Dare to Dream

14, 16 & 18 May 2019

ESC2018
Daniel Kajmakoski

Daniel Kajmakoski

Autumn Leaves

Daniel Kajmakoski

Autumn Leaves

Daniel Kajmakoski was one of the first this year’s announced participants. He won one of the biggest F.Y.R. Macedonia’s music festivals, The Skopje Festival that was used as country’s national selection. Previously, Daniel performed his inspiring song Autumn Leaves (Esenski Lisja) in his native language but changed the title and the lyrics into English.

Preview video

Daniel (31) is a Macedonian-born pop & rock singer, composer, songwriter, and guitar and piano player living in Vienna, where he moved with his family at the age of six. He was named after Daniel Popovic, who represented Yugoslavia it the 1983 Eurovision Song Contest.
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After a host of appearances in music talent shows across Austria, Macedonia, and Bulgaria, in 2013 Daniel auditioned for X Factor Adria and amazed both the jury and the audience with his unique performances which revealed a mature self-confident singer who owns the stage in a very special way.
The song he recorded for the We’ll Be World Champions movie soundtrack, topped the MTV Adria chart for weeks. Winning the Skopje Festival booked him a ticket for the Eurovision Song Contest in Austria. In January, Daniel joined a diverse team of world-famous singers for the official anthem of the Handball World Championship in Qatar.

My song Autumn Leaves remains me of…

...my first love, brings me back to my first love feelings, reminds me of my childhood, the place I was born, pure and naive but warm hearted emotion.

My lucky charm is...

...a picture of my mother I keep in my pocket and before I go on stage I cross myself and I kiss it for good luck!

The Eurovision Song Contest...

....has always been a fascinating event for me, because through music it unites people but at the same time shows the diversity of nations. I have always had big appreciation for people no matter their skin colour, race, nation, religion or political opinion and the Eurovision Song Contest is the best event ever for showing we are all the same, human people, no matter the country we are coming from!

The entry

Title
Autumn Leaves
Performed by
Daniel Kajmakoski
Written by
Joacim Persson
Composed by
Joacim Persson
Broadcaster
MKRTV

Lyrics of Autumn Leaves

English (Original)

Met in the dark of night you were my lucky strike crazy kids with out a clue; hanging from our knees up in the willow trees easy like the month of June; a fairytale gone right with no ending in sight had me tangled up in blue; you said we'd never change but maybe we do... Baby this is all we ever used to know But I can see your colours change to red and gold
Every moment will hurt; from the last to the first; and I'm trying find a way to breathe; Close the book and the chapter forever and after; I'm falling like the autumn leaves; my heart is beating like a million drums; cuz your the ground under my feet; I'm trying to hold on but baby I'm falling free; Like the autumn leaves
Baby this is all we ever used to know But I can see your colours change to red and gold
Every moment will hurt; from the last to the first; and I'm trying find a way to breathe; Close the book and the chapter forever and after; I'm falling like the autumn leaves; my heart is beating like a million drums; cuz your the ground under my feet; I'm trying to hold on but baby I'm falling free; Like the autumn leaves

French

On s’est rencontré dans l'obscurité de nuit, tu était mon coup de chance des enfants insouciants Montés sur le soule, facile comme le mois de juin Un conte de fées sans fin m’ a emmêlé en bleu Tu as dit que nous ne changerions jamais mais peut-être nous faisons... Chérie cela est tout ce qu’on a jamais eu l'habitude de savoir Mais je peux voir que tes couleurs changent à rouge et d'or
Chaque moment fera mal; Du dernier au premier Et j'essaye trouver une façon de respirer; Ferme le livre et le chapitre pour toujours Je tombe comme les feuilles d'automne; Mon coeur bat comme un million de tambours; parce que tu es mon sol sous les pieds J'essaye de tenir le coup, mais chérie je tombe libre comme les feuilles d’automne
Chérie cela est tout ce qu’on a jamais eu l'habitude de savoir Mais je peux voir que tes couleurs changent à rouge et d'or
Chaque moment fera mal; Du dernier au premier Et j'essaye trouver une façon de respirer; Ferme le livre et le chapitre pour toujours Je tombe comme les feuilles d'automne; Mon coeur bat comme un million de tambours; parce que tu es mon sol sous les pieds J'essaye de tenir le coup, mais chérie je tombe libre comme les feuilles d’automne

The entry

Title
Autumn Leaves
Performed by
Daniel Kajmakoski
Written by
Joacim Persson
Composed by
Joacim Persson
Broadcaster
MKRTV

Daniel Kajmakoski was one of the first this year’s announced participants. He won one of the biggest F.Y.R. Macedonia’s music festivals, The Skopje Festival that was used as country’s national selection. Previously, Daniel performed his inspiring song Autumn Leaves (Esenski Lisja) in his native language but changed the title and the lyrics into English.

Preview video

Daniel (31) is a Macedonian-born pop & rock singer, composer, songwriter, and guitar and piano player living in Vienna, where he moved with his family at the age of six. He was named after Daniel Popovic, who represented Yugoslavia it the 1983 Eurovision Song Contest.
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After a host of appearances in music talent shows across Austria, Macedonia, and Bulgaria, in 2013 Daniel auditioned for X Factor Adria and amazed both the jury and the audience with his unique performances which revealed a mature self-confident singer who owns the stage in a very special way.
The song he recorded for the We’ll Be World Champions movie soundtrack, topped the MTV Adria chart for weeks. Winning the Skopje Festival booked him a ticket for the Eurovision Song Contest in Austria. In January, Daniel joined a diverse team of world-famous singers for the official anthem of the Handball World Championship in Qatar.

My song Autumn Leaves remains me of…

...my first love, brings me back to my first love feelings, reminds me of my childhood, the place I was born, pure and naive but warm hearted emotion.

My lucky charm is...

...a picture of my mother I keep in my pocket and before I go on stage I cross myself and I kiss it for good luck!

The Eurovision Song Contest...

....has always been a fascinating event for me, because through music it unites people but at the same time shows the diversity of nations. I have always had big appreciation for people no matter their skin colour, race, nation, religion or political opinion and the Eurovision Song Contest is the best event ever for showing we are all the same, human people, no matter the country we are coming from!

Lyrics of Autumn Leaves

English (Original)

Met in the dark of night you were my lucky strike crazy kids with out a clue; hanging from our knees up in the willow trees easy like the month of June; a fairytale gone right with no ending in sight had me tangled up in blue; you said we'd never change but maybe we do... Baby this is all we ever used to know But I can see your colours change to red and gold
Every moment will hurt; from the last to the first; and I'm trying find a way to breathe; Close the book and the chapter forever and after; I'm falling like the autumn leaves; my heart is beating like a million drums; cuz your the ground under my feet; I'm trying to hold on but baby I'm falling free; Like the autumn leaves
Baby this is all we ever used to know But I can see your colours change to red and gold
Every moment will hurt; from the last to the first; and I'm trying find a way to breathe; Close the book and the chapter forever and after; I'm falling like the autumn leaves; my heart is beating like a million drums; cuz your the ground under my feet; I'm trying to hold on but baby I'm falling free; Like the autumn leaves

French

On s’est rencontré dans l'obscurité de nuit, tu était mon coup de chance des enfants insouciants Montés sur le soule, facile comme le mois de juin Un conte de fées sans fin m’ a emmêlé en bleu Tu as dit que nous ne changerions jamais mais peut-être nous faisons... Chérie cela est tout ce qu’on a jamais eu l'habitude de savoir Mais je peux voir que tes couleurs changent à rouge et d'or
Chaque moment fera mal; Du dernier au premier Et j'essaye trouver une façon de respirer; Ferme le livre et le chapitre pour toujours Je tombe comme les feuilles d'automne; Mon coeur bat comme un million de tambours; parce que tu es mon sol sous les pieds J'essaye de tenir le coup, mais chérie je tombe libre comme les feuilles d’automne
Chérie cela est tout ce qu’on a jamais eu l'habitude de savoir Mais je peux voir que tes couleurs changent à rouge et d'or
Chaque moment fera mal; Du dernier au premier Et j'essaye trouver une façon de respirer; Ferme le livre et le chapitre pour toujours Je tombe comme les feuilles d'automne; Mon coeur bat comme un million de tambours; parce que tu es mon sol sous les pieds J'essaye de tenir le coup, mais chérie je tombe libre comme les feuilles d’automne

The entry

Title
Autumn Leaves
Performed by
Daniel Kajmakoski
Written by
Joacim Persson
Composed by
Joacim Persson
Broadcaster
MKRTV

Daniel Kajmakoski was one of the first this year’s announced participants. He won one of the biggest F.Y.R. Macedonia’s music festivals, The Skopje Festival that was used as country’s national selection. Previously, Daniel performed his inspiring song Autumn Leaves (Esenski Lisja) in his native language but changed the title and the lyrics into English.

Preview video

Daniel (31) is a Macedonian-born pop & rock singer, composer, songwriter, and guitar and piano player living in Vienna, where he moved with his family at the age of six. He was named after Daniel Popovic, who represented Yugoslavia it the 1983 Eurovision Song Contest.
{Video#YT, id: qW-QSY2mKO8}
After a host of appearances in music talent shows across Austria, Macedonia, and Bulgaria, in 2013 Daniel auditioned for X Factor Adria and amazed both the jury and the audience with his unique performances which revealed a mature self-confident singer who owns the stage in a very special way.
The song he recorded for the We’ll Be World Champions movie soundtrack, topped the MTV Adria chart for weeks. Winning the Skopje Festival booked him a ticket for the Eurovision Song Contest in Austria. In January, Daniel joined a diverse team of world-famous singers for the official anthem of the Handball World Championship in Qatar.

My song Autumn Leaves remains me of…

...my first love, brings me back to my first love feelings, reminds me of my childhood, the place I was born, pure and naive but warm hearted emotion.

My lucky charm is...

...a picture of my mother I keep in my pocket and before I go on stage I cross myself and I kiss it for good luck!

The Eurovision Song Contest...

....has always been a fascinating event for me, because through music it unites people but at the same time shows the diversity of nations. I have always had big appreciation for people no matter their skin colour, race, nation, religion or political opinion and the Eurovision Song Contest is the best event ever for showing we are all the same, human people, no matter the country we are coming from!

Lyrics of Autumn Leaves

English (Original)

Met in the dark of night you were my lucky strike crazy kids with out a clue; hanging from our knees up in the willow trees easy like the month of June; a fairytale gone right with no ending in sight had me tangled up in blue; you said we'd never change but maybe we do... Baby this is all we ever used to know But I can see your colours change to red and gold
Every moment will hurt; from the last to the first; and I'm trying find a way to breathe; Close the book and the chapter forever and after; I'm falling like the autumn leaves; my heart is beating like a million drums; cuz your the ground under my feet; I'm trying to hold on but baby I'm falling free; Like the autumn leaves
Baby this is all we ever used to know But I can see your colours change to red and gold
Every moment will hurt; from the last to the first; and I'm trying find a way to breathe; Close the book and the chapter forever and after; I'm falling like the autumn leaves; my heart is beating like a million drums; cuz your the ground under my feet; I'm trying to hold on but baby I'm falling free; Like the autumn leaves

French

On s’est rencontré dans l'obscurité de nuit, tu était mon coup de chance des enfants insouciants Montés sur le soule, facile comme le mois de juin Un conte de fées sans fin m’ a emmêlé en bleu Tu as dit que nous ne changerions jamais mais peut-être nous faisons... Chérie cela est tout ce qu’on a jamais eu l'habitude de savoir Mais je peux voir que tes couleurs changent à rouge et d'or
Chaque moment fera mal; Du dernier au premier Et j'essaye trouver une façon de respirer; Ferme le livre et le chapitre pour toujours Je tombe comme les feuilles d'automne; Mon coeur bat comme un million de tambours; parce que tu es mon sol sous les pieds J'essaye de tenir le coup, mais chérie je tombe libre comme les feuilles d’automne
Chérie cela est tout ce qu’on a jamais eu l'habitude de savoir Mais je peux voir que tes couleurs changent à rouge et d'or
Chaque moment fera mal; Du dernier au premier Et j'essaye trouver une façon de respirer; Ferme le livre et le chapitre pour toujours Je tombe comme les feuilles d'automne; Mon coeur bat comme un million de tambours; parce que tu es mon sol sous les pieds J'essaye de tenir le coup, mais chérie je tombe libre comme les feuilles d’automne