The lyrics of the song Erotiko by Haris Alexiou translated to English
Music: Thanos Mikroutsikos
Lyrics: Alkis Alkeos
Performad by: Haris Alexiou
Other performances: Manolis Mitsias, Notis Sfakianakis, Dimitris Mitropanos – Dimitris Basis – Themis Adamantidis
Erotiko – English Lyrics
In a pirogue you set off and wander
during the hours that the rain gets heavier
you’re sailing to the land of the Visigoths
and you’re fascinated by hanging gardens
but you are gently sawing-off your own wings…
Saltiness covered your naked body
I brought you fresh water from Delphi
you said your life would be cut in half
and before i had time to deny you three times
The paradise’s key had already rusted…
The caravan is rushing through the dirt
chasing after your demented shadow
how can the mind find its peace in a bed-sheet..?
how can the Mediterranean sea be tied with ropes…?
…Love… who we used to call Antigoni
Which string of nights has taken away your light ..?
and in which galaxy shall i spot you..?
This here is Attica, a dreary quarry
and all I am is a cheap shooting range
where foreign troops are cursing as they train…