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Title of the song:
Olo lipis
Performer:
Despina Vandi
Composer/Lyricist:
Fivos
Despina Vandi
Biography
Despina Vandi was born on the 22nd of July in the city of Tippingen in Germany. At the age of 5, her family moved to Kavala, Northern Greece. She studied Philosophy at the University of Thessaloniki. From the early years of her studies, she started bothering with singing and took vocal lessons. Her great voice and talent was soon discovered by the music industry and by the label Minos-EMI in particular.
Despina has collaborated with some of the greatest artists in Greece and she entered the discography in 1994 with the album entitled Gela mou (Smile at me). The success came immediately and Despina was established as one of the most promising young performers in Greece. In 1997, the song Esena perimeno (I'm waiting for you), from her second album, represented Greece in the OGAE Song Contest, finishing 7th.
The turning point in her career came with her collaboration with the composer of great hits Fivos, which had as a result the albums Deka entoles (Ten orders), Profities (Prophecies) and the recent album Gia (Hi). Up to now, she released six albums. Two of them became platinum and two others multi platinum.
Original lyrics Olo lipis
 
S' enan kosmo skliro
Sinechos prospatho na epiziso
Se chriazome edo
Na mou pis pos boro na nikiso
 
Ma olo lipis, olo lipis
Sinechos m' egkatalipis
M' apofevgis
Ki olo fevgis makrya mou
 
M' ola ta onira mou thimisou
Ta' kana otan imoun mazi sou
Otan imoun stin agkalia sou

 
Ti echi alaksi mesa sou pes mou
Ki enan tropo grigora bres mou
Gia na ksanabo stin kardia sou

 
Prospathis na mou pis
Pos boro ke choris na'cho esena
Ksero apla den boris
Me tis tipsis na zis pia gia mena
 
(Ma olo lipis)
M' ola ta onira mou thimisou
Ta' kana otan imoun mazi sou
Otan imoun stin agkalia sou

 
(M' apofevgis)
Ti echi alaksi mesa sou pes mou
Ki enan tropo grigora bres mou
Gia na ksanabo stin kardia sou...
English lyrics You are always absent
 
In a cruel world
I am continuously trying to survive
I need you here
To tell me how I can win
 
But you're always absent, always absent
You always betray me
You avoid me
And you always run away from me
 
But remember all my dreams
I made them when I was with you
When I was in your embrace

 
Tell me what has changed in you
And tell me the shortest way
To enter into your heart again

 
You are trying to tell me
That I can live without having you
I simply know that you can't live
With your compunctions about me
 
(But you're always absent)
But remember all my dreams
I made them when I was with you
When I was in your embrace

 
(You avoid me)
Tell me what has changed in you
And tell me the shortest way
To enter into your heart again...