Greece have had a mixed set of Eurovision results of late but they finally managed to return to the top ten in 2021. Hoping to keep the country there this year is Amanda Tenfjord. The Greek-Norwegian songstress will attempt to bring home another strong result when she represents Greece at Eurovision 2022 with the song “Die Together”.

Scroll down to read the “Die Together” lyrics

Greece in Eurovision 2022: Amanda Tenfjord with “Die Together”

Amanda Tenfjord — full name Amanda Klara Georgiadis Tenfjord — is a Greek-Norwegian singer and songwriter. Born in Ålesund, Norway, to a Norwegian mother and Greek father, she spent parts of her childhood in both of her countries of origin.

Tenfjord was internally selected to represent Greece at Eurovision 2022. The song “Die Together” was released in March and was penned by Tenfjord along with Bjørn Helge Gammelsæter.

What do the “Die Together” lyrics mean?

“Die Together” explores a number of perspectives of a dying relationship. The first verse paints a picture of discontent, suggesting this could be the beginning of the end. This is emphasised as Tenfjord sings, “We don’t laugh anymore and when we cry we do it on our own.”

The troubles in this relationship appear to be private. Onlookers suggest that “it’s been a lovely year for us”, but in reality, Tenfjord says that “we’ve been living in fear, close to giving up”.

As the chorus kicks in, a different viewpoint is explored. Rather than allowing the relationship to crumble, Tenfjord considers conflicting feelings. She points out that “if we die together now, we will always have each other”. She promises to “hold you ’til forever, if we die together”. There is a suggestion that this relationship can’t survive this life but could thrive in the next.

The second verse offers another perspective on this theme. Tenfjord sings, “I love you, say that you love me too. That’s the only way we can get out of this hell we made.” Coupled with the lyrics that follow in the chorus, Tenfjord implies that there is a desire to hold onto the good parts of this relationship.

The song’s dark bridge illustrates these ideas further. Tenfjord repeatedly chants, “Take my heart, rip it out, bring it to the other side.” This further illustrates the belief that death could give this relationship life. She finds hope amidst hopelessness and echoes her conflicting feelings in just a few words. She is prepared to give her heart to her lover but it feels as though it is being pulled out of her chest.

The music video for “Die Together” beautifully illustrates the song’s sentiments. Tenfjord and her lover arrive on the island of Symi together on the same boat. Intimate scenes follow, including the pair perched on top of an isolated cliff overlooking the water. At one point, Tenfjord holds a pair of dice, suggesting she is prepared to roll the dice on this relationship and explore what it could be in the next life.

In the end, her lover boards the boat to depart, with Tenfjord looking down from the top of a hill. The clip ends with the uncertainty of whether Tenfjord will race down the hill to salvage this eternal love or if she will watch it drift away.

“Die Together” lyrics — Amanda Tenfjord (Greece Eurovision 2022)

Written and composed by: Amanda Georgiadis Tenfjord and Bjørn Helge Gammelsæter.

I’m in your back seat
You are driving me crazy
You’re in fully control
It’s like you always know so
Are you having a good time?
Doesn’t seem like you’re all fine
We don’t laugh anymore
And when we cry we do it on our own

It’s been a lovely year for us
Yeah, that’s what they say
It’s been a hell of a year
And we’ve been living in fear
Close to giving up

But if we die together now
We will always have each other
I won’t lose you for another
And if we die together now
I will hold you ’til forever
If we die together, die together now

I love you, say that you love me too
That’s the only way we can get out of this hell we made

It’s been a lovely year for us
Yeah, that’s what they say
It’s been a hell of a year
And we’ve been living in fear
Close to giving up

But if we die together now
We will always have each other
I won’t lose you for another
And if we die together now
I will hold you ’til forever
If we die together, die together

Take my heart, rip it out
Bring it to the other side
Take my heart, rip it out
Bring it to the other side
Take my heart, rip it out
Bring it to the other side
Take my heart, rip it out
Oh, take my heart, rip it

‘Cause if we die together now
We will always have each other
I won’t lose you for another
And if we die together
I will hold you ’til forever
If we die together, die together now

What do you think of the lyrics of Amanda Tenfjord’s “Die Together”? Can she deliver Greece another top ten result? Let us know in the comments below.

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Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
3 months ago

Lyrics are crazy but the explanation is a new level of derangement: if we die together now we will always have each other i wont lose you for another… Great rhyme other/another. I guess it took them days to come with this one.
Explanation: There is a suggestion that this relationship can’t survive this life but could thrive in the next…. O men are we nuts??
If you dig deeper into the lyrics of this song you could even come to the conclusion she is “validating” murdering your bf/gf for ‘love’.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
4 months ago

The lyrics read like the summary of the plot of an opera-tragedy. I don’t know if that’s good or bad for ESC.

Patrick Pastor
Patrick Pastor
4 months ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Good for juries!

enclo
enclo
4 months ago

Greece 2007 (got 7th place) was NOT Fokas Evaggelinos, Maria Liraraki did the choro.

Mil
Mil
4 months ago

I think the boat (or whatever sailing thing is) on the video explains a lot. According to greek mythology it’s about taking the soul and “bringing it to the other side”. The guy died and the girl wishes to die too. Nothing about killing the guy and stalker weird abusive stuff. The song is about grief at least the video is, so why not the lyrics too?

Mil
Mil
4 months ago
Reply to  Mil

Even Symi the island that the video took place is important in Greek mythology about the world of the dead… i could speak for hours about the symbols on the video that indicate that the guy is dead. Don’t forget also that even last year the same director had a thing about greek mythology (pegasus, atlas etc). I hope i didn’t spoil any well kept secret about the staging… so i stop talking now.

There is a light guiding my way
There is a light guiding my way
4 months ago
Reply to  Mil

No, please continue! Thank you very much for your insight, that’s a whole different way to interpret this song! Only now I struggle to put together this new view with the lyrics, especially the second verse, if the song is about grief, it doesn’t really seem to connect?
Also I didn’t manage to find anything about the Symi island having anything to do with the afterlife in Greek mythology, where can I read about it?

Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
3 months ago
Reply to  Mil

Why not? You are assuming. There is nothing in the lyrics that validate your point.
The song says if we die together now i wont lose you for another…. And this might be more or less the same thought that many men who kill their partners and then commit suicide might have.

Pluma
Pluma
4 months ago

Don’t take me wrong, Greek entry is in my top 3, but I can’t understand, why have to be article for the lyrics of the song, if that is Greece or any other one….what ever…my opinion don’t eat me ?????

Sabrina
Sabrina
4 months ago

I understand why some people feel the lyrics are unsettling, but the same way I think Ochman is singing about needing a release from his mental/emotional exhaustion in “River” (and not about physically letting his body go with the water), I feel with this one Amanda is singing about a failed relationship she doesn’t want to let go yet. So the imagery in both songs is indeed a little graphic, but I take it as a dramatic novel. In the case of “Die Together”, the situation described is very specific, probably not as relatable as the lyrics of “Brividi” or… Read more »

Midnight Gold
Midnight Gold
4 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

The lyrics being so specific and unsettling really sell the whole entry to me tho, I wouldn’t have minded at all if they even expanded upon that theme but there’s only so much you can do with that 3-minute rule and I guess it could have been a bit too much for ESC anyway? I remember Jamala’s song constantly being called too unsettling to win it all and look how that one turned out, however.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
4 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

N.B. Ochman could also be singing about renewal, or even baptism.

Ressay
4 months ago

Am I the only one who thinks the lyrics is quite scary? “Die together” theme could be a little controversial…

Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
3 months ago
Reply to  Ressay

If we die together now i wont lose you for another…

MonsieurMüller
MonsieurMüller
4 months ago

I must confess the acoustic version recently released on YT is captivating. The rhymes in “each other/another” and “together/forever” sound a bit trite, though. (Nevertheless, that effectively turns out to be a good hook…)

Im so fab
Im so fab
4 months ago

You are amazing <3

Thallo
Thallo
4 months ago

My winner this year. I have a feeling the juries will eat this up, but it may get lost among other ballads with the televoters.

Amanda’s live vocals are INSANE too. Don’t count her out for the win.

Thallo
Thallo
4 months ago
Reply to  Thallo

Also, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Cyprus and San Marino will be the only countries to not attend any pre-parties this year.

I think the Greek delegation made a wise decision to keep Amanda hidden until the Semi finals.

Ffgsg
Ffgsg
4 months ago
Reply to  Thallo

Yes they said that she will not appear in any pre parties to rehearse or sth

Sir Stevia
Sir Stevia
4 months ago

Off topic but here is the list of 2022 acts that will perform at ESC In Concert tonight:

  • Alvan & Ahez (France)
  • Brooke (Ireland)
  • Chanel (Spain)
  • Citi Z?ni (Latvia)
  • Cornelia Jakobs (Sweden)
  • Emma Muscat (Malta)
  • Intelligent Music Project (Bulgaria)
  • Jérémie Makiese (Belgium)
  • Krystian Ochman (Poland)
  • LPS (Slovenia)
  • LUM!X ft. Pia Maria (Austria)
  • Malik Harris (Germany)
  • Mia Dimši? (Croatia)
  • Monika Liu (Lithuania)
  • The Rasmus (Finland)
  • Reddi (Denmark)
  • Ronela Hajata (Albania)
  • Rosa Linn (Armenia)
  • S10 (Netherlands)
  • Sam Ryder (United Kingdom)
  • Stefan (Estonia)
  • Subwoolfer (Norway)
  • Systur (Iceland)
  • Vladana (Montenegro)
  • We Are Domi (Czech Republic)
  • WRS (Romania)
  • Zdob ?i Zbud & Fra?ii Advahov (Moldova)
Voilà monsieur
Voilà monsieur
4 months ago

Not related but when does the Wiwi jury start?

Sir Stevia
Sir Stevia
4 months ago

Perhaps after the last pre party?

GreekNot
GreekNot
4 months ago

This song is making fun of love songs, I think its a comedy song. I had a good laugh listening to this 🙂

Mikael
4 months ago

Not a bad song and the acoustic version is beautiful. But the lyrics really are unsettling. Imagine a man saying to his girfriend “If we die together now I won’t lose you for another!” and it sounds like a murder about to happen. I like Cornelias view (lyrics) on a sad breakup better.

willchrisiam
willchrisiam
4 months ago
Reply to  Mikael

Up until a few days ago I never really analyzed the lyrics. I tend to listen to all the songs as they get released and then actively avoid them until the live shows. I think I only heard this song in its entirety once or twice. I kinda interpreted it as “If the world ended right now at least we’d be together.
Having actually read the lyrics I can’t stop thinking about The Girl from Plainville…

Colin
Colin
4 months ago
Reply to  Mikael

You pointed to the part of the lyrics I am mostly skeptical about. Most of the lyrics are enigmatic enough to leave a lot of interpretation of which kind of separation or threats is the couple up against. This specific lyric can be seen in a ”I’ll rather see you dead than leaving me” way, which is indeed, unsettling. In my opinion: A. We can interpret the lyrics as ”for another reason”, adding to the uncertainly of the rest of the lyrics describing her general anxiety. B. We can interpret them as toxic jealousy that doesn’t let her sleep. In… Read more »

Jonas
Jonas
4 months ago
Reply to  Colin

I agree. Even if the character in this song is some sort of insane obsessive, that’s allowed. This is art. Fiction. We see murderers and stalkers all the time in movies, and never question it. If somebody like Nick Cave was singing this, everybody would be totally fine with it.

Mikael
4 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

That is allowed of course. It is art, storytelling, as you said. But when asked how the lyrics makes me feel, well this is how. I like the music, but the lyrics really puts me off listening to the song. Unfortunately.

Jonas
Jonas
4 months ago
Reply to  Mikael

That’s allowed too, of course. I didn’t mean to say that you had to like it.

Mikael
4 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

I know 🙂

Ressay
4 months ago
Reply to  Mikael

I interpreted that she thounght that is better to die together, I mean no longer live, because they’ll be together and ever. It’s a femme fatale, it’s like an obssesion. I dont like the lyrics, for me it’s too dark and heavy, because I wonder how they can die together? In an accident or the other way that I don’t want to write the word with “S”…

Ben
Ben
4 months ago

A modern greek drama. This is a real masterpiece.

Ivar
Ivar
4 months ago
Reply to  Ben

A drama written by Bjørn Helge Gammelsæter and Amanda Tenfjord… Yes, very Greek, indeed 😉

Ivar
Ivar
4 months ago
Reply to  Ivar

Chill, man! Greece will do well with this 75% Norwegian song.

Ivar
Ivar
4 months ago
Reply to  Ivar

There will be three, in fact. The two guys in the Czech group are also Norwegian. Like Amanda, they were interviewed during the Norwegian MGP. Sweden has successfully exported Eurovision entries to other countries for many years. Now it is our turn 😉

Sonam
Sonam
4 months ago
Reply to  Ivar

Good for you!
I prefer to focus on the unification rather than the division.
Well, just don’t forget to vote for Amanda on the GF ?

Ivar
Ivar
4 months ago
Reply to  Sonam

Greece will get plenty of televotes from Norway, rest assured!

Ffgsg
Ffgsg
4 months ago
Reply to  Ivar

I hope so
Last year we said we were getting 24 from Netherlands but they didn’t give us (Greece) a single point
At least the juries

Ivar
Ivar
4 months ago
Reply to  Ffgsg

Greece got 10 points from the Netherlands´ televote last year

Ivar
Ivar
4 months ago
Reply to  Ivar

And I suspect something similar from Norway’s televote this year. There is a huge Polish diaspora in Norway, so Poland might get the 12 points

Ivar
Ivar
4 months ago
Reply to  Ivar

I also prefer the Greek entry over the Czech one. Amanda could end up top 5. I expect the Norwegian song will pick up enough televotes to go through to the final, but it will fail big time with the juries.

Colin
Colin
4 months ago
Reply to  Ivar

For me, Norway-Norway, and Greece-Norway are both in my top 10, while CZ-Norway is somewhere in the middle.

Ffgsg
Ffgsg
4 months ago
Reply to  Colin

For me:
Cz-norway first really close with greece-norway whichthen norway-norway

Joe Bloggs
Joe Bloggs
3 months ago
Reply to  Ivar

I wouldn’t say they are the same style.

But the Czech is good electronic dance, better than Austria.

And in dramatic ballads Montenegro beats Greece.

Ffgsg
Ffgsg
4 months ago
Reply to  Ivar

She is greek
Please.

Ivar
Ivar
4 months ago
Reply to  Ffgsg

Please what? Amanda was born in Ålesund, Norway, to a Norwegian mother and a Greek father. Apart from a short period in her childhood, she has lived nearly her whole life in Norway

Ivar
Ivar
4 months ago
Reply to  Ivar

As I just wrote, she was born to a Norwegian mother and a Greek father. That does indeed mean that half her ancestry is Greek. The co-writer of her song, Bjørn Helge, is a prolific Norwegian composer and producer who lives in Oslo

Chris
Chris
4 months ago
Reply to  Ivar

She was born in Ioannina, Greece not Ålesund

klarabel
klarabel
4 months ago
Reply to  Ivar

I hope Greece does as well as the 50% Irish song, Nocturne, did in 1995 🙂

Penalty
Penalty
4 months ago
Reply to  Ivar

Dude her surname has nothing with her Greekness. Norway is her home. Norwegian is her mother tongue. She only spends the summers in Greece. And you put the Georgiadis in caps lock well I point to you that she opts to go by TENFJORD instead of Georgiadis. Her childhood home. She is Norwegian just of part Greek heritage. Not the same as someone who lives in Greece.

MonsieurMüller
MonsieurMüller
4 months ago
Reply to  Ben

Oh, yeah. Now everything is “a masterpiece”.

Joe Bloggs
Joe Bloggs
3 months ago
Reply to  Ben

Much inferior to the 2019 and 2021 dramas.

zsó
zsó
4 months ago

Off topic: Can I watch somewhere the Amsterdam pre party?

Sir Stevia
Sir Stevia
4 months ago
Reply to  zsó

I will join your question.

Kosey
Kosey
4 months ago

It’s a lovely song but the lyrics are unsettling. I know they are a metaphor but sadly these things do happen in real life so I do find it uncomfortable.

Colin
Colin
4 months ago
Reply to  Kosey

I totally agree, but I feel like it’s intentional. The anxiety which mixes sadness with underlining anger as a response to helplessness in front of a storm. I feel like Amanda and the other guy act it out very believable in the video. I don’t think that analyzing these lyrics is supposed to feel comfortable, yet I find it cathartic in a way. It reminds me why Greece is a home to some of the most famous literary tragedies of the past. 

Kosey
Kosey
4 months ago
Reply to  Colin

Great point about the Greek tragedies, I didn’t make that connection. I do enjoy a good metaphor and personally appreciate this song as such, but there are people out there who take things literally. For example, I know that My Chemical Romance and Blink 182 stopped playing certain songs from their back catalogue because some fans were taking their own life. This gives me that same uneasy feeling as those songs do. They are of course important and real emotions to process, but sometimes I do wonder if art is too real, if you know what I mean?

Colin
Colin
4 months ago
Reply to  Kosey

In a way, it feels like a modern retelling of something like Antigone or Iliad. Those stories were depressing and dark, yet fascinating, because of how well they analyze the human nature. Lyrics are another component that can be seen individually in different ways.

Artists can sing about the dark sides of life, and it’s not always easy to distinguish between describing, criticizing, and glorifying the topics they cover. Thus, different interpretations can analyze these songs differently.

There is a light guiding my way
There is a light guiding my way
4 months ago
Reply to  Kosey

I agree, unfortunately I can’t relate to the feelings described in the lyrics. It’s not worth sacrificing life for a sinking relationship in the name of a maximalistic idea of “eternal love”.

There is a light guiding my way
There is a light guiding my way
4 months ago

Good point. I see, that is how the lyrical character is feeling like, thoughts she has at one particular moment, it doesn’t mean she will act on them. Basically the lyrics are a capture of a moment frozen in time.
Still, I can also see how they can be perceived as romantizing death.

Fatima
Fatima
4 months ago
Reply to  Kosey

Well Greece were quite successful with another ‘dying’ song in 2001