Friday, May 12, 2006

Ooh Yeah – Eurovision Song Contest Strikes back









It is always painful, embarrassing and most of all very hilarious to watch one’s own country and other countries participating in the Eurovision Song Contest, especially if one carefully reads very thougthful and deep lyrics of the most participating countries. This year is (alas) no exception. The Slovenian entry for 2006 is a song entitled “Mr Nobody” performed by a very good young singer Anžej Dežan. Leaving the performer aside, we feel that is a great need to concentrate more on lyrics of the Slovenian entry itselfl. Indeed, it is very difficult to surpass this year Maltese entry and its lyrics “I do I do I do I do I do love you like a fool” as Justin rightly suggests at his blog http://www.neebother.blogspot.com/.

However, we will let to our readers to judge if lyrics of Slovene song are any good. So we ask you to consider, read carefully and discuss appropriately the lyrics of Slovenian song. Thereafter, you may feel to compare those lines with one of the poems “In Silver Moonlight” of one of the most essential Slovenian poet, Srečko Kosovel.

More on this year Eurovision may follow in next days. You may watch an listen to all entries at http://www.eurovision.tv/english/index.htm.


MR NOBODY

YOU, YOU CAME TO ME ONE NIGHT,
JUST LIKE A RAY OF LIGHT,
I THOUGHT WE'D BE FOREVER
NOW, IT'S SO CLEAR TO ME,
I'M PART OF HISTORY,YOU'RE LEAVING ME IN SORROW

SO DEEPLY,
SO BADLY,
YOU'RE HURTING ME

TELL ME,
WHO'S THAT LUCKY HERO,
SLEEPING
TIGHTLY ON YOUR PILLOW,
TELL ME,
WILL IT BE FOREVER

'CAUSE WHEN YOU LOOK AT ME,
I'M MR NOBODY,
IT'S JUST A GAME YOU PLAY,
CAN'T LET YOU WALK AWAY

LIKE A STRANGER PASSING BY,
WITH NO MORE TEARS TO DRY,
YOU'RE LEAVING ME IN SORROW

Srečko Kosovel, In Silver Moonlight

A dark boat floats
in silver moonlight,
from the green harbour
a boatman set sail,
- from the green crystal
of a silent heart.
From the heart of midnight.

The leaves did not move
as if still in a dream,
alone by the shore
green they lean.

Each night on a silver ocean
the young boatman
dreams to and fro,
but back to the harbour
he'll never go.

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