The year is 2022, and Georgia are still sending the most random songs to Eurovision. Random most certainly isn’t a bad thing, and their entry this year – “Lock Me In” by Circus Mircus – is a wild ride. We’re getting an adrenaline hit of an indie-tinged, intensely whimsical banger with the kind of beat that makes you want to dance like an absolute fool, in the most glorious of ways.

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Eurovision 2022: Circus Mircus “Lock Me In”

Circus Mircus teased their vibe in their initial announcement video, describing themselves as: a movement that brings together dozens of professionals from different fields to create an unprecedented audio-visual experience. The cornerstone of their philosophy lies in the complete neglect of musical frameworks.” 

There are rumours here and there of their identities, with the main whisper being that Nika Kocharov is part of the band. Nika of course represented Georgia at Eurovision in 2016, alongside the Young Georgian Lolitaz, with Britpop-indie anthem “Midnight Gold“. This would fit with the comparative alternative nature of “Lock Me In”, and it would be hard to argue otherwise when you see the resemblance of the Circus Mircus member in a flower beard.

Another theory from our very own kiwiblogger Robyn Gallagher is that the main singer has a New Zealand accent, giving Circus Mircus a much more international presence than initially thought!

What do the “Lock Me In” lyrics mean?

When speaking with our correspondent Katie Wilson, in a somewhat surreal interview from bed in Madrid, one member was hinting that the song actually doesn’t particularly have a meaning per se, and that its nature is purely spontaneous. The joy of the song is the complete randomness of it all.

However, when looking at the lyrics, it’s hard not to notice a theme of reaching for your ambitions. Lines like “step it up now, get it done now”, “shoot it to the stars, to the top now” and “make it, do it, break it” indicate they will keep pushing for their personal wins until they get there, even if they “break” something along the way.

The spacecraft mentioned throughout the bridge could be the metaphorical goal, and that’s why they’re asking to be taken there, with the aim of reaching the sky and beyond. There’s plenty of pep-talk style lyrics throughout to get you going on a Monday morning.

The line “lock me up, lock me down, lock me in, lock me out, lock me sideways” maybe goes with the more illusive definition behind the song. And hey, who knows, maybe the lyrics really don’t have a specific meaning to them, and Circus Mircus just wanted to make something really, really fun (which they’ve most certainly completed with ease).

Regardless of the meaning or non-meaning, the lines can quickly get stuck in the listener’s head and give them a perk to their day. “CIRCUS! MIRCUS!”

“Lock Me In” lyrics — Circus Mircus (Georgia Eurovision 2022)

Show me what you got
On the counter
From the ground up now
Here we come and we all know
Mama said not to show what you are
Step it up now
Get it done now

I hate what you got
Shoot it to the stars
To the top now
Across the moon and down
We are here ’til we blow up
Tryin’ hard will not get you really far
Mix it up now
It’s alright, pal (Circus Mircus)
 
Take me to the space craft, take me to dance club
Take me to the space craft, take me to dance club
Take me to the space craft, take me to dance club
Take me to the space craft, take me to dance club
Now, right now, right now, right now
Take me to the space craft, take me to dance club
Take me to the space craft, take me to dance club
Take me to the space craft, take me to dance club
Take me to the space craft, take me to dance club
Take me to the space craft, take me to dance club
Now, right now, right now, right now
Take me to the space craft, take me to dance club

Lock me up, lock me down
Lock me in, lock me out
Lock me sideways
Lock me up, lock me down
Lock me in, lock me out
Lock me sideways
(Circus Mircus)
 
Make it, do it, break it, and I never could take it
Make it, do it, break it, and I never could take it
Make it, do it, break it, and I never could take it
Make it, do it, break it, and I never could take it
Now, right now, right now, right now
Make it, do it, break it, and I never could take it
 
Lock me up, lock me down
Lock me in, lock me out
Lock me sideways
Lock me up, lock me down
Lock me in, lock me out
Lock me sideways
Lock me up (Up), lock me down (Down)
Lock me in (In), lock me out (Out)
Lock me sideways
Lock me up (Up), lock me down (Down)
Lock me in (In), lock me out (Out)
Lock me sideways
(Circus Mircus)
 

What do you make of the “Lock Me In” lyrics? Can you find meaning in Circus Mircus’s Eurovision 2022 entry? Let us know in the comments below.

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Scott
Scott
7 months ago

Cute song but nothing that will make too much of an impact.

Ukraine stan
Ukraine stan
7 months ago

I like the first verse, it sounds like a workout song with all these positional words, it could probably be adapted into one pretty easily

Nicky
Nicky
7 months ago

lyrically this is not good, feels very demo-ish and incomplete

also i prefer their music video over their lacklustre live performing skills

Fast Food Music Lover
Fast Food Music Lover
7 months ago

Georgia has a tradition when it comes to these sorts of things. They used to send a song in imaginative language in JESC. Somehow I prefer songs with lyrical ambiguity like this than those which meaning is too clear.