The Hungry Hearts feat. Lisa Dillan will take part in Melodi Grand Prix 2016 — Norway’s selection for Eurovision 2016 — with “Laika”. The song is written by group’s artistic director Tonje Gjevjon.

The Hungry Hearts was formed in 2006 and ever since they have been touring Norwegian and international film festivals with their short films and music videos. On their website they call themselves “an interdisciplinary project” and in their performances the visual aspect is just as important as the music. For MGP, they are joined by jazz singer Lisa Dillan. Their song “Laika” is a tribute for Laika, a Soviet space dog who was the first animal to orbit the Earth.

Listen to “Laika”

Laika lyrics — The Hungry Hearts feat. Lisa Dillan (Melodi Grand Prix 2016)

Laika the cosmonaut dog, in happier times
Laika the cosmonaut dog, in happier times

The streets of Moscow with my girlfriend
The streets of Moscow with my girlfriend
The streets of Moscow with my girlfriend

A lonely drumbeat out in space
Repeats a heartbeat forever lost
Floating like a dream in an empty room
A weightless Laika looking at the moon

A homeless shadow trapped in the cosmic computer
A little curly dog embraced by endless space
An echo of her life floating like a dream
Forever lost in the Sputnik Space Machine

She loves the disco, she loves the disco
She loves the disco flying through the air
She loves the disco, she loves the disco
She loves the disco flying through her hair

She could have been my love
She could have been my life

The streets of Moscow with my girlfriend
The streets of Moscow with my girlfriend

You could have closed my eyes
You could have told some lies

And then you left me here out in the atmosphere
Without the disco, without the disco

Hearts on fire
Burning with this sad desire

Der untergang ist jetzt, der untergang ist hier [The downfall is now, the downfall is here]
My life is sadness, my life is madness

I love the disco, I love the disco
I love the disco flying through the air
I love the disco, I love the disco
I love the disco flying through my hair

She could have been my love
She could have been my life

The streets of Moscow with my girlfriend
The streets of Moscow with my girlfriend

Hearts on fire
Burning with this sad desire

Der untergang ist jetzt, der untergang ist hier
My life is sadness, My life is madness

I miss the disco, I miss the the disco
I miss the disco flying through the air
She loves the disco, she loves the disco
She loves the disco flying through her hair

The streets of Moscow with my girlfriend
The streets of Moscow with my girlfriend

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