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Περιμένω
(Perimeno)

(I'm Waiting)

 

 

This page contains a translation into English of the lyrics to the Greek and Arabic song "Perimeno" (Περιμένω), which was sung by Georgia Vrana, and featured a collaboration with Mohamed Taha as a duet. Also included is a pronunciation guide for the Greek lyrics so you can sing along if you like.

The Lebanese artist Mohamad Taha is not only a talented singer, but also he won the Mr. Lebanon International competition in 2018. In addition, he is the football (soccer) goalkeeper for the National Team of Lebanon.

This song was released in May 2019. It features Oriental club beats, making it a great choice for belly dancing.

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 Nikos Terzis

Nikos Terzis is the professional name for Nikolaos Terzis, a composer who works with many of Greece's popular artists. He is the one who discovered Elena Paparizou and brought her to Greece.

He started his work in music at an early age. At age 13, Terzis was working in professional music studios programming electronic music, such as the recording of the soundtrack for Oh Babylon. His major breakthrough came in 1992 when he was 19 years old. He was discovered by Sakis Rouvas, a major pop star of the time. Rouvas gave him the opportunity to compose, produce, and record his first single. This recording went on to win first place at Greece's music competition, Festival Thessaloniki. 

Terzis' compositions have resulted in successful hits for many Greek artists, including Sakis Rouvas, Anna Vissi, Elena Paparizou, Glykeria, and more.

Song: Perimeno (I'm Waiting), 2019

Lyrics: Markella Vasiliou

Music: Nikos Terzis

Original Artist: Georgia Vrana
Featuring: Mohamed Taha

Dance Style: Belly Dance, perhaps for a dramatic entrance

Album: Perimeno (Single)

Τραγούδι: Περιμένω, 2019

Στίχοι: Μαρκέλλα Βασιλείου

Μουσική: Νίκος Τερζής

Πρώτη Εκτέλεση: Γεωργία Βρανά
Συμμετέχουν: Μοχαμαντ Ταχα

Άλμπουμ: Περιμένω (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

In Arabic In Arabic In Arabic
طيلة إنت يلا حبيبي taila enti, yalla habibi Come [here], come on, my love!
طيلة إنت يلا حبيبي taila enti, yalla habibi Come [here], come on, my love!
طيلة إنت يلا حبيبي taila enti, yalla habibi Come [here], come on, my love!
  ??? ???
يا حبيبي Ya habibi Oh my love!
     
طيلة إنت يلا حبيبي taila enti, yalla habibi Come [here], come on, my love!
طيلة إنت يلا حبيبي taila enti, yalla habibi Come [here], come on, my love!
طيلة إنت يلا حبيبي taila enti, yalla habibi Come [here], come on, my love!
  ??? ???
يا حبيبي Ya habibi Oh my love!
     
In Greek In Greek In Greek
Η ματιά μαγική ee matia mayiki Your glance magical,
σαν να τάζει san na tazi as if it's promising
φεγγάρια στη' γη fegaria sti' yi moons on earth.
το φιλί με μεθάει to fili me methai The kiss intoxicates me
στα δύο χείλη sta dio hili on my two lips —
καυτό ακουμπάει kafto akoubai hot touching.
τα λεπτά να μετρώ ta lepta ta metro I'm counting the minutes
πριν με κάνεις prin me kanis until you make me
στην τρέλα να μπω stin trela na bo get crazy,
σε μια τρέλα se mia trela in a craziness
που μόνο κοντά σου pou mono konda sou of which only by your side
τη' λογική ξεπερνά ti' loyiki xeperna surpasses logic.
     

Chorus

Chorus

Chorus

In Greek In Greek In Greek
Περιμένω perimeno I'm waiting
In Arabic In Arabic In Arabic
طيلة إنت يلا حبيبي taila enti, yalla habibi Come [here], come on, my love!
In Greek In Greek In Greek
Περιμένω perimeno I'm waiting
In Arabic In Arabic In Arabic
طيلة إنت يلا حبيبي taila enti, yalla habibi Come [here], come on, my love!
In Greek In Greek In Greek
Περιμένω perimeno I'm waiting
In Arabic In Arabic In Arabic
طيلة إنت يلا حبيبي taila enti, yalla habibi Come [here], come on, my love!
In Greek In Greek In Greek
περιμένω να σε δω perimeno na se do

I'm waiting to see you.

     
In Arabic In Arabic In Arabic
حبيبي habibi My love.
     

Chorus

Chorus

Chorus

In Greek In Greek In Greek
Περιμένω perimeno I'm waiting
In Arabic In Arabic In Arabic
طيلة إنت يلا حبيبي taila enti, yalla habibi Come [here], come on, my love!
In Greek In Greek In Greek
Περιμένω perimeno I'm waiting
In Arabic In Arabic In Arabic
طيلة إنت يلا حبيبي taila enti, yalla habibi Come [here], come on, my love!
In Greek In Greek In Greek
Περιμένω perimeno I'm waiting
In Arabic In Arabic In Arabic
طيلة إنت يلا حبيبي taila enti, yalla habibi Come [here], come on, my love!
In Greek In Greek In Greek
περιμένω perimeno

I'm waiting.

     
In Arabic In Arabic In Arabic
طيلة يا حبيبي Taila, ya habibi Come [here], oh my love!
     
In Greek In Greek In Greek
Γίνε θάλασσα καλοκαίρι yine thalasa kalokeri Become a summer ocean,
ένας ήλιος enas ilios a sun
να λάμπει ψηλά na lambi psila that will shine from high above.
το φεγγάρι μου to fegari mou My moon
και το αστέρι ke to asteri mou and my star,
που ανάβουν pou anavoun that light up
στην άμμο φωτιά stin ama fotia fire in the sand.
     
Γίνε θάλασσα καλοκαίρι yine thalasa kalokeri Become a summer ocean,
ένας ήλιος enas ilios a sun
να λάμπει ψηλά na lambi psila that will shine from high above.
γίνε κύμα yine kima Become a wave
εδώ να σε φέρει edo na se feri to bring you here
στου κορμιού μου stou kormiou mou to my body's
την ακρογιαλιά tin akroyialia seashore.
     
In Arabic In Arabic In Arabic
طيلة إنت يلا حبيبي taila enti, yalla habibi Come [here], come on, my love!
طيلة إنت يلا حبيبي taila enti, yalla habibi Come [here], come on, my love!
طيلة إنت يلا حبيبي taila enti, yalla habibi Come [here], come on, my love!
  ??? ???
يا حبيبي Ya habibi Oh my love!
     
In Greek In Greek In Greek
Το μυαλό προκαλείς to mialo mou prokalis You provoke my brain
με τα λόγια σου me ta loyia sou with your words.
πριν μου τα πεις prin mou ta pis Before you tell me,
η καρδιά σταματάει ee kardia stamatai the heart stops.
και μετά ke meta And after,
ως τα αστέρια με πάει os ta asteria me pai it takes me to the stars.
Τις στιγμές, να ζητώ tis stigmes na zito The moments, to live
μες 'τα χέρια σου mes 'ta heria sou in your hands,
για να κρυφτώ ya na krifto to hide.
Και τους πόθους μου ke tous pothous mou And my longings
στην αγκαλιά σου stin agalia sou in your arms,
φυλακίζω ξανά filakizo xana I imprison again.
     

Chorus

Chorus

Chorus

In Greek In Greek In Greek
Περιμένω perimeno I'm waiting
In Arabic In Arabic In Arabic
طيلة إنت يلا حبيبي taila enti, yalla habibi Come [here], come on, my love!
In Greek In Greek In Greek
Περιμένω perimeno I'm waiting
In Arabic In Arabic In Arabic
طيلة إنت يلا حبيبي taila enti, yalla habibi Come [here], come on, my love!
In Greek In Greek In Greek
Περιμένω perimeno I'm waiting
In Arabic In Arabic In Arabic
طيلة إنت يلا حبيبي taila enti, yalla habibi Come [here], come on, my love!
In Greek In Greek In Greek
περιμένω να σε δω perimeno na se do

I'm waiting to see you.

     
In Arabic In Arabic In Arabic
حبيبي Habibi My love
     

Chorus

Chorus

Chorus

In Greek In Greek In Greek
Περιμένω perimeno I'm waiting
In Arabic In Arabic In Arabic
طيلة إنت يلا حبيبي taila enti, yalla habibi Come [here], come on, my love!
In Greek In Greek In Greek
Περιμένω perimeno I'm waiting
In Arabic In Arabic In Arabic
طيلة إنت يلا حبيبي taila enti, yalla habibi Come [here], come on, my love!
In Greek In Greek In Greek
Περιμένω perimeno I'm waiting
In Arabic In Arabic In Arabic
طيلة إنت يلا حبيبي taila enti, yalla habibi Come [here], come on, my love!
In Greek In Greek In Greek
περιμένω perimeno

I'm waiting.

     
In Arabic In Arabic In Arabic
طيلة يا حبيبي Taila, ya habibi Come [here], oh my love!
     
In Greek In Greek In Greek
Γίνε θάλασσα καλοκαίρι yine thalasa kalokeri Become a summer ocean,
ένας ήλιος enas ilios a sun
να λάμπει ψηλά na lambi psila that will shine from high above.
το φεγγάρι μου to fegari mou My moon
και το αστέρι ke to asteri mou and my star,
που ανάβουν pou anavoun that light up
στην άμμο φωτιά ston ama fotia in the fiery sand.
     
Γίνε θάλασσα καλοκαίρι yine thalasa kalokeri Become a summer ocean,
ένας ήλιος enas ilios a sun
να λάμπει ψηλά na lambi psila that will shine from high above.
γίνε κύμα yine kima Become a wave
εδώ να σε φέρει edo na se feri to bring you here
στου κορμιού μου stou kormiou mou to my body's
την ακρογιαλιά tin akroyialia seashore.
     
In Arabic In Arabic In Arabic
طيلة إنت يلا حبيبي taila enti, yalla habibi Come [here], come on, my love!
طيلة إنت يلا حبيبي taila enti, yalla habibi Come [here], come on, my love!
طيلة إنت يلا حبيبي taila enti, yalla habibi Come [here], come on, my love!
  ??? ???
يا حبيبي Ya habibi Oh my love!
     
طيلة إنت يلا حبيبي taila enti, yalla habibi Come [here], come on, my love!
طيلة إنت يلا حبيبي taila enti, yalla habibi Come [here], come on, my love!
طيلة إنت يلا حبيبي taila enti, yalla habibi Come [here], come on, my love!
  ??? ???
يا حبيبي Ya habibi Oh my love!
     
طيلة إنت يلا حبيبي taila enti, yalla habibi Come [here], come on, my love!
طيلة إنت يلا حبيبي taila enti, yalla habibi Come [here], come on, my love!
طيلة إنت يلا حبيبي taila enti, yalla habibi Come [here], come on, my love!
  ??? ???
يا حبيبي Ya habibi Oh my love!
     
In Greek In Greek In Greek
Γίνε θάλασσα καλοκαίρι yine thalasa kalokeri Become a summer ocean,
ένας ήλιος enas ilios a sun
να λάμπει ψηλά na lambi psila that will shine from high above.
το φεγγάρι μου to fegari mou My moon
και το αστέρι ke to asteri mou and my star,
που ανάβουν pou anavoun that light up
στην άμμο φωτιά stin ama fotia fire in the sand.
     
Γίνε θάλασσα καλοκαίρι yine thalasa kalokeri Become a summer ocean,
ένας ήλιος enas ilios a sun
να λάμπει ψηλά na lambi psila that will shine from high above.
γίνε κύμα yine kima Become a wave
εδώ να σε φέρει edo na se feri to bring you here
στου κορμιού μου stou kormiou mou to my body's
την ακρογιαλιά tin akroyialia seashore.
     
In Arabic In Arabic In Arabic
طيلة إنت يلا حبيبي taila enti, yalla habibi Come [here], come on, my love!
     
The singing is interrupted by a spoken section, as she asks "Mike" a question in Greek. "Mike" is a help app on a device, similar to Siri on an iPhone.

Μάικ

Mike? Mike?
Αυτός όμως με αγαπάει aftos omos me agapai But, does he love me?
     
Device Responds in Greek Device Responds in Greek Device Responds in Greek

Δέν μπορώ να σου δώσω

den boro na sou doso I can't give you

απάντισι για άλλους

apandisi ya allous an answer for others.

σε διαβεβαιώ όμως

se diaveveo omos I guarantee you though
πως σε αγαπάμε εδώ pos se agapame edo that we love you here!
     
Singer Replies in Greek Singer Replies in Greek Singer Replies in Greek

καλά, δεν πειράζει

kala den pirazi Well, it's okay.
εγώ τον αγαπάω ego ton agapao

I love him!

     
In Arabic In Arabic In Arabic
يا حبيبي Ya habibi Oh my love.
     
In Greek In Greek In Greek
Γίνε θάλασσα καλοκαίρι yine thalasa kalokeri Become a summer ocean,
ένας ήλιος enas ilios a sun
να λάμπει ψηλά na lambi psila that will shine from high above.
το φεγγάρι μου to fegari mou My moon
και το αστέρι ke to asteri mou and my star,
που ανάβουν pou anavoun that light up
στην άμμο φωτιά ston ama fotia in the fiery sand.
     
Γίνε θάλασσα καλοκαίρι yine thalasa kalokeri Become a summer ocean,
ένας ήλιος enas ilios a sun
να λάμπει ψηλά na lambi psila that will shine from high above.
γίνε κύμα yine kima Become a wave
εδώ να σε φέρει edo na se feri to bring you here
στου κορμιού μου stou kormiou mou to my body's
την ακρογιαλιά tin akroyialia seashore.
     
طيلة إنت يلا حبيبي taila enti, yalla habibi Come [here], come on, my love!
طيلة إنت يلا حبيبي taila enti, yalla habibi Come [here], come on, my love!
طيلة إنت يلا حبيبي taila enti, yalla habibi Come [here], come on, my love!

 

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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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