Artist: Douwe Bob
Song Title: Slow Down
Participating Year: 2016
Show: Eurovision Song Contest 2016 Grand FinalEurovision Song Contest 2016 Semi-final 1 (1st Half)

About Douwe Bob

Douwe Bob is a folk and country music singer from the Netherlands.

He has been playing piano since the age of six, and then moved on to playing the guitar at the age of fourteen.

He first came to the public’s attention when he won the Dutch talent show De beste singer-songwriter van Nederland in 2012, and has since gone on to release two albums, Born in a storm in 2013 and Pass it on in 2015. He also worked with previous Dutch Eurovision contestant, Anouk (who came ninth in 2013 with her song Birds) – their single Hold me reached number 2 in the Dutch charts.

Of his entry in the competition in 2016, Bob says:

As a songwriter I’ll now get the chance to have my music heard on the biggest stage in Europe, the Eurovision Song Contest. I’m going to Stockholm to win and I am very very happy that I’ll be able to do it my own way.

About the song Slow Down

AVROTROS, the Dutch television and radio broadcaster decided on an internal selection for their entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2016. Douwe Bob was announced as the chosen performer back in September 2015, and it was announced that the song he will perform will be Slow down on 4 March 2016.

The song was written by Bob himself, along with his manager Matthijs van Duijvenbode, who had previously played keyboards in numerous bands, and he is also an experienced record producer. Also writing the song is Jan Peter Hoekstra, who formerly played bass in the band Krezip and Jeroen Overman, who plays guitar and bass in Douwe Bob’s live touring band.

Listen to Slow Down

Lyrics of Slow Down

I’m going nowhere and I’m going fast
I should find a place to go and rest
I should find a place to lay my head tonight

Every morning there’s another start
Every morning hits so hard
Guess I’m running scared, guess I’m running on empty

Mister, can you help me?
‘Cause it seems I’ve been led astray
I keep searching for an answer, for a way
Won’t you help me?

You gotta slow down, brother
Slow down, brother
Slow down if you can’t go on

Slow down, brother
Slow down, brother
Slow down if you can’t go on

Do you think I’ll ever learn?
I used to be without concern
Now all I ever do don’t seem to free me

Mister, can you help me?
‘Cause it seems I’ve been led astray
I keep searching for an answer today
Won’t you help me?

You gotta slow down, brother
Slow down, brother
Slow down if you can’t go on

Slow down, brother
Slow down, brother
Slow down if you can’t go on

Slow down, brother
Slow down, brother
Slow down if you can’t go on

Slow down, brother
Slow down, brother
Slow down if you can’t go on

Slow down, brother
Slow down, brother
Slow down if you can’t go on

Slow down, brother
Slow down, brother
Slow down if you can’t go on

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