Bosnia-Herzegovina
BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA
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Title of the song:
Ruzmarin
Performers:
Hari Mata Hari
Composer/Lyricist:
H. Varesanovic/F. Pecikoza-Peco
Hari Mata Hari
Biography
Hari Varesanovic is the frontman of this popular Bosnian group. Many members have come and gone, but he is the only one that remained in the group since its creation in 1985.
Since the early days, the guys have been involved with Eurovision. In 1986 they took part at the Yugoslav national final with their big hit U tvojoj kosi (In your hair). In 1999 they won the Bosnian final with Starac i more, but the song was later disqualified because it had already been recorded earlier in another country by another interpreter. In 1989 they were proclaimed the best group of the year and their album Volio bi' da te ne volim (I'd love to not love you) sold half a million copies, making them one of the best selling groups in ex-Yugoslavia at that time.
Original lyrics Ruzmarin
 
Ljubav ima vojsku nesretnih
Ja jedan sam od njih
Otkad postojim
Ti si moja zadnja pobjeda
Sto za srce ujeda
Kad se prisjetim
 
Istina je gruba
K'o oziljak se skriva
Laz je pola mene
Drugo pola tebe sniva
 
Ruzmarin nema kome da mirise
Uzalud je da procvjeta
Ruzmarin, za nas dvoje nikad vise
Ti si negdje na kraju svijeta

 
Ljubav pored mene prolazi
Ni da nogu nagazi
Ja ne postojim
Ti si moja zadnja pobjeda
Sto za srce ujeda
Kad se prisjetim
 
Istina je gruba
K'o oziljak se skriva
A laz je pola mene
Drugo pola tebe sniva
 
Ruzmarin nema kome da mirise
Uzalud je da procvjeta
Ruzmarin, za nas dvoje nikad vise
Ti si negdje na kraju svijeta

 
Ruzmarin nema kome da mirise
Uzalud je da procvjeta
Ruzmarin, za nas dvoje nikad vise
Ti si negdje na kraju svijeta...
English lyrics Rosemary
 
Love has an army of the Unhappy
I have been one of them
Since I existed
You are my last victory
That stings the heart
When i remember
 
Truth is cruel
Like a scar, it hides
Lie is half of me
The other half dreams of you
 
Rosemary has no one to smell for
It'd be in vain to blossom
Rosemary, never again for two of us
You are somewhere at the end of the world

 
Love walks beside me
Won't even step on my foot
I do not exist
You are my last victory
That stings the heart
When I remember
 
Truth is cruel
Like a scar, it hides
Lie is half of me
The other half dreams of you
 
Rosemary has no one to smell for
It'd be in vain to blossom
Rosemary, never again for two of us
You are somewhere at the end of the world

 
Rosemary has no one to smell for
It'd be in vain to blossom
Rosemary, never again for two of us
You are somewhere at the end of the world...