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Music: Frode Thingnæs
Lyrics: Philip A. Kruse
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Norwegian
Jeg har vel som de fleste
En beundring for de beste
De som lykkes med bet meste
De som alltid vet og kan

Og jeg drømmer om det samme
At jeg var som noen andre
Hvis jeg bare fikk forandre
På mitt liv og la drømmen bli sann
Da ville jeg være deg

Mata Hari, alle andre ble som skygger ved din side
Mata Hari, det var mange menn som senere fikk lide
De du blendet med din glans, tennet lett med din dans
Lot skansene falle, så stod de alene igjen

Hvorfor ikke være ensom
Hadde ære eller rikdom
Helt utrolig er jo den som
Er fornøyd med det han har

Men jeg ser meg kun som henne
Verden aldri kunne glemme
Tenk å bli til en legende
Av å holde de andre for narr
I natt vil jeg være deg

Mata Hari, nattens dronning i en verdens fantasi
Mata Hari, like lunefull som østens poesi
Bak ditt slør kunne du se at lyset snart var brent ned
Men du lo av oss alle før skjebnen til slutt tok sin hevn

Mata Hari, alle andre ble som skygger ved din side
Mata Hari, det var mange menn som senere fikk lide
De du blendet med din glans, tennet lett med din dans
Lot skansene falle, så stod de alene igjen

Translation
I suppose that I, like most people
Admire the best
Those who succeed at most things
Those who always know and can

And I dream of the same
That I were like someone else
If only I could change
My life and let the dream come true
I would be you

Mata Hari, everyone else became like shadows by your side
Mata Hari, many men were later to suffer
Those you blinded with your lustre, turned alight with your dance
Let their walls down, and they were left behind alone

Why not be lonely
Had honour or wealth
Because incredible is he who
Is content with what he’s got

But I see myself only as her
The one the world never could forget
Imagine, becoming a legend
By deceiving others
Tonight I want to be you

Mata Hari, the queen of the night in the world’s imagination
Mata Hari, as shifting as the poetry of the east
Behind your veil you could see that the candle would soon burn out
But you laughed at us all, before fate got its revenge in the end

Mata Hari, everyone else became like shadows by your side
Mata Hari, many men were later to suffer
Those you blinded with your lustre, turned alight with your dance
Let their walls down, and they were left behind alone

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