Discuss: Farid Mammadov’s “Hold Me” Could Win ESC

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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