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Euphoria (Loreen) (Sweden)

This wonderful song is best known as Sweden's winning entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 held in Baku, Azerbaijan. The song won the competition with a total of 372 points, the second-highest point total in the contest's history. The song received the highest number of maximum (12) points of any entry in the contest's history with eighteen countries giving the song their top marks. "Euphoria" received critical acclaim from most music critics. Commercially, the song was an instant success, not in just Sweden, but all over Europe. It debuted at number twelve in Loreen's home country Sweden, until reaching number one, staying there for six weeks. The song has been certified 9 times Platinum, selling 180,000 copies there.

Why, why can’t this moment last forevermore?
Tonight, tonight eternity’s an open door…
No, don’t ever stop doing the things you do.
Don’t go, in every breath I take I’m breathing you…

Euphoria
Forever, ’till the end of time
From now on, only you and I
We’re going up-up-up-up-up-up-up
Euphoria
An everlasting piece of art
A beating love within my heart
We’re going up-up-up-up-up-up-up

We are here, we’re all alone in our own Universe,
We are free, where everything’s allowed and love comes first,
Forever and ever together, we sail into infinity,
We’re higher and higher and higher, we’re reaching for divinity.

Euphoria
Forever, ’till the end of time
From now on, only you and I
We’re going up-up-up-up-up-up-up
Euphoria
An everlasting piece of art
A beating love within my heart
We’re going up-up-up-up-up-up-up

Forever we sail into infinity,
We’re higher, we’re reaching for divinity…

Euphoria

Euphoria
We’re going up-up-up-up-up-up-up
Euphoria...
An everlasting piece of art
A beating love within my heart
We’re going up-up-up-up-up-up-up

Euphoria

Euphoria
We’re going up-up-up-up-up-up-up



FOREVERMORE= Forever and ever, without end.

BREATH= /breθ/ The air you pull in or push out of your body when you are breathing.

BREATHING= /bri:ðɪŋ/ Getting air inside of my body. I'm breathing you = you are all there is, all I feel, all I see, so when I look, I see you, when I touch, I touch you, when I breathe, I breathe you.

EUPHORIA= /ju:fɔ:rɪə/ That short magical moment of total joy and ecstasy we can sometimes experience when we are living something fantastic (like love). But this woman wants, feels that this feeling is going to last forever.

FROM NOW ON= From this moment till the end of time.

WE’RE GOING UP= Talking about emotions, to go up is to feel happier, to go down would be to feel more depressed.

EVERLASTING= Eternal.

A BEATING LOVE= An intense love which is real. You heart beats, and when you love somebody a lot, it beats so loud you can almost hear it, so a beating love is a very strong love.

ALL ALONE= Completely alone.

LOVE COMES FIRST= Love is the most important thing.

REACHING FOR DIVINITY= Trying to touch God.

SAIL= Travel by ship.

Loreen captures perfectly well all the feelings euphoria produces in us. The lyrics, together with the music, can almost make us feel euphoric too, and that is what makes this song so beautiful and great. The vocabulary is all about immensity, no limits, no end:

Forevermore, eternity, don’t ever stop, forever, from now on, we’re going up, everlasting, free, infinity, divinity, till the end of time, higher.

But together with this, she also uses some expressions which are the opposite, they reduce all that endless universe to just you and me:

I’m breathing you, only you and I, a beating love within my heart, we’re all alone, our own universe.

Of course, whoever has fallen truly in love knows perfectly well that these two feelings are not contradictory, but rather they need each other: I feel my world has no boundaries precisely because all my world is just you.

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