Eurovision 2016 – The Netherlands

Flag of The NetherlandsThe Netherlands – AVROTROS
Broadcaster Website:http://www.avrotros.nlESC Website:  http://www.songfestival.nl

 

Artist:Douwe Bob
Song:Slow Down
Composer(s):Douwe Bob Posthuma, Jan-Peter Hoekstra, Jeroen Overman, Matthijs van Duijvenbode
Writer(s):Douwe Bob Posthuma, Jan-Peter Hoekstra, Jeroen Overman
Website:http://www.douwebob.nl
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/DouweBob
Twitter:https://twitter.com/douwe_bob

Biography

Douwe Bob (23), was born and raised in an Amsterdam artists’ family. In 2012 he was voted best singer-songwriter in the Netherlands and has become established in the Dutch music scene with the #1 albumPass It On and hits like Sweet Sunshine and Hold Me Now (duet with Anouk, 2013 Eurovision Song Contest). His music is characterised by the combination of songs rooted firmly in the 60s and 70s but at the same time, has an extremely contemporary sound. A love for music from that time was something he grew up with.

The chemistry with his band members is essential; their live performances at major national and international festivals and their recent tour of the Netherlands, have been described as formidable.Slow Down is a protest song against the demands of modern life. Douwe believes that it is necessary to sit back and look at what is really important in life.

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English

I’m going nowhere and I’m going fast
I should find a place to go and rest
I should find a place to lay my head tonight

Every morning there’s another start
Every morning hits so hard
Guess I’m running scared guess I’m running on empty

Mister can you help me
‘Cause it seems I’ve been lead astray
I keep searching for an answer for a way
Won’t you help me

You gotta slow down brother
Slow down brother
Slow down if you can’t go on
Slow down brother
Slow down brother
Slow down if you can’t go on

Do you think I’ll ever learn
I used to be without concern
Now all I ever do don’t seem to free me

Mister can you help me
‘Cause it seems I’ve been lead astray
I keep searching for an answer today
Won’t you help me

You gotta slow down brother
Slow down brother
Slow down if you can’t go on
Slow down brother
Slow down brother
Slow down if you can’t go on

French

Je ne vais nulle part et je vais vite
Je devrais trouver un endroit où aller me reposer
Je devrais trouver un endroit où poser ma tête cette nuit

Chaque matin, il y a un autre départ
Chaque matin, c’est dur
Je pense courir par peur, je pense courir à bout de souffle

Monsieur, vous pouvez m’aider ?
Car on dirait que j’ai été détourné du droit chemin
Je continue de chercher une solution pour en sortir
Vous ne m’aiderez pas ?

Faut y aller mollo, mon frère
Vas-y mollo, mon frère
Vas-y mollo si tu ne peux pas continuer
Vas-y mollo, mon frère
Vas-y mollo, mon frère
Vas-y mollo si tu ne peux pas continuer

Vous pensez que j’apprendrai un jour ?
J’avais l’habitude d’être sans soucis
Maintenant, quoi que je fasse, je suis coincé

Monsieur, vous pouvez m’aider ?
Car on dirait que j’ai été détourné du droit chemin
Je continue de chercher une solution aujourd’hui
Vous ne m’aiderez pas ?

Faut y aller mollo, mon frère
Vas-y mollo, mon frère
Vas-y mollo si tu ne peux pas continuer
Vas-y mollo, mon frère
Vas-y mollo, mon frère
Vas-y mollo si tu ne peux pas continuer