“Sunlight” lyrics – Nicky Byrne (Ireland)

Nicky Byrne will represent Ireland at Eurovision 2016 with “Sunlight”. The song is his first solo release since leaving Westlife in 2012. Byrne co-wrote the track with Wayne Hector and Ronan Hardiman. 

“Sunlight” is a mid-tempo effort and marks a slight shift in direction from the big ballads Nicky would have sung during his boyband days. The lyrics are anthemic, urging us to to “touch who you wanna” and “kiss who you gotta” – so Eurovision. His raspy vocals add a country-lite feel and remind us of Ronan Keating’s early solo material. The accompanying lyric video hints at some high-end production that could hopefully transfer to the Globen stage.

What do you think? Has Nicky Byrne got what it takes to bring Ireland back to the final? Could he even make it onto the left-hand side of the scoreboard? Read the lyrics below and let us know.

Sunlight – Nicky Byrne

Sunlight Lyrics – Nicky Byrne

Don’t be afraid
It’s only dark
Till the world
Turns round
Just don’t look down
If you’re afraid of
The higher ground
Hold on to me and let
Me hold on to you
We don’t look back
We let it slide out of view
And we can make it if we
Break out beyond these clouds

We’ll be standing out in the
Sunlight
We stay together
We’ll live forever in the
Sunlight
It’s now or never
You know you better
Just touch who you wanna
Kiss who you gotta
Fight like we’re winners
Love like beginners
Dance like you mean it
Sing like you feel it
Everything’s better
Standing out in the sun

Stop for a moment just
To take in the
Sights and sounds
Hold on to me and let
Me hold onto you
We don’t look back
We let it slide out of view
There’s no tomorrow
So let’s live in the here and now

We’ll be standing out in the
Sunlight
We stay together
We’ll live forever in the
Sunlight
It’s now or never
You know you better
Just touch who you wanna
Kiss who you gotta
Fight like we’re winners
Love like beginners
Dance like you mean it
Sing like you feel it
Everything’s better
Standing out in the sun

Come turn me
Inside out upside down
I’ll be your lover boy
Turn the music loud
We can join the crowd
In the sunlight
We stay together
We’ll live forever in the
Sunlight

It’s now or never
You know you better
Just touch who you wanna
Kiss who you gotta
Fight like we’re winners
Love like beginners
Dance like you mean it
Sing like you feel it
Everything’s better
Standing out in the sun

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