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Συνοδεύομαι
(Sinodevome)

(I'm on a Date)

 

This page contains a translation into English of the lyrics to the popular Greek song "Sinodevome" (Συνοδεύομαι), which was sung by Pantelis Pantelidis (Παντελής Παντελίδης). Also included is a pronunciation guide for the Greek lyrics so you can sing along if you like.

This song was Track 2 on Pantelis Pantelidis' first album, which was titled Alkolikes I Nihtes.

For more information about the laiko and rebetiko styles of music, see Introduction to Laiko / Rebetiko Music elsewhere on this web site.

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 Pantelis Pantelidis

Pantelis Pantelidis was born in Athens in November, 1983. He was known as a singer, composer, and lyricist. As a self-taught musician, he abandoned his career in the Greek navy to pursue a musical career. He introduced his music initially through online videos to build a following, then released four albums to commercial success.

Pantelis won several awards at the MAD Video Music Awards:

  • In 2013 for Best New Artist
  • In 2014 for Best Music Video
  • In 2015 for Best Greek Male Vocalist
  • In 2015 for Best Music Video
  • In 2016, posthumously for Best Greek Male Vocalist , which was accepted by his family and his friends.

Two of his albums went platinum.

He died February 18, 2016 in a tragic car accident.

ABOUT THE PHOTO: The photo shows Pantelis Pantelidis.

Pantelis

A personal note from the translator:

Dear fellow musician and dancer colleagues and students, we invite you to take a moment of silence to remember an amazing young talent who was taken from us at age 32. Pantelis Pantelidis, a modern Laiko singer, lost his life in February 2016, during a tragic car accident in Athens, Greece.

Pantelis was an exceptional artist and human being, a rising star, and was loved throughout all of Greece and the diaspora. His funeral gathered everyone. Businesses and night clubs shut down in mourning. His funeral was as big as that of Princess Diana. The Hellenic people love talent, but especially even more so when a talent comes from a simple family and is self made on his own. Much like the late Stelios Kazantzidis.

As the great female lyricist, Eftixia Papagianopoulou once said, "As long as there are Greeks and the young to sing and play the Rebetiko/Laiko music, then it will never die out."

I hope you will consider keeping Pantelis Pantelidis' memory alive by using his music.

Pantelis Pantelidis was one of the greatest artists of our time, whose life was tragically cut short. A fellow Anatolian Greek-Pontian.

ABOUT THE PHOTO: The photo shows Pantelis Pantelidis.

Pantelis Pantelidis

Song: Sinodevome - I'm on a Date, 2012

Lyrics: Pantelis Pantelidis

Music: Pantelis Pantelidis

Original Artist: Pantelis Pantelidis

Τραγουδι: Συνοδεύομαι, 2012

Μουσική: Παντελής Παντελίδης

Στίχοι: Παντελής Παντελίδης

Πρώτη εκτέλεση: Παντελής Παντελίδης

 

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Lyrics

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

Greek Lyrics

Pronunciation

English Translation

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Chorus

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Συνοδεύομαι sinodevome "I'm on a date,"
μου λες και εγώ παιδεύομαι mou les ke ego pedevome you tell me. And I struggle.
να ξέρεις πόσο χαίρομαι na xeris poso herome If only you knew how happy I am,
που το ζήσα μαζί σου και αυτό pou to zisa mazi sou ke afto that I experienced this with you.
Συνοδεύομαι sinodevome "I'm on a date,"
μου λες και εγώ παιδεύομαι mou les ke ego pedevoume you tell me. And I struggle.
για μένα μόνο ντρέπομαι ya mena mono drepome I am only embarrassed for myself
που ενόχλησα τον έρωτα σου αυτό pou enohlisa ton erota sou afto that I bothered that love of yours.
     
Και όπως τα πίνα ke opos ta pina And as I'm drinking,
εμφανίζεσαι μπροστά μου emfanizese brosta mou you appear in front of me
στο ίδιο στέκι sto idio steki at the same hangout place (1)
που βρισκόμασταν παλιά pou vriskomastan palia where we used to meet, back in the day. (2)
αφήνω κάτω το ποτό afino kato to poto I put my drink down
για να σε πάρω αγκαλιά ya na se paro agkalia so that I can give you a hug.
     
βλέπω μαζεύεσαι vlepo mazevese I see you're holding back. (3)
τα μάτια σου βουρκώνουν ta matia sou vourkonoun Your eyes tear up.
ρωτάω, καρδούλα μου rotao, kardoula mou I ask, My Sweetheart,
πως είσαι πως περνάς pos ise pos pernas "How are you? How's it going?"
μα εσύ το βλέμμα κατεβάζεις ma esi to vlema katevazis However, you turn your gaze down,
και δειλά μου απαντάς ke dila mou apandas and hesitantly you answer me.
     

Chorus

Chorus

Chorus

Συνοδεύομαι sinodevome "I'm on a date,"
μου λες και εγώ παιδεύομαι mou les ke ego pedevome you tell me. And I struggle.
να ξέρεις πόσο χαίρομαι na xeris poso herome If only you knew how happy I am,
που το ζήσα μαζί σου και αυτό pou to zisa mazi sou ke afto that I experienced this with you.
Συνοδεύομαι sinodevome "I'm on a date,"
μου λες και εγώ παιδεύομαι mou les ke ego pedevome you tell me. And I struggle.
για μένα μόνο ντρέπομαι ya mena mono drepome I am only embarrassed for myself
που ενόχλησα τον έρωτα σου αυτό pou enohlisa ton erota sou afto that I bothered that love of yours.
     

Chorus

Chorus

Chorus

Συνοδεύομαι sinodevome "I'm on a date,"
μου λες και εγώ παιδεύομαι mou les ke ego pedevome you tell me. And I struggle.
να ξέρεις πόσο χαίρομαι na xeris poso herome If only you knew how happy I am,
που το ζήσα μαζί σου και αυτό pou to zisa mazi sou ke afto that I experienced this with you.
Συνοδεύομαι sinodevome "I'm on a date,"
μου λες και εγώ παιδεύομαι mou les ke ego pedevome you tell me. And I struggle.
για μένα μόνο ντρέπομαι ya mena mono drepome I am only embarrassed for myself
που ενόχλησα τον έρωτα σου αυτό pou enohlisa ton erota sou afto that I bothered that love of yours.
     
Γυρίζω κάθομαι girizo kathome I turn and sit
στο μπαρ και σας κοιτάζω sto bar ke sas kitazo at the bar and I look at (the two of) you.
καταλαβαίνω πως katalaveno pos I understand that
για μένα του μιλάς ya mena tou milas you are talking about me to him.
μέσα μου ξέρεις σε θαυμάζω mesa mou xeris se thavmazo You know I inwardly admire you,
που μπορείς και να γελάς pou boris ke na yelas how you are able to laugh.
     
Και εκεί που νόμιζα ke eki pou nomiza And just when I thought
πως είχα δει τα πάντα pos iha dee ta panda I had seen it all,
πίσω απ την πλάτη του piso ap tin plati tou behind his back
στα μάτια με κοιτάς sta matia me kitas you look into my eyes.
νομίζω κάτι μου ζητάς nomizo kati mou zitas I think you are asking me for something,
και εσύ στα χείλη τον φιλάς ke esi sta hili ton filas and you kiss him on the lips.
     

Chorus

Chorus

Chorus

Συνοδεύομαι sinodevome "I'm on a date,"
μου λες και εγώ παιδεύομαι mou les ke ego pedevome you tell me. And I struggle.
να ξέρεις πόσο χαίρομαι na xeris poso herome If only you knew how happy I am,
που το ζήσα μαζί σου και αυτό pou to zisa mazi sou ke afto that I experienced this with you.
Συνοδεύομαι sinodevome "I'm on a date,"
μου λες και εγώ παιδεύομαι mou les ke ego pedevome you tell me. And I struggle.
για μένα μόνο ντρέπομαι ya mena mono drepome I am only embarrassed for myself
που ενόχλησα τον έρωτα σου αυτό pou enohlisa ton erota sou afto that I bothered that love of yours.
     

Chorus

Chorus

Chorus

Συνοδεύομαι sinodevome "I'm on a date,"
μου λες και εγώ παιδεύομαι mou les ke ego pedevome you tell me. And I struggle.
να ξέρεις πόσο χαίρομαι na xeris poso herome If only you knew how happy I am,
που το ζήσα μαζί σου και αυτό pou to zisa mazi sou ke afto that I experienced this with you.
Συνοδεύομαι sinodevome "I'm on a date,"
μου λες και εγώ παιδεύομαι mou les ke ego pedevome you tell me. And I struggle.
για μένα μόνο ντρέπομαι ya mena mono drepome I am only embarrassed for myself
που ενόχλησα τον έρωτα σου αυτό pou enohlisa ton erota sou afto that I bothered that love of yours.
     

Chorus

Chorus

Chorus

Συνοδεύομαι sinodevome "I'm on a date,"
μου λες και εγώ παιδεύομαι mou les ke ego pedevome you tell me. And I struggle.
να ξέρεις πόσο χαίρομαι na xeris poso herome If only you knew how happy I am,
που το ζήσα μαζί σου και αυτό pou to zisa mazi sou ke afto that I experienced this with you.
Συνοδεύομαι sinodevome "I'm on a date,"
μου λες και εγώ παιδεύομαι mou les ke ego pedevome you tell me. And I struggle.
για μένα μόνο ντρέπομαι ya mena mono drepome I am only embarrassed for myself
που ενόχλησα τον έρωτα σου αυτό pou enohlisa ton erota sou afto that I bothered that love of yours.
     

Chorus

Chorus

Chorus

Συνοδεύομαι sinodevome "I'm on a date,"
μου λες και εγώ παιδεύομαι mou les ke ego pedevome you tell me. And I struggle.
να ξέρεις πόσο χαίρομαι na xeris poso herome If only you knew how happy I am,
που το ζήσα μαζί σου και αυτό pou to zisa mazi sou ke afto that I experienced this with you.
Συνοδεύομαι sinodevome "I'm on a date,"
μου λες και εγώ παιδεύομαι mou les ke ego pedevome you tell me. And I struggle.
για μένα μόνο ντρέπομαι ya mena mono drepome I am only embarrassed for myself
που ενόχλησα τον έρωτα σου αυτό pou enohlisa ton erota sou afto that I bothered that love of yours.
  1. "Steki" is Greek American slang for "steak". It's not proper Greek.
  2. Literally, "in old times".
  3. Literally, "collecting yourself".

 

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Where to Get Recordings of this Song

Cover

 

Artist: Pantelis Pantelidis
CD Title: Alkoolikes Oi Nychtes

 

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Translations of
Pantelis Pantelidis' Songs On This Site

Alphabetically by Song Title

Other translations of songs performed by Pantelis Pantelidis on this web site include:

Discography

The below list shows Pantelis' music arranged by album. Not all the songs are translated on this site. Those which do have translations on this site are shown as clickable links.

Album Title

Year

Cover Image

Track List

Alkoolikes Oi Nychtes 2012 Cover
Track
Song Title
1 Alkolikes I Nihtes
2 Sinodevome
3 Pios Einai Aftos
4 Alexisfero Yileko
5 Lioma Se Gkremo
6 Pame Stihima tha Xanarthis
7 To Fidi
8 Se Paradehome
9 Den Teriazete
10 Isos Isoun Kiria
11 Theos Mou Eisai
12 Paramithiazome
Ouranio Toxo Pou Tou Lipane 2 Hromata 2013 Ouranio Toxo Pou Tou Lipane 2 Hromata
Track
Song Title
1 Ikos Anohis
2 Tetia Agapi Den Axizo
3 Fige Apo To Mialo Mou
4 Klammata
5 Ta Paplomata
6 Eixa Kapote Mia Agaph
7 Kopse Me Sta Dio
8 Kako Skyli
9 Dedomeno
10 Defteri Fora
11 Ginetai
12 De Se Sighoro
13 Oneiro Zo
14 Sto Fanari
Panselinos Ke Kati / Eis - Pnoi (A' Meros) 2014 Panselinos Ke Kati Part A  
Panselinos Ke Kati / Ek - Pnoi (B' Meros) 2015 Panselinos Ke Kati Part B  

 

 

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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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