Stelios Kazantzidis sings Agriolouloudo, a popular Greek Song that translates to ” The Wild flower”. To agriolouloudo is one of the most known songs sung by Stelios Kazantzidis, composed by a great composer of laika songs, Christos Nikolopoulos.
As with most songs of Kazantzidis the main theme is a combination of personal pain and sorrow, love and contemplation about life. The slight difference here is that the loss of love is rather more predominant.
“Don’t feel sorry for me, throw me out tonight” sings Kazantzidis, lyrics that depict both sorrow but also self pride and self respect. “What will happen to me, don’t worry, whether it’s snowing, when it’s raining, a wild flower can take it”. It’s interesting how in Greek poetry and lyric writing the wild flower symbolizes loneliness, but also strength and endurance. And here the main character of the song identifies with a wild flower just because he is proud and fearless against the loss of love, and the pain that comes with it.
Music: Christos Nikolopoulos
Performed by: Stelios Kazantzidis