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Πόσο Μου Λείπει
(Poso Mou Lipi)

(How Much I Miss)

 

 

This page contains a translation into English of the lyrics to the popular Greek song "Poso Mou Lipi" (Πόσο Μου Λείπει), which was sung by Sotis Volanis. 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 This Song

Sotis Volanis, the composer, lyricist, and original artist for this song, is a Greek Romany singer-songwriter born in Saudi Arabia.

An Arabic version named "Ya Ghayeb" was released by Lebanese singer Fadl Shaker on his album titled Fadl 2003. The lyrics for the Arabic version were written by Prince Turki El Sudairy (Πρίγκιπα Τουρκι Ελ Σουνταιρι), I believe of Saudia Arabia. He heard the Greek melody and fell in love with it! And thus, it became a huge hit throughout the Arabic-speaking region, attaining Number 1 status, and stayed on the charts for a year. It has also been recorded by a Lebanese singer named Sawsan al-Najar.

A Turkish version was also released called "Beni Unut", sung by Serdar Ortac. It appeared on the 2004 album titled Chakra. Another Turkish version was released by Abidin Özşahin in 2004 named "Boşuna" on an album titled Aşktan Yana.

About Sotis Volanis

Sotis Volanis is the professional name for Sotirios Stavridis. He was born in Saudi Arabia to Greek Romany parents, who brought him to Greece as a young child. He was a very popular and successful singer in the 1990's, and his hits continue to be played in clubs.

Song: Poso Mou Lipi (How Much I Miss), 1996

Lyrics: Sotis Volanis

Music: Sotis Volanis

Original Artist: Sotis Volanis

Has Also Been Recorded By:

  • Fadl Shaker, 2003, in Arabic ("Ya Ghayeb")
  • Serdar Ortac, 2004, in Turkish ("Beni Unut")
  • Abidin Özşahin, 2004, in Turkish ("Boşuna")

Dance Style: Belly Dance

Album: Matia Mou Erotika

Τραγούδι: Πόσο Μου Λείπει, 1996

Στίχοι: Σώτης Βολάνης

Μουσική: Σώτης Βολάνης

Πρώτη Εκτέλεση: Σώτης Βολάνης

Άλλοι Ερμηνευτές:

  • Φαντέλ Σακέρ, 2003, Στα Αραβικά ("Για Γκαγεμπ")
  • Σερνταρ Ορτακ, 2004, Στα Τουρκικά ("Μπενι Ουνουτ")
  • Αμπιντιν Ιουζσιαχιν, 2004, Στα Τουρκικά ("Μποσιουνα")

Άλμπουμ: Μάτια Μου Ερώτικα

 

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Lyrics

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

Greek Lyrics

Pronunciation

English Translation

Πόσο μου λείπει poso mou lipi How much I miss
η ζεστή αγκαλιά σου ee zesti agalia sou your warm embrace!
όπως τα καλοκαίρια opos ta kalokeria Like the summers,
με κόβουν σαν μαχαίρια me kovoun san maheria they cut me like knives.
λείπεις και lipis ke You are gone and
είμαι μόνος μου, κρυώνω ime monos mou, kriono I'm alone, I'm cold.
δεν αντέχω, παγώνω den andeho, pagono I can't handle it, I'm freezing,
νιώθω να τελειώνω niotho na teliono I feel I'm coming to an end.
     
να να ναααα να na na naaa na Na na naaa na.
     
Πόσο μου λείπει poso mou lipi How much I miss
η ζεστή αγκαλιά σου ee zesti agalia sou your warm embrace!
όπως τα καλοκαίρια opos ta kalokeria Like the summers,
με κόβουν σαν μαχαίρια me kovoun san maheria they cut me like knives.
λείπεις και lipis ke You are gone and
είμαι μόνος μου, κρυώνω ime monos mou, kriono I'm alone, I'm cold.
δεν αντέχω, παγώνω den andeho, pagono I can't handle it, I'm freezing,
νιώθω να τελειώνω niotho na teliono I feel I'm coming to an end.
     
Πού να σε βρω pou na se vro Where to find you
να σου πω σ' αγαπώ na sou po s' agapo to tell you I love you?
που να σε βρω pou na se vro Where to find you?
με ποιο τρόπο να ζω me pio tropo na zo In which way to live?
μου λείπεις και παγώνω mou lipis ke pagono I miss you and I'm freezing.
νιώθω να τελειώ' niotho na telio' I feel I'm coming to an end.
να, νααα na, naaa Na, naaa.
     
Πόσο μου λείπει poso mou lipi How much I miss
η ζεστή αγκαλιά σου ee zesti agalia sou your warm embrace!
όπως τα καλοκαίρια opos ta kalokeria Like the summers,
με κόβουν σαν μαχαίρια me kovoun san maheria they cut me like knives.
λείπεις και lipis ke You are gone and
είμαι μόνος μου, κρυώνω ime monos mou, kriono I'm alone, I'm cold.
δεν αντέχω, παγώνω den andeho, pagono I can't handle it, I'm freezing,
νιώθω να τελειώνω niotho na teliono I feel I'm coming to an end.
     

Instrumental

Instrumental

Instrumental

     
Λείπεις και βλέπω lipis ke vlepo You are gone and I see
μέσα στα καλοκαίρια mesa sta kalokeria into the summers.
να χιονίζει, να βρέχει na hionizi, na vrehi It's snowing, it's raining,
και να πέφτουν αστέρια ke na peftoun asteria and stars are falling.
Πόσο μου λείπει poso mou lipi How much I miss
η ζεστή αγκαλιά σου ee zesti agalia sou your warm embrace!
όπως τα καλοκαίρια opos ta kalokeria Like the summers,
με κόβουν σαν μαχαίρια me kovoun san maheria they cut me like knives.
     
Πού να σε βρω pou na se vro Where to find you
να σου πω σ' αγαπώ na sou po s' agapo to tell you I love you?
που να σε βρω pou na se vro Where to find you?
με ποιο τρόπο να ζω me pio tropo na zo In which way to live?
μου λείπεις και παγώνω mou lipis ke pagono I miss you and I'm freezing.
νιώθω να τελειώ' niotho na telio' I feel I'm coming to an end.
να, νααα na, naaa Na, naaa.
     
Πόσο μου λείπει poso mou lipi How much I miss
η ζεστή αγκαλιά σου ee zesti agalia sou your warm embrace!
όπως τα καλοκαίρια opos ta kalokeria Like the summers,
με κόβουν σαν μαχαίρια me kovoun san maheria they cut me like knives.
λείπεις και lipis ke You are gone and
είμαι μόνος μου, κρυώνω ime monos mou, kriono I'm alone, I'm cold.
δεν αντέχω, παγώνω den andeho, pagono I can't handle it, I'm freezing,
νιώθω να τελειώνω niotho na teliono I feel I'm coming to an end.
     
να να ναααα να na na naaa na Na na naaa na.
     
Πόσο μου λείπει poso mou lipi How much I miss
η ζεστή αγκαλιά σου ee zesti agalia sou your warm embrace!
όπως τα καλοκαίρια opos ta kalokeria Like the summers,
με κόβουν σαν μαχαίρια me kovoun san maheria they cut me like knives.
λείπεις και lipis ke You are gone and
είμαι μόνος μου, κρυώνω ime monos mou, kriono I'm alone, I'm cold.
δεν αντέχω, παγώνω den andeho, pagono I can't handle it, I'm freezing,
νιώθω να τελειώνω niotho na teliono I feel I'm coming to an end.
     
οοοο, οοο, οοοφφφ οφφφφ οφφφ ooo, ooo, ooohf ooohf, ooohf ooo, ooo, ooohf ooohf, ooohf (1)
  1. This is an expression used by Greeks and Turks.

 

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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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