Oneiro itane – Alkinoos Ioannidis

Alkinoos Ioannidis sings Oneiro itane, a Greek song that translates to “It was a dream”. The song was released a few years ago, but remains till today one of the most tender love songs in Greek music.

When reading the lyrics of Oneiro itane at first, you think it refers to a lost love, a dream love that existed once upon a time, but not any more, like a dream that was swept away by the dawn. However, the song has another story behind it. The real reasons why this song was written and composed gives us another perspective and reveals a beautiful and little creepy story.

According to Alkinoos Ioannidis, the song Oneiro Itane was written on the experience of a young friend, who was seeing a woman in his dreams all the time, without knowing who she was in real life.

This woman had stolen his heart and had totally charmed him, so he felt the need to sleep so that he could dream about her. At some point, this woman told him that she would never come to his dreams again and he felt so lonely that he ended his life.

This story became known by Ioannidis, who wrote the lyrics and the music of this amazing Greek song.

Oneiro itane 

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