“Grab the Moment” lyrics – JOWST (Norway, Eurovision 2017)

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JOWST will represent Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 with “Grab the Moment”. Behind the name is 27-year-old Norwegian DJ, record producer and songwriter Joakim With Steen. On the stage he is joined by Aleksander Walmann, who finished second in Norway’s version of The Voice in 2012.

The electropop song is written by JOWST and Jonas McDonnell. Norway will compete in the second semifinal of the contest on May 11.

The song — unsurprisingly — is about not letting self-doubt get the better of you and taking opportunities. “I put my nerves in the coffin” and “I’m gonna kill that voice in my head”: forcing anxiety out of the equation. It’s a topic that many people will no doubt be able to relate to!

JOWST – “Grab the Moment”

“Grab the Moment” lyrics

They read me like a book that is open
While punching on a bag and I’m choking
I’m looking for a sign while they’re stepping on my mind
But I hide behind a simpleminded notion

I try to act cool but I’m boiling
Feeling like a fool that was chosen
Try to keep myself calm
While my head was getting bombed
Really need to get that good vibe going

So when it’s all or nothing
I put my nerves in the coffin
So when it’s all or nothing
I put my nerves in the coffin

I’m gonna kill that voice in my head
I don’t care about falling
I’m gonna grab the moment

I’m gonna kill that voice in my head
I don’t care about falling
I’m gonna grab the moment

I’m, I’m, gonna gonna
Kill kill kill kill
Voice in my head
I don’t care, I don’t care

Getting kinda heavy on my shoulders
Try to stand straight but I’m boneless
Got a pocketful of prose while I’m walking on my toes
And I’m coping with a map that is roadless

Got eyes in my neck but I’m absent
I’m quiet in a corner seeking action
I wanna be bold but I’m only getting old
I need to stop drowning in distractions

So when it’s all or nothing
I better get that good vibe buzzing
So when it’s all or nothing
I get that good vibe buzzing

I’m gonna kill that voice in my head
I don’t care about falling
I’m gonna grab the moment

I’m gonna kill that voice in my head
I don’t care about falling
I’m gonna grab the moment

I’m, I’m, gonna gonna
Kill kill kill kill
Voice in my head
I don’t care, I don’t care

I’m, I’m, gonna gonna
Kill kill kill kill
Voice in my head
I don’t care, I don’t care

Hidden deep in that beat
There’s a calling for that leap
Got no control but I know
There’s a fire in my soul

Hidden deep in that beat
There’s a calling for that leap
Got no control but I know
There’s a fire in my soul

I’m gonna kill that voice in my head
I don’t care about falling
I’m gonna grab the moment

I’m gonna kill that voice in my head
I don’t care about falling
I’m gonna grab the moment

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