Ireland

Can-Linn (featuring Kasey Smith)

Country
🇮🇪 Ireland
Song
Heartbeat
Written by
Jonas Gladnikoff, Rasmus Palmgren, Patrizia Helander
Composed by
Hazel Kaneswaran, Jonas Gladnikoff, Rasmus Palmgren, Patrizia Helander
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Broadcaster
Radio Telefís Éireann

Kasey Smith is 23 years old and hails from the northside of Dublin. She is from a known family of singers going back to her grandfather who was a showband singer. She rose to fame with the BT Music Award nominated girlband Wonderland in 2010 under the tutelage of Louis Walsh and Westlife’s Kian Egan. After Wonderland, Kasey travelled to Nashville, Tennessee where she focused on her solo career, writing songs and getting as much on-stage experience as possible in the city’s vibrant music scene.

Upon her return to Ireland, Kasey competed in the 2013 Eurosong competition where she finished third place with the song Kiss Me. In the 2014 contest, Kasey went one better, teaming up with traditional Irish music act Can-linn and winning the right to represent Ireland at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen.

Heartbeat is a passionate song ‘that shows why we are recognised globally as makers of fine music’ says Kasey’s mentor Hazel Kaneswaran. The song was co-written by Hazel, who sang for Dove in 1996 and has since presented numerous TV shows and performed around Ireland; Jonas Gladnikoff, who wrote two successful Irish Eurovision entries, Et Cetera in 2009 and It’s For You by former winner,Niamh Kavanagh, in 2010; Rasmus Palmgren, writer of the current Swedish Idol winning song, and Patrizia Helander, Swedish Idol 2007 finalist and experimental artist.

Lyrics of Heartbeat

  • English
  • French
White lightening upon us again The wall is now paper thin And soon the sun’s breaking in Don’t you know, know… How the world is not always true Still my truth will remain in you We’ll be braver and start anew I know, know… Oooh… When the ocean’s way too deep Keep your head high above the water We can make it and break the border Hold on to my heartbeat My heartbeat, my heartbeat Face the danger and face tomorrow You’re a dreamer and you don’t know That no story is carved in stone Just hold on to my heartbeat My heartbeat The ground may be caving in And some wounds they may never mend But we’ll rise up and try again I know, know… Oooh… When the shore gets hard to see Keep your head high above the water We can make it and break the border Hold on to my heartbeat My heartbeat, my heartbeat Face the danger and face tomorrow You’re a dreamer and you don’t know That no story is carved in stone Just hold on to my heartbeat My heartbeat Keep your head high above the water We can make it and break the border Hold on to my heartbeat My heartbeat, my heartbeat Face the danger and face tomorrow You’re a dreamer and you don’t know That no story is carved in stone Just hold on to my heartbeat My heartbeat
Battement de Coeur (Heartbeat) La lumière blanche de l’éclair nous ceinture à nouveau Les murs s’effritent à vu d’œil Et bientôt le soleil va émerger Comme tu sais, comme tu sais Le monde n’est pas toujours honnête Mais tu demeures ma vérité Nous deviendrons plus forts et repartirons à zéro Je le sais, je le sais Oooh… Lorsque l’océan devient trop profond Tiens bon et sois vaillant Nous y arriverons et dépasserons toutes les frontières Accroche-toi au battement de mon cœur Mon battement de cœur, mon battement de cœur Fais face au danger et regarde demain droit dans les yeux Tu es un rêveur et tu ne sais pas Qu’aucune histoire n’est gravée dans la pierre Accroche-toi au battement de mon cœur (tout simplement) Mon battement de cœur Le sol est peut-être mouvant Et certaines blessures ne guériront peut-être jamais Mais (ne t’inquiète pas) nous reprendrons du poil de la bête Je le sais, je le sais Oooh… Lorsque tu perds la rive de vue Tiens bon et sois vaillant Nous y arriverons et dépasserons toutes les frontières Accroche-toi au battement de mon cœur Mon battement de cœur, mon battement de cœur Fais face au danger et regarde demain droit dans les yeux Tu es un rêveur et tu ne sais pas Qu’aucune histoire n’est gravée dans la pierre Accroche-toi au battement de mon cœur (tout simplement) Mon battement de cœur Tiens bon et sois vaillant Nous y arriverons et dépasserons toutes les frontières Accroche-toi au battement de mon cœur Mon battement de cœur, mon battement de cœur Fais face au danger et regarde demain droit dans les yeux Tu es un rêveur et tu ne sais pas Qu’aucune histoire n’est gravée dans la pierre Accroche-toi au battement de mon cœur (tout simplement) Mon battement de cœur