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Title of the song:
Predaleko
Performer:
Ivana Banfic
Composer/Lyricist:
D. Merlin
Ivana Banfic
Biography
Ivana Banfic, alias I BEE, is one of the leading Croatian dance stars. She was born in 1969 in Zagreb. She grew up in musical environment and since early age has been in touch with music. Ivana had strong support and encouragement from her family, also talented musicians. As she spent her childhood in Switzerland, Ivana speaks German fluently and has knowledge of spoken English with cute accent. Very early, she received the education in classical music (secondary piano school) and from the age of 14 (1983) starts with first significant performances, as accompanist to all then renowned Croatian singers. At 17 (1986), she was studying the classical singing. In 1987 she recorded her first LP of "house" style. She finished on the 3rd place in the Yugoslavian pre-selection contest for ESC in 1991 with the song Daj, povedi me! (Lead me!).
During the war in Croatia, Ivana continued with her work, in spite of war crisis which started in early '90, yet she worked hard, preparing the new materials. In 1994, she recorded Istinite price (True stories), her first CD under artistic name I BEE and climbs to number one in all radio and TV stations, gaining the fondness of audience. In 1995, already undoubtedly at the top and stylishly the most progressive, Ivana released the Mala skola ABC (Little school of ABC) CD. Since then, she has released few more CDs: 1996 - Bogovi su pali na tjeme (The gods dropped on their head), 1997 - Ko bi doli (Who was down), 1998 - Kalypso, 1999 - Zena devedesetih (Woman of the nineties) and in 2001 - Ona zna (She knows) which includes the song Predaleko (Too far away). She also participated in DORA '96 (Croatian pre-selection for ESC).
Original lyrics Predaleko
 
Umrijet cu do zore...
 
Sad znam zasto sutis,
Cijele noci ne govoris.
Sad znam - ljubav je svijeca,
Malo gori, pa izgori
 
Predaleko
Me lude misli nose,
Predaleko
Od tvoje crne kose,
Svijet je mali, srest cemo se,
Ali voljeti necemo se

 
Jel' istina ono sto pricaju?
Da te s drugom u mraku vidjaju?
Jel' istina ono sto govore?
Umrijet cu do zore

 
Jel' istina ono sto pricaju?
Da te s drugom u mraku vidjaju?
Jel' istina ono sto govore?
Umrijet cu do zore

 
Tko je ta? Samo pokazi,
Ja sam ludjak, spremna na sve
Tko je ta, da je trazim,
Umrijet cu od ljubomore
 
Predaleko
Me lude misli nose,
Predaleko
Od tvoje crne kose,
Svijet je mali, srest cemo se,
Ali voljeti necemo se

 
Jel' istina ono sto pricaju?
Da te s drugom u mraku vidjaju?
Jel' istina ono sto govore?
Umrijet cu do zore

 
Jel' istina ono sto pricaju?
Da te s drugom u mraku vidjaju?
Jel' istina ono sto govore?
Umrijet cu do zore...
English lyrics Too far away
 
I will die till dawn...
 
Now I know why you are silent,
All night you are not talking,
I know now - love is a candle,
It burns a little, then it burns out
 
Too far away
Crazy thoughts are carrying me,
Too far away
From your black hair,
The world is small, we will meet again,
But we will not love each other

 
Is it true what they are talking?
That they sometimes see you with another girl in the dark?
Is it true what they say?
I will die till dawn

 
Is it true what they are talking?
That they sometimes see you with another girl in the dark?
Is it true what they say?
I will die till dawn

 
Who is she? just show me,
I'm a loonatic, ready for everything
Who is she, so I can find her,
I will die because of jealousy
 
Too far away
Crazy thoughts are carrying me,
Too far away
From your black hair,
The world is small, we will meet again,
But we will not love each other

 
Is it true what they are talking?
That they sometimes see you with another girl in the dark?
Is it true what they say?
I will die till dawn

 
Is it true what they are talking?
That they sometimes see you with another girl in the dark?
Is it true what they say?
I will die till dawn...