Gebrasy _Where'd You Wanna Go__ Pabandom is naujo 2021 Lithuania

Gebrasy has touched thousands with his ballad “Where’d You Wanna Go?”. After winning both heat two and the semi-final of Pabandom iš Naujo! 2021 with maximum points from the jury and the public, he’s now seen as The Roop’s main competition in Lithuania’s national selection.

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Pabandom iš Naujo! 2021: Gebrasy “Where’d You Wanna Go?”

Gebrasy — whose real name is Audrius Petrauskas — is a 26-year-old singer-songwriter from Kaunas and a former X Factorius finalist. “Where’d You Wanna Go?” is his fourth attempt to represent Lithuania at Eurovision, and the second attempt written by himself.

He has dreamt about a career in music and Eurovision for a long time. He graduated with a degree in English Philology and hopes to be able to make a living from his songs, which is currently hard due to the pandemic. “The more music I manage to release, the happier I will feel”, he tells Lithuanian broadcaster LRT.

Before entering the 2021 edition of Pabandom iš Naujo!, Gebrasy participated in the 2017, 2018 and 2019 selections. In 2017 and 2018, he performed songs written by amongst others Ashley Hicklin and Eurovision 2018 fourth-placer Michael Schulte.

In 2019, he penned the entry himself for the first time, performing under the pseudonym Gebrasy. He chose the name — which had been his nickname since he was eleven — since his first name “Audrius” was often mistaken as “Andrius”, a more common male name in Lithuania.

Before the success of “Where’d You Wanna Go?”, Gebrasy’s entries enjoyed mixed results. While he made it up to the sixth heat in 2018, he could not move past the first round in both 2017 and 2019. However, Gebrasy received a respectable jury result in all his attempts.

What do the “Where’d You Wanna Go?” lyrics mean?

“Where’d You Wanna Go?” is a result of Gebrasy’s creative collaboration with composer Faustas Venckus. In general, Gebrasy reckons that writing lyrics is one of his favourite things to do. He described the process to LRT, saying that the act of writing the song came incredibly easy to him:

“Sometimes the most beautiful songs are written in just half an hour and you can’t imagine how it happened,”

The singer from Kaunas adds:

“The song itself is a story of unrequited love, but as it ends, it is left to interpretation. There are various details associated with driving and that sense of strong connection is equated as a journey, as relationships can be tortuous, sometimes things move very fast, sometimes slower, and the duration of a relationship is also completely unpredictable.

This song is about the fact that both main characters of the story, although they love each other, realise that they will not be together in the future, the feelings fade. Finally, there is even a metaphorical comparison of that end with an accident. It is imbued with many different lyrics that anyone can relate to.”

When asked whether the song was related to things he experienced himself, Gebrasy answered:

“No, the song isn’t about a story that happened to me, and it’s not hard to guess. Because I sing about driving, and I haven’t gotten my license yet.”

“Where’d You Wanna Go?” lyrics – Gebrasy (Pabandom iš Naujo! 2021)

Where’d you wanna go?
I can take you anywhere you want
Freedom isn’t far
We’ll get there with my car
Don’t tell me that we can’t
Where’d you wanna go?
I don’t know where you wanna go
I don’t know where to (Where to)
We can get there fast, take it slow
We can get there fast, take it slow
Let’s move

Where’d you wanna go?
You said, “I don’t care at all
As long as I’m with you”
Oh-oh, hands gripping the wheel
As you told me how you feel
Oh-oh, eyes staring through glass
We’re running out of gas
I thought that our enginе would always work
It’s time for you to go where I can’t follow you
Oh-oh-ooh

Thе passenger seat is empty
I know you’re not real (I know you’re not real)
No longer on the road
The car is getting towed
You visit me in dreams
What’d you wanna say? I hope that
What’d you wanna say?
I hope that you’re okay
What’d you wanna say? I regret
What’d you wanna say?
I regret everything that happened on that day

Where’d you wanna go?
You said, “I don’t care at all
As long as I’m with you”
Oh-oh, our hands gripping the wheel
As you told me how you feel
Oh-oh, our eyes staring through glass
We’re running out of gas
I thought that our engine would always work
It’s time for you to go where I can’t follow you
Oh-oh-ooh
It’s time for you to go where I can’t follow you

What do you think of the “Where’d You Wanna Go?” lyrics? Do you want the song to win Pabandom iš Naujo! 2021? Let us know in the comments.

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Pastora Soler
Pastora Soler
4 months ago

This song is so beautiful, it’s a pity that you only have eyes for The roop. Anyway, i’m sure Gebrasy is gonna represent his country veryyyy soon, cause he has the voice and the talent writing lyrics.

Ukgirl
Ukgirl
4 months ago

Hello.Its very beautiful song… i can’t stop listening.i showed to my colleagues at work (they are English people) and they said is amazing song is much better than the roop.i like the roop also,but this song i like more.good luck for Gebrasy. UK

James
James
4 months ago

Gebrasy is one of my favourites so far but it sucks that Lithuania will probably send The Roop again. Not a fan of Discoteque, but I guess it’s the only option Lietuva have if they want to do well.

Graham
Graham
4 months ago

I absolutely love this song, possibly more than The Roop. However it breaks my heart to say that Lithuania has to send Discoteque to achieve in Rotterdam.

Pastora Soler
Pastora Soler
4 months ago
Reply to  Graham

Why??? This song can have a good result in Eurovision. He sings 10 and the song is jury friendly.

Una
Una
4 months ago

“Where’d You Wanna Go” is my biggest grower of the season so far. My most listened entry and just in the space of a few days. Now I understand why other people like it too. It’s subtle and mesmerizing. I would be happy if it won PIN 2021!!

Ria van de Velde
Ria van de Velde
4 months ago

I agree whit Neil, I like Gebrasy ‘s song also very much. I hope he will be the winner, but I think The Roop goes to Rotterdam with their song which I like too.

Vytautas
Vytautas
4 months ago

The song and vocals are great, but I don’t see it doing well in Rotterdam. Most likely he would go through the SF due to Lithuanian diaspora in the SF1 voting countries (Ireland, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden; maybe some points from Belgium, Italy, and Ukraine for different reasons). But I don’t see it climbing higher than 20th place in the GF. The Roop’s Discoteque is much more memorable and quirky which will get in touch with the broader public, the message is even deeper (get comfortable with yourself before you ask people to accept you the way you see yourself),… Read more »

Neil
Neil
4 months ago

I know y’all r gonna hate me for this but I like Gebrasy’s song better than the Roop’s….

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
4 months ago
Reply to  Neil

It’s Fine to have him as a personal winner,

esc_fl
esc_fl
4 months ago
Reply to  Neil

I do too! I don’t care about the haters 😉

Lebanese esc fan
Lebanese esc fan
4 months ago

Lovely song! Good luck to him in the Final.