|English: Death can not|
National anthem of Gerenia
|Lyrics||Vissent Mägers, 2013|
|Music||Frans Karpan, 2013|
In early 2013, the Gerenian government announced it was accepting submissions from the public for a national anthem. Vissent Mägers wrote the lyrics, as Frans Karpan composed the accompanying score, based on the tune of a Zigmar Liepins song called "Mirt nav slikt'". Mägers' song, called Demeĵ disest ("Death can not") was submitted by October, and it was well received by the government and the public in general. In November of that year, "Demeĵ disest" was adopted as national anthem of Gerenia, after making a slight modification to the lyrics.
The lyrics state the relation between the Gerenian motherland, described as magnificent, beautiful, wonderful, and a loyal people living in it, ready to die for their homeland. The bound that joins the Gerenian people and their land is so strong, so it cannot be destroyed, even by death.
|Gerenian lyrics||English translation|
Lansed mit ridne,
Po balawi e'tare levenni
Blaŷ ios est, ni sohagbi 'ster,
Pradkios lifrinniea nohagbi,
|Oh, great land!|
Full of glory,
Magic, and wonders!
Oh, blessed be thee,
From valleys and mountains you shine
Wherever we might be, you shall always be,
Under a same banner
We promise to never abandon thee,