“JESAM LI BRITANAC ILI SAM BOSANAC” – “AM I BRITISH OR AM I BOSNIAN” by Dino Pasic

Jutro je

Idem u skolu i pricam engleski

Valjda sam Britanac

Jedem ‘beans on toast’

Zivim u kraljevstvu kralja Charles-a

Mozda sam Britanac

Kisa iz dana u dan

A ja o tome sa drugima pricam 

Pravi sam Britanac

A onda dode ljeto

I u Bosnu se spremam 

Dugacak je put al meni je drago

Majka mi daje bosanske marke

A ja jedva cekam

Mozda sam Bosanac

Zamirisu cevapi i pita ispod saca

Okruzi me rodbina i prijatelji 

I meni je fino

Stvarno sam Bosanac

Ne volim baklavu i hurmasice

Ali kad ti dodem 

Serviraj i meni

Pa neka samo gledam

Neka sam Bosanac

Kozara i Trebevic me okruze

Vrbas, Una i Sana zubore

Visocke piramide su u daljini

Moja dusa kaze da sam Britanac

Ali moje srce zaigra i meni je jasno

Ja sam pravi Bosanac i praviji ne mogu biti.

Autor pjesme Dino Pasic ucenik 8 razreda BH skole London

“AM I BRITISH OR AM I BOSNIAN”

It’s morning

I go to school and speak English

I guess I’m British

I’m eating beans on toast

I live in King Charles’s kingdom

Maybe I’m British

It rains day after day

And I talk about it with others

I’m a real Brit

And then summer comes

I am also preparing for Bosnia

It’s a long way, but I’m glad

My mother gives me Bosnian marks

And I can’t wait

Maybe I’m Bosnian

The smell of cevapi and pie under the clock

I am surrounded by relatives and friends

It’s fine for me too

I’m really Bosnian

I don’t like baklava and dates

But when I come to you

Serve me too

So let me just watch

Let me be Bosnian

Kozara and Trebevic surround me

Vrbas, Una, and Sana are teething

The tall pyramids are in the distance

My soul says I’m British

But my heart dances and it is clear to me

I am a true Bosnian, and I could not be truer.

(The author of the song is Dino Pasic, a student in the 8th grade at BH School London, Nov 2023)