Rotten luck / Γκαντεμιά

from Strovilos by Trio Tekke

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lyrics

Στα όρη και στη θάλασσα χατίρι δεν σου χάλασα
μα συ χορεύεις σούστα της μαιμους
Τα χείλια σου τα θαύμασα θα είσαι κόρη μάγισσας
μου κάηκε μου σάλταρε ο νους

Δώσε μου την αγκάλη σου, βάλε με στο κρεβάτι σου
γυρνώ στους δρόμους με μικρό σακί
Μην κοροιδευεις μην μιλάς το ξέρω άλλον πως φιλάς
μόνος μου φίλος τώρα η ρακή

Ωχ κοίτα εκεί, έπνιξες τον μάγκα στη ρακή

Δεν είναι κρίμα κι άδικο να ζω σαν τον κατάδικο
που πήγε η κάψα πού 'χαμε τα δυο
Κι αν είναι αισθημα κάλπικο τι παίζουμε αντάρτικο
μια λέξη πες και φεύγω δεν αργώ

Μα θες να μερακλώνεσαι να φταις και να τσακώνεσαι
να ρίχνεις λάδι μέσα στην φωτιά
Θες μόνο ν' αγναντεύεσαι να καίγεσαι να σέρνεσαι
στη μαύρη λάσπη μέσα στη βρωμιά

Ωχ γκαντεμιά, βούτηξες τον μάγκα στη βρωμιά

Βουλιαξε η γη, τώρα κλαίνε και οι ουρανοί

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In the mountains, in the sea I have answered all your pleas
But you like the trickster’s dance, I’ve adored your tender lips
Oh, sweet daughter of the witch, and my mind burned in a trance

Lock me in your embrace; lay me in your bed
The streets I roam with a tiny sack
Do not mock me, do not speak
A stranger is savouring your kiss
Now raki is my only pal

Oh, don’t you see? You’ve drowned the magkas* in raki

What a pity, what a shame living like an inmate
Where’s that burning spark we used to have?
And if everything is a grift, why do we still play hide-and-seek?
Just say a single word, and I’ll be gone before you speak

All you want is to get high, fuss and fight
To add fuel to the fire
All you want is to gawk and burn and crawl
In the black mud and mire

Oh, rotten luck, You’ve soaked the magkas* in the mud

The earth has sunk, Even the Heavens are crying

*An urban person of humble origins who is admired for their daring, directness, pride, trustworthiness and being honourable

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from Strovilos, released April 24, 2020
Music & Lyrics: Antonis Antoniou

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Trio Tekke Nicosia, Cyprus

From their early days of re-arranging traditional songs on 'Ta Reggetika' through to the sonic explorations of 'Samas', Trio Tekke has been a vehicle of musical exploration for long time colleagues Antonis Antoniou, Lefteris Moumtzis and Colin Somervell. 2016 brought a collaboration with Dave de Rose on drums, giving a new direction and depth to their sound. ... more

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