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Εσένα Μόνο
(Esena Mono)

(Only You)

 

by Keti Garbi

 

This page contains a translation into English of the lyrics to the popular Greek song Εσένα Μόνο, which was sung by Keti Garbi. Also included is a pronunciation guide for the Greek lyrics so you can sing along if you like.

This song appeared on the album Emmones Idees, which was released in 2003. It went platinum, selling 40,000 units. The music video that was made using Esena Mono was nominated for the MAD Video Music Award for Best Dance Video.

Keti Garbi rose to fame in the 1993 Eurovision Song Contest, taking ninth place. She became one of the most successful Greek artists of the 1990's. Her biggest commercial success was the album To Kati, which was released in 2000. She has won 11 Pop Corn Music Awards (including 3 for Album of the Year) and one Arion Music Award.

PHOTO CREDIT: By CyprusPlace2b at en.wikipedia, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=10097506

Keti Garbi

Lyrics: Nikos Gritsis
Music: Dimitris Kontopoulos

 

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Lyrics

Greek Lyrics

Pronunciation

English Translation

Κανέναν άλλον Kanenan allon No one else
Δεν έχω στο μυαλό μου Den eho sto mialo mou Is On My Mind- Isn’t on my mind
Κανέναν άλλον Kanenan allon No one else
Δεν έχω πιο δικό μου Den eho pio diko mou Is Only Mine- Don’t have more of mine
     
Κανέναν άλλον Kanenan allon No one else
Κοντά μου δεν αντέχω Konta mou den anteho Near me I can’t stand- Can’t stand near me
Είναι μεγάλο Einai megalo It is big
Το πρόβλημα που έχω To provlima pou eho The problem that I have
     
Κανέναν άλλον Kanenan allon No one else
Δεν πλησιάζω τόσο Den plisiazo toso I don’t approach that much- go to that much
Τα όνειρά μου Ta onira mou My dreams
Στα χέρια να του δώσω Sta heria na tou doso To give his hands- to hand to him
     
Κανέναν άλλον Kanenan allon No one else
Δεν έχω στην καρδιά μου Den eho stin kardia mou Do I have in my heart- no one else in my heart
Αυτά που λένε Afta pou lene The things they are saying
Να σου τα πουν μπροστά μου Na sou ta poun mbrosta mou Let them say it to you in front of me
     
Εσένα μόνο στην αγκαλιά μου βάζω Esena mono stin agalia mou vaso

Only you I put in my embrace- my arms/hug

Χαρά και πόνο μαζί σου τα μοιράζω Hara kai pono mazi sou ta mirazo

Happiness and Pain with you I share, Them- I share with you

Εσένα μόνο να μ'ακουμπάς αφήνω Esena mono na m’akoumbas afino Only you, I allow to touch me
Σε σένα μόνο ψυχή και σώμα δίνω. Se sena mono psihi kai soma dino To you I give my body and soul
     
Κανέναν άλλον Kanenan allon No one else
Δεν έχω συναντήσει Den eho sinantisi I have not found
Της μοναξιάς μου Tis monaksias mou Of my loneliness
Τα μάγια να τα λύσει Ta magia na ta lisi Magic to solve (to solve the magic of my loneliness)
     
Κανέναν άλλον Kanenan allon No one else
Δεν έχω νιώσει έτσι Den eho viosi etsi I haven’t felt like that/ feel that way
Κομμάτι έχεις Komati eheis A part you have- you have a part
Από την κάθε σκέψη Apo tin kathe skepsi Of every one of my thoughts
     
Κανέναν άλλον Kanenan allon No one else
Δεν έχω βρει ακόμα Den eho vri akoma Have I yet to find
Να μου αλλάζει Na mou alazi To change for me
Στον ουρανό το χρώμα Ston ourano to hroma The color of the sky
     
Κανέναν άλλον Kanenan allon No one else
Δεν έβαλα μπροστά σου Den evala mbrosta sou I put before you- have found yet
Να μη φοβάται Na mi fovase Don’t be afraid
Μαζί μου η καρδιά σου Mazi mou I kardia sou Your heart is with me
     
Εσένα μόνο στην αγκαλιά μου βάζω Esena mono stin agalia mou vazo Only you I put in my embrace
Χαρά και πόνο μαζί σου τα μοιράζω Hara kai pono mazi sou ta mirazo Happiness and pain I share with you
Εσένα μόνο να μ'ακουμπάς αφήνω Esena mono na m’akoumbas afino Only you I let touch me
Σε σένα μόνο ψυχή και σώμα δίνω. Se esena mono psihi kai soma dino Only to you I give my body and soul

 

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Where to Get Recordings of this Song

Emmones Idees

Artist: Keti Garbi
CD Title: Emmones Idees

 

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About the Translator

This translation was created by Amartia.

Amartia is a Baltimore native of Greek descent. She was involved in Greek Folk dancing from childhood to adulthood. She stumbled upon bellydancing class at a local gym and has never looked back! Bellydance appealed to her not only as an art form but a way to stay in shape. Hence one spectator commenting, “…massive melodic muscles of the Mediterranean aka killer abs...

Amartia is an award-winning bellydancer. She has traveled to compete all over the United States. She is the 2008 Jewel of the Nile and the first place winner for veil dance from Arabian Nights. More recently she was one of the 23 bellydancers chosen to compete in the first season of a reality web-show- Project bellydance! Amartia, Extravagent Entertainment in Maryland has also been featured in Fuse Magazine, written an article on Greek bellydance for Zaghareet, and was the July 2012 Bellydancer of the Month for Brandon’s Oasis.

Amartia also offers Greek translation services for dancers so if you’d like another Greek song translated, feel free to contact her! See amartiabellydance.com/lets-go-greek/greek-song-translation/

PHOTO CREDIT: Photo by Anton Marx.

Amartia

 

 

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