Finland 2017

Norma John - Blackbird

Artist: Norma John
Song Title: Blackbird
Participating Year: 2017
Show: Eurovision Song Contest 2017 Semi-final 1 (1st Half)

About Norma John

Norma John is a Finnish duo consisting of pianist Lasse Piirainen and vocalist Leena Tirronen. The band was formed in 2008, by the two artists and 3 more musicians. Leena Tirronen finished in 3rd place in the Finnish X-Factor in 2010 and went on a solo career. However, her three singles were not such successful and the band was reconsisted of that duo.

About the song Blackbird

The song belongs in the chamber pop genre, and it was the winning song of the Finnish selection Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2017, after coming up first in both jury and public vote on 28 January. The composers of the song are both the members of the duo Norma JohnLasse Piirainen and vocalist Leena Tirronen.

Listen to Blackbird

Lyrics of Blackbird

Blackbird, blackbird, don’t sing to me
Don’t sing below my window
Fly somewhere else, don’t bother me
Don’t sing below my window

You sang when he was in my bed
You sang when my heart sang now
Now you remind me of something I’ll never have
So blackbird, don’t sing
Blackbird, don’t sing

Blackbird, blackbird, I am now alone
Somewhere else go make your home
Don’t nestle here, go find lovers of your own
I am now alone

You sang when he was in my bed
You sang when my heart sang now
Now you remind me of something I’ll never have
So blackbird, don’t sing

Blackbird, don’t sing
Blackbird, don’t sing

You sang when he was in my bed
You sang when my heart sang now
Now you remind me of something I’ll never have
So blackbird, don’t sing

Blackbird, don’t sing
Blackbird, don’t sing

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