Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Lane Moje

Serbia and Montenegro - 2nd place- Eurovision 2004 - Lane moje (LIVE)

Kad na te pomislim
Bojim se da te opet zavolim
U modre usne zarijem zube
Da pravu bol zaboravim
Lane moje, ovih dana
Više i ne tugujem
Pitam samo da l’ si sama
Ljude koje ne čujem
Lane moje, noćas kreni
Nije važno, bilo s’ kim
Nađi nekog nalik meni
Da te barem ne volim
(Nek’ neko drugi)
(Usne ti ljubi)
(Da tebe lakšše prebolim)
Lane moje, ovih dana
Viššše i ne tugujem
Pitam samo da l’ si sama
Ljude koje ne čujem
Lane moje, noćas kreni
Nije važžno, bilo s’ kim
Nađi nekog nalik meni
Da te barem ne volim
Da te višše ne volim

English Translation

My sweetheart

When I think of you
I’m afraid of loving you again
I sink my teeth into my blue lips
To forget the real pain
My sweetheart, these days
I don’t even grieve any more
I only ask if you are alone
People I can’t hear
My sweetheart, leave tonight
Doesn’t matter, with anyone
Find someone like me
So at least I won’t love you
(May someone else kiss your lips)
(So I can get over you more easily)
My sweetheart, these days (My sweetheart)
I don’t even grieve any more (My sweetheart)
I only ask if you are alone
People I can’t hear
My sweetheart, leave tonight (My sweetheart)
It’s not important, with anyone
Find someone who resembles me
So at least I won’t love you
So I will no longer love you

Željko Joksimović
Жељко Јоксимовић

Background information
Born 20 April 1972 (age 37)
Belgrade, SR Serbia, Yugoslavia
present day Serbia
Origin Valjevo
Genres Pop, folk
Occupations Singer, Composer, Musician
Labels Minacord/City Records

Website www.zeljkojoksimovic.com

Željko Joksimović or often credited Zeljko Joksimovic (Serbian: Жељко Јоксимовић, (pronounced IPA: [ʒɛ̌ːʎkɔ jɔ̌ksimɔʋiʨ]); born 20 April 1972 in Belgrade, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia) is a popular Serbian singer, songwriter and producer. He is also well-known in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Macedonia, Croatia, Slovenia, Greece, Germany, Austria and other European countries. He represented Serbia and Montenegro in the 2004 Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Lane moje", where he finished on the 2nd place, behind Ukrainian singer Ruslana.[1]

[edit]Early beginnings
Željko Joksimović was born on 20 April, 1972 in Belgrade, SFR Yugoslavia. The years of growing up and education bond him with Valjevo.[2] Željko’s first international success came at the age of 12, when he won the title of First Accordion of Europe on the prestigious music festival in Paris. He graduated at the Music University in Belgrade and from 1997 his professional career started. In 1998 he won the festival Pjesma Mediterana with the song "Pesma Sirena" and this award let him to go some prestige festivales in Belarus. On the both festivals where he participated he won the Grand-Prix award.[3]
[edit]1999-2004: Amajlija, Vreteno and 111
In 1999, he made a deal with the City Records music label owned by a private Serbian television station RTV Pink. His first style of singing was folk and pop. In 1999 he released his first studio album called Amajlija where the song "Pesma Sirena" was included together with 7 other songs. He got his real success with the single "Telo Vreteno" which was written by himself and Dragan Brajić - Braja. The song got on #1 on the charts all over Serbia. In 2000 he released his second studio album Vreteno named after his song. The album marked the songs "Rintam" and "Zaboravljaš". Both of them got music videos together with "Telo Vreteno". With this album he made his real breakthrough within all the former Yugoslav countries. 111, his third studio album marked his career. He was on #1 in the Serbian and other local charts. In 2003, Joksimović wrote the song "Čija Si" for Macedonian music legend Toše Proeski with which he won Beovizija - The Serbian festival for choosing a representative for the Eurovision Song Contest. However Proeski did not go to the contest that year, but represented his home country Macedonian in 2004 with "Life".

[edit]2004: Eurovision Song Contest 2004

Joksimović performing "Lane Moje" for Serbia and Montenegro in Istanbul, Turkey.
For the 2004 Eurovision Song Contest, Serbia and Montenegro decided their entrant through Evropesma 2004, where it was decided, through the use of 8 judges (4 from Montenegro and 4 from Serbia) and televoting. Joksimović won the contest with the song "Lane Moje". The music for the song is made by Željko himself and the lyrics are written by Leontina Vukomanović. This was Serbia and Montenegro's debut at the contest. In the semi-final, Joksimović finished first. However, in the final, he came second behind Ukrainian singer Ruslana, but won "The Macel Bezencon Press award" (Best Composer Award). "Lane Moje" was the best selling single in Serbia and Montenegro and rest of Europe for a long period. This turning point gave a special tone to his musical opus and the songs he made after.

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