Just after Cristina Scarlat stormed to victory in Moldova on Saturday, a lot of you were left wondering what she meant with her song, because you could not understand the lyrics due to her pronounciation. We’re here to help.

Her dramatic live performance made the lyrics a tad unintelligible. Maybe the official video can help?

The lyrics, signed by Cristina’s niece Lidia Scarlat, are deep, y’all. They speak of the depths of our souls and asks existential questions about the human condition. They do not paint a pretty picture of who we are. Yes, you didn’t expect something like this from Moldova, but has Moldova ever been predictable at Eurovision?

This, however, is what makes small, Eastern European acts stand out (and up) among the other contestants. They have an unwavering ability to surprise us. When we thought that we heard it all and it was finally time to give Boris Covali a chance, Cristina Scarlat stomped in with her metallic/chiffon dress, which she says represents her spirit, and stole the show. Her staging was an impressive and puzzling display of artistry that kept us guessing. We wonder what Moldova is going to surprise us with in Copenhagen, when they are very likely to up their ante, as always.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbL5Mz75APc

Wild Soul Lyrics

What am I?
Am I human?
What am I?
An emotion?
Time and space can lie to us while we sleep
Lovers cry, parents tremble
While you and I show our devils
The world can play a joke on each of us anytime

Chorus:
Mercy
I have no feelings of mercy
Destiny left me so empty
Empty in my heart and my spirit
My patience fighting with our indifference
Fighting to win over everything
That we are and can be

Selfishness takes the trophies
Honesty wins the glories
All the masks we have are meant to make us free
Wounded pride kills our feeling
While you and I need the dreaming
The world can throw a dice for each of us anytime

(Chorus)

Wild soul
Is rushing through my body
And my
Wild soul
Is meant to keep me trying

(Chorus)

We have asked Cristina Scarlat if she is considering switching to Romanian, like Aliona Moon did with “O mie” last year. She told us that her team is talking about this option with TRM and that she will let us know before long.

What do you think about the lyrics? Do they help you warm up to the song a bit more? Or should Cristina perform in Romanian instead?

Bogdan Honciuc is a Romania-based correspondent for WiwiBloggs.com. You can follow him on Twitter @stingovision. You can also keep up-to-date with the latest Eurovision news and gossip by following the team on Twitter @wiwibloggs and by liking our Facebook page.

Photo: TRM

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pouffiasse Amatrice
6 years ago

Vachement captivant, selon moi ce post intéresserait mon pote

Olena
Olena
6 years ago

I adore this song and no need to change anything, at least before Eurovision… dubstep makes it catchy and trendy, english lyrics makes everyone understand its deepness and you start singing it after second chorus. i would defintely give my vote for this song!

Lina
6 years ago

Bravo Cristina,ne mandrim mult cu tine si cu acesta piesa.I am moldavian and i am proud of this song and my country!!!!!
GOOD LUCK MY DEAR MOLDOVA,WE ARE SUPPORTING U 4EVER AND EVERYWHERE!!!

marina
marina
6 years ago

La voce di Cristina emoziona, se anche non si capisci nula

Robyn
Robyn
6 years ago

This song has been my earworm today. Mercy!

Arianna
6 years ago

I actually like this, but yah sans dubstep please. Doesn’t look like we quite escaped it this year lol. She has a strong live vocal though, one of my faves from the show. Not a bad choice 🙂

Alex
Alex
6 years ago

I’d prefer not just Romanian, but also a complete revamp of the song removing all traces of dubstep 😉

marklebron
marklebron
6 years ago

Not a fan of the act at all!

Keery
Keery
6 years ago

Love a good diva! YESSSS! And I think Romanian language would be better. Aliona Moon appealed partly because of the mystery. This song is even more mysterious, so put it in a language most of us don’t know. Success!