Παρασκευή, Ιουνίου 04, 2010

Ψαραντώνης

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"Ψαραντώνης" is a rare form of art. It consists of a long music tradition, the one of the culturally independent Crete island, a brilliant mind and a unique deep voice. He is also famous as an excellent composer and a skillful "lyre" player. Born in 1942, Ψαραντώνης (Αντώνης Ξυλούρης) is the younger brother of "Νίκος Ξυλούρης" maybe an even grater talent and internationally accomplished singer. He first played the lyre at the age of 13 and recorded his first single in 1964, titled “I Thought of Denying You”. He has released many albums since then and has represented Greece many times in festivals around the world. His music in not the kind that will have no impact on you, assuming you appreciate talent and high originality.

Ψαραντώνης - Η Τίγρη (The Tiger)




The Tiger

I have a wild and ravening tiger in me
that keeps waiting for me
and I've also been long awaiting for her
I hate her and she hates me, she wants to kill me
but I hope in time, we shall become friends.

She has her teeth in my heart and her nails on my mind
And for my own good, I keep fighting for her
All the venues of the world, she makes me hate
so she can gain my singing, for my deepest grief.

(Instrumental part)

Mountains, ravines and cliffs she urges me to cross
so I can embrace her, in her wildest dance
And during the cold nights, when I think of her cages
she offers me her mask, so I can put it on.

And some times, when drunk we collapse
almost like beloved friends
we fall asleep
And this silence, resembles the one before the storm
when its really close, the moment that she will strike.

- (This is not an official translation) -

Also listen to:
Ψαραντώνης - Προσευχές
Ψαραντώνης - Έσβησε ο Αέρας το Κερί & Ο Άντρας (live)
Ψαραντώνης - Αφού 'χες άλλον στην Καρδιά

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Amazing indeed!

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