“On My Way” lyrics – Omar Naber (Slovenia, Eurovision 2017)

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Omar Naber will represent Slovenia at Eurovision 2017 with his ballad “On My Way”. It’s the second time Omar has performed for his country at Eurovision — and the second time in Kyiv. In 2005, Omar’s song  “Stop” placed 12 in the semi-final, narrowly missing out on qualifying. He will no doubt hope for a better result this time around.

“On My Way” was a big hit with Slovenian juries at the national final. The expert panel was impressed his emotional ballad of self-belief and defiance.

Omar tells of a difficult period in his life, where he’s made a decision to leave his loved ones in search of a better life elsewhere. He bluntly says, “Now I’m about to leave you all behind”.

The verses may sound a little grim, but the chorus is the cry of a man with a plan. Omar boldly asserts that he’s “On my way/I’m never coming back”.

And while he might sound like he’s happy to do it alone, singing “I cannot count on anybody else”, there is at least a mention of others. Omar sings, “Lights will guide you through the night”, implying that there’s at least one other person he’d like to have follow in his footsteps.

“On My Way” – Omar Naber

“On My Way” lyrics – Omar Naber (Slovenia, Eurovision 2017)

You’ve all been very kind
But I made up my mind
Now I’m about to leave you all behind

I’m feeling so alone
I’m turning down my tone
Before the rise of sun I will be gone

On my way
I’m never coming back
And I’ll pray
I’m never gonna crack
World is calling out tonight
Telling me I’ll be alright
Lights will guide you through the night

Still hiding in my shell
And keeping to myself
I cannot count on anybody else

I’m burning deep inside
I’m giving up the fight
Before the break of dawn I will be gone

On my way
I’m never coming back
And I’ll pray
I’m never gonna crack
World is calling out tonight
Telling me I’ll be alright
Lights will guide you through the night

Eh, yeah, yeah
Eh, yeah, yeah
Eh, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

On my way
I’m never coming back
And I’ll pray
I’m never gonna crack
World is calling out tonight
Telling me I’ll be alright
World is calling out tonight
Telling me I’ll be alright
Lights will guide you through the night
On my way

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