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Full lyrics to Switzerland’s winning Eurovision song The Code

Full lyrics to Switzerland’s winning Eurovision song The Code

Nemo won with 591 points for the hit tune The Code (Picture: REUTERS)

Switzerland’s Nemo has won Eurovision 2024 after an eventful evening in Malmo with their song The Code.

The performer dominated the scoreboard for the evening with points flying left, right, and centre.

Although it was touch and go for a few moments as the singer had tough competition against Croatia and Ukraine, the incredible artist managed to scoop the win.

The singer, who uses they/them pronouns melded genres in their performance which was a fantastic mix of opera, pop, and drum and bass.

Fans loved the 24-year-old artist who impressed viewers with their ability to sing incredible high notes while performing on a rotating plate on stage.

Their act was nothing short of incredible, and a well-deserved win that was beloved by viewers.

But what are the lyrics to the Eurovision 2024 winning song?



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The lyrics in full for The Code

Welcome to the show

Let everybody know
I’m done playing the game
I’ll break out of the chains

You better buckle up
I’ll pour another cup
This is my boheme
So drink it up my friend

Uhhh Uhhh
This story is my truth

I, I went to hell and back
To find myself on track
I broke the code
Oh, Oh, Oh
Like ammonites
I just gave it some time
Now I found paradise
I broke the code
Oh, Oh, Oh

Let me tell you a tale about life
‘Bout the good and the bad, better hold on tight
Who decides what’s wrong, what’s right
Everything is balance, everything’s light
I got so much on my mind
And I been awake all night
I’m so pumped, I’m so psyched
It’s bigger than me, I’m getting so hyped

Uhhhh
Let me taste the lows and highs
Uhhhh
Let me feel that burning fright
Uhhhh
This story is my truth

I, I went to hell and back
To find myself on track
I broke the code
Oh, Oh, Oh
Like ammonites
I just gave it some time
Now I found paradise
I broke the code
Oh, Oh, Oh

Somewhere between the 0s and 1s
That’s where I found my kingdom come
My heart beats like a…
Somewhere between the 0s and 1s
That’s where I found my kingdom come
My heart beats like a drum

Uhhhh…

I, I went to hell and back
To find myself on track
I broke the code
Oh, Oh, Oh
Like ammonites
I just gave it some time
Now I found paradise
I broke the code
Oh, Oh, Oh

What is the meaning of The Code?

The Code is about gender discovery and breaking out of the norms of society.

Nemo’s lyrics tell a narrative about learning who you are and breaking out of the binary.

Their lyrics literally mention binary code: ‘the 0s and 1s’ which is a clear reference to breaking the mould or gender binary and exploring who you are.

They write that they went to ‘hell and back’ on this journey of self-discovery, but have now ‘found paradise’.

How many times has Switzerland won Eurovision?

Switzerland has won the competition twice before tonight, making this their third-ever win at Eurovision.

The country first won in 1956, when the artist Lya Assia sang Refrain.

In 1988 they won when Celine Dion – yes the Celine Dion – performed Ne partez pas sans moi in the competition. At the time the artist was relatively unknown but she has now of course, gone on to have a hugely successful career.

Nemo’s win tonight marks the first time in 36 years that the Swiss have been able to celebrate a win.

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