Norway
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Title of the song:
Songen om mitt liv
Performer:
Herborg Kråkevik
Composer/Lyricists:
E. Hoem / T. Bjerknaes & T. Flakne
Herborg Kråkevik
Biography
Herborg Kråkevik was born a little more than a generation ago in the small, idyllic village of Jondal, on the shores of the Hardanger fjord on Norway's West coast. From a very early age she showed great talent for music, song and for entertaining her family and friends with imitations of her more original fellow villagers. She was joined in this by her cousin Åsmund Kråkevik, who is today a well known presenter at NRK radio and, as a nice coincidence, a great Eurovision fan and member of OGAE Norway!
After a few initial tries at a career in show business, Herborg went to England in 1994, where she spent one year at the Guildford School of Acting. Back in Norway, she starred in her own one-woman musical version of Haugtussa, a well known piece from Norwegian literature, to great critical acclaim. However, her definite breakthrough came when she was given the role as Eliza Doolittle at the National Theatre Bergen's production of My Fair Lady in 1996.
For the last six years, Herborg has delighted her Norwegian audience with everything from cabaret, featuring hilarious parodies of celebrities, to heartbreaking interpretations of tragic destinies on stage and screen. She has also enjoyed tremendous success in the charts, as her two albums to date have sold a total of over 250.000 copies. Songen om mitt liv is taken from Herborg's last movie, Det største i verden, in which she also plays the leading role. Her next project will be a show based on the life and songs of Edith Piaf.
Original lyrics Songen om mitt liv
 
No er stundan her:
Alt eg var og er
Slår som tusen vengeslag
Gjennom sinn og sans
 
Sjå kjolen av silkedryss
Igjennom eit hav av lys
Og sjela mi skjelv, men svingar ut
I sin fyrste dans
 
No er verda mi
No er fuglen fri
Nett som fyrste gongen
Eg song songen
Denne songen om mitt liv

 
No er stundan her:
Alt eg var og er
Glitrar på mine heite kinn
Der tårar heng

Igjennom mitt andedrag
Lyder det vengeslag
Og svaret ifrå di opne sjel
Er alt eg treng
 
No er verda mi
No er fuglen fri
Nett som fyrste gongen
Eg song songen
Denne songen som no blir mitt liv

 
No er verda mi
No er fuglen fri
Ut av mørke stunder
Veks eit under
Eit lite under

 
No er verda mi
No er fuglen fri
Nett som fyrste gongen
Eg song songen
Denne songen
Så gjev meg eit svar
Og ta alt eg har
English lyrics Song about my life
 
The moment has come:
All I was, and all I am
Beats like a thousand wings
Through my mind and my senses
 
See my dress, resplendent of silk
Through an ocean of light
And my soul shivers, but takes a turn
Into its first dance
 
The world is mine
The bird is free
Just like the first time
I sang the song
This song about my life

 
The moment has come:
All I was, and all I am
Glitters on my hot cheeks
Where tears hang
 
Through my breathing
I hear the beating of wings
And the answer from your open soul
Is all I need
 
The world is mine
The bird is free
Just like the first time
I sang the song
This song that now becomes my life

 
The world is mine
The bird is free
Out of dark hours
Grows a miracle
A small miracle

 
The world is mine
The bird is free
Just like the first time
I sang the song
So give me an answer
And take all I have