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Song Information
Music: Jamala
Lyrics: Jamala
Eurovision Song Contest 2016
Semi-final
Semi-final position: 2nd
Semi-final points: 287pts
Final
Final position: 1st
Final points: 534pts

English/Crimean Tatar
When strangers are coming
They come to your house
They kill you all and say
We’re not guilty, not guilty

Where is your mind? Humanity cries
You think you are gods but everyone dies
Don’t swallow my soul
Our souls

Yaşlığıma toyalmadım
Men bu yerde yaşalmadım
Yaşlığıma toyalmadım
Men bu yerde yaşalmadım

We could build a future
Where people are free
To live and love
The happiest time, our time

Where is your heart? Humanity rise
You think you are gods but everyone dies
Don’t swallow my soul
Our souls

Yaşlığıma toyalmadım, ooh
Men bu yerde yaşalmadım
Yaşlığıma toyalmadım
Men bu yerde yaşalmadım

Yaşlığıma toyalmadım, oh, oh
Men bu yerde yaşalmadım
Yaşlığıma toyalmadım
Vatanıma toyalmadım

Cyrillic script
When strangers are coming
They come to your house
They kill you all and say
We’re not guilty, not guilty

Where is your mind? Humanity cries
You think you are gods but everyone dies
Don’t swallow my soul
Our souls

Яшлыгъыма тоялмадым
Мен бу ерде яшалмадым
Яшлыгъыма тоялмадым
Мен бу ерде яшалмадым

We could build a future
Where people are free
To live and love
The happiest time, our time

Where is your heart? Humanity rise
You think you are gods but everyone dies
Don’t swallow my soul
Our souls

Яшлыгъыма тоялмадым, у…
Мен бу ерде яшалмадым
Яшлыгъыма тоялмадым
Мен бу ерде яшалмадым

Яшлыгъыма тоялмадым, о, о
Мен бу ерде яшалмадым
Яшлыгъыма тоялмадым
Ватаныма тоялмадым

Translation
When strangers are coming
They come to your house
They kill you all and say
We’re not guilty, not guilty

Where is your mind? Humanity cries
You think you are gods but everyone dies
Don’t swallow my soul
Our souls

I couldn’t spend my youth there
Because you took away my peace
I couldn’t spend my youth there
Because you took away my peace

We could build a future
Where people are free
To live and love
The happiest time, our time

Where is your heart? Humanity rise
You think you are gods but everyone dies
Don’t swallow my soul
Our souls

I couldn’t spend my youth there, ooh
Because you took away my peace
I couldn’t spend my youth there
Because you took away my peace

I couldn’t spend my youth there, oh, oh
Because you took away my peace
I couldn’t spend my youth there
I couldn’t enjoy my motherland

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Comments

  • supereay says:

    Translations of the Crimean Tatar verses are not accurate at all. They can be translated properly as “I couldn’t get enough of my youth/ I couldn’t grow old here/I couldn’t get enough of my motherland”.

  • Lo says:

    I did not enjoy my youth
    I was not able to live in this place
    I did not enjoy my homeland

  • Jon Bylund says:

    Guess she is singing about Russias invasion of Crimea…

    • A says:

      no Jon, she is singing about how a whole ethnic population of Tatars of Crimia was uprouted and scattered around USSR: to Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and other places in 18-20 May, 1944, something similar to what Romans did to Jews.

  • Urías says:

    It was not my favorite, in general the song is not easy to “digest”, but the lyrics, the voice and the performance is amazing… You can feel what she feels… A win very deserved.

  • HalesRossUK says:

    Ukraine did well with Jamala Representing them

  • HalesRossUK says:

    Love this son, it’s the best song,
    Jamala really inspired me to open up about all of the things that’s happened here in The United Kingdom 🇬🇧

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