Meet Ukrainian Pop Rock in our Songs section! Here is one of the most famous Ukrainian modern bands Антитіла – Antibody with their song TDME or Там, де ми є – Where We Are. Антитіла is very popular among Ukrainian teenagers, and you can listen to their songs on our radio stations quite often.

This band became famous in 2007 after the participation in a popular Ukrainian TV show Караоке на майдані – Karaoke on Maidan (you can see how it looks like on Youtube), where every person can come and sing. The anchor chooses three people from the crowd, and they have a competition.

The frontman of the band Тарас Тополя (his name can be directly translated as Taras Poplar) won the show and gave his band an opportunity to rise.

TDME is a really famous song in Ukraine. It has even become a soundtrack to the Ukrainian TV series Школа – The School.

 

Тихо, тихо! Стоп, марафон.

Ти прокидаєшся, це був лиш сон.

Немає фейкiв, лукавих слiв –

Чистий розум замiсть голiв.

Хто малював на екранi фiльм,

Хто давав ролi i наносив грим;

Хто лише лялька, а хто Карабас –

Зрозумiти саме час.

Ху-у-у-у… часом виє вітер

I човен на воді гойдає.

Ху-у-у-у… нічого не бійся.

В кінці сценарію happy end –

 

Приспів:

Там, де ми є! Там, де ми є!

Там, де ми є! Там, де ми є!

На тій стороні екрану,

На тій стороні є право.

На тій стороні екрану,

На тій стороні є право.

 

Люби вільно, цілуй поволі.

Прощай швидко, або ніколи.

Часу мало, маєш дійти.

Хочеш правди? Мусиш знайти.

Люди далi прокидаються.

Люди далi не ховаються.

Нова глибина напроти нас –

Отакий цiкавий час.

Ху-у-у-у… часом виє вітер.

I човен на воді гойдає.

Ху-у-у-у… нічого не бійся.

В кінці сценарію happy end.

 

Приспів:

Там, де ми є! Там, де ми є!

Там, де ми є! Там, де ми є!

На тій стороні екрану,

На тій стороні є право.

На тій стороні екрану,

На тій стороні є право.

 

Hush, hush! Stop, marathon.

You wake up, it was just a dream.

There are no fakes, no wily words –

The pure mind instead of heads.

Who was drawing a movie on the screen?

Who was giving the roles and putting on greasepaint?

Who is just a puppet, and who’s Karabas*?

It’s about time to get it right.

Sometimes the wind howls

And swings a boat on the water.

Don’t be afraid of anything.

At the end of the scenario, there is a happy end.

 

Chorus:

Where we are! Where we are!

Where we are! Where we are!

On the other side of the screen,

On that side, there is a right.

On the other side of the screen,

On that side, there is a right.

 

Love freely, kiss slowly.

Forgive fast or never.

The time is running out, you have to come to an end.

Do you want the truth? You have to find (it).

People continue to wake up.

People continue not to hide.

The new depth is in front of us –

That’s kind of an interesting time.

Sometimes the wind howls

And the boat is being swayed upon the water.

Don’t be afraid of anything.

At the end of the scenario, there is a happy end.

 

Chorus:

Where we are! Where we are!

Where we are! Where we are!

On the other side of the screen,

On that side, there is a right.

On the other side of the screen,

On that side, there is a right.

 

*Karabas – an evil puppetmaster from the book of Alexey Tolstoy called “Buratino”

 

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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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