Do you guys remember the beautiful Anjeza Shahini? She represented Albania at Eurovision 2004 with the song ‘The Image of You’. Albania was still a baby at Eurovision, and Anjeza was only 16. She has just released a lovely new single ‘Ujë në shkretëtirë’, which translates as ‘Water in the desert’. We’re thirsty for this one!

At Eurovision Anjeza achieved 7th place which is the second best Albanian placing at Eurovision. Rona Nishliu is the only singer to have outdone her, placing fifth with her song ‘Suus’.

As for ‘Ujë në shkretëtirë’, the song is best described as a ballad-soul-R&B-electronic-triphop hybrid. The official video, which was produced and filmed in Albania, showcases some beautiful Albanian landscapes.

The composer of the new song is Mario Deda and the lyricist is Olti Curri. I’m sure y’all remember  ‘Natë e parë’ sung by Venera & Lind from Festivali i Këngës 52. Olti also wrote that one.

Here is the official video of Ujë në shkretëtirë

How beautiful is Albania? I’m sure y’all wanna visit now. I also bet y’all want to know what the hell Anjeza is saying, right? I have translated the lyrics into English so all Anjeza fans can understand what she’s saying.

Ujë në shkretëtirë” / “Water in the desert”
Albanian lyrics and English translation

Lyrics

Lart në yje // Up in the stars
Do ta gjej unë rrugën që më sjell tek ti, nuk ndalem // I will find the way that brings me to you, I won’t stop
Larg në ëndërr // Away in a dream
Do e gjej një ishull që do të jetë, për ne të dy // I will find an island that will be our/just for us
Bulza uji ndjek në shkretëtirë  // For you I’ll look for waterdrops in the desert
Gjurmët tua dielli mi tregon // The sun shows me the traces of you

Lart në yje // Up in the stars
Fatet tona në një rrugë të vetme udhëtojnë // Our destiny travels in one way
Dhe hapat i mbaj // I step back
Dhe koha u ndal // And time stops
E ndjej të kam pranë // I feel you’re close to me
Me lotët kristal me buzën në gaz // With crystal tears and smiles
Më prek ti ngadalë // Touch me slowly

S’je i vetëm // You’re not alone
Se një tjetër shpirt kërkon për ty // Another soul seeks for you
Pa ndalur // Non stop
S’je i vetëm // You’re not alone
Dhe një herë po të jetoj do të jem unë prap me ty // If I lived another time I would still be yours
Në një det kujtimesh lundërtar // Sailors in a sea of memories
Unë dhe ti në jetë dy udhëtarë // You and me, two travellers in this life

Lart në yje // Up in the stars
Fatet tona në një rrugë të vetme udhëtojnë // Our destiny travels in one way
Dhe hapat i mbaj // I step back
Dhe koha u ndal // And time stops
E ndjej të kam pranë // I feel you’re close to me
Me lotët kristal me buzën në gaz // With crystal tears and smiles
Më prek ti ngadalë // Touch me slowly

What do you think of the song? Please comment below we would love to know what you think!

You can follow Anjeza Shahini by liking her official Facebook page here 

Ramadan Besim is an Albanian-Australian correspondent for WiwiBloggs.com. You can follow him on Twitter @ESCRamadan. You can also follow the entire team from wiwibloggs.com on Twitter @wiwibloggs and keep up with the latest Eurovision news by liking our Facebook page.

Photo courtesy of Anjeza Shahini

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Gavin
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Gavin

I love Anjetza!

I remember seeing her preview video and thought she was cute and loved her song despite it being the absolute jaw dropping badly presented video EVER!!!!

The she just shine at Eurovision, and so humble.

Or rally like this song. Love it.

Jeff Neal
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Jeff Neal

Lovely lyrical piece, quite a haunting quality with a nice rhythm driving it. Could listen to it time and time again, and although I dont understand Albanian I love the sounds of many languages and there is music in those words.