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.

We will publish more Ukrainian songs with translations so that you could discover Ukrainian modern culture. Also, it will be more exciting for you to learn Ukrainian with music. Try it!

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

Я бачу навколо каміння і квіти,

Міста і вокзали, і сонце, і сніг.

Я буду чекати, я буду хотіти

Їх бачити знову і знову до них!



Я їду додому, до тебе додому,

Де очі знайомі і завжди нові!

Я їду додому, до тебе додому…

Які ж вони довгі, ті ночі і дні!


А, знаєш, буває, коли я не можу

Піднятися далі в полоні оков,

Але відчуваю, невидима сила

Мене підіймає знову і знов!



I see the rocks and the flowers around,

The cities and stations, the sun and the snow.

I will be waiting, and I will desire

To see them again, and again go to them!



I’m going home, home to you,

Where the eyes are so dear, and they’re always new.

I’m going home, your home…

How long they are, those nights and days!


You know, it happens, when I really cannot

Stand up to go further when captured in chains

But I feel the power, invisible power,

Which raises me up again and again.



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Olesia Pavlyshyn

Olesia is a student of the Master program in Literature at Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (Kyiv, Ukraine). She is a private Ukrainian language teacher, translator, and copywriter. Olesia is interested in traveling and handmade, but most of all she likes learning foreign languages.

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