Okean Elzy is a unique phenomenon in Ukrainian music. It is a very famous band and most Ukrainians are fans of them.

The song Я їду додому (“I’m going home”) is about a person who is happy to come back to his or her native land. Moreover, the memory of home helps this person to overcome all the difficulties of life.

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(Unfortunately, there is no official music video for this song, so just enjoy the music! 😉

Я бачу навколо каміння і квіти,I see the rocks and the flowers around,
Міста і вокзали, і сонце, і сніг.The cities and stations, the sun and the snow.
Я буду чекати, я буду хотітиI will be waiting, and I will desire
Їх бачити знову і знову до них!To see them again, and again go to them!
Я їду додому, до тебе додому,I’m going home, home to you,
Де очі знайомі і завжди нові!Where the eyes are so dear, and they’re always new.
Я їду додому, до тебе додому…I’m going home, your home…
Які ж вони довгі, ті ночі і дні!How long they are, those nights and days!
А, знаєш, буває, коли я не можуYou know, it happens, when I really cannot
Піднятися далі в полоні оков,Stand up to go further when captured in chains
Але відчуваю, невидима силаBut I feel the power, invisible power,
Мене підіймає знову і знов!Which raises me up again and again.

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