No Motherland Without You is the deceased Kim Jong-il's signature tune. It proclaims the talent and virtues of Jong-il, and the attachment of the Korean people for him. The repeated phrase in the song is "We cannot exist without you, Comrade Kim Jong-il! The motherland cannot exist without you!" It is also considered to be the anthem of Songun politics because Jong-il implemented the Songun (military-first) policy to North Korean politics (in coexistence with the Juche Idea) in 1995. It is frequently broadcast on the radio and from loudspeakers on the streets of Pyongyang.
The military version of the song refers to Kim Jong-il as General Kim Jong-il ("Kim Chŏng-il changgun"), not Comrade Kim Jong-il ("Kim Chŏng-il tongji") because of his concurrent capacities as KPA Supreme Commander-in-Chief since 1991 and Chairman of the DPRK National Defense Commission since 1993, while the civilian/official version refers otherwise because of his capacity as Workers Party of Korea General Secretary since 1997 and other previous and present civilian positions.