Ireland chose its entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2021: Lesley Roy with “Maps”.
Born in Balbriggan, a town 34 km from Dublin, Lesley started recording demos of her material since she was 15.
Inspired by Robyn, Kacey Musgrave and Christine and the Queen, her life changed when she was signed to an independent Irish label in 2006 followed by a record deal with US label, Jive Records.
Her first single “I’m gone, I’m going” was a top 40 hit on Billboard’s Hot Adult Tracks chart. A debut album , titled “Unbeautiful” was released shortly after. Roy collaborated with a lot of artists including Katy Perry and super producer Max Martin, for that album.
After the success of her first studio album, Lesley decided to focus on songwriting working for Adam Lambert, Jana Kramer and Medina.
Eurovision’s entry “Maps” has a music video directed by Dublin based director and graphic designer Ais Brady.

Lyrics:

I’m gonna let go of the armor
Let off the power that I’ve been lighting
Not afraid of the monsters, of the nightmares
That I’ve been fighting

Easy to run, harder to stay
Finding colors in the grey
You thought I was done
But I’ve gotta go on
I fell twice, now I’m twice as strong

I’ve been searching all the wrong places
I’ve been trying too many faces
Only one way to go
This is the way back home
I’ve been searching all the wrong places
I’ve been trying too many faces
Only one way to go
This is the way back home

I had to take all of the wrong ways
All of the wrong ways
As I couldn’t see
All the signs, all the mistakes
Pointing one way to get back to me

Easy to run, harder to stay
Finding colors in the grey
You thought I was done
But I’ve gotta go on
I fell twice, now I’m twice as strong

I’ve been searching all the wrong places
I’ve been trying too many faces
Only one way to go
This is the way back home
I’ve been searching all the wrong places
I’ve been trying too many faces
Only one way to go
This is the way back home

My soul is a map, my heart is a compass
I am the road
There’s only one way to go
This is the way back home
My soul is a map, my heart is a compass
I am the road
There’s only one way to go
This is the way back home

I’ve been searching all the wrong places
I’ve been trying too many faces
Only one way to go
This is the way back home
I’ve been searching all the wrong places
I’ve been trying too many faces
Only one way to go
This is the way back home


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