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Μη με ρωτάς

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Dalaras sings a different song with the same title on O tragoudistis. [......]Edit: the translation I once posted here contained mistakes and, as Dalaras has since put the song on record, almost all the commentary was out of date. So I cut it.

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Μη με ρωτάς_____||_____ Don't ask me

Μουσική: Μάνος Λοΐζος_____||_____ Music: Manos Loizos

Στίχοι: Λευτέρης Παπαδόπουλος_____||_____ Lyrics: Lefteris Papadopoulos

Ερμηνεία: Γιώργος Νταλάρας_____||_____ Sung by: Giorgos Dalaras

(Ζωντανή ηχογράφηση από το Αφιέρωμα στον Λευτέρη Παπαδόπουλο στο Μέγαρο Μουσικής Αθηνών)

(Recorded live at the Hommage to Lefteris Papadopoulos, at the Athens Megaro Mousikis, june 2006)

First sung by Loizos. Other versions by Charis Aleksiou and Christos Thivaios (both live).

Τα πολυβόλα σωπάσαν_____||_____ The machine-guns have shut up

οι πόλεις αδειάσαν και κλείσαν_____||_____ the cities have emptied and closed down

Ένας βοριάς παγωμένος σαρώνει την έρημη γη_____||_____ A frozen north wind sweeps the desolate earth

Στρατιώτες έρχονται - πάνε_____||_____ Soldiers come and go

ρωτάνε γιατί πολεμήσαν_____||_____ They ask - what did they fight for

Κι εσύ ησυχάζεις_____||_____ And you - you go all quiet

το δάχτυλο βάζεις να βρείς την πληγή_____||_____ you put out a finger to find the wound

Μη με ρωτάς, δεν θυμάμαι_____||_____ Don't ask me, I don't remember

Μη με ρωτάς, μη με ρωτάς, μη με ρωτάς_____||_____ Don't ask me, don't ask me, don't ask me

Μη με κοιτάς, σε φοβάμαι_____||_____ Don't look at me, I am afraid of you

Μη με κοιτάς, μη με ρωτάς, μη με ρωτάς_____||_____ Don't look at me, don't ask me, don't ask me

Στην πολιτεία βραδιάζει_____||_____ Night is falling over the city

το χιόνι τις στέγες σκεπάζει_____||_____ the snow covering the roofs

Ένα καμιόνι φορτώνει_____||_____ A truck takes its load

και κόβει στα δυο τη σιγή_____||_____ and cuts the silences in two

Περιπολίες στους δρόμους_____||_____ Patrols on the streets

και κάποια φωνή που διατάζει_____||_____ and some voice shouting orders

Κι εσύ ησυχάζεις_____||_____ And you - you go all quiet

το δάχτυλο βάζεις να βρεις την πληγή_____||_____ you put out a finger to find the wound

(Μη με ρωτάς, δεν θυμάμαι_____||_____ Don't ask me, I don't remember

Μη με ρωτάς, μη με ρωτάς, μη με ρωτάς_____||_____ Don't ask me, don't ask me, don't ask me

Μη με κοιτάς, σε φοβάμαι_____||_____ Don't look at me, I am afraid of you

Μη με κοιτάς, μη με ρωτάς, μη με ρωτάς) [x2]_____||_____ Don't look at me, don't ask me, don't ask me [x2]

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