Linda Martin would come back with a vengeance in 1992 and win the whole shebang in Malmö with the classical ballad "Why Me?".
In Luxembourg 1984, she behaved a lot less like your typical Eurovision lady. She came in, dressed to kill in her white outfit and her screamingly red hair, offering a dramatic little pop symphony with a most non-Irish sound.
Linda Martin - Terminal 3 (Ireland 1984)
The lyrics seem plain and ordinary: a woman is about to reunite with her lost lover, and in accordance with the official Irish stance on relationships and divorce this should constitute a very happy ending.
But there is more drama than that in the picture.
It's not all that easy to forgive and forget once you have been stood up. "Another time and place / can never quite erase / the way he turned his back and walked away."
And what says she won't be stood up again? The lyrics end before the guy shows up. Will he be there? Or did he change his mind again?
And does it even matter? Is there any love to be saved? "I told him nothing's changed / and I still feel the same / he's been away too long." It doesn't mean that it's true, just because she told him so.
Maybe she is just trying to convince herself everything will be fine.
And I love lyrics like these, that will paint a tiny scene from somebody's life and leave more questions than answers. Just like real life.
Maybe Johnny Logan wrote better songs than this one, but never a better lyric.