John Lundvik "Änglavakt" Melodifestivalen Sweden Eurovision 2022
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The Swedish ticket to Turin is calling. At the grand final of Melodifestivalen 2022, Sweden will choose its act for Eurovision. Amongst those hoping to take the crown is former Melfest champion John Lundvik, with his ballad “Änglavakt”

Scroll down for “Änglavakt” lyrics.

Melodifestivalen 2022: John Lundvik — “Änglavakt”

After two years away, John Lundvik is back at Melodifestivalen. He made his Mello debut in 2018, placing third in the final with “My Turn”.

One year later, he returned and won the competition with “Too Late For Love”, which went on to place fifth at Eurovision 2019 in Tel Aviv. 

“Änglavakt” was written by John Lundvik, Anderz Wrethov, Elin Wrethov, Benjamin Rosenbohm and Fredrik Sonefors.

Anderz Wrethov is best known as one of the songwriters behind “Too Late For Love”, John Lundvik’s winning entry at Melfest 2019. He also co-wrote Tusse’s “Voices”, which won the 2021 contest. Elin Wrethov, Anderz’s sister, previously collaborated with her brother on the Azerbaijani Eurovision 2009 entry “Always”.

Eagle-eyed Eurovision fans will recognise Benjamin Rosenbohm as one half of Ben & Tan, Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2020 champions. Ben was set to fly the Danish flag at Eurovision 2020 before the contest was cancelled.

Meanwhile, Fredrik Sonefors is known for his work on the Eurovision 2014 theme song, Emmelie de Forest’s “Rainmaker”, and for writing a series of tracks for song contest greats including Måns Zelmerlöw and Helena Paparizou.

What do the “Änglavakt” lyrics mean?

“Änglavakt” — literally “guardian angel” in English — is a song about unconditional love and compassion. John makes a promise to his love, insisting he will be there for them no matter what.

With lyrics like “Är du svag är jag stark (“If you’re weak, I will be strong”) and “Med dig klarar jag av allt” (“With you I will manage everything”), John affirms that as long as the two are together, there is nothing they can’t face.

 
 
 
 
 
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“Änglavakt” lyrics — John Lundvik (Melfest 2022) 

Songwriters: Anderz Wrethov, Elin Wrethov, Benjamin Rosenbohm, Fredrik Sonefors and John Lundvik

Original text (Swedish) 

English translation

Ljudet ifrån gatan
Tystnar men vi är vakna än
Kan vi stanna här för alltid?

Ser månen från balkongen
Vi kan lämna världen utanför
Och om du inte finns här
Vem är jag då?

För jag kan inte andas utan dig
Jag lovar att allting ordnar sig
Är du svag är jag stark
Med dig klarar jag av allt

Det finns ingen vackrare än du
Varje gång du ser på mig som nu
Står tiden still
Stannar kvar här i natt

Våra hjärtan slår i takt
Jag kommer alltid va din änglavakt

Lamporna är släckta
Men jag ser du lyser som av guld
Och jag håller dig så nära

Torkar dina tårar
Du vet jag gör det 1000 gånger om
Men om du inte finns här
Vem är jag då?

För jag kan inte andas utan dig
Jag lovar att allting ordnar sig
Är du svag är jag stark
Med dig klarar jag av allt

Det finns ingen vackrare än du
Varje gång du ser på mig som nu
Står tiden still
Stannar kvar här i natt
Änglavakt

För jag kan inte andas utan dig
Jag lovar att allting ordnar sig
Är du svag är jag stark
Med dig klarar jag av allt

Våra hjärtan slår i takt
Jag kommer alltid va din änglavakt
The sound from the street
Silent but we are already awake
Can we stay here forever?

See the moon from the balcony
We can leave the world outside
And if you aren’t here
Who am I then?

Because I can’t breathe without you
I promise everything will work out
If you’re weak, I will be strong
With you I will manage everything

There isn’t anyone more beautiful than you
Everytime you look at me like now
Time is standing still
Stay here tonight

Our hearts beat in time
I will always be your guardian angel

The lights are down
But I see you shining like gold
And I hold you so near

Dry your tears
You know I’ve done it a thousand times before
But if you aren’t here
Who am I then?

Because I can’t breathe without you
I promise everything will work out
If you’re weak, I will be strong
With you I will manage everything

There isn’t anyone more beautiful than you
Everytime you look at me like now
Time is standing still
Stay here tonight
Guardian angel

Because I can’t breathe without you
I promise everything will work out
If you’re weak, I will be strong
With you I will manage everything

Our hearts beat in time
I will always be your guardian angel

 

What do you think of “Änglavakt”? Could John Lundvik win Melodifestivalen 2022? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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Gil
Gil
3 months ago

Borring song, please no

STOP THE WAR
STOP THE WAR
3 months ago

Not again, please

Erik
Erik
3 months ago

About the title. “Guardian angel” exists in Swedish and the word for this is “skyddsängel”. A symbol of protection. It’s not how the word is used. “Änglavakt” is exclusively used when someone is saved by an unbelievable luck. A young child surviving a high fall or a severe fire without any injuries. Lundvik will not protect his loved one, he will rather be the luck against all odds for them. It’s not how the word is usually used. Normally we say that someone had “änglavakt”, when they were unbelievably lucky. Rather referring to how someone was saved. Maybe “miracle” would… Read more »

Erik
Erik
3 months ago

I’m not satisfied with this translation. Was it done by machine?

Rafs
Rafs
3 months ago

Can this person stop being cheesy?
I guess he can’t.

Name Pronume
3 months ago
Reply to  Rafs

Can you stop Being NAZI?

Erik
Erik
3 months ago
Reply to  Name Pronume

Nazi??? What are you talking about?

Leendert Jan
Leendert Jan
3 months ago

He can sing and it’s not as bad as My Turn which was drivel, I like that it’s in Swedish, but this should not win Melfest

Arcadius Lutte
Arcadius Lutte
3 months ago

Another hypermasculine take on love and romance. John should spend a little bit less time obsessing over his unhealthy perception of women and a little bit more time trying to figure out how to write a good song because this is as uninspiring as it gets. Compared to this, El Diablo was a work of Shakespeare.

Jodenstone
Jodenstone
3 months ago

Getting vibes from Serbia 2017 “In too deep” with the chorus.
We’ve heard this before but he can sing I guess

Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
3 months ago

I will always be your guardian angel is not romantic but creepy as hell. If someone tells me this I run for three days on a row.

Erik
Erik
3 months ago
Reply to  Jonkonfui

I will always be your miracle is what he actually says

Cookie Nation
Cookie Nation
3 months ago

One of the most uninteresting artists i can think of in the eurovision world.

Jonas
Jonas
3 months ago

I don’t hate it, but there’s a bit of manly ego about it.

I’m sure the woman can look after herself.

Kristin
Kristin
3 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

he says in an interview it doesn’t have to be between a man and a woman, the lyrics are supposed to be able to match even the love from a parent to a child, I guess that’s why the lyrics become kinda generic I guess

Last edited 3 months ago by Kristin
Bart Remmers
Bart Remmers
3 months ago

Another bland Lundvik-song.

Andre
Andre
3 months ago

Looks like John will be singing the english version “Lights Go Low” of this song in the final. It changes the song pretty much actually…

But he wont win again, not this year. If we want swedish in ESC we gotta root for Medina. (They wont win either probably but fingers crossed)

Angelique
Angelique
3 months ago

Cyprus with the song ELA!
Ethnic with english and greek lyrics

Last edited 3 months ago by Angelique