Horos me ti skia mou – Manos Hadjidakis

Manos Hadjidakis composed the music for “Horos me ti skia mou“, an amazing instrumental Greek song, which means “Dance with my shadow“. The song Horos me ti skia mou was released a few decades ago, in mid 60s, in this version which we present here.

A few decades later, in mid 90s, Dimitra Galani took the melody and sung it, with different lyrics, or actually slightly altered lyrics, giving it a new boost, introducing it to the younger audience that did not know the melody and the original lyrics.

Hadjidakis wrote the following text which became the base for the lyrics of the vocal song:

Hadjidakis’ words in English

When I got home I began to dance. The sound of a band carried me away. I tore the wall apart and found myself out on the streets garish with nightmarish colours. And the bands beat out the rhythms frantically, as I disappeared in Time alone, desolate, enigmatic- disappearing through the place Id come from, leaving behind me an everlasting smile for human beings to remember. For no one will ever know if I really came, if I really went and if I ever really existed in their midst by chance

Hadjidakis’ words in Greek

Σαν μπήκα σπίτι μου άρχισα να χορεύω.
Ο ήχος μιας μπάντας με παρασύρει.
Σκίζω το τοίχο, βρίσκομαι στους δρόμους, χρωματισμένους εφιαλτικά κι οι μπάντες να χτυπάνε στους ρυθμούς ξέφρενα, ενώ εγώ χάνομαι μέσα στο χρόνο, μόνος, έρημος, μέσα από εκεί που ήρθα, αφήνοντας πίσω μου ένα χαμόγελο παντοτινό στη μνήμη των ανθρώπων.
Γιατί ποτέ κανείς δεν θα γνωρίσει αν ήρθα, αν έφυγα κι αν πράγματι υπήρξα κάποτε τυχαία ανάμεσά τους

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