EuroBasket 2011A week later after EuroBasket 2011 draw ceremony was finished Lithuanian basketball fans voted for the song which was supposed to become an anthem of this year’s EuroBasket. A whole bunch of some of the most famous local artists submitted their songs for the judgement of the fans.

Eventually top 10 songs were chosen for a live TV show during which the winner was decided.

Marijonas Mikutavicius who is well known in Lithuania for creating songs that become anthems (his most notable song was written for Sydney Olympic Games in 2000 called ‘Trys milijonai‘) was the favourite this time as well. His new song titled ‘Krepsinio himnas’ (‘Anthem of baskebtall’ in English) was the top pick of all the voters. The song is performed by Mikutavicius himself and two other artists – Mantas and Mia.

You can listen to the song below. The video includes the lyrics in Lithuanian.

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TalkBasket.net presents you an unofficial translation of the lyrics:

I was there yesterday
And I’ll go there tomorrow!
[To the place] where people are gathering in the middle of Europe..
And there..
Your voice sounds more lively
Than a life..

(..[it] sounds louder than life..)

And if you are full of life,
Come to the feast to listen to the waving flags and drums!

(..[it] echoes, [it] echoes..)

To forget all of this
[is] IM-PO-SI-BLE!

(chorus)

The fans are no longer silent!
[Basket]balls no longer sleep on the ground!
Me and you! Me and you! Me and you!
Have to go there!

Large gyms (arenas)!
Full of kingĀ giants!
Me and you! Me and you! Me and you!
[We] are going there again!
Going there!

(end chorus)

It doesn’t matter what your job is
Hey, you!
What your name was?
We can have fun today!
Make! Make!
A feast for yourself!

Who’s to blame if lose?
Who’ll drink if we win today?
We can have fun today!
Make! Make!
A feast for yourself!

I will be there!
I will be there!

(chorus x3)

The fans are no longer silent!
[Basket]balls no longer sleep on the ground!
Me and you! Me and you! Me and you!
Have to go there!

Large gyms (arenas)!
Full of king giants!
Me and you! Me and you! Me and you!
[We] are going there again!
Going there!