Ukraine has unveiled the new version of Maria Yaremchuk’s 2014 entry ‘Tick Tock’. The song was originally chosen way back in December 2013 and has undergone two incarnations before reaching the new version.

Originally an up-beat ethnic tinged dance song, ‘Tick Tock’ then became a Zlata Ognevich style ballad in Malta and has now become a jazz-tinged dance track. Maria channels her inner MJ in the video and the lyrics have been overhauled massively. The incestuous opening line about the love between a sister and brother is no more!

Tick Tock New Lyrics

I believe that I’ve loved you
Since the first time that I saw you
Bells rang angels sang
When the light of the night
fell on us we knew

Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh

We both knew that you were mine
Now cover me, I’ll buy us time, time

oh oh oh oh oh oh oh *2

Tick-tock, can you hear me go tick tock
My heart is like a clock, I’m steady like a rock
Sch don’t stop, kiss and kiss me till I drop
My heart is like a clock you wind it with your love

Tick-tock, can you hear me go tick tock
My heart is like a clock, I’m steady like a rock
Sch don’t stop, kiss and kiss me till I drop
My heart is like a clock, you wind it with your love.
(You wind and wind, it with your love)

Now I know it’s too hard to
go tick tock without the glimpse of you
If you cave in I break
I keep losing my pace
In this endless race

Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh

They all know that you’re mine
They can see we belong
Shelter me, you’ll do fine
Wait for me, I’ll buy us time

Tick-tock, can you hear me go tick tock
My heart is like a clock, I’m steady like a rock
Sch don’t stop, kiss and kiss me till I drop
My heart is like a clock, you wind it with your love

Tick-tock, can you hear me go tick tock
My heart is like a clock, I’m steady like a rock
Sch don’t stop, kiss and kiss me till I drop
My heart is like a clock, you wind it with your love.

Photo Credit: Sergey Illin

Angus Quinn contributed this report from the U.K. You can follow him on Twitter at @Angus_Quinn17. Then like our Facebook page to keep up-to-date with all the latest news and gossip.

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Alex
Alex
7 years ago

Wow, they made it really different AGAIN! haha. She’s still a really good singer – needs some more enunciation, but she sticks out just for her voice. The words, although much less cheesy, don’t really fit with the feel of the song. They’re at least trying to make it more respectable, which is a good thing. This will probably do very well, though. There aren’t that many strong Eastern European entries this year, and this should overtake pretty much all of them except Armenia, Romania, and Hungary (and who knows, Slovenia could come out of nowhere). Also, this reminds me… Read more »

peris
7 years ago

1 ukraine 2 greece 3 romania sosta

peris
7 years ago

kiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiev euroviiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiisiiiiion 2015 uuuukkkkkkkraine

peris
7 years ago

go ukraine kiev 2015 eurovision ? ok pleaze

Leaf
Leaf
7 years ago

I dig the new Serebro feel of the remake ……. Even tho I really liked the other version, I love this one even more.

P.S

The song is noting special but compared to the amount of uninspiring ballads with unnecessary gimmick I believe this one will just POP on stage.

peris
7 years ago

go ukraine go ukraine kiev 2015 eurovision

peris
7 years ago

haha ukraine favori eurovision 2014 kiev 2015

peris
7 years ago

UKRAINE 2015 EUROVISION OK FAVORI UKRAINE MY NAME PERIKLIS

Julian
Julian
7 years ago

there is an old saying “with all the spices added you can make edible food even from chicken poop”

Joanna
Joanna
7 years ago

Thank god they changed the idiotic lyrics… But it’s still not a great song.

Keith
Keith
7 years ago

Can you make chicken soup out of chicken poop? Nope

Should a song with whistling do good? I hope not.

beccaboo1212
7 years ago

If Michael Jackson is the “King of Pop,” then Mariya Yaremchuk could be the “Duchess of Pop!”

Easpag
Easpag
7 years ago

I liked Tick Tock from the start. The ballad version was even better, and kept it in my top 5. This version? The best song in the competition, tied with Poland. I’m so glad for Maria, she has suck a beautiful voice, and the looks to match. She was just unfortunate nobody took to the song.

bagel
bagel
7 years ago

I’m glad to see that “tick tock-ticky ticky tock tock tock” line go away. It was so uninspired and I am liking this new version. Glad to see Ukraine polishing off their song to give us the best they can do

Zolan
Zolan
7 years ago

oh well. Precisely as expected.
Revamped by committee to simulate quality without actually fixing anything.
Well … there’s less incest, so that’s something.

Day One (Marcus)
Day One (Marcus)
7 years ago

So is this a revamp or a whole new song? It sounds just like the old version but all the lirics have been changed. I actually preferred the first version.
Its still sucks

Timselvision
Timselvision
7 years ago

Peris, it’s clear you’re a fan from this song, but now stfu.

She’s actually very pretty. Wanna marry her.

And I don’t get used to the new lyrics…

Dar
Dar
7 years ago

Peris you are an idiot …

Pixy
Pixy
7 years ago

I actually like it. The top 10 material here.

peris
7 years ago

go ukraine kiev 2015 goooo mariaa ???????????????????????????????????????????????????

SpirK
SpirK
7 years ago

Congratulations to Ukraine for working really hard on this song. They totally revamped it, as they do with their songs the last years and always have a good result (especially in 2011 and 2013 the revamped versions were excellent). They transformed a song with awful lyrics (tricky tricky tock tock tock, we belong to each other like a sister to a brother) to a classy jazz infected number. Good job Ukraine you were 32nd with the first version in my top, 27th with the second and now climbed to 23rd in a really strong year (at least for me)

peris yaremchuk
7 years ago

yes ukraineeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee goooooooooooo mariaaaaaaa yes

peris
7 years ago

MARIAAAAAAAAAAAA SEX BABY UKRAINEEEEEE GOOOOOOOOOOOO ??????????????????????? FAVORIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII

peris
7 years ago

kiev kiev 2005 kiev 2015 xaxa ukraine go ukraineeee ??????????????????????

Grifit
Grifit
7 years ago

hell yeaaahhh!!
Damn ukrainians first they got me “I hate you, I hate you” and now “I love you, I love you”. You can’t play with my feelings that way!!!!
MARIA IN THE FINAL!!!!! MARIA IN THE TOP10!!! MARIA GO GO GO!!! UKRAINE HELL YESSSSSSSSSS!!!!

peris
7 years ago

yes favori gooooooooooooo ukraine ???????? from greece and georgia

Miksi
7 years ago

WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY better than first two versions 🙂

peris
7 years ago

ukraine favori yes favori kiev 2015 go go ????

D
D
7 years ago

Big improvement. Love it, shot up to third on my list.

peris
7 years ago

ukraine maria winner winner !!! top 37 goooo ukraine go sex maria

peris
7 years ago

(ukraine sex and sex song favori favoriiii ?????)

peris
7 years ago

kiev 2015 ukraine winner winner ukraine ?????? kiev 2015 kiev 2015

peris
7 years ago

???????? ??? ??????

peris
7 years ago

go go ukraine go kiev 2015 favori

peris
7 years ago

???????? ????? ?? 2.000 ?????? ???? ??????? ?? ?? ?????? 2.000

peris
7 years ago

ukraine winneeeeeeeer in malta and winner favori eurovision

Thiefo
Thiefo
7 years ago

YES! No more “we belong to each other like a sister to a brother”! haha
I’m very, very much pleased with this new version, I already loved the ukranian entry from the start, now it certainly is on my top 5.

Mex
Mex
7 years ago

Gosh, she’s sexy as hell!

I liked the entry that won in Ukraine, far more than the official one and the one in Malta.

Nevertheless, good luck Ukraine.

Zach
Zach
7 years ago

I love this new version and the original. I think she’ll get through to the final and top ten on her own merit. Eurovision is a great song contest of acceptance and tolerance. It has always had a political side ever since other countries didn’t like that Sweden had sung in English. What is happening in Ukraine with Russia should not influence your vote the song should, but that does not mean we are putting a blind eye to what is going on. Like with Azerbaijan in 2012, Russia ,Europe is watching you.

peris
7 years ago

gooo ukraine i love mariaaaaa 12 pontous kiev 2015 ???????

peris
7 years ago

kiev 2015 eurovision xa xa ukraine maria yaremchuk russia 2

Fikri
Fikri
7 years ago

pleasantly surprised! 😀

Dhani
7 years ago

@Patrick , Russia’s song will win i really hope it will be Moscow 2015!! Russia is one of my favorite countries in Eurovision.

s5
s5
7 years ago

Much better now!!!

GibboEscFan
GibboEscFan
7 years ago

The original version made me sing uncontrollably especially at ” your love is inexhaustible” i could let myself go even though im shy 😛 so i thought it was good but then she came with the ballad version and i was disappointed and now this version is better than both but i must admit but i still prefer the origional xD

SJ
SJ
7 years ago

So much better than version from Malta final ( i don t like that version, and after that version she flop on my list). But for me version from Ukraine national final is best. She go high in my list, but only first version from Ukraine final wili be in my TOP 10 of 35.

Diane
Diane
7 years ago

Not making any significant improvement for me personally, but I appreciate their hard work for this song.

Patrick
Patrick
7 years ago

@ Giorgos: Russia has not even revealed its song and they are your #1? Get a life, man! Are you stupid or what?

Leon
Leon
7 years ago

Ughh I’m confused lol. There are parts of the first version that I love especially the whole traditional thing and there are parts in this version that I like. Either way, it with pity votes (yes, politics play a big role on how people vote) it will definitely be in the top 10, probably 6-10 places.

Dhani
7 years ago

i’m so content that they cancelled that club-version of tick tock. I love this!