Lyrics: Nazim Hikmet
Music: Thanos Mikroutsikos
First version: Maria Dimitriadi
And here, this is what I want to tell you now
In India, in the city of Calcutta,
they blocked the road for a human being.
They bound him in chains, there where he was walking.
That is why, then, I don’t permit myself to
raise my head to the starlit universes.
You will say, the stars are far away
and out earth is so, so small.
Well, then, whatever they are, the stars,
I stick my tongue out at them.
For me, anyway, the most amazing thing,
the most imposing, most mysterious and biggest thing
is a human being whom they obstruct from walking,
is a human being whom they have bound in chains.