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To nie ja was the debut entry for Poland at the Eurovision Song Contest 1994 in Dublin performed by Edyta Gorniak. An English version was also released titled "Once In A Lifetime".

A dramatic ballad, the singer is describing herself as having an "easy world" - seemingly one of easy distinctions between good and bad. She sings that she is not Eve, referring to the Biblical character, and asking for her listener not to blame her for the sins of that figure.

At the contest, it was performed 24th on the night following Russia and preceding France. At the close of voting, the song finished second with 166 points. It remains Poland's best finish to date and the second-best placing for a debut nation excluding 1956.

Lyrics

Świat mój tak zwyczajny
Pod niebem biało-czarnym
Ludzie są wycięci z szarych stron
Ze środka ksiąg

Piękni są z romansu tła
Zmęczeni tylko z gazet
A ja... jestem białą, czystą kartką
Pośród was

To nie ja byłam Ewą
To nie ja skradłam niebo
Chociaż dosyć mam łez
Moich łez, tylu łez
Jestem po to, by kochać mnie

To nie ja byłam Ewą
To nie ja skradłam niebo
Nie dodawaj mi win
To nie ja, to nie ja
Nie ja, jestem Ewą

Niebo wieje chłodem
Piekło kłania się ogniem do stóp
A ja... papierowa marionetka, muszę grać

To nie ja byłam Ewą
To nie ja skradłam niebo
Chociaż dosyć mam łez
Moich łez, tylu łez
Jestem po to by kochać
Wiem

Zanim w popiół się zmienię
Chcę być wielkim płomieniem
Chcę się wzbić ponad świat
Hen, ogrzać niebo marzeniem

(To nie ja byłam Ewą)
(To nie ja skradłam niebo)
No, no, no, no...
(To nie ja byłam Ewą)
(To nie ja skradłam niebo)
Yeah, yeah, yeah, no...

My world is so common
Under a white-black sky
The people are cut out of grey pages
From the interior of books

They are beautiful from the background romance
You are tired of a newspaper that is cut out
And I... I'm white, a clean card
Amongst you

I was not Eve
I had not stolen heaven
Though I'm tired of tears
My tears, so many tears
I'm born to love me

I was not Eve
I had not stolen heaven
Don't blame it on me once more
That's not me, that's not me
Not me, I'm not Eve

The sky blows chilly
Hell bows deeply with its flames to its feet
And I... a marionette of paper, I have to play

I was not Eve
I had not stolen heaven
Though I'm tired of tears
My tears, so many tears
I was born to love
I know it

Before I turn to ashes
I want to be a big flame
I want to look down on earth
Want to warm up the sky with dream

(I was not Eve)
(I had not stolen heaven)
Yes, yes, yes, yes...
(I was not Eve)
(I had not stolen heaven)
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yes...

Video

Eurovision 1994 - Poland - Edyta Górniak - To nie ja -HQ STEREO SUBTITLED-03:12

Eurovision 1994 - Poland - Edyta Górniak - To nie ja -HQ STEREO SUBTITLED-

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