Jacques Houdek is one of the most recognised faces — and voices — on Croatia’s Eurovision scene. Having attempted to sing for the country six times before, he’s finally getting his shot at Eurovision glory at Eurovision 2017.

As you can see in the “My friend” lyrics, Jacques is all about seizing the day. He encourages listeners to know “there are only two ways to live your life — one as though nothing is a miracle, the other as though everything’s a miracle.”

Mixing Italian lyrics with English ones, he dares listeners to “do your best, take a chance, dare to dream and make it real.”

Words to live by.

My Friend lyrics — Jacques Houdek

(Italian lyrics translated below)

There are only two ways to live your life
One is as though nothing is a miracle
The other is as though everything’s a miracle

There’s a miracle my friend
And it happens every day
Hold out your hand
Don’t let it slip away

Io so che esiste (I know it exists)
guarda meglio su (look up closer)
ritorna ogni giorno (upward it comes back every day)
promettendo sempre più (promising more and more)

After the rain

Nasce il sole (The sun rises)

I pray you see the light and find your way

La forza del destino che è in te (The strength of fate that is in you)

Do your best
Take a chance
Dare to dream and
Make it real
Segui la verità, via della libertà (Follow the truth, the road of freedom)
My friend
My friend

Don’t let go
Let it flow

Credi nel miracolo (Do you believe in miracles?)

For the miracle
That I’m talking of
Is the life that we’re given

La vita vincera (The winning life)

I pray you see the light and find your way
I pray, I pray

La forza del destino che è in te (The strength of fate that is in you)

Do your best
Take a chance
Dare to dream and make it real

Segui la verità, via della libertà (Follow the truth, the road of freedom)

My friend
My friend
My friend
My friend
My friend

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Henriette
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Henriette

why is the song english and Italian when he is representing Croatia?

Rafael Vivas
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Rafael Vivas

In Eurovision that doesn’t matter. Remember there is no rule about language. Romania 2012 was in spanish, Latvia 2007 and Romania 2006 in italian, Spain 2016 in english, etc etc. And every country has used english. There are even many examples of imaginary language.

Tobias
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Tobias

I forgot the link 🙂 ADORABLE!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gASQgccWUg&t=0s

Tobias
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Tobias

This latest motivational video has made me fully fall in love with this song… it’s so meaningful and makes me want to be come a better person each time I listen/watch this, and – believe it or not – I listen to this every single day ‘cus it simply makes my day… This is what Eurovision should be about, and I want this to win!