Our craving for details about Katerine Duska‘s song “Better Love” have been intensifying as Deadline Day looms for the HoD meeting in Tel Aviv on the 10th March. And today Katerine whet our appetites further by releasing the lyrics for Greece’s Eurovision track on her official YouTube channel.

The song drops at 21:00 CET on March 6. But you can already sign up to get a notification on her YouTube channel.

Better Love lyrics — Katerine Duska

Live for the mess
Make me feel ageless
No pain, no gain
Teach me carelessness

And I’m about to see all that’s made up
And everything they want from us
No pain, no gain
Once bitten, make way

And I can’t hide it
I won’t fight this
Yearning feeling inside

Gotta get

Better love, better love
All that we’re after
Way to love, who you love

There’s nothing more to say to back it up when I’m
unafraid, I‘ve lost enough
Go on, hold on for dear life

‘Cause I can’t hide it
I won’t fight this
Burning feeling inside

Gotta get

Better love, better love
All that we’re after
Way to love, who you love

Won’t you lean on me
You can lean on me

Let them look, don’t know, don’t care
Go deep with me
Go deep with me
Go deep with me

Better love, better love
All that we’re after
Way to love, who you love
What you waiting for, what you waiting fo-or, what you waiting for?
Better love, who you love

So what’s it all mean?

The “Better Love” lyrics are powerful, and don’t shy away from the intensity — and dare we say “madness” — that comes with love. Katerine speaks of all-consuming feelings — the “burning feeling inside” — and learning to deal with the heat. Yes, there’s pain, but there also gain. Sometimes you have to burn to be reborn.

The theme works on multiple levels. For some the song will no doubt reflect the sensation of diving into an intense relationship. For others the text may resonate for invoking the adversity of a relationship. At times she’s “holding on for dear life” and she simply can’t hide it. There’s even a case to be made for tensions stirred by those outside the relationship. As she sings: “Let them look, don’t know, don’t care, go deep with me.”

The repetition of “Better Love” and the all-encompassing lyrics suggest an upbeat melody — something fans have made clear that they crave in this year’s contest. Greece does upbeat very well, as proven by the likes of finalists Eleftheria Eleftheriou, Freaky Friday & Risky Kidd and Demy. And, of course, Eurovision winner Helena Paparizou.

Stick with what works…

Greece failed to qualify last year for the second time. In both instances it sent a Greek-language song. So it’s hardly surprising that Miss Duska has elected to sing in English. Whilst we love hearing Greek at Eurovision, it just isn’t getting them the votes they need these days. What does often work, however, is the inclusion of ethnic elements and sounds. We’re hoping “Better Love” will include plenty of Greek flavour.

We heard a snippet last week, and it sounds ethereal and atmospheric. This could lead to a big chorus, or be a softer take, but we’ll have to wait until the 7th to hear it in full! With their neighbours Cyprus also releasing their hotly-anticipated track “Reply” this week, we are all in for the Mediterranean brothers.

Which direction do you think “Better Love” will take? What do you think the lyrics allude to, and what do they mean to you? Let us know in the comments below and on Twitter too.

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Makis
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Makis

Yeah, Freaky Fortune, not Freaky Friday the movie…

euroMaster
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euroMaster

katerine said that is a mid tempo pop song with european sound

Colin
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Colin

Indeed it is.

esc1234
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esc1234

I feel that Greece is going to serve quality for the first time in many years

Ariso Light
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Ariso Light

I sure am hoping it’s good! Fingers crossed. 😀

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

i have high expectations from this. i don’t wanna drink greek tears for months if they fail to qualify

Hideo for KeiiNO
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Hideo for KeiiNO

Freaky Friday? Not Freaky Fortune?

Roger Rabbit
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Roger Rabbit

Maybe a South Europ contenders this year for the victory?? with Italy.Spain.Greece?? can be amazing

Una
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Una

Thus far I wouldn’t mind Italy to win and as for Greece I have to hear the song + live performances for all of course. But Spain?? Slightly catchy but Miki is not a singer – he sounds so amateurish, and the song is for children or a pueblo party not for song contest.

Roger Rabbit
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Roger Rabbit

The grannys from Rusia was also a pueblo party song and they was second so???

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

spain is a contender for last place girl

Juy
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Juy

I don’t care about the lyrics. The song is the one that matters the most. I hope it’s a modern and unique track.

Apple
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Apple

I’m hype

Sonam
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Sonam

I seriously doubt it will be a Demy’s kind upbeat, or even Eleftheria’s Eleftheriou. I ‘m highly optimistic for something out of Greece’s box

Apple
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Apple

I think it’s going to be a bit more downtempo, still pop-ish but very contemporary and sensual

Asdfghjk
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Asdfghjk

No one cares. Can Greece and the other countries just release their goddamn songs already? Waiting for the last day as if that gives you any advantage, so depserate.

Onar
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Onar

The song 2 weeks ago was still in the works, they had only a demo and were improving it in London. Last week they filmed the video clip. The song drops tomorrow night, have a little patience.

Skiwalko
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Skiwalko

At first I was a bit disappointed, cause I thought the text isn’t that sophisticated as I wanted it to be, like “yeah, love, burning feeling inside, we all want it, nothing special”. But after a few times I started seeing some other things. First of all, the protagonist was hurt before – “once bitten”, “I’ve lost enough”. Probably by a relatonship that didn’t work out and left an impact on her. She’s exhausted by it. She also feels the pressure of people surrounding her, she worries too much about the opinions of others. Now, she starts another romance, but… Read more »

DripDrop
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DripDrop

Visuals look stunning! Katerine has commented on her song saying she views it as a big “hug” to everyone. It has a romantic but also a social message about embracing diversity! It will probably be a huge earworm. The producer of the song (Phil Cook) has worked with Ellie Goulding, Birdy, Paloma Faith, Little Mix and more. Katerine will allegedly have dancers with her onstage. Maybe an artistic contemporary choreography? Also imagine this performing right before or after Hatari (2nd part of 1st semi). Hate will prevail meets Better Love! Let’s see who wins!

Mr. Vanilla Bean
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Mr. Vanilla Bean

Literally everything is about embracing diversity these days, but I can totally understand the hug reference reading the lyrics. I’ll take that hug.

Mr. Vanilla Bean
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Mr. Vanilla Bean

Just a quick note though: No, the fact that last year’s entry was sung in Greek most certainly was NOT the reason it failed to qualify.

Eurovirl
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Eurovirl

Obviously, as people adored it and even with that awful staging it finished 10th in the televote.
Staging and bad vocals were the issue ( uggh those high notes )

Una
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Una

Now I believe that Yianna is rather a studio artist and involved in producing music rather than being a stage/performing artist. The song was exceptional yet Greece did not deliver. I don’t think it’s o Yianna 100% though.

dygh
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dygh

Greece was one of my favourites, so magical…
Then the live show came up and the dream was shattered like my windows after Estonia.

Ern
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Ern

Yeah, it is sad. Yianna was sold to us last year as someone with experience. In reality, she had little experience singing live, and it showed in her performance.

Still, I don’t want to be critical of Yianna. She does write good songs, and she certainly has a good voice. She just should have strategized a bit differently given her capabilities at that time. For example, don’t go on your knees for that high note!

Mr. Vanilla Bean
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Mr. Vanilla Bean

Please be good. I like the lyrics which doesn’t happen often enough for Eurovision songs, so please be good.

Eurovirl
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Eurovirl

Greece is going fierce this year!

Loin dici
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Loin dici

Seems sensual, but is the song sensual too? I’ll wait until its release in 7 March 3.00 AM.

Euoiio
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Euoiio

I LOVE the vibes I am getting from her and from the lyrics! Don’t know if the song will indeed be good but they are doing their job perfectly so far ( with those images and the teasers ), which is a first for Greece lol.
Feel like shes going to be my favourite act this year. Shes like she’s out of a mediaeval romantic fairytale <3

Bob Mat
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Bob Mat

Be prepared cause this year’s greek entry is going to be one of the best…artistic,modern,classy and above all with a GREAT SONG!!!!

Jo.
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Jo.

ok, I am not feeling the “power” in those lyrics, but I still have high hopes cuz simple songs can be great too. Please don’t let me down!!

Albert
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Albert

I’m ready to put her on my top 3

I’m waiting for Greece, Cyprus, the Netherlands, Austria and Armenia, I have big expectations, will they save this year?, I hope

KESC
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KESC

I heard that San Marino’s song is really good. Excited for what Serhat will offer us this time. 😀

Joe
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Joe

Please please PLEASE be right. I need them in the final!

Skiwalko
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Skiwalko

I don’t need them in the final. I need them to win. I alreasy have my Sammarinese flag prepared for 18th of May.

Joe
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Joe

So do I!

Alaska
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Alaska

One word: vulgar. I’m sorry…

DripDrop
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DripDrop

LOL! There is absolute no way you can call that vulgar! Call it whatever else you want but Katerine is obviously classy

Mr. Vanilla Bean
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Mr. Vanilla Bean

Classy and sassy. I like it.

Alaska
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Alaska

This article is about the lyrics, right? I find the lyrics vulgar, not the singer.

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Two words: F* you. I’m sorry…

Flop like a flappy bird
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Flop like a flappy bird

??? ?? ??????? ????? ??? ??? ?????????; ??? ??? ?????? ??? ?? vulgar… ????? ???? ???????? ?????????;;