🎶 07 – CYPRUS 1

Song title: Atithaso Pouli (Untamed Bird)

Music by: Savvas Degirmentzoglou

Lyrics by: Avraam Konstandinou

Artist: Avraam Konstandinou

Untamed Bird – The story behind…

 In the artistic draught that presently torments us, in this difficult age that we live in, the Cypriot lyric-writer and interpreter Avraam Konstandinou and the Constantinopolitan composer Savvas Degirmentzoglou have decided to present us with something different, something that departs from the usual. A beautiful, love song. A melodic tango which has the magic of a forgotten bygone romantic era.

Avraam states the following: “I wrote the lyrics of ‘Untamed Bird’ a long time ago during my adolescence. When, later, I discovered a tattered notebook with lyrics, at first, I smiled when I read its content. As time passed, though, I remembered once again the magic that was hidden in the ‘Untamed Bird’ and I decided to edit it. 

Savvas set it to music and the result is that which you can listen to now. This year, this creation of ours represents Cyprus in the ‘Home Composed Song Contest’. We hope you will love it as much as we did!

Ατίθασο Πουλί

Μουσική: Σάββας Ντεγιρμεντζόγλου

Στίχοι: Αβραάμ Κωνσταντίνου

Καρδούλα μου, ψυχούλα μου

Μη με ρωτάς αν σ’ αγαπώ

Κάτασπρη πεταλούδα μου

Τ’ άλλο μισό σου είμαι εγώ

Όταν ανοίγεις τα φτερά

Μη λογαριάζεις τον καιρό

Μ’ αστέρια ντύσε τη χαρά

Κάνε το σύννεφο οδηγό!

Έλα αγάπη μου και μη ρωτάς γιατί

Μοιάζει ο έρωτας μ’ ατίθασο πουλί

Θα σε λατρεύω, θα σε παιδεύω

Μέχρι να πεις το ‘ναι’.

Δεν σ’ αγαπάω, μα σε λατρεύω

Μεθυστικέ βασιλικέ.

Κοντά μου φτάσε μην αργείς

Πετάμε για τον ουρανό

Μαζί μου όλα τα μπορείς

Το φως θα δεις το αληθινό!

Όταν ανοίγεις τα φτερά

Μην λογαριάζεις τον καιρό

Μ’ αστέρια ντύσε τη χαρά

Κάνε το σύννεφο οδηγό.

Έλα αγάπη μου και μη ρωτάς γιατί

Μοιάζει ο έρωτας μ’ ατίθασο πουλί

Θα σε λατρεύω, θα σε παιδεύω

Μέχρι να πεις το ‘ναι’.

Δεν σ’ αγαπάω, μα σε λατρεύω

Μεθυστικέ βασιλικέ.

Untamed Bird

Music: Savvas Degirmentzoglou

Lyrics: Avraam Konstandinou

My heart, my darling

Do not ask me if I love you

My snow-white butterfly

Your other half am I

When you open your wings

Take no care of time

Clothe joy with stars

Make the clouds your guide

Come my love and do not ask why

Love is like an untamed bird

I will adore you, I will annoy you

Until you say ‘yes’.

I do not love you, but I adore you

O mesmerizing basil.

Come close to me do not delay

We take wing to the sky

With me you can achieve all things

You shall see the true light!

When you open your wings

Take no care of time

Clothe joy with stars

Make the clouds your guide

Come my love and do not ask why

Love is like an untamed bird

I will adore you, I will annoy you

Until you say ‘yes’.

I do not love you, but I adore you

O mesmerizing basil.