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Δεν Με Ρίχνεις
(Den Me Rihnis)

(You Can't Seduce Me)

 

 

This page contains a translation into English of the lyrics to the popular Greek song "Den Me Rihnis" (Δεν Με Ρίχνεις), which was sung by Prodromos Kathiniotis. Also included is a pronunciation guide for the Greek lyrics so you can sing along if you like.

Song lyrics are provided for educational purposes. If you like the song, please purchase either the album or a download from an authorized source.

About Prodromos Kathiniotis

Prodromos Kathiniotis became famous through being the runner-up on the first season of the Greek version of the television show Big Brother in 2001. After Big Brother, he attempted a singing career for a while. He released two albums, one in 2002 and one in 2003. Eventually left the business and now owns a restaurant on the island of Skopelos, Greece.

Song: Den Me Rihnis (You Can't Seduce Me), 2003

Lyrics: Yiannis Liontos

Music: Konstantinos Padzis

Original Artist: Prodromos Kathiniotis

Also Recorded By: Vasiliki Dada

Dance Style: Belly Dance

Album: Katharos Ouranos (Clear Sky)

Τραγούδι: Δεν Με Ρίχνεις, 2003

Στίχοι: Γιάννης Λιόντος

Μουσική: Κωνσταντίνος Παντζής

Πρώτη Εκτέλεση: Πρόδρομος Καθηνιώτης

Άλλοι Ερμηνευτές: Βασιλική Νταντά

Άλμπουμ: Καθαρός Ουρανός

 

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Lyrics

Numbers in parentheses refer to footnotes that appear at the bottom of the translation.

Greek Lyrics

Pronunciation

English Translation

Με δακρυσμένα μάτια me dakrismena matia With teary eyes
μου ζητάς συγγνώμη mou zitas signomi you say sorry,
μετάνιωσες μου λες metanioses mou les you regret it. You say
πως μ' αγαπάς ακόμη pos m' agapas akomi that you still love me,
μα τώρα πια ma tora pia but at this point
σε έμαθα καλά λυπάμαι se ematha kala lipame I figured you out well. I'm sorry,
τα πάντα από 'σένα ta panda apo 'sena everything related to you
ακόμη με πονάνε akomi me ponane still causes me pain.
     
Να να να να να να na na na na na na Na na na na na na,
το πήρα απόφαση to pira apofasi I've made my decision.
να να να να na na na na Na na na na,
μην ψάχνεις πρόφαση min psahnis profasi don't look for excuses.
δεν με ρίχνεις τώρα πια den me rihnis tora pia You can't seduce me any more.
σ' αγαπάω μεν αλλά s' agapao men ala Well, I love you but
αν γυρίσω θα πεθάνω ακόμη μια φορά an yiriso tha pethano akomi mia fora if I come back to you even one more time , I will die
δεν με ρίχνεις τώρα πια den me rihnis tora pia You can't seduce me any more.
η δική σου αγκαλιά ee diki sou agalia Your embrace
δεν κρατάει παραπάνω den kratai parapano doesn't last more
από μία βραδιά apo mia vradia than one night.
     
Με νάζια προσπαθείς me nazia prospathis In a cutsey way you try
και πάλι να με ρίξεις ke pali na me rixis to make me fall for you again.
πως όλα θα αλλάξουν θέλεις να με πείσεις pos ola tha alaxoun thelis na me pisis You want to convince me how everything will change.
μα τώρα πια ma tora pia But at this point,
σε έμαθα καλά λυπάμαι se ematha kala lipame I have figured you out well. I'm sorry,
τα πάντα από 'σένα ta panda apo 'sena everything related to you
ακόμη με πονάνε akomi me ponane still causes me pain.
     
Να να να να να να na na na na na na Na na na na na na,
το πήρα απόφαση to pira apofasi I've made my decision.
να να να να na na na na Na na na na,
μην ψάχνεις πρόφαση min psahnis profasi don't look for excuses.
δεν με ρίχνεις τώρα πια den me rihnis tora pia You can't seduce me any more.
σ' αγαπάω μεν αλλά s' agapao men ala Well, I love you but
αν γυρίσω θα πεθάνω ακόμη μια φορά an yiriso tha pethano akomi mia fora if I come back to you even one more time , I will die
δεν με ρίχνεις τώρα πια den me rihnis tora pia You can't seduce me any more.
η δική σου αγκαλιά ee diki sou agalia Your embrace
δεν κρατάει παραπάνω den kratai parapano doesn't last more
από μία βραδιά apo mia vradia than one night.

 

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About the Translator

This page was contributed by Panayiota Bakis Mohieddin, who is happy to share her culture and music she grew up with! Here's how Panayiota describes her background:

I always love engaging with intelligent like-minded people, especially artists. I love sharing anything and everything about my Hellenic culture and upbringing, especially music and dance. A conversation with me will bring you back to America's favorite Greek-American movie by Nia Vardalos called My Big Fat Greek Wedding.

I love investigating Greek culture, history, music, and dance. Speaking of investigating, I think I missed my calling, I probably should have been an investigator. Instead, I use those skills to dig and dig and dig tirelessly, often times falling asleep on my laptop... just to find the truth. But, most importantly, accurate truth. For me personally, and other respectable folklorists, my culture and accuracy are very important. Each generation of ethnic born artists has a duty to do the best it can to pass down our traditions as was taught to us. We have been given this artistic gift to be the gatekeepers of our heritage and culture.

Panayiota

 

 

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