Photo: Lily Lytton

Ireland eagerly anticipates Europe to crown the witch, as they have chosen Bambie Thug to represent them with “Doomsday Blue.” The stage is set for a mesmerising performance as they aim to enchant audiences across the continent. Ireland is poised to cast a spell on Eurovision this year!

“Doomsday Blue” emanates dark vibes and mystery, enveloping listeners in an aura of black magic and ritualistic allure. Bambie Thug’s captivating performance draws audiences into their spellbinding world as they sing powerfully about embracing one’s true self. 

Scroll down to read the “Doomsday Blue” lyrics

Ireland at Eurovision 2024: Bambie Thug with “Doomsday Blue ”

Bambie Ray Robinson, known by their stage name Bambie Thug, is an Irish singer-songwriter who defies traditional genre boundaries with their music. Coming from Macroom, County Cork, Bambie draws inspiration from a wide array of topics, including breakups, witchcraft, and drug addiction. Raised in a musically inclined environment, Bambie’s journey began at St Mary’s Secondary School in Charleville, where they were an integral part of the school’s choir club, contributing to winning the All-Ireland Schools Choir competition. Despite initially training in ballet, their path led them to pursue musical theatre, eventually leading them to London’s Urdang Academy on a partial scholarship, where they honed their craft in songwriting and performance.

After their graduation, Bambie embarked on a journey of self-discovery, teaching themselves to write and sing pop songs. Their music career began to take shape in 2020 when they were featured as an artist on the Fike and Fabich song “Mean.” Bambie’s debut single, “Birthday,” released in 2021, provided a raw and unfiltered glimpse into their life, written during a period of drug addiction. Subsequent releases like “Psilocyber” and “P.M.P.” continued to showcase Bambie’s unique style, characterised by gritty lyrics and direct storytelling about topics ranging from psychedelia to sexual positivity. Their music has been described as a blend of pop and industrial metal, earning praise for its boldness and originality.

In addition to their musical endeavours, Bambie is outspoken about their identity as a non-binary individual and their involvement in neopagan witchcraft. Their commitment to breaking societal norms extends beyond their music, as they advocate for LGBTQ+ representation in the industry. Despite facing criticism, Bambie remains unwavering in their pursuit of artistic expression, carving out a space in the music industry as a rebel and a trailblazer.

What do the “Doomsday Blue” lyrics mean?

Bambie delivers a powerful message: “never let anyone make you feel like you’re less than you are,” a sentiment echoed throughout their song. This empowering message resonates across various situations, whether it’s navigating relationships, confronting the world, or engaging in internal dialogue. Crafted with intention, each part of the song addresses a distinct topic, weaving together a tapestry of empowerment and self-affirmation.

Avada Kadavra, I speak to destroy
The feelings I have I cannot avoid
Through twisted tongues a hex deployed on you
That all the pretties in your bed escape your hands and make you sad
And all the things you wish you had, you lose

The verses delve into the intricacies of relationships, centring on the use of a hex to move on from an ex. They explore the challenge of unravelling lingering feelings for someone and the difficulty that often accompanies this process. In such moments, the song suggests turning to magic as a form of solace and empowerment. After all, if we’re resorting to mystical means, why not channel that energy into casting a spell on the one who caused us pain?

I guess you’d rather have a star than the moon
I guess I always overestimate you
Hoodoo all the things that you do
I’m down, down in my doomsday blue

In the pre-chorus, Bambie engages in an internal dialogue, confronting their own self-doubt and negative self-perception. This introspective moment reveals the struggle of being ensnared in a cycle of self-criticism, which perpetuates a sense of despair and hopelessness, akin to a doomsday blue feeling.

I, I, I know you’re living a lie
I, I, I see the scars in your eyes
I, I, I know you’re living a lie

The chorus is about being a queer person. Bambie boldly asserts their identity as a queer individual, rejecting the notion of living a lie or enduring pain simply to conform to societal expectations or gain acceptance from others. 

For your romance I’d beg, steal and borrow
It’s draining me hollow, you
You could slow dance me out of my sorrow
But your favourite colour compared to the others is doom
Doomsday blue

At its core, the song offers a multitude of interpretations, resonating differently with each listener based on their own life experiences. However, Bambie’s underlying message remains consistent: never compromise your true self for the sake of others, and never alter who you are simply because someone else deems you unconventional or strange. 

“Doomsday Blue” lyrics — Bambie Thug (Ireland Eurovision 2024)

Songwriters: Bambie Ray Robinson (Bambie Thug), Olivia Cassy Brooking, Sam Matlock, Tyler Ryder

Avada Kadavra, I speak to destroy
The feelings I have I cannot avoid
Through twisted tongues a hex deployed on you
That all the pretties in your bed escape your hands and make you sad
And all the things you wish you had, you lose

I, I, I know you’re living a lie
I, I, I see the scars in your eyes
I, I, I know you’re living a lie
I, I

I guess you’d rather have a star than the moon
I guess I always overestimate you
Hoodoo all the things that you do
I’m down, down in my doomsday blue

I, I, I know you’re living a lie
I, I, I know you’re living a lie

Avada Kadavra, the thoughts in my head
The places I touch when lying in bed
The visions of you the words that you said, undo
My heartbeat buried in the ground and to the strings I bind you’re bound
So when you sleep you’ll hear my sound

I, I, I know you’re living a lie
I, I, I see the scars in your eyes
I, I, I know you’re living a lie
I, I

I guess you’d rather have a star than the moon
I guess I always overestimate you
Hoodoo all the things that you do
I’m down, down in my doomsday blue
I guess you’d rather have a star than the moon
I guess I always overestimate you
Hoodoo all the things that you do
I’m down, down in my doomsday blue

For your romance I’d beg, steal and borrow
It’s draining me hollow, you
You could slow dance me out of my sorrow
But your favourite colour compared to the others is doom
Doomsday blue

Blue
Blue
Blue
Blue
Avada Kadavra, I speаk to deѕtroy

What do you think of the “Doomsday Blue” lyrics from Bambie Thug? Will Ireland qualify for the final? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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Vjera Brdar
Vjera Brdar
1 month ago

Good luck, love!
All the witches need to stick together…in the final!

Im so fab
Im so fab
1 month ago

They will be announced as the last qualifier and the arena will go insane <3

Go Bambie <3

ANDREW BROWN
ANDREW BROWN
1 month ago

It’s brilliant how this song and the now stage performance is advancing this song. Can’t wait for the reaction when Ireland’s name is called tonight.

Dr. Fergal Sherlock
Dr. Fergal Sherlock
1 month ago

4hr and 18mins to go… Not that I’m counting… 17mins… Hooray.

Best of Irish luck My Liege, tonight and… ‘Forever More’ (Edgar Allan Poe)