Get ready to be serenaded by the sweet sounds of Mia Dimšić as we take a whimsical dive into her Eurovision heart-tugger, “Guilty Pleasure.”

This isn’t just any love song—it’s a musical confession that swings between the steady beats of devotion and the wild rhythm of a heart’s secret yearnings.

In this article, we’ll peel back the curtain on Mia’s lyrical saga, offer up a dash of our own takes, and serve you the full transcript of the song’s lyrics—like the cherry on top of your favorite sundae.

So, buckle up and prepare to be whisked away on a rollercoaster ride of emotions that promises to be as thrilling as a midnight escapade in a candy store.

Let’s hit play and let the symphony of “Guilty Pleasure” begin!

This is the Eurovision Corgi review of “Guilty Pleasure” by Mia Dimšić for Eurovision 2022.

Who Is Mia Dimšić?

Mia Dimšić is a shining star in the Croatian music scene, a singer-songwriter whose talent and charisma have catapulted her onto the international stage at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 with her enchanting entry, “Guilty Pleasure.”

Her musical journey is marked by a deep passion for storytelling through song, a quality that resonates with both her loyal fans and new listeners alike.

With a sound that’s both fresh and deeply rooted in the emotive power of pop, Mia has been likened to global sensations such as Taylor Swift, which is a testament to her relatable lyrics and catchy melodies.

Her victory at Dora 2022, Croatia’s national selection for Eurovision, is a clear indicator of her country’s faith in her ability to charm Europe with her musical prowess.

Mia’s experience isn’t just limited to her Eurovision entry; she has been a fixture in the Croatian music industry with a string of hits and several awards to her name, highlighting her as not just a passing phenomenon but a true artist with staying power.

Her appearance on the Eurovision stage is not only a milestone in her career but also a moment of pride for Croatia, as she embodies the contemporary sound and spirit of the nation’s vibrant music culture.

Song Analysis – “Guilty Pleasure”

“Guilty Pleasure” is a beautifully crafted tale of emotional conflict and the complexities of the heart.

At its core, the song is a confession, a vulnerable admission of the turmoil that ensues when one’s heart is divided between the steadfast commitment to a current partner and the alluring fantasy of another.

The lyrics paint a picture of a protagonist who is haunted by dreams of a forbidden attraction, dreams so vivid and recurrent that they leave a lingering sense of guilt.

Despite being in a committed relationship, the protagonist is caught in the grip of a powerful, albeit clandestine, longing for someone else—a “secret treasure” that stands in stark contrast to the “devotion” of the partner they are with.

What makes “Guilty Pleasure” so compelling is its portrayal of the inner struggle between duty and desire.

The singer is torn between the reality of their commitment—”until death do us part”—and the escapist fantasy that beckons them with the question, “Would you run away?” It’s a question that echoes the human yearning for what might have been, or what could be, if only they dared to act on their impulses.

But the song also acknowledges the weight of real-life responsibilities and the recognition that fantasies must often remain just that.

It’s a mature acknowledgment of the boundaries that exist in life and the acceptance that, despite the heart’s hunger for adventure and passion, there are promises that cannot be broken.

Through “Guilty Pleasure,” Mia Dimšić captures the essence of a bittersweet inner conflict, wrapped in a melody that’s as enchanting as the story it tells. It’s a song that resonates with anyone who has ever experienced the pull of a “guilty pleasure” and the emotional tangle it creates.

Mia’s voice carries not just a tune, but the emotional depth of a narrative that is as timeless as love itself—a narrative that, while it may not have led her to the Eurovision finals, certainly succeeded in capturing the hearts of listeners around the world.

Overall Impression

If I had to encapsulate Mia Dimšić’s Eurovision 2022 entry “Guilty Pleasure” in a single word, it would be “sweet.”

This charming tune sweeps you up in its melody, creating an atmosphere that’s both delightful and soothing, much like a tender love story set to music. It’s the kind of song that’s easy to listen to on repeat, with its gentle narrative and heartwarming vibe.

Witnessing Mia Dimšić perform live is an experience that elevates the song to new heights. Her vocals, somehow, surpass the studio track, which is a remarkable feat and a true testament to her artistry.

In an age where overproduction can often overshadow the raw talent of an artist, Mia’s live performance reminds us of the beauty that lies in simplicity. It’s precisely this simplicity that transforms “Guilty Pleasure” into the poignant moment that it is, a serene musical interlude in the bustling world of pop.

While it’s true that Mia narrowly missed a spot in the Grand Final in Turin, edged out of the #10 spot in the semi-final by the entry from Iceland, Systur, her impact was nonetheless significant. She managed to capture hearts across the world, becoming a not-so-guilty pleasure for many.

Her song may have been simple, but its sweetness and Mia’s genuine talent made it memorable.

Here’s to hoping that this isn’t the last we see of Mia Dimšić on the Eurovision stage. Her presence in the competition was a gift, and many fans, myself included, are eager for her return, perhaps for a shot at redemption and another chance to enchant Europe with her musical charm.

Mia Dimšić – “Guilty Pleasure” – Lyrics (Croatian)

Sanjala sam te prošlu noć
Probudila sam se, nisi bio ondje
Pet noći zaredom
Snova koje nikad nisam podijelila

Došao si bez upozorenja
Rano ujutro
Tajming nikad nije bila naša stvar
Ostavljaš me s krivnjom
Jedinim suvenirom koji donosiš

Ja sam s njim, a ti si skriveno blago
On je predanost, ti si tajni užitak
Ja sam s njim i ovo je pravi život, dušo
Izgleda da šala više nije smiješna

Ja sam s njim dok nas smrt ne rastavi
Ali to nije utjeha ovom gladnom srcu
Ja sam s njim, ali u mojoj mahnitoj glavi
Uvijek dolaziš ti i kažeš

Bi li pobjegla?
Bi li pobjegla sa mnom?
Bi li pobjegla?
Bi li pobjegla?

Jedna je ljubav dovoljna
To je sve što ćeš ikada dobiti
Barem je to ono što ti kažu
Ipak, ja ne mogu zaboraviti

Oči poput plamtećeg ognja
Do izlaska sunca
Ne mogu se sjetiti što su me naučili
Očarana olujom
U koju sam uhvaćena

Ja sam s njim, a ti si skriveno blago
On je predanost, ti si tajni užitak
Ja sam s njim i ovo je pravi život, dušo
Izgleda da šala više nije smiješna

Ja sam s njim dok nas smrt ne rastavi
Ali to nije utjeha ovom gladnom srcu
Ja sam s njim, ali u mojoj mahnitoj glavi
Uvijek dolaziš ti i kažeš

Bi li pobjegla?
Bi li pobjegla sa mnom?
Bi li pobjegla?
Bi li pobjegla?

U ovom pravom životu nema šanse
U ovom pravom životu moram ostati
U ovom pravom životu nema šanse
U ovom pravom život

Ja sam s njim, a ti si skriveno blago
On je predanost, ti si tajni užitak
Ja sam s njim i ovo je pravi život, dušo
Izgleda da šala više nije smiješna

Ja sam s njim dok nas smrt ne rastavi
Ali to nije utjeha ovom gladnom srcu
Ja sam s njim, ali u mojoj mahnitoj glavi
Uvijek dolaziš ti i kažeš

Bi li pobjegla?
Bi li pobjegla sa mnom?
Bi li pobjegla?
Bi li pobjegla?

U ovom pravom životu nema šanse
U ovom pravom životu moram ostati
U ovom pravom životu nema šanѕe
U ovom prаvom život

Mia Dimšić – “Guilty Pleasure” – Lyrics (English)

Dreamt of you last night
Woke up, you weren’t there
Five nights in a row
Of dreams I’ve never shared

You come without a warning
Early in the morning
Timing’s never been our thing
Leaving me with guilt
The only souvenir you bring

I’m with him and you’re a secret treasure
He’s devotion, you’re a guilty pleasure
I’m with him and this is real life, honey
Guess the joke’s no longer funny

I’m with him until the death do us part
But it doesn’t do for this hungry heart
I’m with him, but in my frantic head
You always come and say

Would you run away?
Would you run away with me?
Would you run away?
Would you run away?

One love is enough
That’s all you ever get
Least that’s what they tell you
Still, I can’t forget

Eyes like burning ashes
‘Til the sunlight flashes
Can’t recall what I’ve been taught
Captivated by the thunderstorm
In which I’m caught

I’m with him and you’re a secret treasure
He’s devotion, you’re a guilty pleasure
I’m with him and this is real life, honey
Guess the joke’s no longer funny

I’m with him until the death do us part
But it doesn’t do for this hungry heart
I’m with him, but in my frantic head
You always come and say

Would you run away?
Would you run away with me?
Would you run away?
Would you run away?

In this real life, there’s no way
In this real life, I have to stay
In this real life, there’s no way
In this real life

I’m with him and you’re a secret treasure
He’s devotion, you’re a guilty pleasure
I’m with him and this is real life, honey
Guess the joke’s no longer funny

I’m with him until the death do us part
But it doesn’t do for this hungry heart
I’m with him, but in my frantic head
You always come and say, say, say

Would you run away?
Would you run away with me?
Would you run away?
Would you run away?

In this real life, there’s no way
In this real life, I have to stay
In this real life, there’s no way
In thiѕ reаl life

Final Thoughts – “Guilty Pleasure”

And there we have it, folks—thus concludes our tour through Mia Dimšić’s “Guilty Pleasure,” a song that proves sometimes the heart doesn’t just want what it wants—it sings it out loud!

We’ve dissected the highs, the lows, and the oh-so-catchy flow that makes this tune a Eurovision standout.

But don’t let the conversation stop here—drop us a comment and let us know if this song hits all the right notes for you or if it’s just a fleeting fancy.

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