Nur die Liebe läßt uns leben

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Germany "Nur die Liebe läßt uns leben"
Eurovision Song Contest 1972 entry
Country Germany
Artist(s) Mary Roos
Composer(s) Joachim Heider
Lyricist(s) Joachim Relin
Conductor Paul Kuhn
Finals performance
Final result 3rd
Final points 107
Appearance chronology
◄ "Diese Welt" (1971)   
"Junger Tag" (1973) ►

Nur die Liebe läßt uns leben (English translation: "Only Love Lets Us Live") was the German entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1972, performed in German by Mary Roos.

The song was performed first on the night (preceding France's Betty Mars with "Comé-comédie"). At the close of voting, it had received 107 points, placing 3rd in a field of 18.

The song is in praise of love itself, with Roos explaining that it serves to keep everyone happy and give them something to live for. Roos also recorded the song in English (as "Wake Me Early in the Morning"), French ("Nous") and Italian ("Non sono più bambina").

It was succeeded as German representative at the 1973 Contest by Gitte with "Junger Tag".

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Preceded by
"Diese Welt"
by Katja Ebstein
Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest
Succeeded by
"Junger Tag"
by Gitte