“Flame Is Burning” Lyrics – Julia Samoylova (Russia, Eurovision 2017)

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At the eleventh hour, when most Eurovision fans thought they would withdraw from Eurovision 2017, Russia came out and surprised us with their entry for Eurovision. Former X Factor Russia runner-up and Winter Olympics songstress Julia Samoylova was selected internally to represent the ambitious nation with the song “Flame Is Burning”.

There is clearly a flame burning inside Julia. A spinal disability has left her in a wheelchair, but her voice still exudes power, confidence and strength. The contest will no doubt be a challenging one for her, given the anti-Russian sentiment present in Ukraine. But hopefully viewers will be able to separate the singer from the government when they (hopefully) welcome her to the stage.

The lyrics speak on a highly emotional level of a search for something magical and enduring. “Everybody is talking about the reasons/all I wanna do is find the feeling,” she says. The chorus smacks of perseverance: “After the night there’s a light/and in the darkest time a flame is burning/it shines so bright”.

“FLAME IS BURNING” – JULIA SAMOYLOVA

“FLAME IS BURNING” LYRICS

Day and night and all I do is dreaming
Pacing sick and staring at the ceiling
I wish I had the answers
I wish I had a courage to know

Everybody is talking about the reasons
All I wanna do is find the feeling
I wanna feel the power
I wanna go to places I don’t know

If there’s a light then we have to keep dreaming
If there’s a heart then we must keep believing inside
Ohhh…

After the night there’s a light
And in the darkest time a flame is burning
It shines so bright

Deep in the night love is alight
And in the dark a flame is burning
A flame is burning

All my life I’m searching for the meaning
Now I’ve learned to seeing is believing
I wish I knew where light is
I wish I had the courage to go

If there’s a light then we have to keep dreaming
If there’s a heart then we must keep believing inside

After the night there’s a light
And in the darkest time a flame is burning
It shines so bright

Deep in the night love is alight
And in the dark a flame is burning

An open window for love
And let the wind blow into the hearts
And we’re never apart and you’ll know

After the night there is a light
And in the darkest time a flame is burning
It shines so bright

Deep in the night love is alight
And in the dark a flame is burning
A flame is burning
A flame is burning

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