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Konstrakta

Konstrakta is the moniker of Ana Đurić, an artist from Serbia.

In the early stages of her career, the singer honed her vocal skills in the band Zemlja Gruva (Land of Groove); they had the honour of being the opening act for Amy Winehouse, at her last ever concert, in Belgrade in 2011.

As a solo artist, Konstrakta is interested in contemporary social and emotional phenomena. Her song In Corpore Sano has been interpreted by some as a critique of the Serbian healthcare system and a satire on unattainable beauty standards.

Ana is the conceptual designer for every music video that she releases, and in addition to creating music, the multi-talented artist and businesswoman also has a degree in architecture.

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Lyrics of In Corpore Sano

Koja li je tajna zdrave kose Megan Markl?
Koja li je tajna?
Koja li je tajna zdrave kose Megan Markl?
Koja li je tajna? (Koja li je tajna?)

Mislim da
U pitanju je duboka hidratacija
Kažu da
Na koži i kosi se jasno vidi sve

Recimo, tamni kolutovi oko očiju
Ukazuju na probleme s jetrom
Frke oko usana, možda uvećana slezina?
Uvećana slezina nije dobra, nije lepa
A umetnica mora biti zdrava

Biti zdrava, biti zdrava
Biti zdrava, biti-biti-biti-biti zdrava
Biti zdrava, biti zdrava
Biti zdrava mora, mora, mora

Velika je sreća što postoji
Autonomni nervni sistem
Ne moram kontrolisati otkucaje srca
Srce kuca, srce samo kuca
Letnjeg dana jarke boje

Suknje moje na mom telu, suknje moje, pas i ja
Šetamo nas dvoje, brojimo korake
Suknja ide oko noge moje, mi šetamo i to je sve
I ne mora bolje, srce samo kuca
Dajem poverenje, neka samo kuca
Dajem poverenje, neka kuca, neka dišem
Bože zdravlja, Bože zdravlja, Bože zdravlja
(Bože zdravlja) Nemam knjižicu

Pa kako da me prate (U ime zdravlja)
Da o meni brinu (U ime zdravlja)
Umetnica je nevidljiva (U ime zdravlja)
Ne vidiš me, to je magija (U ime zdravlja)
Umetnica može biti zdrava

Biti zdrava, biti zdrava
Biti zdrava, biti-biti-biti-biti zdrava
Biti zdrava, biti zdrava
Biti zdrava, može, može, može

In corpore sano, in corpore sano
In corpore sano, in corpore sano
In corpore sano, in corpore sano
Corpus je sanum i šta ćemo sad?
Mens infirma in corpore sano
Animus tristis in corpore sano
Mens desperata in corpore sano
Mens conterrita in corpore sano
I šta ćemo sad?
What could be the secret of Meghan Markle‘s healthy hair?
What could it be?
I think it‘s all about the deep hydration
They say our skin and hair show it all

For example –
Deep under-eye circles could signal liver troubles
The pesky spots around the lips point to an enlarged spleen
That‘s not a good spleen, not a very pretty spleen

And the artist ought to be healthy:

To be healthy, to be healthy, to be healthy,
To be, to be, to be
To be healthy, to be healthy, to be healthy,
To be, to be, to be

How lucky, the existence of the autonomic nervous system
No need to control the heart beats
The heart beats
The heart beats, alone

A summer‘s day, the colours bright, the skirts of mine
On my body
My dog and I

We walk
Just the two of us, counting steps
The skirt steps
around my leg

We are walking
And that is all

And it does not have to get better! the heart beats by itself!
I surrender my trust, let it beat by itself!
I surrender my trust, let it beat, let me breathe!

God grant us health, grant us, grant us health!

God grant us health, since there‘s no
Medical insurance for me

Now how will they follow me?
All in the name of health
How will they care for me?
All in the name of health
The artist is invisible
All in the name of health
You can‘t see me, it‘s magical
All in the name of health

The artist could be healthy:

Be healthy, be healthy, be healthy,
be, be, be
Be healthy, be healthy, be healthy,
be, be, be

In a healthy body, in a healthy body
In a healthy body, in a healthy body

In a healthy body, in a healthy body
The body is healthy, and what now

Mensinfirm in a healthy body
A sad soul in a healthy body
Mensdesperate in a healthy body
Men frightened in a healthy body

Now what shall we do?