EUROVISION SONG CONTEST 2020: Australia - 'Don't Break Me' by Montaigne

EUROVISION SONG CONTEST 2020: Australia – ‘Don’t Break Me’ by Montaigne

Eurovision 2020 – AUSTRALIA

The Australia song is called ‘Don’t Break Me’ and is performed by Montaigne.

ARTIST

At only 24, Sydney-based artist Montaigne has become a major name in Aussie indie music. In the past few years, she was recognized for her work with multiple spots on the Triple J’s Hottest 100, an ARIA award for Best Breakthrough Artist and a nomination for Best Female Artist on her debut album Glorious Heights. Her second album COMPLEX was released in August to critical acclaim.

SONG

“Don’t Break Me is a depiction of the enough is enough phase of a relationship breakdown, where one person feels like they are putting much more time, energy and resources into the relationship than the other person and becomes frustrated and resentful. I wrote it while reading Codependent No More by Melody Beattie, which really informed the qualities of the character and the relationship dynamic.”

VIDEO

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LIVE PERFORMANCE

OPINION

Steve:

It’s a bit different, a bit quirky and certainly very Eurovision. I think the studio version is much better than her live performance so if she can nail the live performance it will be really good. Perhaps also re-thinking the staging would be a good idea.

Chris:

Ok this is weird. Wailing and screaming and running about the stage dancing. Very different and may take some getting used to.

PREDICTIONS

Steve:

This will of course qualify and as always, Australia will finish quite high up the LHS of the leader board.

Chris:

I don’t think this will strike too much of a likeness with the judges. It’s too ‘out there’. But then sometimes, it’s often the oddballs that end up winning…

LYRICS:

“I don’t feel the same buzz when your name comes up on my phone anymore
Feels like I don’t feel you, I fear you and it makes me cry on my floor
It feels like you’re taking me for granted
I’ve given you everything I have, yeah
And I can barely bring to mind the reason why I’ve stretched myself so far for you

But oh, oh, oh
I can’t take it anymore

Don’t break me
Don’t break me down, down, down, down
Don’t break me
Are you hearing me now, now, now, now?
You thought I was elastic
But maybe I’m just made of glass
Don’t break me
Don’t break me down

Isn’t love a compromise, two people tryin’ to keep the fire burning?
You’ve been busy playing ’round and starting fights while I’ve been busy earning
Every time that I try to explain it
You think that your pain is more important
And the hardest thing is that I don’t want to give it up, I love you, I love you, I love you
But oh, oh, oh
I can’t take it anymore
Don’t break me
Don’t break me down, down, down, down
Don’t break me
Are you hearing me now, now, now, now?
You thought I was elastic
But maybe I’m just made of glass
Don’t break me
Don’t break me down

I lie awake while you’re asleep
I listen to the sound of all the words I couldn’t say till now

Don’t break me
Don’t break me down, down, down, down
Don’t break me
Are you hearing me now, now, now?
You though I was elastic
But maybe I’m just made of glass
Don’t break me
Don’t break me down”

Don’t forget to check out our other Eurovision coverage.

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