Photo: BBC / Justin Downing

The United Kingdom hasn’t participated in Junior Eurovision since 2005. But now the country has returned with a bang — and a banger. Building on the momentum from their second-place finish at Eurovision 2022 in Turin, the BBC has pinned its hopes on 13-year-old Freya Skye and the song “Lose My Head.”

Despite the title, young Freya has kept it together, serving voice, choreography and poise that will serve her well as she heads to Yerevan this December. The Skye really is the limit!

Scroll down for “Lose My Head” lyrics

United Kingdom in Junior Eurovision 2022: Freya Skye with “Lose My Head”

The teen queen hails from Buckinghamshire. She started nurturing her vocal talents when she was just five, after her parents bought her a karaoke machine. But Freya doesn’t just sing other people’s songs. During lockdown she got busy writing her own music. BBC Introducing even showcased her song “I Love The Way”. A girl of our own heart, she loves her dog Ruby and ham and cheese toasties. 

The BBC said Freya’s “genuine star quality” was a decisive factor in her selection for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. 

“Freya is an amazing talent and she immediately stood out,” Director of BBC Children’s and Education, Patricia Hidalgo, said.

“Her voice is incredible, so we knew she would be able to showcase such a big song. She’s also a very special, self-effacing young lady who will be a great ambassador for the UK.”

What do the “Lose My Head” lyrics mean?

Freya’s song was written by Jack Hawitt, Amber Van Day and Deepend. Between them they have collaborated with A-listers including Ava Max, Megan Thee Stallion, Pharrell Williams and Jonas Blue.

The lyrics see Freya grapple with a difficult friend: Their relationship is bust and it’s time to move on and leave the past behind. She’s tired of how draining and one-sided things have become (“You get what you want when you want it, your kind shoulda come with a warning”) and the effects on her mental health (“No, I can’t hide from the truth, I lose my head over you”).

Freya, a queen for a new generation, respects herself too much to play this game any longer. By standing up for herself, she’s finally able to take her seat on the throne: “Cos when you lie, waste my time, I say bye bye.”

“Lose My Head” lyrics – Freya Skye (UK JESC 2022)

Music and lyrics by: Jack Hawitt, Amber Van Day, Deepend

You’re a wrecking ball in a house of cards falling one by one
And I tried real hard like the Queen of hearts in a war I finally won
You were dangerous gave it all I got but now it’s over and done
Cos when you lie, waste my time I say bye bye

You like the attention never learn your lesson
All the consequences that’s all on you
It’s kind of messed up, you try to impress but
I got 20 seconds until I lose it yeah

You get what you want when you want it
Your kind shoulda come with a warning
No I can’t hide from the truth
I lose my head over you

You take what you need when you need it
Two shocks to my heart just to feel it
No I can’t make no excuse
I lose my head over you

You you you you I lose my head over you, you you you you

On a rainy day looking through glass that was all it took
And I tried to stay in my wonderland but I was outta luck
Took it way too far when I said I wouldn’t and I kept doubling up
But honestly don’t you see it’s my party

You like the attention never learn your lesson
All the consequences that’s all on you
It’s kind of messed up, you try to impress but
I got 20 seconds until I lose it yeah

You get what you want when you want it
Your kind shoulda come with a warning
No I can’t hide from the truth
I lose my head over you

You take what you need when you need it
Two shocks to my heart just to feel it
No I can’t make no excuse
I lose my head over you

You you you you I lose my head over you
I lose my head over you

You get what you want when you want it
Your kind shoulda come with a warning
No I can’t hide from the truth
I lose my head over you

You take what you need when you need it
Two shocks to my heart just to feel it
No I can’t make no excuse
I lose my head over you

You you you you I lose my head over you,
You you you you, I lose my head over you

What do you think of the United Kingdom’s return to Junior Eurovision? Is Freya Skye’s “Lose My Head” one of your favourites in this year’s contest? Let us know in the comments below.

Subscribe
Notify of
guest

31 Comments
Newest
Oldest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Séamus Mór
Séamus Mór
10 days ago

The UK entry is very polished and would probably do very well in ESC but I do have one issue with it, listening to the lyrics I don’t think this is a song for a 13 year old. I know there are different meanings given by different posters below but I’m not buying any of them. The whole performance is a far too sexualised for a 13 year old. Leave kids enjoy being kids while they still can, they will be adults soon enough and long enough. I’m not comfortable with this and neither should any right thinking person. I… Read more »

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
11 days ago

It’s a professionally-produced and seemingly well-performed current pop song. It lacks that extra something (I think Armenia are doing this sort of thing a bit more “interestingly” this year) to make it a proper contender for me, but I think it’s going to do quite well and is a good welcome back to the UK at JESC.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
13 days ago

From an actual conversation I had last week:
“Freya could win!”
“Really? Oh dear. That means we’ll go bankrupt from hosting twice in one year!”
“Yeah, probably.”

Kinga
Kinga
13 days ago

Am I the only one who simply cannot believe this official explanation of the lyrics? I feel as this song was meant for an adult artist, but somehow BBC got it, and they made up this story about friendship song because they knew it will get the wrong attention.

Still, this is a great song and will definately end up in my personal top 10.

Jonas
Jonas
13 days ago
Reply to  Kinga

You’re not the only one.

Eurotoxic
Eurotoxic
12 days ago
Reply to  Kinga

That’s clear XD

Esc addict
Esc addict
13 days ago

I’ve already seen the same article here, UK 2, some others 1 or still 0.

Nobody Important
Nobody Important
13 days ago

People are calling the lyrics child inappropriate, but if they were more childish and kiddish, people would call them ridiculous and nonsensical. I can’t with some of you.

Jonas
Jonas
13 days ago

The article says the song is about a friend. There’s nothing in the lyrics to suggest that. For the sake of my sanity, I have decided that the song is about the character’s absent father. Her parents have split up, and Daddy has run away with another woman. He barely sees poor Freya anymore, and keeps making promises he doesn’t keep.

Una
Una
13 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

You are not alone in this, Jonas!!!!!

Nono
Nono
13 days ago

When i see the potential winners of this edition being : Armenia, UK, Spain, Georgia im worried that Junior eurovision is slowly turning into a Eurovision 2.0 where pop songs are massively overrated

Microfibertowel
Microfibertowel
12 days ago
Reply to  Nono

probably not Spain

Jonas
Jonas
13 days ago

In the corner, weeping.

Lawrence Gibb
13 days ago

Oh Lord some of you are so hung up on what you think are inappropriate lyrics which are not. What constitutes child friendly? Sickly little odes to their mums and grandmothers? Pleas for world peace à la hypocrite Russia ? Treatises on climate change.? Most of these kids are teenagers and most of the songs are written by adults. Nobody is forcing you to listen or watch but if you do try living in the 21st century. ?

Jonas
Jonas
13 days ago
Reply to  Lawrence Gibb

Tell me, as a teacher… what would you do if you heard one child say to another child “your kind should come with a warning”?

Una
Una
13 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

How about “you get what you want when you want it”? Bullying in England schools to say the least is a huge problem. The power situation described in the song can only glorify awful behaviour. It’s *dangerous*.

Jonas
Jonas
13 days ago
Reply to  Una

Giving people twenty seconds before you gang up on them with your mean girl friends also not a good example.

Lawrence Gibb
12 days ago
Reply to  Una

Where are you getting bullying from? Seriously as a language and literature specialist I’m truly curious.

Jonas
Jonas
12 days ago
Reply to  Lawrence Gibb

Five children dancing around singing about how horrible another child is. Of course that’s bullying.

Lawrence Gibb
11 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

Total nonsense. Two people falling out is not bullying. Clearly you’re reading into it what you want to find.

Jonas
Jonas
11 days ago
Reply to  Lawrence Gibb

I could say the same to you.

Lawrence Gibb
12 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

I would commend her on her command of English and recommend the two protagonists try to solve their differences calmly. I would further offer my help in arbitration.

Jonas
Jonas
12 days ago
Reply to  Lawrence Gibb

Couples therapy? Or do you actually believe this is about a friend?

Lawrence Gibb
11 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

No, pastoral care. I have no reason not to believe it’s about a friend. I repeat fro before; Freya is a teenager. Strange as you may find it, they experience relationship issues as we all do. Try to be less facetious it’s unbecoming.

Aaa
Aaa
11 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

ur kind shouldve come with a warning

Una
Una
13 days ago

Public broadcasters allowing such lyrical content on taxpayers’ money beggars belief.

Thallo
Thallo
13 days ago

I just hope the UK continue to keep a high standard at Junior Eurovision, regardless of their placement in Yerevan.

Vivian
Vivian
13 days ago

My winner of this edition, and I really hope that Freya nails it next month. The song is current, yet not TOO generic either. To me this song is what Qami Qami should have been. If that song won, I hope the UK gets it too.

Samira
Samira
13 days ago

Waiting for Jonas to write another thesis about this entry lol

Thallo
Thallo
13 days ago
Reply to  Samira

WRITTEN BY ADULTS! LYRICS NOT CHILD FRIENDLY! DANCE MOVES NOT SUITABLE!

Ria NL
Ria NL
13 days ago

It ‘ s great that UK is back to participate in this year junior eurovision. I like theor song very much. I wish Freya and her team the very best of luck in Yerevan