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gure esku dago

By March 3, 2014 Jonathan

“Gure Esku Dago” (It’s in our hands) hopes to create an open and diverse civic movement in favor of the right of Basque people to decide their future within the Basque Country.

Well-known Basque singers and musicians created this theme song video representing people of diverse backgrounds and demographics with different interests, which embodies the spirit of the initiative–to bring people together to work collectively towards the common cause.

Lyrics in English & Basque

Do not put limits to those waters.
As the old song says: ‘Water finds its path.’
The stream from the mountains above became river with the aid of other streams.
Let them flow free,
as they’ve been doing for millennia.

We have no heroes and no conquests to acclaim.
We are united by a will: To be one.
We like neither walls nor ramparts,
we just want to live together.
We do not want to subjugate anyone,
we just want to decide our future, nothing else.

We like neither walls nor ramparts,
we just want to live together.
We do not want to subjugate anyone,
we just want to decide our future, nothing else.

Let’s start along the path, it’s in our hands.
Thousands of friends hand in hand.
Happy people in a free country.
In a free country!

Rosa!, Izaro!, Omar!,
Arane!, Carlos!, Bittore!, Maddi!…[people’s names]

Let’s start along the path, it’s in our hands.
Thousands of friends hand in hand.
Happy people in a free country.
In a free country!

Diverse citizens are united by one dream:
Immigrant, fisherman, unemployed, student,
peasant, worker, musician, writer,
retired, kid…

Amaia!, Jabier!, Antoine!,
Garazi!, Gloria!, Lur!, Mamadu!…[people’s names]

Let’s start along the path, it’s in our hands.
Thousands of friends hand in hand.
Happy people in a free country.
In a free country!

Let’s start along the path, it’s in our hands.
Thousands of friends hand in hand.
Happy people in a free country.
In a free country!

We like neither walls nor ramparts,
we just want to live together.
We do not want to subjugate anyone,
we just want to decide our future, nothing else.

-Let’s start… -We like neither walls nor ramparts,
-…the way! -we just want to live together.
-Because it is… -We do not want to subjugate anyone,
-In our hands! -we just want to decide our future, nothing else.
-Let’s start….. -We neither like walls nor ramparts…..


(Euskaraz)

Kanta zaharrak dioen bezala
ura bere bidean doa
goi mendietako ur-xirripa
kanpo emariz ibaitu da
mugarik ez jarri urei
utzi libre beheratzen
milaka urtez egin legez

Guk ez dugu aldarri egiteko
heroi edo konkistarik.
Borondateak elkartzen gaitu,
herri izan nahiak»,

Hormak eta harresiak
ez ditugu maite
elkarrekin bizi
nahi dugu soilik
ez dugu beste inor
mendean hartu nahi
etorkizuna hautatu ez besterik

Hormak eta harresiak
ez ditugu maite
elkarrekin bizi
nahi dugu soilik
ez dugu beste inor
mendean hartu nahi
etorkizuna hautatu ez besterik

Har dezagun bidea
gure esku dago ta
milaka lagun oinez
eskutik oratuta
jende zoriontsua
herri libre batean.
Herri libre batean!

Rosa, Izaro, Olatz, Arane,
Carlos, Bittoren, Maddi.

Har dezagun bidea
gure esku dago ta
milaka lagun oinez
eskutik oratuta
jende zoriontsua
herri libre batean.
Herri libre batean!

Hiritar desberdinak
ametsak ditu biltzen
etorkin, arrantzale,
langabetu, ikasle,
nekazari, langile,
musikari, idazle,
erretiratu, ume

Amaia, Xabier, Antoine
Garazi, Gloria,Lur, Amaiur,..

Har dezagun bidea
gure esku dago ta
milaka lagun oinez
eskutik oratuta
jende zoriontsua
herri libre batean.
Herri libre batean!

Har dezagun bidea
gure esku dago ta
milaka lagun oinez
eskutik oratuta
jende zoriontsua
herri libre batean.
Herri libre batean!

Hormak eta harresiak
ez ditugu maite
elkarrekin bizi
nahi dugu soilik
ez dugu beste inor
mendean hartu nahi
etorkizuna hautatu ez besterik


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