12
Mar
11

Run for your life – Sara Varga

This is my favourite song in this weekend’s Melodifestivalen final and my second out of all the entries for 2011. Sara Varga sings this sad but slightly upbeat number about escaping domestic violence and self-empowerment in a laid back, jazzy style which is hard to resist. It is one of only two songs to be sung in Swedish at the final. It is called “Spring för livet” or “Run For Your Life”.

While I don’t think it’s the best choice to represent Sweden at Eurovision, it is still a wonderful song, deserving of a wider audience. I had a go at translating the lyrics so apologies if I stuff any of it up or miss any of the nuances.

Run for your life

You say that you have changed
That you never meant to hit
You say that everything has changed
If I wanted to then I would understand

You don’t hurt the one you love!
The one you actually say that you do

I live with my memories
And the wounds that no one can see
I live with my memories
Trying to forget is no use

You don’t hurt if you love
The one you actually say you do

Run for your life if you hold yourself dear
It’s not worth it to hit back
You cannot change
You will never understand
The only thing you can do is go
The only thing you can do is go

You totally broke my spirit
You said that I always did wrong
You complained about my whole existence
Until I was no longer whole

You don’t hurt if you love
The one you actually say you do

Run for your life if you hold yourself dear
It’s not worth it to hit back
You cannot change
You will never understand
The only thing you can do is go
The only thing you can do is go

And I love life
You may not take that away from me
For if hatred is now the motive
There is no hatred within me

Run for your life if you hold yourself dear
It’s not worth it to hit back
You cannot change
You will never understand
The only thing you can do is go
The only thing you can do is go

The only thing you can do is go

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2 Responses to “Run for your life – Sara Varga”


  1. 1 judgeg
    March 20, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    Oooh, what a downer of a lyric. And she blew it with her crazy-nervous performance at the Melodifestivalen final. Swedes have a penchant for depressing material like this. Marie Fredriksson for example!


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