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Unsubstantial Blues was the Hungarian entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 2007 in Helsinki performed by Magdi Rúzsa

The song is written in the style of blues and is about a woman who is cheated on by a boyfriend. The lyrics to the Hungarian version were written by Rúzsa herself, who was inspired by "personal experience."[1] The Hungarian version was released as a single from her debut album Ördögi angyal (Devilish Angel) before the selection of Rúzsa as the country's Eurovision representative. The song was then translated into English by Imre Mózsik and announced as the Hungarian entry, making it the first Hungarian entry sung in that language.

It qualified from the semifinal in 2nd place. In the final, it was performed 8th following Slovenia and preceding Lithuania. At the close of voting, it finished in 9th place with 128 points, their best result since their debut in 1994.

Lyrics

How many times have you fooled me and denied that
It’s her who you love, and it sure isn’t me?
So now that it’s over, I’ll try and take it sober
Leave questions unasked, remember us laughing at the broken past
God, if I could make it on without you

You’re such a casual man, oh, wavin’ an empty hand
I’m helpless and I’m lonely without you
Yes, you’re a casual man, lendin’ an empty hand
Left me breathless with nothing more to lose

I used to dream we’d take it nice and easy
Get jobs, settle down in Jameson Town
If now you could see me, you’d think twice about leaving
You said forever is the time you gonna spend around

So why did you leave me?
And why should I believe it? – You say goodbye
Oh, why, oh… why you leave me?
Said, why?

You’re such a casual man, oh, wavin’ an empty hand
I’m helpless and I’m lonely without you
You’re such a casual man, lendin’ an empty hand
Left me breathless with nothing more to lose

Casual man, lendin’ an empty hand
Left me breathless with nothing more to lose
Except an evanescent unsubstantial blues

Videos

Rúzsa Magdi - Unsubstantial Blues

Rúzsa Magdi - Unsubstantial Blues

Magdi Rúzsa - Unsubstantial Blues (Hungary) Live 2007 Eurovision Song Contest

Magdi Rúzsa - Unsubstantial Blues (Hungary) Live 2007 Eurovision Song Contest

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