Luxembourg
LUXEMBOURG
Listen to the song
Title of the song:
Kee méi doheem
Performer:
Raquel Barreira
Composer/Lyricist:
S. Tonnar
Raquel Barreira
Biography
Raquel Barreira belongs to a very new generation of artists in the Grand Duchy. She is well-known for her appearances as a soloist in open-air festivals and other major cultural events. Inspired by her Portuguese origins, her music offers a combination of folk and ethnic sounds. Two years ago, she did the opening act of Sara Tavares' concert in Luxembourg, the artist who represented Portugal way back in ESC 1994.
Her song Kee méi doheem (No one at home anymore) is an invitation to those who fight for the racial equality and there has been a controversy about its lyrics in some local newspapers.
Original lyrics Kee méi doheem
 
Doheem, sin ech net méi doheem
Doheem, do as kee méi doheem
Doheem, do wunne nach meng dreem
Hei sin si net openthaltsgenehm
 
As nach plaz hei
Ech ma mech och ganz kleng
Ech ma mech och ganz reng
Pabeiren hun ech keng
Pabeiren hun ech keng

 
Loos mech ran
Ech sin nëmmen op der rees
Loos mech ran
Ech schenken der mäi schweess
 
Notz mech aus
Ech bauen dir däin haus
Schoun deng hand
Ech botzen dir däi land
 
As nach plaz hei
Ech ma mech och ganz kleng
Ech ma mech och ganz reng
Pabeiren hun ech keng...
Pabeiren hun ech keng

 
Gehäi mech raus
Wann's de mech net méi braauchs
Wann's de mech net méi kenns
Da setz mech iwwert d'grenz
 
Ech a mäi kand
Mir si lo nees am wand
O du klengt land
Ger mer nach eemol d'hand
 
As nach plaz hei
Ech ma mech och ganz kleng
Ech ma mech och ganz reng
Pabeiren hun ech keng
Pabeiren hun ech keng...

English lyrics No one at home anymore
 
At home, I'm no longer at home
At home, there's no one at home anymore
My dreams still live at home
They are not welcome to thrive
 
Is there any place left
I'll use little space
I'll be neat
I don't have any papers
I don't have any papers

 
Let me in
I'm only on a trip
Let me in
I offer you my sweat
 
Use me
I build up your house
Protect your hand
I clean your country
 
Is there any place left
I'll use little space
I'll be neat
I don't have any papers...
I don't have any papers

 
Throw me out
If you don't need me anymore
If you don't know me anymore
So bring me across the border
 
Me and my child
We are in the wind again
Oh small country
Gimme your hand once more
 
Is there any place left
I'll use little space
I'll be neat
I don't have any papers
I don't have any papers...