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Vasilis Papakonstantinou - The most popular greek rock artist

Discussion in '80's Music' started by VasilisP, Mar 8, 2015.

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    I have listened to some of his songs... and I've liked them.
    I would like to know greek to understand the lyrics... (I've seen the translation...but you know, understanding the original lyrics would be better :p)
    Really pleasant artist!

    I've noticed that the second song is a cover of "I Giardini di Marzo" by Lucio Battisti, one of the greatest italian singers of all times. ^_^
     
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    The knife

    I always have on me tightly on my belt
    an old african steely knife
    like those which the negros use to play with
    which I bought from an old merchant in Algiers

    I remember, as if it were now, the old junkman
    who looked like a Goya's old oil-painting
    standing next to long swords and torn uniforms
    telling me with a hoarse voice the following words

    This knife you want to buy
    is surrounded by strange stories
    and everybody knows that those who ever had it
    has killed some known to him person

    Don Basilio killed with it Dona Julia
    his beautiful wife because she cheated on him
    Conte Antonio one night his poor brother
    with this knife secretly murdered

    A negro his little mistress because of jealousy
    and some Italian sailor a Greek boatswain
    From hand to hand it finally ended on my hands
    I have seen many things but this terrifies me

    Lean and look at it, it has an anchor and a blazon
    it's light, feel it, it's not even a quarter
    but I would advise you to buy something else
    how much is it?; - only seven francs, since you want it take it

    A small dagger I have tightly on my belt
    which capriciousness made me obtain it
    and since I hate no one in the world to kill
    I am afraid that I might ever turn it against me

    I would to ask everyone if you want me to continue translating or not?
     
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    Yes it is ^^
    Great song on both versions
     
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    Still loving you (ok not the scorpions' one :D)

    I came back again
    For another cigarette
    I won't explain to you
    I will take you in my arms

    Whatever the words are telling
    They won't "grip" the life
    And as many words you will spend
    They won't be enough to live

    From where do you want to live
    From which winnings
    And to whom you will come back
    If you lose yourself, too

    The love is not
    Only a glance
    Neither only one "stay"
    It wants all the blood
    My love is
    The most red color
    Become totally red
    Still loving you

    Still loving you

    To look and to want
    Don't be afraid to lose
    To rise in joy
    Alive, don't die

    And if our fear ties us
    To not live alone
    Again our fear will send us
    Faraway from everything that unites

    The love is not
    Only a glance
    Neither only one "stay"
    It wants all the blood
    My love is
    The most red color
    Become totally red
    Still loving you
     
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    Let me to make mistake

    Let me make mistake
    Don't tell me it's a shame
    Let me find alone
    Which is the beginning and which is the end
    Let me alone to feel
    The substance in all the things you have said
    If you voice an objection to me
    I'll get angry and you know that
    If you lose me, the cause will be you

    Let me make mistake
    Let me get exhausted
    Let me come alone
    And tell you I'm sorry
    I have enought time to make fun
    Of every word,every meaning and purpose
    I have a lot of energy to deviate
    Even though I don't know what I am looking for and what I'll find

    Don't tell me about explorations
    And countries faraway
    Don't tell me about conquests
    And massive structures
    Tell me only how to spend the night
    With two friends in a bowed underground
    The siren over the ground screams
    And the syringe empties
    And the blood is poured hot

    Let me make mistake
    Let me see well
    Let me find by myself
    What takes my mind away
    Let me whistle to you in the dark
    A well known old purpose
    Let me fill you some night
    The gaps with music,Rock'n'Roll that I sympathize

    Let me make mistake
    Don't personate the god
    I don't like saviors
    I don't want to be saved
    It's ok if I regret afterwards
    It doesn't matter if I get tired also
    I don't care if I feel disappointment
    Since I know that and I played(took part)
     
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    From his most famous ballads
    To sleep embraced


    I counted the stars again, yet some are missing
    Only your hands/arms have not deserted me
    I like to see your hair wet under the rain
    All the moons upon your body to back and forth

    (We) to sleep embraced, to mix our dreams together
    And our heart gives the rhythm in our kisses’ music
    (We) to sleep embraced, to mix our dreams together
    For a whole life, this night to be ours

    Your kisses on my neck look like miracles
    Like roses blossoming before dawn
    I threw my nets in your deep blue eyes
    On your shores I want to spend my sleepless nights

    (We) to sleep embraced, to mix our dreams together
    And our heart gives the rhythm in our kisses’ music
    (We) to sleep embraced, to mix our dreams together
    For a whole life, this night to be ours
     
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