Buckle up, Eurovision aficionados! Circus Mircus, Georgia’s audacious gift to the 2022 contest, has crash-landed into our musical universe with their gloriously bizarre anthem, “Lock Me In.”

In this whirlwind article, we’ll plunge headfirst into the rabbit hole to dissect this deliciously eccentric tune that’s as much an earworm as it is an eyebrow-raiser.

From decoding the mystifying lyrics to dissecting the theatrical staging that left us all questioning our life choices (flower beards, anyone?), we’re here to unpack the spectacle. And because we love nothing more than a good sing-along, we’ll even throw in the full lyrics for your reading (and humming) pleasure.

So, grab your top hat, steampunk goggles, and your most outlandish expectations—let’s unravel the enigma of Circus Mircus together. By the end, you’ll either be ready to join the circus or start a dance club on Mars. Possibly both?

Anyways…

This is the Eurovision Corgi review of “Lock Me In” by Circus Mircus for Eurovision 2022.

Who Is Circus Mircus?

Circus Mircus is a fascinating and enigmatic band hailing from the vibrant city of Tbilisi, Georgia.

Formed by a trio of former circus academy students in 2020, this group is known for their experimental approach to music, blending a multitude of genres to create a sound that’s truly unique and boundary-pushing. The members of Circus Mircus cloak their identities in mystery, adopting stage names and personas that add to the allure of their performances.

Their experimental rock style is a breath of fresh air in the music scene, and it’s this innovative spirit that made them a standout choice to represent Georgia at Eurovision 2022.

With a flair for the theatrical and a sound that defies categorization, Circus Mircus embodies the creative spirit and cultural richness of Georgia. The band’s Eurovision entry, “Lock Me In,” showcased their ability to fuse genres and create a captivating musical narrative, making them an excellent ambassador for Georgia’s contemporary music scene on the international stage.

Circus Mircus’s participation in Eurovision is a testament to Georgia’s longstanding commitment to showcasing diverse and avant-garde talent.

Their boldness in music and performance encapsulates the excitement and unpredictability that we Eurovision fans love.

While they may not have secured a spot in the final, Circus Mircus undoubtedly left a lasting impression with their unique artistry and fearless representation of Georgia’s dynamic culture

Song Analysis – “Lock Me In”

“Lock Me In” by Circus Mircus is an audacious and kaleidoscopic journey through sound and sentiment, one that defies conventional interpretation.

At first glance, the lyrics might seem like an eclectic mix of requests to be transported to different realms – a spacecraft and a dance club – suggesting a desire for escapism or a yearning for experiences that are out of this world.

This repetition, almost mantra-like, could represent the relentless pursuit of thrill and novelty, a hallmark of our modern existence where the new and the now are constantly sought after.

The chorus, with its chant of “Lock me up, lock me down, lock me in, lock me out, lock me sideways,” adds layers of complexity to the song. It could be interpreted as a commentary on the paradox of freedom and confinement in contemporary society.

On one hand, the lyrics could be an ironic take on the human condition, where we seek to break free from the chains of the mundane, yet find ourselves confined by the very liberties we chase.

On the other hand, it might reflect the internal struggle between wanting to be part of something and the need for individuality and self-expression.

The line “Mama said not to show what you are” hints at the societal pressures to conform, while the insistence on making it ’til you break suggests a tenacity to persevere against the odds, even if it means reaching a breaking point.

The song encapsulates the tension between the desire to stand out and the need to fit in, the push and pull of societal expectations versus personal ambitions.

Circus Mircus, through “Lock Me In,” invites the listener to embrace the unconventional, to question the status quo, and to revel in the peculiar. It’s a sonic manifesto that champions the weird and the wonderful, encouraging us to dance to the beat of our own drum, whether it’s in a spacecraft or a dance club.

In that way, “Lock Me In” is a celebration of the freedom to be different and a call to find joy in the strange tapestry of life.

Overall Impression

Circus Mircus, with their entry “Lock Me In,” brought exactly the kind of eccentric, experimental, and delightfully out-of-the-box performance that embodies the heart and soul of the Eurovision Song Contest. Their audacious approach is precisely what turns the contest into a kaleidoscope of cultures and a celebration of musical diversity.

I have a soft spot for entries that dare to be different, and Circus Mircus did not disappoint. Their boldness is a reminder that Eurovision is a platform for artists who redefine the norms and push the boundaries of creativity.

The song itself has a certain magnetism, primarily due to its catchy chorus that sticks in your mind long after the first listen.

However, the repetitiveness of the lyrics “take me to the spacecraft, take me to dance club” does walk a fine line between being charmingly hypnotic (like the “yum yum yum” lines in Norway’s 2022 entry) and slightly grating. Initially quirky, these lines can become a bit too much as the song progresses, which might have impacted the overall reception of the performance.

Despite this, the experimental sound, the unforgettable staging complete with a flower beard, and Circus Mircus’s unwavering commitment to their artistic vision made them a standout act in Turin.

Their performance was memorable, to say the least, and it’s the kind of novelty that leaves a lasting impression on the Eurovision audience.

While it’s disappointing that they didn’t garner enough votes to make it to the final, their unique contribution to the contest has not gone unnoticed.

It’s heartening to see that Circus Mircus has cultivated a cult following, a testament to their impact and a nod from those who appreciate the avant-garde and the unconventional in the Eurovision Song Contest.

Circus Mircus – “Lock Me In” – Lyrics

Show me what you got
On the counter
From the ground up now
Here we come and we all know
Mama said not to show what you are
Step it up now
Get it done now
I hate what you got
Shoot it to the stars
To the top now
Across the moon and down
We are here ’til we blow up
Tryin’ hard will not get you really far
Mix it up now
It’s alright, pal
(Circus Mircus)

Take me to the space craft, take me to dance club
Take me to the space craft, take me to dance club
Take me to the space craft, take me to dance club
Take me to the space craft, take me to dance club
Now, right now, right now, right now
Take me to the space craft, take me to dance club
Take me to the space craft, take me to dance club
Take me to the space craft, take me to dance club
Take me to the space craft, take me to dance club
Take me to the space craft, take me to dance club
Now, right now, right now, right now
Take me to the space craft, take me to dance club
Lock me up, lock me down
Lock me in, lock me out
Lock me sideways
Lock me up, lock me down
Lock me in, lock me out
Lock me sideways
(Circus Mircus)

Make it ’til I break, and I never could take it
Make it ’til I break, and I never could take it
Make it ’til I break, and I never could take it
Make it ’til I break, and I never could take it
Now, right now, right now, right now
Make it ’til I break, and I never could take it

Lock me up, lock me down
Lock me in, lock me out
Lock me sideways
Lock me up, lock me down
Lock me in, lock me out
Lock me sideways
Lock me up (Up), lock me down (Down)
Lock me in (In), lock me out (Out)
Lock me sideways
Lock me up (Up), lock me down (Down)
Lock me in (In), lock me out (Out)
Lock me sidewаys
(Circus Mircuѕ)

Final Thoughts – “Lock Me In”

And there we have it, folks—the curtain falls on our cosmic escapade with the inimitable Circus Mircus and their Eurovision brain-twister, “Lock Me In.”

Whether you’ve been locked in a trance by their performance or you’re still trying to pick the lock to understand it, we want to hear from you!

Drop your thoughts, musings, and revelations in the comments below—let’s keep the conversation spinning faster than a spaceship in a disco inferno.

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