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Children of the Universe was the United Kingdom entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Copenhagen performed by Molly Smitten-Downes. She was chosen through BBC Introducing, which allows undiscovered British talent to shine.

The song itself, which Molly co-wrote, was inspired by an old poem called Desiderata. After the reveal of the entry in March 2014, many fans believed it could be the one that could reverse the trend of the country's bad luck in recent years, and it went on to finish in the top 5 of the 2014 OGAE fan poll.

The song automatically qualified for the final by way of being a member of the Big Five. On the night, it was performed last following San Marino. Despite being such a fan favorite, it finished in 17th place with 40 points at the close of voting.

Lyrics

Power to the people, ho hey hey
Power to the people, oh oh oh oh

I've been tired of this thinking (hey)
So I've drowned it out by drinking (ho)
Tastes like a bitter pill, but I'll just wash it down
With the taste of something sweet that some doctor gave me now

And this is the madness
I'm not giving in
We're shining like diamonds
With fire in our bones
Standing beside you
I've a feeling that I'll never walk alone
(Oh...)

We're children of the universe, don't you know
(Oh...)
Dancing on the edge of time
And it's ours to own
(Children of the uni, children of the uni)
Just children of the universe

Power to the people, ho hey hey
Power to the people, oh oh oh oh
Power to the people, ho hey hey
You know what we want, and we gotta get it now

Something's stirring in the silence (hey, hey)
And it reeks of passive violence (ho)
Hold on tight, this opportunity we'll take
Put an end to all this suffering before it gets too late

Hope's on the horizon
I'm not giving in
(Oh...)
We're children of the universe, don't you know
(Oh...)
Dancing on the edge of time
And it's ours to own
(Children of the uni, children of the uni)
Just children of the universe

We're shining like diamonds
With love in our hearts
They said it's the end
But I've a feeling it might just be the start

As I am awakened
With fire in my bones
Standing beside you
I've a feeling that I'll never walk alone...

We're children of the uni, children of the uni
Children of the universe, don't you know(Oh...)
Dancing on the edge of time
And it's ours to own
(Children of the uni, children of the uni)

Cause we are children of the universe...
(Children of the uni, children of the uni (Power to the people...))
Just children of the universe
Power to the people!

Videos

Molly Smitten-Downes - Children Of The Universe03:12

Molly Smitten-Downes - Children Of The Universe

Molly - Children of the Universe (United Kingdom) 2014 LIVE Eurovision Grand Final03:21

Molly - Children of the Universe (United Kingdom) 2014 LIVE Eurovision Grand Final

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