Sweden 2016

Frans - If I Were Sorry

Artist: Frans
Song Title: If I Were Sorry
Participating Year: 2016
Show: Eurovision Song Contest 2016 Grand Final

Votes
Points
12
1
12
10
55
550
6.5
5
33
4.5
2
9
2.5
17
43
1
127
127
Total votes: 325
Total Points: 1711

About Frans

Frans Jeppsson Wall, or simply Frans, is 17 years old and lives in the southern city of Ystad. Frans spent the most of his life in London, and was raised speaking both English and Swedish.

His breakthrough took place when he was just 7, as his football anthem Who’s da Man, dedicated to the Swedish footballer Zlatan Ibrahimović reached the first place of Sweden’s Single Chart and stayed there for 13 weeks. He topped the charts again in 2008 with the support song for the Swedish National Football Team, Fotbollsfest.

About the song If I Were Sorry

Frans participated in the annual Melodifestivalen, the Swedish national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest.

He qualified directly to the grand final from the fourth semifinal with his song If I were sorry, written by Oscar Fogelström, Michael Saxell, Fredrik Andersson and Frans himself.

The song became an instant hit and won both the jury votes and the televote during the Melodifestivalen final, thus being chosen to represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest 2016, singing about all the things he would’ve done if he were sorry (but he’s not).

Listen to If I Were Sorry

Lyrics of If I Were Sorry

I’d crawl through the desert on my hands and knees
Rehearsing my pretty please
Climb the highest mountain if I were sorry

Shout it from the top
Swim under water until my lungs exploded
Walk into the fire if I were sorry

I’d run a thousand miles
Wouldn’t stop until I dropped
Wouldn’t take a break to breathe
Until I got close enough

Then I’d do it all again
If I really had the chance
But I know deep inside for you
It’s just another dance

If I were sorry
I’d give you all the glory
If I were sorry

If I were sorry
It would be a different story
If I were sorry, if I were sorry oh

I’d hold my breath until my face turned blue
I’d rob a bank and the post office too
Swim across the ocean if I were sorry

I’d take a wow of silence
I wouldn’t say a single word
Until you really heard if I were sorry

I’d run a thousand miles
Wouldn’t stop until I dropped
Wouldn’t take the break to breathe
Until I, I got close enough

If I were sorry
I’d give you all the glory
If I were sorry

If I were sorry
It would be a different story
If I were sorry, oh

Now did you ever realise
That your mistake had a price?
Oh, you threw it all away
‘Cause you’re the devil in disguise

Now would you ever realise
The consequences of your lies?
And would you save the falling tear
Or act as if there’s nothing there?

If I were sorry
If I were sorry
If I were sorry
If I were sorry

If I were sorry
I’d take a vow of silence
I wouldn’t say a single word
(If I were sorry)

If I were sorry
I’d be on my hands and knees
Begging pretty please
If I were sorry
But I’m not sorry, no

Comments (1)

    ‘Frans spent the most of his life in London’ – funny that because I have seen him interviewed and he clearly stated that he had lived in London for one year. Don’t think that would count as ‘most of his life’

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