Rising artist Remo Forrer took to the stage in Eurovision 2023 with his song “Watergun” as he represented Switzerland in the contest.

With poetic lyrics, sweeping music, and Remo’s unmistakable voice, it’s safe to say that no heartstrings were left unpulled!

In this article, we’re taking a closer look at this powerful song to examine its nuances and go over what makes this such a memorable entry.

This is the Eurovision Corgi review of “Watergun” by Remo Forrer, which represented Switzerland for Eurovision 2023.

Who Is Remo Forrer?

Remo’s passion for music and his innate talent truly shone through when he won the third season of the TV talent show “The Voice of Switzerland” in April 2020. His victory on this show was just the beginning, as he continued to charm listeners with his melodious voice and heartfelt performances.

2023 marked a significant milestone in Remo’s career as he took to the grand stage of Eurovision, representing Switzerland with the song “Watergun.”

This opportunity allowed him to showcase his musical prowess to millions of viewers across the globe. His performance was not just a display of his singing abilities but also a reflection of his dedication to his craft and his country.

With a voice that resonates with a kind of wisdom beyond his years, Remo Forrer’s participation in Eurovision 2023 is a testament to his talent and a sign of the promising career that lies ahead of him.

The world has certainly taken notice, and we can’t wait to see where his musical adventure takes him next!

Song Analysis – “Watergun”

The lyrics of Remo Forrer’s song “Watergun” convey a powerful anti-war message wrapped in a nostalgic and poignant narrative.

“Watergun” reflects on the innocence of childhood, where playing with army tanks and men was just a game of pretend. However, as the song progresses, it delves into the harsh reality of growing up and facing the brutalities of armed conflict.

The poignant chorus “I don’t wanna be a soldier, soldier, I don’t wanna have to play with real blood” captures the sentiment of reluctance towards the harsh realities of war. It emphasizes the desire to hold onto the innocence of youth and the refusal to become desensitized to the grim consequences of armed conflict.

The lyrics vividly depict the transition from a carefree childhood to the sobering realization of the devastating impact of war.

The imagery of “body bags that we’ve become” serves as a stark reminder of the tragic transformation from playful innocence to the harsh realities of armed conflict. Meanwhile, the repetition of “no water guns” reinforces the rejection of war as child’s play and emphasizes the gravity of the situation.

Overall, “Watergun” is a poignant and deeply emotional song that uses childhood nostalgia to convey a powerful message about the devastating impact of armed conflict, effectively capturing the sentiment of yearning for peace and the preservation of innocence.

Overall Impression

The moment Remo Forrer took the stage at Eurovision 2023, it was clear that we were in for an auditory feast.

His voice is simply incredible—a rare instrument that he wields with the finesse of a seasoned artist, capable of conveying a profound spectrum of emotion.

Remo’s delivery of “Watergun” was not just a performance; it was a powerful emotional journey that resonated deeply with the audience.

In the context of recent events, the song hits hard, especially considering the backdrop of the war in Ukraine.

The lyrics and the earnestness in Remo’s voice brought the message home, striking a chord with listeners and viewers alike. The poignancy of the song’s theme offered a moment of reflection amid the vibrant escapism that Eurovision is known for.

Yet, this duality is where my conflict lies…

While Eurovision serves as a glittering distraction from the world’s troubles, “Watergun” reminds us of the stark realities beyond the stage. It’s a testament to the power of music as a form of expression that can both entertain and provoke thought.

Remo’s performance was a delicate balance, offering a space for contemplation within a contest celebrated for its ability to unite us in a joyful respite from the outside world.

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Remo Forrer – Watergun – Lyrics

When we were boys, we played pretend
Army tanks and army men
Hide and seek
Grow to be the kings we dream

Where do we go?
We′re standin’ on the frontline
Where do we go, we go?

I don′t wanna be a soldier, soldier
I don’t wanna have to play with real blood
We ain’t playin′ now

Can′t turn and run
No waterguns
No, no

I don’t wanna be a soldier, soldier
I don′t wanna have to play with real blood
‘Cause we ain′t playin’ now

Can′t turn and run
No waterguns
Just body bags that we’ve become

Adolescence, breaking rules
Nothin’ hurts when you′re bulletproof
I remember, yes, I do, I do

Where do we go?
We′re standin’ on the frontline
Where do we go, we go?

I don′t wanna be a soldier, soldier
I don’t wanna have to play with real blood
We ain′t playin’ now

Can′t turn and run
No waterguns
No, no

I don’t wanna be a soldier, soldier
I don’t wanna have to play with real blood
′Cause we ain′t playin’ now

Can′t turn and run
No waterguns
Just body bags that we’ve become

Oh-oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh-oh
What we′ve become

Oh-oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh-oh

What we’ve become (oh-oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh-oh)
What we′ve become (oh-oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh-oh)

Playin’ with waterguns
Not playin’ with waterguns

Final Thoughts – “Watergun”

As the final notes of “Watergun” fade and the lights dim on another unforgettable Eurovision performance, we’re left with the echo of Remo Forrer’s stirring voice and the call for peace that it carried.

It’s clear that Switzerland’s entry for Eurovision 2023 will linger in our minds and playlists for a long time to come.

But now, it’s your turn to weigh in!

What did you think of “Watergun” and Remo Forrer’s captivating performance? Did it strike a chord with you? Share your thoughts and join the conversation in the comments below!

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