Discuss: Klapa s Mora Brings Misery with “Mizerja”

In a lot of English-speaking countries “Klapa” sounds like a sexually transmitted disease that makes you itch down there. Klap s Mora makes an effort to be as stirring with their song “Mizerja”…but sadly it’s only left me scratching my head.

I’d like to say this song has a soul, and I appreciate the ethno-folkish sound. But honestly: Croatia needs to up its game. Even the promotional photo (above) smacks of mediocrity. Can the EBU please get them a stylist?

I don’t have gold
to decorate you with it
Only these two arms
to hug your soul

Oh misery, you’re as hard as rock
Oh misery, you’re like two drops of wine
I have nothing but faith and a little bit
of pure love

Oh beautiful rose of mine,
For you I will live
And the last piece of dried old bread
I’ll share with you

Oh misery, you’re as hard as rock
Oh misery, you’re like two drops of wine
I have nothing but faith and a little bit
of pure love

Croatian lyrics:

Zlata niman da
te njime okitim
Samo ove ruke dvi
da ti dusu zagrlim

Ej mizerja ka tvrda si stina
Ej mizerja ka dvi kapi vina
Nemam nista, samo viru
I bokun ciste jubavi

Ruzo moja lipa
za te zivit cu
I zadnju koru suvog kruva
s tobom dilit cu

Ej mizerja ka tvrda si stina
Ej mizerja ka dvi kapi vina
Nemam nista, samo viru
I bokun ciste jubavi