History is being made at Eurovision 2024, as the penta-champion and inaugural Eurovision participant make its triumphant comeback after 30 years of absence. 

Luxembourg is set to return to the Eurovision stage in Malmö, and after a solid national selection process, Tali has emerged as the one to fly their flag with her modern French pop banger “Fighter”.

Let’s take a look at the lyrics of this bilingual number and its translation.

Scroll down to read the “Fighter” lyrics

Luxembourg at Eurovision 2024: Tali with “Fighter”

23-year-old Tali Golergant has roots from multiple nations.

Born in Israel and living across several countries in South America, her family settled in Luxembourg, where she was raised and where her love for music began.

Moving to New York City, she went on to release her first EP, Lose You, at age 16, touring local venues, and trying her hand at acting on stage and in independent films.

She was revealed to be one of the seven contestants in Luxembourg Song Contest, the country’s national selection, which she won decisively, earning the right to go to Eurovision and represent Luxembourg in the contest.

What do the “Fighter” lyrics mean?

Blending French and English, “Fighter” is a modern piece of global pop produced by a star team. This includes Dario “Dardust” Faini, writer of multiple Sanremo hits, such as the Italian entry for Eurovision 2019, the megahit and contest runner-up, “Soldi”.

“Fighter” starts with the sense of urgency one struggles with after reaching a certain age and how it seems a foregone conclusion that the worst-case scenario will happen if you stay on your path.

You’re over 20 years old
You don’t have more time
To act like a child
To have fun

You have no more money
No rush
You’re really heading
Straight towards defeat

However, one’s inner voice is here to motivate you. 

That tells me “Come on
Hurry up, take my hand
Come on, I’ll take you.”

Even if it feels overwhelming, you’re in the mindset to resolve and keep moving forward. 

I admit, I admit I don’t know
I want everything and nothing at the same time
I’m gonna end up totally mad
And behold!

“Fighter” lyrics & English translation — Tali (Luxembourg Eurovision 2024)

Songwriters (music and lyrics): Ana Zimmer, Dario “Dardust” Faini, Manon Romiti, Silvio Lisbonne

Original lyrics

T’as plus 20 ans
T’as plus le temps
De faire l’enfant
De faire que la fête

T’as plus d’argent
Pas d’élan
Tu vas vraiment
Droit vers la défaite

Et j’entends au loin, au loin, au loin
Cette petite voix chant de sirène
Qui me dit «Mais viens
Vas-v prends ma main
Allez je t’emmène.»

Ah, ah… Ah, ah…
Qui me dit tout bas
Ah ah… Ah…

Come, I will never let you down
I know you’re a fighter
Hold in your heart the love around
You know you’re a fighter

Et j’entends au loin, au loin, au loin
Cette petite voix qui me répète
«Man, mais tu vas où ?»

J’avoue, j’avoue je sais pas
J’veux tout et rien ala fois
J’finirai completement folle
Et voilà

T’as pas le droit
D’rester comme ça
Faut faire des choix
T’as quoi dans la tête?

Mène des combats
Crois en toi
Le monde est là
Pars à sa conquête

Et j’entends au loin, au loin, au loin
Cette petite voix chant de sirène
Qui me dit «Mais viens
Vas vers ton destin
Faut pas que tu freines.»

Ah, ah… Ah, ah…
Qui me dit tout bas
Ah ah… Ah…

Come, I will never let you down
I know you’re a fighter
Hold in your heart the love around
You know you’re a fighter

Et j’entends au loin, au loin, au loin
Cette petite voix qui me répète
«Man, mais tu vas où ?»

J’avoue, j’avoue, je sais pas
J’veux tout et rien ala fois
J’finirai completement folle
Et voilà

Hear the sound of your dreams
You are so near
They are so near
Look around

Hear the sound of your dreams
Not of your fears
And just open up your heart

Come, I will never let you down
I know you’re a fighter
Hold in your heart the love around
You know you’re a fighter

Et j’entends au loin, au loin, au loin
Cette petite voix qui me répète
«Man, mais tu vas où ?»

Come, I will never let you down
I know you’re a fighter
Hold in your heart the love around
You know you’re a fighter

Et cette voix, elle s’en va
Elle revient, dans ma tête
«Man, mais tu vas où ?»

J’avoue, j’avoue je sais pas
J’veux tout et rien à la fois
J’finirai completement folle
Et voilà

J’avoue, j’avoue je sais pas
J’veux tout et rien à la foiѕ
J’finirаi completement folle
Et voilà

Et voilà

English translation

You’re over 20 years old
You don’t have more time
To act like a child
To have fun

You have no more money
No rush
You’re really heading
Straight towards defeat

And I hear far away, far away, far away
This little voice song of a siren
That tells me “Come on
Hurry up, take my hand
Come on, I’ll take you.”

Ah, ah… Ah, ah…
That whispers at me
Ah, ah… Ah, ah…

Come, I will never let you down
I know you’re a fighter
Hold in your heart the love around
You know you’re a fighter

And I hear far away, far away, far away
This little voice that repeats to me
“Dude, where are you going?”

I admit, I admit I don’t know
I want everything and nothing at the same time
I’m gonna end up totally mad
And behold!

You don’t have the right
To stay like that
You must make choices
What do you have in your head?

Fight on battles
Believe in yourself
The world is there
Set out to conquer it

And I hear far away, far away, far away
This little voice song of a siren
That tells me “Come on
Rush to your destiny
You don’t have to brake.”

Ah, ah… Ah, ah…
That whispers at me
Ah, ah… Ah, ah…

Come, I will never let you down
I know you’re a fighter
Hold in your heart the love around
You know you’re a fighter

And I hear far away, far away, far away
This little voice that repeats to me
“Dude, where are you going?”

I admit, I admit I don’t know
I want everything and nothing at the same time
I’m gonna end up totally mad
And behold!

Hear the sound of your dreams
You are so near
They are so near
Look around

Hear the sound of your dreams
Not of your tears
And just open up your heart

Come, I will never let you down
I know you’re a fighter
Hold in your heart the love around
You know you’re a fighter

And I hear far away, far away, far away
This little voice that repeats to me
“Dude, where are you going?”

Come, I will never let you down
I know you’re a fighter
Hold in your heart the love around
You know you’re a fighter

And this voice goes away
It returns inside my head
“Dude, where are you going?”

I admit, I admit I don’t know
I want everything and nothing at the same time
I’m gonna end up totally mad
And behold!

I admit, I admit I don’t know
I want everything and nothing at the same time
I’m gonna end up totally mad
And behold!

And behold!

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sparkling points
sparkling points
2 months ago

Since the appeal of the arts stands also in the understanding and perception of their audience, the double entendre scattered in the lyrics are beautiful and meaningul. Fighter <3

Im so fab
Im so fab
2 months ago

Can’t wait for Tali to get a great result in May and shut all the haters. <3