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Can-Linn (featuring Kasey Smith)

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

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