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Φοβάμαι
(Fovame)

(I'm Afraid)

 

 

This page contains a translation into English of the lyrics to the popular Greek song "Fovame" (Φοβάμαι), which was sung by Petros Iakovidis. 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 Petros Iakovidis

Petros Iakovidis is a multi-talented musician who composed this song, wrote the lyrics, and performed it as the original artist. He comes from Pontian Greek lineage, with his family's roots lying in the Black Sea part of modern-day Turkey.

Song: Fovame (I'm Afraid), 2019

Lyrics: Petros Iakovidis

Music: Petros Iakovidis

Original Artist: Petros Iakovidis with backup vocals by Athina Vermi and Apostolis Mallias

Album: Fovame (CD Single)

Dance Style: Belly Dancing

Τραγούδι: Φοβάμαι, 2019

Στίχοι: Πέτρος Ιακωβίδης

Μουσική: Πέτρος Ιακωβίδης

Πρώτη Εκτέλεση: Πέτρος Ιακωβίδης

Συμμετέχουν: Αθηνά Βέρμη, Αποστόλης Μαλλιάς

Άλμπουμ: Φοβάμαι, CD Single

 

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Lyrics

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

Greek Lyrics

Pronunciation

English Translation

Αχ, και να ήσουνα Ah, ke na isouna Oh, if only you were
εδώ να σε δω
edo na se do here so I can see you!
αχ, και να ξάπλωνα
ah, ke na xaplona Oh, and if I could lie
μέσα στην αγκαλιά σου
mesa stin agalia sou within your embrace!
αχ, και να βλέπαμε
ax, ke na vlepame Oh, and if we could see
τον ίδιο ουρανό
ton idio ourano the same sky,
ηλιοβασίλεμα τα μάτια τα δικά σου iliovasilemata ta matia ta dika sou sunsets are your eyes.
     
Φοβάμαι fovame I'm afraid!
γύρισε κοντά μου yirise konda mou Come close to me,
δωσ' μου ένα φιλί dos' mou ena fili give me a kiss.
αν δεν έχω εσένα an den eho esena If I don't have you,
δεν υπάρχει ζωή den iparhi zoi there is no life.
γύρισε κοντά μου yirise konda mou Come close to me —
μακριά σου δεν ζω makria sou den zo away from you I don't live.
γύρνα εδώ, σ' αγαπώ yirna edo, s' agapo Come here, I love you
     
Αχ, και να ήσουνα Ah, ke na isouna Oh, if only you were
εδώ να σε δω
edo na se do here so I can see you.
αχ, και να σε έπιανα
ah, ke na se epiana Oh, and if I could grab you
σφιχτά απο το χέρι
sfihta apo to heri tightly by the hand
να μου χαρίζεις
na mou harizis so you give it to me.
τρυφερά σ'αγαπώ
trifera s' agapo I love you tenderly.
χωρίς εσένα
horis esena Without you,
που θα βγει, κανείς δεν ξέρει pou tha vgi, kanis den xeri where would I go? Nobody knows.
     
Φοβάμαι fovame I'm afraid!
γύρισε κοντά μου yirise konda mou Come close to me,
δωσ' μου ένα φιλί dos' mou ena fili give me a kiss.
αν δεν έχω εσένα an den eho esena If I don't have you,
δεν υπάρχει ζωή den iparhi zoi there is no life.
γύρισε κοντά μου yirise konda mou Come close to me —
μακριά σου δεν ζω makria sou den zo away from you I don't live.
γύρνα εδώ, σ' αγαπώ yirna edo, s' agapo Come here, I love you
     

Instrumental

Instrumental

Instrumental

     
Φοβάμαι fovame I'm afraid!
γύρισε κοντά μου yirise konda mou Come close to me,
δωσ' μου ένα φιλί dos' mou ena fili give me a kiss.
αν δεν έχω εσένα an den eho esena If I don't have you,
δεν υπάρχει ζωή den iparhi zoi there is no life.
γύρισε κοντά μου yirise konda mou Come close to me —
μακριά σου δεν ζω makria sou den zo away from you I don't live.
γύρνα εδώ yirna edo Come here
     
Φοβάμαι fovame I'm afraid!
γύρισε κοντά μου yirise konda mou Come close to me,
δωσ' μου ένα φιλί dos' mou ena fili give me a kiss.
αν δεν έχω εσένα an den eho esena If I don't have you,
δεν υπάρχει ζωή den iparhi zoi there is no life.
γύρισε κοντά μου yirise konda mou Come close to me —
μακριά σου δεν ζω makria sou den zo away from you I don't live.
γύρνα εδώ, σ' αγαπώ yirna edo, s' agapo Come here, I love you
     
Αχ, και να ήσουνα Ah, ke na isouna Oh, if only you were
εδώ να σε δω
edo na se do here so I can see you!
αχ, και να ξάπλωνα
ah, ke na xaplona Oh, and if I could lie
μέσα στην αγκαλιά σου
mesa stin agalia sou within your embrace!

 

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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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