretty distinctive rhymes.

Join the club

feat. Bablo

There aren’t enough happy and humorous songs like this! Let Peter’s banjo take you on a musical journey. The lyrics are tongue-in-cheek but they also contain maxim. And the singer, in a class by himself after Joe Cocker died, Bablo!

Stick it in your ass

feat. Tea Salo

Let HiSQ welcome you to a swinging tour through some painful mental images! Well, actually it’s just a hilarious song with Tea Salo’s emotional vocals and the band playing like they really enjoy it! Once again Erkki’s rhymes are, to say the least, interesting.

Why is there never a pontoon plane when you need one

feat. Hannu Lepola

If this doesn’t cause you head to swing from left to right, you’re either deaf or you just don’t have the music in you. This is what you call a flow. Life is full of different kinds of moments and these lyrics catch some of them. Over and over we have to ask: ”Why?” Hannu Lepola got just the right mood when he sang this!

Say hello to my little friend

feat. Noora Kuusikko

This has already before publishing been a song, that breaks all the barriers. It doesn’t matter what genre you like the most, you’ve got to love this! It may sound a bit familiar yet it’s a new song. It might be the song that always gets you in a good mood. And if the song itself isn’t enough, maybe Noora’s voice does it! Like Rosso the Dog says in the video: ”It’s a happy song!”
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I’ll never let you go

HiSQ & Terri and Norman Bergen

A rockin’ country duet with catchy lyrics. Erkki’s song written decades ago but the HiSQ band catching the spirit and making it sound timeless. HiSQ teaming up with Terri and Norman Bergen who sing in the spirit of Willie Nelson and Dolly Parton, Norman also being Bablo’s true friend and a legendary composer of multimillion selling hits. A future country classic done with collaboration between Finland and the USA. This is ”I’ll Never Let You Go”!

Gimmee Gimmee Gimmee Some More

HiSQ & Jessie Galante

A praise for rock ’n’ roll! The lyrics were co-written with Jessie Galante. She believes that the song is about how you should allow the force of the music you love overtake you and that you can never get enough of it. The song has an infectious stomping beat and the guitars were influenced by Wilko Johnson, who had recently passed away when the band went into the studio. Playing guitar without a guitar pick gave the song extra roughness honoring him as the great guitarist from the band Dr. Feelgood. The second half of the song demonstrates to everyone how captivating rock music can be. Once the song is over, you’ll probably want to listen to it again in part because of Jessie’s impressive vocals.

Flesh and Blood

HiSQ & Marko Hietala

Our comeback after a year and the start of a new series! A piano ballad with great arrangement from Mikko! We got Marko Hietala to sing like from his own life and just like only he can. Amateur pianist Erkki composed this decades ago and it has haunted his mind but now he finally introduced it to Mikko. And now it’s perfect! Besides the piano there’s only some acoustic guitar from Peter and synths from Mikko.
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Muisto vain jää / Only a Fool Breaks His Own Heart

HiSQ & Terri and Norman Bergen

A classic song written by Norman Bergen, now in Finnish and English as an ”overseas duet” with wife Terri. The classic arrangement with master musicians was finalized for HiSQ in Finland by Janne Saksa.

Hi Status Quotes

Ridin' the alimony pony
Hi Status Quotes 1

Had a man
had his baby
but this man
said that maybe
he’s just had enough of my dull company.

Had some help
a friend adviced me
I could do
very nicely
and the man would be so sorry for dumpin’ me.

Ridin’ the alimony pony (ridin’)
Ridin’ the alimony pony (ridin’)
Ridin’ the alimony pony (ridin’ ridin’)
Hidin’, you done it with your money (you’ve been)
hidin’, hidin’ , oh honey
no more hidin’
now I’m ridin’ the alimony pony.

Came from court
as a winner
wallet fat
yours is thinner
here’s to you that said I couldn’t do him harm.

Now it’s me
and my baby
now it’s we
thinkin’ maybe
we could buy a real living pony and a farm.

Ridin’ the alimony pony (ridin’)
Ridin’ the alimony pony (ridin’)
Ridin’ the alimony pony (ridin’ ridin’)
Hidin’, you done it with your money (you’ve been)
hidin’, hidin’ , oh honey
no more hidin’
now I’m ridin’ the alimony pony.

Ridin’ the alimony pony (ridin’)
Ridin’ the alimony pony (ridin’)
Ridin’ the alimony pony (ridin’ ridin’)

Join the club
Hi Status Quotes 2

If you want to be a rich man
or a really wealthy woman.
If you want to have no itch, man,
want to be a healthy woman.
Take a closer look at us,
you might feel a need to join the club.

If you want to see the nation
as good sisters and good brothers.
If you hate the derogation.
If you hate when no one bothers.
If you want to make a fuss,
we can help you, if you join the club.

Join the club,
we all seem to have the similar needs.
Join the club,
time is right to sow the finest seeds
and so I did.

If you want us to be equal
and don’t want the end to come now.
If you want to see the sequel
and to see it happy somehow.
Here’s what everybody does,
everybody comes and joins the club.

We are happier and stronger,
we can gather so much power,
we will be alone no longer,
but this is the final hour.
So hop on the nearest bus,
that can drive you here to join the club.

Join the club,
we all seem to have the similar needs.
Join the club,
time is right to sow the finest seeds.
Join the club,
tell us all about your wildest dream!
Join the club,
we can make it true as one big team.

Stick it in your ass
Hi Status Quotes 3

What to do with this trophy?
I wouldn’t want to give the choice to Sophie.
I’ve ran out of all the good ideas and so I turn to you,
please please tell me what to do!

What to do with this pole?
I’d jump but it’s so hard to find the hole.
I’ve ran out of all the good ideas and so I turn to you,
please please tell me what to do!

Ooh ooh ooh oh, stick it in your ass
ooh ooh stick it in your ass.
Ooh ooh ooh oh, stick it in your ass
ooh stick it in your ass.

What to do with this antenna?
I would listen to this great Norwegian tenor.
I’ve ran out of all the good ideas and so I turn to you,
please please tell me what to do!

What to do with this paintbrush?
One lesson I have taken and that ain’t much.
I’ve ran out of all the good ideas and so I turn to you,
please please tell me what to do!

Ooh ooh ooh oh, stick it in your ass
ooh ooh stick it in your ass.
Ooh ooh ooh oh, stick it in your ass
ooh stick it in your ass.

Ooh ooh ooh oh, stick it in your ass
ooh ooh stick it in your ass.
Ooh ooh ooh oh, stick it in your ass
ooh stick it in your ass.

Why is there never a pontoon plane when you need one
Hi Status Quotes 4

Why is there never a pontoon plane when you need one?
I tried to get a hold of a pontoon plane but there is none!
I thought I just saw a pontoon plane somewhere but now it’s gone!
Why is there never a pontoon plane when you need one?

Why can I not relax when I’m barbequing?
The nosiest neighbours ask what on earth are we doing.
A random bypasser says, I look like good old J. R. Ewing…
Why can I not relax when I’m barbequing?

Why why, oh me, oh my!
Why why, oh me, oh my, oh why!
Another day goes by and I just wonder why,
why why, why why, why why!

Why is it hard to tell if this song’s a big hit?
Why is it hard to get more people to dig it?
The road to the top in most of the cases is a two way ticket!
Why is it hard to tell if this song’s a big hit?

Why why, oh me, oh my!
Why why, oh me, oh my, oh why!
Another day goes by and I just wonder why,
why why, why why, why why!

Why why, oh me, oh my!
Why why, oh me, oh my, oh why!
Another day goes by and I just wonder why,
why why, why why, why why!

Why why, oh me, oh my!
Why why, oh me, oh my, oh why!
Another day goes by and I just wonder why,
why why, why why, why why!

Say hello to my little friend
Hi Status Quotes 5

Say hello to my little friend,
this cutest dog it just howls and barks,
the territories it always marks,
say hello to my little friend.

Say hello to my little friend,
this sweetest cat it just meows and moans,
it’s tiger-like, so it’s called Tom Jones,
but don’t think this is the very end.

Hello, hello, hello-o-o.
Hello, hello, hello-o-o.

Say hello to my little friend,
one morning I met this katydid,
I touched my hair and that’s where it hid,
say hello to my little friend.

Say hello to my little friend,
this thorny devil is quite a catch,
’cause me and moloch are a perfect match,
but this is still not the very end.

Hello, hello, hello-o-o.
Hello, hello, hello-o-o

Say hello to my little friend,
my microphone helps me sing this song,
when we’re together, it can’t go wrong,
say hello to my little friend.

Say hello to my little friends,
the dog, the cat and the katydid,
the thorny devil, the microphone,
there’s lots of more but the story ends.

Hello, hello, hello-o-o.
Hello, hello, hello-o-o

Hi Status Qualified 1

Flesh and Blood
HiSQ & Marko Hietala

My life has been just one big masquerade,
the lovers that I lied to, the enemies I made.
And how to end it is what I must now learn
before the time of reaching the point of no return.

Cause I am only flesh and blood and hope you see that too.
The times of my pretending they are through.
I am only flesh and blood and all I say is true,
but if I stumble, can I count on you?

I owe it all to you if I succeed,
you saw where I was going, you saw the change I need.
It’s hard for you but mine is the hardest part,
cause all the things I’m doing they must come from my heart.

I know I’m only flesh and blood and hope that you are too.
The times of my pretending they are through.
I am only flesh and blood and all I say is true,
but if I stumble, can I count on you?
Can I count on you?

No I’m only flesh and blood and hope that you are too.
The times of my pretending they are through.
I am only flesh and blood and all I say is true,
but if I stumble, can I count on you?
If I stumble, can I count on you?

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Gimmee Gimmee Gimmee Some More
HiSQ & Jessie Galante

I fell for music in the 20th century
All that rockin’ stuff was made just for me
It made me feel so good in so many ways
It would fill up all my empty days

Gimmee gimmee gimmee some more
Come on let’s get down on the floor
Feel my vibes, they’re moving you
You can’t fight it, nothing you can do
Gimmee gimmee gimmee some more
I know that you’re feelin’ it too

Now I’m rockin’ you in the 21st century
I’m expressing everything rock has given me

I’m gonna take you back in time
When rock ’n’ roll was so sublime
Back then there was no holding back
We were rockin’ like maniacs
Gimmee gimmee gimmee, gimmee some more

Gimmee gimmee gimmee some more
Gimmee gimmee gimmee some more
Gimmee gimmee gimmee some more
(Gimmee gimmee gimmee some more)
Gimmee gimmee gimmee some more
(Gimmee gimmee gimmee some more)

I’m gonna take you back in time
When rock ’n’ roll was so sublime
Back then there was no holding back
We were rockin’ like maniacs
Feel my vibes, they’re moving you
You can’t fight it, nothing you can do
Gimmee gimmee gimmee some more
I know that you’ve been feelin’ it too

Gimmee gimmee gimmee some more

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I’ll never let you go
HiSQ & Terri and Norman Bergen

I met my girl a long time ago but she wouldn’t let me be.
No matter where I tried to hide she was always after me.
I left my girl a long time ago.
Now she’s hangin’ on my tail and says, she’ll never let me go.

My man left me a long time ago but I wouldn’t let him be.
No matter where he tried to hide I was always after him.
My man left me a long time ago.
Now I’m hangin’ on his tail and say, I’ll never let you go.

I’ll never let you go
I told you so (oh yeah)
I’ll never let you go
You can stand on your hands or shout it out loud
but I’ll never let you go.

My life with her was miserable but now it’s even worse.
All girls avoid me when they see her, it’s just like a curse.
I left my girl a long time ago.
Now she’s hangin’ on my tail and says, she’ll never let me go.

His life with me was miserable but now it’s even worse.
All girls avoid him when they see me, it’s just like a curse.
My man left me a long time ago.
Now I’m hangin’ on his tail and say, I’ll never let you go.

I’ll never let you go
I told you so (oh yeah)
I’ll never let you go
You can bark at the moon in the afternoon,
but I’ll never let you go.

I’ll never let you go
I told you so (oh yeah)
I’ll never let you go
You can stand on your hands or shout it out loud
but I’ll never let you go.

I’ll never let you go
I told you so (oh yeah)
I’ll never let you go
You can murder me, it won’t set you free,
I’ll never let you go.

HiSQ music videos on YouTube

Hi Status Quotes
Hi Status Quotes 1
Katso video
Hi Status Quotes 2
Katso video
Hi Status Quotes 3
Katso video
Hi Status Quotes 4
Katso video
Hi Status Quotes 5
Katso video
Hi Status Qualified 1
HiSQ & Marko Hietala
Katso video
HiSQ & Marko Hietala
Katso video
Hi Status Qualified 2
HiSQ & Jessie Galante
Katso video
Hi Status Qualified 3
HiSQ & Terri and Norman Bergen
Katso video