Arcade Song Lyrics by Duncan Laurence - Life Incidence

Arcade” by Duncan Laurence is the winning song of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest, held in Tel Aviv, Israel, where the singer represented The Netherlands. The victory was the first for the country since 1975 and brought the total to 5. The track, based on a personal experience of Duncan himself, describes the longing for love and the loss of someone you loved dearly.

The song competed in the second semi-final on May 16, 2019. Duncan Laurence managed to qualify for the Grand Final on May 18th by ending in the 1st place with a total of 280 points. In the Grand Final, he ended in the 1st place with a total of 498 points.

Duncan Laurence was internally selected by Dutch broadcaster AVROTROS to represent The Netherlands on January 21, 2019. The song title and artwork were leaked on March 6, 2019, one day before the official release of the song.

Writer(s): Wouter H Hardy, William Douglas Burr Knox, Joel Nils Anders Sjoo, Duncan De Moor


Arcade Song by Duncan Laurence

Song Lyrics


A broken heart is all that’s left
I’m still fixing all the cracks
Lost a couple of pieces when
I carried it, carried it, carried it home
I’m afraid of all I am
My mind feels like a foreign land
Silence ringing inside my head
Please, carry me, carry me, carry me home

I’ve spent all of the love I saved
We were always a losing game
Small-town boy in a big arcade
I got addicted to a losing game

Oh, oh-ooh-oh
Oh, oh-ooh-oh
All I know, all I know
Loving you is a losing game

How many pennies in the slot?
Giving us up didn’t take a lot
I saw the end ‘fore it begun
Still I carried, I carried, I carried on

Oh, oh-ooh-oh
Oh, oh-ooh-oh
All I know, all I know
Loving you is a losing game

Oh, oh-ooh-oh
Oh, oh-ooh-oh
All I know, all I know
Loving you is a losing game

I don’t need your games, game over
Get me off this rollercoaster

Oh, oh-ooh-oh
Oh, oh-ooh-oh
All I know, all I know
Loving you is a losing game

Oh, oh-ooh-oh
Oh, oh-ooh-oh
All I know, all I know
Loving you is a losing game


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