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Dino Merlin

Born on September 12th, 1962 in Sarajevo, Dino Merlin is the most renowned songwriter from Bosnia & Herzegovina and indisputably one of the greatest and most popular music artists in the Balkans.

In 1983 Dino establishes the pop rock band Merlin for which he writes both music and lyrics while also being the band’s lead vocalist, thus becoming one of the most admired frontmen in former Yugoslavia. He sets off to start his solo career in 1991 going by the stage name Dino Merlin. 


He has released ten studio albums (5 with the band Merlin and 5 solo albums) as well as several greatest hits editions and live concert recordings. 


In 2000 Dino performed for the first time at Kosevo Olympic Stadium in Sarajevo in front of 80.000 spectators, as part of the tour surrounding his album Sredinom which was one of the best selling albums in Southeastern Europe in the last decade.  He performed at the same venue again in 2004 and 2008.

Dino wrote the music and co-authored the lyrics for the first ever entry of Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1993 at the ESC (Sva Bol Svijeta). In 1999, Dino represented Bosnia and Herzegovina in Jerusalem with his song Putnici featuring Beatrice Poulot. He ended up in seventh place. 


Dino wrote the lyrics for the first official national anthem of Bosnia & Herzegovina titled Jedna Si Jedina. He lives and works in Sarajevo.

Lyrics of Love In Rewind

One to a hundred multiplied by you
It all looks great, it all looks cool
Healthy children go to school
My daughter’s in love, my son loves, too
Oh, on the surface, oh in the distance
It’s all the same
Oh, in the darkness, oh don't you notice
What a different game

If you take this life from me today
Tear it up and bury me away
You'll just find two, three songs of mine
Hundred worries of mine
Your love, your love in rewind
You'll just find two, three songs of mine
Hundred worries of mine
And all your love in rewind

(Sito)

One to a hundred multiplied by two
It's less about me, it's less about you
We keep on running from certainty
But don't know where to run from reality

If you take this life from me today
Tear it up and bury me away
You'll just find two, three songs of mine
Hundred worries of mine
Your love, your love in rewind
You'll just find two, three songs of mine
Hundred worries of mine
And all your love in rewind

Kad se moj život malo prosije
Pa na vrhu ostane najkrupnije
One to a hundred multiplied by you
It all looks great, it all looks cool
Healthy children go to school
My daughter’s in love, my son loves, too
Oh, on the surface, oh in the distance
It’s all the same
Oh, in the darkness, oh don't you notice
What a different game

If you take this life from me today
Tear it up and bury me away
You'll just find two, three songs of mine
Hundred worries of mine
Your love, your love in rewind
You'll just find two, three songs of mine
Hundred worries of mine
And all your love in rewind

(Sito)

One to a hundred multiplied by two
It's less about me, it's less about you
We keep on running from certainty
But don't know where to run from reality

If you take this life from me today
Tear it up and bury me away
You'll just find two, three songs of mine
Hundred worries of mine
Your love, your love in rewind
You'll just find two, three songs of mine
Hundred worries of mine
And all your love in rewind

Kad se moj život malo prosije
Pa na vrhu ostane najkrupnije
Un centième multiplié par toi
tout a l'air d'aller bien, tout semble 'cool'
nos enfants, en bonne santée, vont à l'école
Ma fille est amoureuse, mon fils aime aussi

Oh sur la surface, oh au loin
Ca se ressemble
Oh dans l'obscuritée,
ne trouves tu pas que c'est un jeu différent.

Si tu m'ôtes la vie aujourd'hui
déchire la et enterre moi loin
tu trouveras deux, trois chansons de moi
une centaine de mes soucis
ton amour pour moi, en retour

(Un tamis)

Un centième mulitiplié par deux
c'est peu de moi, peu de toi
nous fuirons toujours les certitudes
mais nous ne savons pas comment éviter la réalitée

Si tu m'ôtes la vie aujourd'hui
déchire la et enterre moi loin
tu trouveras deux, trois chansons de moi
une centaine de mes soucis
ton amour pour moi, en retour

(Quand ma vie se tamise un peu,
seuls restent les meilleurs morceaux)