You can read the lyrics to Farid Mammadov’s “Hold Me” below. But you may not get to them because you will be so wrapped up watching the video of his fantastic song.

This song has a subtle R&B quality to it, and unlike so many of the ballads this year it manages to be sentimental but not over-the-top. He brings the drama and builds this song like a construction worker builds a house. Let me in that door! This is one of the best man ballads I have heard in a long time.

This is further proof that Azerbaijan does not send duds to Eurovision. They know how to choose a song and the state broadcaster knows how to groom the performer. Look me in the eyes and tell me Safura didn’t work her wind machine and LED dress in Oslo. This song is going to lend itself really well to some dramatic Sabina Babayeva-esque staging. Watch out!

What do you think of the song? Is Farid guaranteed a spot in the Top 5 with this?

“Hold Me” Lyrics

Should have seen it coming when I saw you
Should have had the sense to stop and walk away
It was gonna turn out complicated
We’ve hit our load, about to explode

If love was a mountain
I’d climb up to the highest of the world
I’d swim across the ocean if you’d come
I’m lost in your smile, free-falling for miles

Hold me, just unfold me
Unchain my soul, give me love, make me whole
Hold me if it’s only
For this moment in time, now I’m yours and you’re mine
So hold me

Take a little time and you’ll know better
Then to think about giving in on the one you love
Here we’re going back and freeze the moment
When we used to be free, was only you and me

Hold me, just unfold me
Unchain my soul, give me love, make me whole
Hold me if it’s only
For this moment in time, now I’m yours and you’re mine

Remember how we used to laugh, but now you’re running from the past
Let’s find the strength to carry on
Remember how when love used to be, you said I was your fantasy
Can’t take another night alone, so come and hold

Hold me, just unfold me
Unchain my soul, give me love, make me whole
Hold me if it’s only
For this moment in time, now I’m yours and you’re mine

So hold me

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Ayshen
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Ayshen

If love was a mountain
I’d climb up to the highest of the world
I’d swim across the ocean if you’d come
I’m lost in your smile, free-falling for miles <3 MY DEAR FARIIIIDDDDD

agelina
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agelina

farid you was fantastic. don’t worry you are first in our hearts!!we love you!!greece give you 12points!!!!

Carmen from Malta
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Carmen from Malta

Dear Farid you are not just a pretty face but a very good singer + a very strong song you have the whole packet xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Mamed
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Mamed

I congratulate you Farid.You are very good artist

Dimitrios
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Dimitrios

Definitely, the best song of the contest! Congratulations!

isabel
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isabel

check on the lyrics, there are some mistakes Should have seen it coming when I saw you Should have had the sense to stop and walk away It was gonna turn out complicated We´ve hit overload about to explode If love was a mountain I´d climb up to the highest of them all I´d swim across the ocean if you´d call I´m lost in your smile Freefalling for miles Hold me Just unfold me Unchain my soul Give me love make me whole Hold me If it´s only For this moment in time Now I´m yours and your mine So… Read more »

fira
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good luck Farid your song is nice and you are cute <3

nikki
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azerbaycan is usually the best even this year don?t be jelous

Varya
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Varya

I like him. He really sounds good and looks nice

nikki
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Azerbaijannnnnnnnnnnnn

Sunny
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Sunny

AMAZING SONG AND ENTRY ,,,Bravo AZERBAIJAN ,,,you looks great every year ,,,Top 5 ))) Well done ,,,12 points from Denmark ))

esmiralda
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esmiralda

It’s a great song…GOOOOOOOOOOD LUCKK FARID

azerigirl
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azerigirl

Great song! Good luck my country! I love Azerbaijan-THE LAND OF FIRE:-)

Bjorn Johansson
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Bjorn Johansson

Great! I think this is the best and strongest ballad this year! TOP 5 for sure!

Erik
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Erik

Very flat song, very weak singer, very stiff body movements, very predictable, very cheesy.

Very much aspects I don’t like, if not annoy me.

I only like his pretty face, to me that is not enough to get even one phone call.

Azerbayan 2013 is YUK, BIG TIME :-((
Usually I like their entries, not this year.

Julie Ford
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Julie Ford

He is really sounds good, 12 points to Azerbaijan! Go-go, Land of Fire!!!!

Iryna
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Iryna

His voice is so perfect and… song is so sensitive) I like him)

AZERI GIRL
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AZERI GIRL

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOd LUUUUUUUUUUCK AZERRBEIJAAAAAAAAAN
CAN AZERBAYCAN!!!!!!!!!!

Skylucky
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Skylucky

Good choice for Azerbaijan, looks like this candidate will manage it to the final!

Zolan
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Zolan

Even though it has some interest in the details and arrangement, I find the overall effect, and the chorus in particular, tedious and unpleasant.
Of course this is not the final version, which will be engineered to vote-grabbing perfection.

Richard W
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Richard W

Song is very nice, But as you see this guy need to perform emotionally on the stage. not as stick like here . Top 5.!

Fulano
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Fulano

It’s a really bland song. And his face is creepy! Yuck! Not winner, actually I think song will get the worst result for Azerbaijan in the contest.

John Browdy
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John Browdy

amazing song

Jacob
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Jacob

It is so dull and boring… it sucks

Zarko
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12 points for Azerbaijan! Very nice melody and text

Shura Vorobey
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Shura Vorobey

I think it’s a solid TOP5 entry at least. If not TOP3. I think with the right stagework and emotional performance it might be the winner!

george
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george

It looks familiar but I don’t give a… hm.. last place in the semifinal.
It’s a great song and I’d be happy if he won!

dinam
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dinam

nice but ….. does this sound so familiar?

Vlad Eugen
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Vlad Eugen

Well, we shouldn’t be surprised if this song will win this year’s Eurovision. It’s one of the best IMO and it will surely conquer the European audience as the singer is both talented and very good looking. 🙂

Simmon from
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Simmon from

VOTE ROMANIA TO EUROVISION 😡
AMAZING SONG
UNIQUE VOICE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5KinC75ohM

Nirgal
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Nirgal

As a matter of fact, yes, it could.

And I’d like it to, actually.

John
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John

I can’t see what all the fuss is about – to me this just sounds like another bland pop-ballad, the likes of which we already have so many of this year. If this weren’t from Azerbaijan would people still be tipping it for victory?

Gavin
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Not my taste. Sure it will do well. Yuck!

takecare
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takecare

its nice….but no

takecare
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takecare

its nie

Mr. M
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Mr. M

They will reach the top 5 this year for sure since Turkey isn’t in the Contest.
Anyway, thanks Azerbaijan for sending quality acts every year. Other countries should learn from you 🙂

Xander
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Xander

Great song once again.

MF
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MF

Great song and interpretation!

Anthony
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Anthony

Certainly one of the stand out ballads this year so far!

Bogdan
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Oh my god, I love it!