Jij bent mijn leven
|"Jij bent mijn leven"|
|Eurovision Song Contest 1964 entry|
René de Vos
|◄ "Een speeldoos" (1963)|
|"'t Is genoeg" (1965) ►|
The song is sung from the perspective of a woman whose lover has been unfaithful. She tells him that she is fully aware of his infidelity, but she chooses to ignore it "because you are my life". It appears from the lyrics that this has been a common situation in their relationship.
The song was performed second on the night, following Luxembourg's Hugues Aufray with "Dès que le printemps revient" and preceding Norway's Arne Bendiksen with "Spiral". At the close of voting, it had received 2 points, placing 10th in a field of 16.