OGAE Song Contest 2019 – Australia

Australia will be represented by Wafia with I’m Good.

Biography

Wafia’s selection as OGAE Australia’s representative for the 2019 OGAE Song Contest comes at an apt time, given that she was born in the Netherlands – our next Eurovision destination! After leading a somewhat “nomadic” life throughout Europe for most of her childhood, Wafia’s family finally settled in Brisbane, Australia, a city known in local circles for its vibrant and original music scene. Wafia’s venture into music, however, was not exactly initiated by those sounds of the city, rather, as an escape from the monotony of her university studies in medicine. Before she knew it, Wafia had amassed a half a million plays on SoundCloud, toured throughout the US, and featured on Pharrell Williams’ Beats 1 radio show on multiple occasions!

Born of Iraqi and Syrian parents, but growing up with European and Australian friends, Wafia always felt out of place, missing that Middle Eastern influence in her life. It was only when she accepted her ethnicity that her musical style started to take shape, resulting in three EP’s to date – XXIX, (m)edian and VIII.

Wafia’s last song release, and our OGAE Song Contest submission, I’m Good, is now almost a year old – an upbeat, mainstream pop hit voted in at #14 on Australia’s famed Triple J Hottest 100 music poll for 2018. We can only hope that means something amazing has been slow cooking for a release sometime soon – or maybe even a potential Eurovision hit? An Aussie/Dutch combination for Eurovision 2020 might just be what we need.

Lyrics

I was so young, I was so dumb when I gave you my heart
Think you’re so mean, think you’re so clean in your old classic car
But honestly looks can be deceiving you look good from afar
But when you’re up close you’re a loser and you lowered the bar

Oooo, finally got back everything I gave to you
Every part of me that I left in your room
Now I really don’t care what you do, or who you do it with
I really don’t care, I think I just quit

I was bad now I’m better
I was sad now I’m better
Looking back I knew you were no good (no good)
I’m by myself and that’s better
For my health you know know you put me through hell
But whatever, I’m good (I’m good)
I’m good, I’m good
I’m good, I’m good

You fooled me once and you fooled me twice, don’t try me again
You’re comin around, tryna wear me down but I won’t be your friend
And I dont wanna say it out loud but I still miss you now and then
I’ll cover my tracks and I’ll never go back cause you’re a dead-end

Oooo, finally got back everything I gave to you
Every part of me that I left in your room
Now I really don’t care what you do, or who you do it with
I really don’t care, I think I just quit

I was bad now I’m better
I was sad now I’m better
Looking back I knew you were no good (no good)
I’m by myself and that’s better
For my health you know know you put me through hell
But whatever, I’m good (I’m Good)
I’m good, I’m good (Oh baby I’m good, oh baby I’m good, without you I’m good)
I’m good, I’m good (Oh baby I’m good, oh baby I’m good, without you I’m good)

I’m doing better without you, I’m good
I’m doing better without you, I’m good
This song ain’t even about you, I’m good
Coz I’m doing better without you, I’m good

I was bad now I’m better
I was sad now I’m better
Looking back I knew you were no good (no good)
I’m by myself and that’s better
For my health you know know you put me through hell
But whatever, I’m good (I’m Good)
I’m good, I’m good (Oh baby I’m good, oh baby I’m good, without you I’m good)
I’m good, I’m good (Oh baby I’m good, oh baby I’m good, without you I’m good)
Oh baby I’m good, oh baby I’m good, without you I’m good