The Lyrics To Iceland's Eurovision Song Contest Ballad Are Pretty Dark

Last night saw Israel host the 2019 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest and viewers watched on with the traditional mixture of amusement and fascination as each country took to the stage. The Netherlands took first place thanks to Duncan Laurence's song 'Arcade' - but the main focus of the night was fixed on Iceland.

Hatari, the band representing the country, performed wearing a concoction of latex and leather, which was eye-grabbing enough. Then, as the night was coming to a close, they decided to whip out banners and flags in support of Palestine.

However, the song they chose to sing was equally worthy of attention.

Iceland may face 'consequences' following Israel protest. Credit: BBC
Iceland may face 'consequences' following Israel protest. Credit: BBC

It was called 'Hatrið Mun Sigra', which translates as 'Hate Will Defeat'. Light and cheerful, just how we like it.

You might be able to imagine that the lyrics of the song aren't the most positive, either.

And you're in luck because they've been translated. And this is what the song is all about:

Debauchery unconstrained,
Hangover uncontained,
Life's purposeless confusion,
The void will swallow all.
Hate will prevail,
Every joy derail,
Just treacherous illusion
Fraud, futility.

[Chorus]
All that I saw,
Tears ran raw,
All that I gave,
That I once gave,
I gave you all.

Universal obfuscation,
Unilateral execration,
From gullible delusion,
Escape will be curtailed,
The void will swallow all.
Hate will prevail,
And Europe's heart impale,
Burn off its web of lies,
Now from the conflagration,
Rise in unity.

[Chorus]
All that I saw,
Tears ran raw,
All that I gave,
That I once gave,
I gave you all,
I gave you all.
Hate will prevail,
Love to no avail,
I gave you all,
Hate will prevail,
Every joy derail,
I gave you all,
Just treacherous illusion,
Fraud, futility
Hate will prevail.

Hatari of Iceland perform the song 'Hatrio mun sigra' during the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest grand final. Credit: PA
Hatari of Iceland perform the song 'Hatrio mun sigra' during the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest grand final. Credit: PA

It was met with a mixed audience reaction, one said: "Call me crazy, but I really like this song, it's actually my favorite, lol".

White another wrote: "I'm not going to sleep tonight, I'm mentally scared by this".

So, there you go - not your standard Eurovision fare, eh?

One thing's for sure - there's no doubt that you're going to be feeling infinitely more upbeat after reading through that...

Featured Image Credit: PA

Rebecca Shepherd

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