I got a request from one of my previous posts wanting to lyrics to the following song, which I’ve obliged to transcript even though it was a bit difficult at times.

Da Buzz – Don’t you ever leave me

I won’t to try hide my feelings for you
Then I just want to know you are waiting for
I really don’t know anything about you yet
I’m burning for you, you’re my eternal flame
I really want you to stay.

Close you’re my one and only desire,
And I want you to take me higher
So don’t you ever leave my side.
I really want you to stay.

Close we’re gonna rise above
And pretend we never heard them
So don’t you ever leave my side.
Don’t you ever leave me.

We’re not just strangers in a crazy world,
You’re one of a kind, you really blow my mind,
I really don’t know anything about you yet,
I’m burning for you, you’re my eternal flame,
I really want you to stay.

Chorus

Then only thing I hear, grab my hips kiss my lips
Want you stay close and feel my desire,
You’re the thing left in queen.
You and me above the end, you’re the passion
I’m burning for you, you’re my eternal flame.
I really want you to stay.

Chorus.

So rightfully so, I’ve been tapping my toes to the song La Voix since Saturday night. This song was written by Malena Ernman and Frederik Kempe (I’m really starting to want to call him Freddy, as we so celarly are on a first name basis!) And this song is fabulous. Before Slovenia’s entry a few years ago, Alenka Gotar, we didn’t think that opera and pop/disco could be mixed, but boy were we wrong. This song rocks my socks, and I just find myself belting everywhere I go.

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Starting out in green and with sexy-salt-and-pepper older dancers, Malena busts out the theme of keeping a promise and being in love with us. What will she do next?

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Well what else would SVT to besides avoid pyrotechnics, but use the abundance of light that is available. They make her look like an angel, and justly with the voice of one. And then she busts a move with the sexiest dancer on the stage, the 40-year old salt-and-pepper one who looks a bit like Pekka Heino (yes I know who he is, weird!)

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Oh but wait, it gets better going back to pink from green and white, and then we’ve got the angel again belting out befoe the chorus! It’s eeirie but an awesome effect. I never would have thought that bringing the contrast so high woud make something look so cool.

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Oh but wait, that’s not all before moving back to green we go to black, and with mysterious masks. I think it’s really nifty, and a nice simple little addition.

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Wow what a song. And what is even better about a disco-opera song is the fact that Sweden actaully voted for it! And also, beat out Sarah Dawn Finer, probably one of the most popular singers there. Notice the change in expressions on both of the singers faces in the following comparison.

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This picture is worth a thousand words. Sweden was shocked, and notice how amazingly shocked / happy the singers are. Sarah Dawn Finer becase she goes to Andra Chansen, gets the International Jury Vote, and clearly will make it through, and the success of Malena. After this Freddie (hah) came up for the kiss-and-hug, becasue he had two songs going against each other, both of which he wrote with the singers, so it was kind of awkward. I love it though!

So what did we learn today folks? Opera and Disco do mix, and they mix well when sung correctly! Now go and become a fan of Malena Ernman… !!

What else do we learn? The lyrics of course, found here:

Malena Ernman – La Voix
Can you keep a secret
Can you keep a secret
I’m in love with you
Can you make a promise
Can you make a promise
Stay forever true
Then I’m forever yours

Je t’aime, amour, quand j’entends la voix
Je t’aime, ma vie, c’est jamais sans toi
Je vis ma vie pour toi, c’est l’universe pour moi
Je t’aime, amour, quand j’entends la voix

Tell me what you’re feeling
Tell me what you’re feeling
I just wanna know
Tell me what you’re dreaming
Tell me what you’re dreaming
Let your feelings show
Stay and don’t let go

Je t’aime, amour, quand j’entends la voix
Je t’aime, ma vie, c’est jamais sans toi
Je vis ma vie pour toi, c’est l’universe pour moi
Je t’aime, amour, quand j’entends la voix

Je vis ma vie pour toi, c’est l’universe pour moi
Je t’aime, amour, quand j’entends la voix

J’entends la voix
La voix

So here it is. I’m going back to, the well, greatest singer / dancer / person ever known to mankind. Also known as Sweden’s sexiest man, who’s dating Marie Serenholt (former A*Teen gone solo, I know!) Well since his popularity in my mind goes beyond the annoying teeny-boppers that he attracts, as I stated nearly one year ago. I will bear this man’s children. It’s a compliment, not a creepy stalker-ish line. How many guys do you know that would find a way to bare a child, that isn’t from the film Junior?

Anywas, back to the star of the day… Måns Zelmerlöw becasue well, it’s justified. His recent showing in Melodifestialen has just left mewithout words, and even in tears. The anthem, Hope & Glory is not only a master-piece, but it’s an inspirational upbeat song that left me in tears, quite literally. Here is a breakdown of the good, the bad, and the ugly. I’m taking an objectified approach to understand and presenting this song, which pics of course!


Good aspects

— It’s Måns Zelmerlöw
— He’s heinously attractive, basically a walking wet dream
— He can sing
— He can dance
— He can basically do anything
— Song writen by Frederik Kempe & Henrik Wikström (my heroes)
— Upbeat song
— Schlager song
— Melodifestivalen Anthem
— Inspiring message and thoughts
— Amazing coreography
— Lots of dancers and things to look at
— He tolerates having a huge gay following

Bad aspects
— The outfit makes me suspicious and sketched out
— The shoes make me cringe, especially with a tight bottom pant
— The dancers are kind of whorish, and half-nude
— The ending lacks umph with the dancers (only a pose)

As we can so clearly see, the positives outnumber the negatives. I think the only obection that I had to the song performance was the costume choice and the dancers. I understand that Måns is a straight male, of my age, but that doesn’t mean that he has to lure the basically already homosexual population to him with women? I think the song would even be better with some male dancers. I have yet to see Måns with such, apart from a mix, and I think that the result would be a pleasant surprise! On to the pics!

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So when we start, it’s all dark and gloomy, but then all of a sudden some blasts of bass kick in and we’ve got a song here, with our lil man in the middle of the stage.

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And then he’s serenading us with the second verse, telling us that we could be the one…

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But then, what happens? We have an army of skanks behind us in little clothing, dancing and pretending to be boxers!

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And then the triumphant end. Måns’ career is amazing, and it can go even farther if he goes a little bit further than just “accepting” his gay following. He must embrace them! He must go over the edge and make them know that he loves them and that the relationship is pure and safe! In addition to this, we all secretly want him to just literally embrace some bögar and see the light, and leave Marie. It would be a fairy-tale come true… quite literally

And since I love my readers so much here are the lyrics that I extracted, enjoy!

Måns Zelmerlöw – Hope & Glory
Musiken: Frederik Kempe & Henrik Wikström
Text: Frederik Kempe & Måns Zelmerlöw

It’s gonna be the one
It’s gonna be the one, yeah!

I’ll tell you, lover oh lover it feels so strong
It doesn’t matter if life wants to prove us wrong
We’re gonna make it through
We’re gonna make it through

I tell you I’ve been a soldier since childhood days
i’ve fought a battle for my life in many ways
I’m gonna fight for you
Yeah I’m gonna fight for you: Don’t stop!

I’m still standing for hope and glory
I’ll be fighting for my love story
I’m still standing for hope and glory now
All the battles are lost, and the battles are won
Cause we’ll be the one, cause we’ll be the one
Oh, I’m still standing for hope and glory now
It’s gonna be the one

(Yeah, It’s gonna be the one yeah)

Now listen, lover oh lover, our heart can break
You never know how much trouble our heart can take
I’m gonna be right there
Yeah I’m gonna be right there: Don’t stop

I’m still standing for hope and glory
I’ll be fighting for my love story
I’m still standing for hope and glory now
All the battles are lost, and the battles are won
Cause we’ll be the one, cause we’ll be the one
Oh, I’m still standing for hope and glory now
It’s gonna be the one

It’s gonna be the one
It’s gonna be the one

Don’t stop…

I’m still standing for hope and glory
I’ll be fighting for my love story
I’m still standing for hope and glory now
All the battles are lost, and the battles are won
Cause we’ll be the one, cause we’ll be the one
I’m still standing for hope and glory, oh

It’s gonna be the one!
It’s gonna be the one!

Okej let me go daydream a bit… :wave: