Not long ago we saw Severina — Croatian diva and Eurovision 2006 contestant — taking a naughty turn in “Uno Momento”. Then we saw her getting all emotional in “More Tuge”. Well now we’re pleased to see her earning some much-deserved R&R in her sun-drenched video “Generale”, which means “general” in English.

Her newest collaboration involves the rising all-girl trio Uciteljice (Teachers). Severina is very smart when choosing who to work with. The music video for her summery hit “Uno Momento” included Serbian girl band Ministarke, and it has broken all YouTube records in the Balkan region.

Severina’s “Generale” video

In the video for “Generale”, Severina recalls the summer when an insensitive guy cheated on her with another woman. She does this while washing herself in a hat-shaped bathtub.

Together they call him to be a man and admit his mistake: My general, you’re shooting at a civilian/Look at my eyes when you leave me.

This is yet another break-up song, and this time the collaborators fail to keep up with Severina. Her previous collabs deserve an equally fabulous follow-up, and this isn’t it.

Even so, the accordion and violin work well together and give us a military feel, which of course fits well with the theme of the General they are singing about.

“Generale lyrics”

Koliko dugo mi glumiš poštenje
Aspavaš pored nje
I nosiš ruže i bombonjere
Ilaži skrivene

Koliko puta sam rekla da nisam
Ja ju?er ro?ena
Il’ idi drugoj il’ voli ko muško
Tre?e mi ne treba

To je ljeto kad sam ostavljena bila
Pamtit ?u te suze 200 godina
Platila za sve a nisam bila kriva
Ovo mi je kazna jer sam voljela

To je ljeto kad sam ostavljena bila
Pamtit ?u te suze 200 godina
Generale moj ti pucaš u civila
Gledaj me u o?i kad me ostavljaš
Ostavljaš

Toliko puta sam ?ekala sama
Sa svojim suzama
Jer znam da diraš i nju a i mene
Tim istim rukama

Koliko puta sam rekla da nisam
Ja ju?er ro?ena
Il’ idi drugoj il’ voli ko muško
Tre?e mi ne treba

To je ljeto kad sam ostavljena bila
Pamtit ?u te suze 200 godina
Platila za sve a nisam bila kriva
Ovo mi je kazna jer sam voljela

To je ljeto kad sam ostavljena bila
Pamtit ?u te suze 200 godina
Generale moj ti pucaš u civila
Gledaj me u o?i kad me ostavljaš
Ostavljaš

To je ljeto kad sam ostavljena bila
Pamtit ?u te suze 200 godina
Platila za sve a nisam bila kriva
Ovo mi je kazna jer sam voljela

To je ljeto kad sam ostavljena bila
Pamtit ?u te suze 200 godina
Generale moj ti pucaš u civila
Gledaj me u o?i kad me ostavljaš
Ostavljaš

General lyrics

For how long are you playing honesty
And sleeping next to her
And carrying roses and chocolate boxes

How many times have I said that I
Wasn’t born yesterday
Either you go to her, or love like a man
Third I don’t want

It was the summer when I had been left
I will remember those tears for 200 years
Paid for everything and wasn’t guilty
This is my punishment because I loved

It was the summer when I had been left
I will remember those tears for 200 years
My general, you’re shooting at me
Look at my eyes when you leave
Leave

So many times I was waiting alone
With my tears
Knowing that you touch me and her
With those same hands

How many times have I said that I
Wasn’t born yesterday
Either you go to her, or love like a man
Third I don’t want

It was the summer when I had been left
I will remember those tears for 200 years
Paid for everything and wasn’t guilty
This is my punishment because I loved

It was the summer when I had been left
I will remember those tears for 200 years
Paid for everything and wasn’t guilty
This is my punishment because I loved

It was the summer when I had been left
I will remember those tears for 200 years
Paid for everything and wasn’t guilty
This is my punishment because I loved

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Thomas
Thomas
6 years ago

All great (love Seve! <3) but… she was at the ESC 2006! 😀