Did anyone watch the Eurovision Song Contest last Saturday? Not that this is my type of music, but of course I wanted to know how the German contestant, Lena, was going to do in the competition. When it became obvious that the contribution of Azerbaijan would win I knew that she wouldn’t have a chance with her song “Taken by a Stranger”. Anyway, the song’s popularity in Germany got me a record number of views in the German version of my blog, where I had posted some thoughts about this song. The fact that so many people googled the meaning of the song’s lyrics shows that there is certainly some need for enlightenment. Actually, I could not find any convincing interpretation of the lyrics anywhere on the internet.
I would really appreciate if some English native speakers could take some minutes to read the lyrics, maybe watch the spooky video and let us Germans know what you think the song is about…
My theory: either some sort of crime happened: “Taken by a stranger” -‘taken’ meaning ‘fascinated’ or something else??? “She’s got a knuckle in her eye…lured into the danger”, mirrors shuttering, people disappearing in the video – but then again, at the end there seems to be no victim, so- no crime!
Or: the lady is a professional whore (“he knows her catcall”) specialized on some kind of disguise-role-plays: “Put the blindfold on his eyes. She saw him peek through. Can’t imagine her disguise…”
So, is this a case for CSI or just a glimpse into a dubious night bar? HELP, please ! What do you think? 😉