“J’ai cherché” lyrics – Amir (France 2016)

French singer Amir will represent France with his song “J’ai cherché” (“I searched”), described as a “catchy and modern pop song with electronic beats”. In a break from tradition, the song is in French with an English chorus.

The lyrics are hopeful and romantic. Amir starts off feeling a little lost – “J’ai cherché un sens à mon existence” (I searched for a meaning to my existence). But he meets someone who leaves him feel complete, who is the other half of his universe.

And then comes the big chorus. “You-ou-ou-ou-ou,” Amir sings, “You’re the one that’s making me strong/I’ll be looking, looking for you/Like the melody of my song.”

Amir has competed on A Star Is Born in Israel and The Voice in France, giving him plenty of experience to take to Stockholm. Can he break France’s run of bad scoring and put his country back on the left-hand side of the scoreboard?

“J’ai cherché” – Amir (France 2016)

“J’ai cherché” – Amir (lyrics)

J’ai cherché
Un sens à mon existence
J’y ai laissé mon innocence
J’ai fini le coeur sans défense
J’ai cherché
L’amour et la reconnaissance
J’ai payé le prix du silence
Je me blesse et je recommence

Tu m’as
Comme donné l’envie d’être moi
Donné un sens à mes pourquoi
Tu as tué la peur
Qui dormait là, qui dormait là
Dans mes bras

You-ou-ou-ou-ou
You’re the one that’s making me strong
I’ll be looking, looking for
You-ou-ou-ou-ou
Like the melody of my song

You-ou-ou-ou-ou
You’re the one that’s making me strong
I’ll be looking, looking for
You-ou-ou-ou-ou
Like the melody of my song

J’ai cherché
Un sens, un point de repère
Partagé en deux hémisphères
Comme une erreur de l’univers
J’ai jeté
Tellement de bouteilles à la mer
J’ai bu tant de liqueurs amères
Que j’en ai les lèvres de pierre

You-ou-ou-ou-ou
You’re the one that’s making me strong
I’ll be looking, looking for
You-ou-ou-ou-ou
Like the melody of my song

You-ou-ou-ou-ou
You’re the one that’s making me strong
I’ll be looking, looking for
You-ou-ou-ou-ou
Like the melody of my song

Au gré de nos blessures
Et de nos désinvoltures
C’est quand on n’y croit plus du tout
Qu’on trouve un paradis perdu
En nous
Oh you, you, you, you, you

(You-ou-ou-ou-ou)
You’re the one that’s making me strong
I’ll be looking, looking, looking for
(You-ou-ou-ou-ou)
Like the melody of my song
Like the melody of my song

You-ou-ou-ou-ou
You’re the one that’s making me strong
I’ll be looking looking for
You-ou-ou-ou-ou
Like the melody of my song

Like the melody of my song
You’re the one that’s making me strong
I’ll be looking, looking, looking for
Giving you love with my song
Giving you love with my song

English translation

I have looked for a sense to my existence
It made me leave my innocence behind
I’ve finished with an unprotected heart
I have looked for
Love and recognition
I have paid the price of silence,
I am getting hurt but starting all over again

You gave me the will to be myself
Gave a meaning to my questions
You have killed the fear that was sleeping here
That was sleeping here, in my arms

You-ou-ou-ou-ou
You’re the one that’s making me strong
I’ll be looking, looking for
You-ou-ou-ou-ou
Like the melody of my song

You-ou-ou-ou-ou
You’re the one that’s making me strong
I’ll be looking, looking for
You-ou-ou-ou-ou
Like the melody of my song

I have looked for a direction, a landmark
Split into two hemispheres
Like a mistake of the universe
I have thrown
Too many bottles to the sea
Drank so much bitter liquor
It made my lips as cold as stone

You-ou-ou-ou-ou
You’re the one that’s making me strong
I’ll be looking, looking for
You-ou-ou-ou-ou
Like the melody of my song

You-ou-ou-ou-ou
You’re the one that’s making me strong
I’ll be looking, looking for
You-ou-ou-ou-ou
Like the melody of my song

Along our injuries and our flippancies
It’s when we completely lose our faith
That we find a lost paradise inside ourselves
Oh you, you, you, you, you

(You-ou-ou-ou-ou)
You’re the one that’s making me strong
I’ll be looking, looking, looking for
(You-ou-ou-ou-ou)
Like the melody of my song
Like the melody of my song

You-ou-ou-ou-ou
You’re the one that’s making me strong
I’ll be looking looking for
You-ou-ou-ou-ou
Like the melody of my song

Like the melody of my song
You’re the one that’s making me strong
I’ll be looking, looking, looking for
Giving you love with my song
Giving you love with my song

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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