He’s a Eurovision Song Contest winner and likely the biggest name of the 2018 edition. And now Alexander Rybak — who earned more points than anyone ever in the old voting system — is back for Eurovision glory once more.

Nothing was handed to him. The Norwegian star had to earn his place at Eurovision by competing in Norway’s Melodi Grand Prix. To many it was the show’s strongest field ever, with plenty of well-known acts and, more importantly, several top-notch songs.

Armed with his fiddle and buckets of charisma, Alex sings “That’s How You Write A Song” — a feel-good number literally about writing a song. But the lyrics seem to refer more broadly to reaching goals and overcoming obstacles. It’s a true earworm. Love it or hate it, it’s diffcult not to smile when the violin enters the picture.

In short, the “That’s How You Write a Song” lyrics are a reminder to believe in your song….but also in yourself. As he sings: “Step one: believe in it and sing it all day long, Step two: just roll with it, that’s how you write a song.”

That’s How You Write A Song lyrics – Alexander Rybak (Norway Eurovision 2018)

If you got a minute
Get down your idea
It might do wonders
Maybe disappear
Who knows? Just get it down
And nothing can go wrong
Go find your rhythm
That’s how you write a songEnjoy the small things
With time they will get big
Gotta find your mission
A mission to pursue
You know you got a talent
Whatever it may be
So work your magic
And sing along with meStep one: believe in it
And sing it all day long
Step two: just roll with it
That’s how you write a song

Sing shoobie doobie dat dat (shoobie doobie dat dat)
Shaba daba hey (shaba daba hey)
Say all day long (all day long)
And that’s how you write a song

I say skoobiedoobiedobuppa (skoobiedoobiedobuppa)
Boogie boogie woogie (boogie boogie woogie)
Say all day long (all day long)
See that’s how you write a songStep one: believe in it
And sing it all day long
Step two: just roll with it
That’s how you write a songStep one: believe in it
And sing it all day long
Step two: just roll with it
That’s how you write a songStep one: believe in it
And sing it all day long
Step two: just roll with it
That’s how you write a songStep one: believe in it
And sing it all day long
Step two: just roll with it
That’s how you write a song

Step one: believe in it
And sing it all day long
Step two: just roll with it
And that’s how you write a song
See that’s how you write a song
And that’s how you write a song

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Eve

This is incredibly catchy, lol

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Love this song

Davve
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Davve

First time I heard this somg I was thinking WTF. But since then I have started to loce this song. It is original and stands out in a year with many songs that are mid tempo pop.

I think Norway could very well place in the top 5. The key to Rybaks success is how the jury groups likes his song

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

^Not the real Mask. Please delete.

All Abord!
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All Abord!

My god, what a negative bunch of people, calm down please.
It’s a song, nothing more. Don’t like it? That’s fine. Does it matter? No.
Is this «Fairytale»? No.
Alexander is having fun with a message he wants to convey to people, and if it works, that’s great!
Spread positivity and be happy 🙂

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Agreed.
However, it is mostly one person who is being negative below, changing their identity and posting repeatedly. Unfortunately the website comments section is under attack. Very sad.

Philip Wester
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Philip Wester

It’s not the song, it’s his live vocals. He’s gotten worse, much worse in the intervening 9 years and it’ not like he was great to begin with. His live performances of this are terrible. Not Julia Samoylova terrible but terrible nonetheless.

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

An abomination.

Freya
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Freya

You are so negative and mean, that won’t get you anywhere in life.

Niels
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Here is a video that he made today
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2mA4f2aENM

Jo
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Jo

That guy must have a really boring life to spend so much time with this troll attack. It’s everywhere.

Aaron
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Aaron

I hope he comes last in Eurovision’s nEXT TOP MODEL. alongside netta two of the ugliest people personality wise, song wise and looks wise.

I dont understand are there 7 performers now?

we stan actual talent such as EyeCue, Madame Monsieur and Elina Nechayava!

Nicki Minaj who? Katy Perry gone. Taylor swift ran. avicii found dead.

stream no more tears left to cry sisters!

Sunday
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Sunday

You spend too much energy on negative things. And attacking people for how they look is way below accepted behavior. Find something you like and focus on that instead.

Freya
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Freya

I agree Sunday! Besides he is not ugly, but Aaron you must be very ugly on the inside to say these things about people…

Freya
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Freya

You are garbarge.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

^In your dreams.

ninasublatti
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ninasublatti

pathetic song

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Quiero chupar su polla y tomarlo en mi ano.

Lilac
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Lilac

oh god this is silly …lol but he still charming and cute ..

CookyMonzta
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CookyMonzta

Good song. Maybe we were expecting him to match or surpass the masterpiece that was “Fairytale”. But that was 9 years ago, and a hard act to follow.

As it stands, he rides the razor’s edge of qualifying in the 2nd semi; 9th on my scorecard and 22nd overall.

Susi
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Susi

Lyrical masterpiece!

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^Another one for the mods to delete.

Yaa
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Yaa

Lol