Discuss: The Dorians’ “Lonely Planet” Is Armenia’s Worst-Ever ESC Song

We knew Gor Sujyan’s “Lonely Planet” wasn’t going to be anything like Sirusho’s “Qele Qele” or Eva Rivas’s “Apricot Stone”. After all, he’s a rocker. But we were totally shocked when we realized he’d be singing a blandish rock ballad.

We can’t understand everything he’s saying, but on first listen the song seems to be about holding hands and protecting the Earth. “Lonely Planet who can save you?” he croons. “Who can stop it?” Stop what? Regardless, that storyline is, like, so overplayed at the moment. At least Alyoshia (Ukraine 2010) took on nuclear holocaust with pizzaz! The opening line about “whose the one who starts a war” initially made me think this was going to devolve into some kind of Armenia-Azerbaijan nonsense, but thankfully this isn’t explicitly political!

Anyway, what do you think of the song?

Who’s the one that starts a war?
Who’s dictating what is less and more?
Who can change the night and day?
Who’s the one with clever face?
That can tell us what is in the space?
Playing games that none can play.

Maybe someday we’ll break the wall.
Maybe the light will touch us all.

Chorus :

Lonely planet!
Who has done it?
Who can save you?
Who can stop it?

Who’s the one that has the right?
Treat us wrong and tell us what is right?
Bringing crowd against the squad…
Who has honesty to show?
Who can tell us “I don’t know” ?
Who’s the man and who’s the god?

Maybe someday we’ll break the wall.
Maybe the light will touch us all.

Chorus :

Lonely planet!
Who has done it?
Who can save you?
Who can stop it?
Lonely planet!
We have done it!
We can save you?

We can stop it.
We can stop it…
We can stop it….
We can stop it…
For the world.