Trop sensible

C’est à toi d’exprimer ta beauté,
d’éclairer de tes yeux,
Si autour de toi rien ne brille,
à toi d’être fort et d’y croire pour eux.

It’s up to you to express your beauty,
to light up your eyes,
If nothing shines around you,
it’s up to you to be strong and believe it for them.

Zaz – another love at first heard :-)

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Are you strong enough?

Wonderful cover for Cheryl Crow’s “Strong enough” by Haim feat. Lorde:

Original version by Cheryl Crow:

Bonus! Answer song from Travis Tritt :-) )

(well, not impressive.. a heavy metal version would be much more appropriate :-) )

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Haris Alexiou

I have discovered Haris Alexiou on my first visit to Paros island. It was sunset and I was in a taverna in the small port of Paros and “Απόψε θέλω να πιω” (“Apopse thelo na pio” / “I want to get drunk tonight”) was playing.
We asked the poor english speaking waiter for the title of the song and name of the singer and he wrote Haris Alexiou on a piece of paper in greek alphabet. Later on we went to a music store and there were tons of Haris Alexiou albums! Luckily we got the album ΩΣ ΤΗΝ ΑΚΡΗ ΤΟΥ ΟΥΡΑΝΟΥ ΣΟΥ (“Os tin akri tou ouranou sou”) with “Apopse thelo na pio” on it. It became the soundtrack of our trips to Greece.. :-)

I want to drink tonight
so as nothing to remember
I want to trap myself in smoke
and fear no consequences

I want to drink tonight
and surpass my limits
I want to confess my lost dreams
covered in smoke’s veil

I’ll light up with cigarettes and burn out with liquor
Now that I’ve taken fright
may everything turn into ashes

I want to drink tonight
erase everything and everyone
I want to disappear in smoke
and look back never again

Bonus, another great song, “Το τανγκό της Νεφέλης” (“To Tango Tis Nefelis” / “Tango to Nefelis”), lyrical interpretation of Loreena McKennitt’s instrumental song known as Tango To Evora:

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Djurdjevdan, Serbian for George’s Day, was released in 1988 by Bijelo Dugme and it is a cover of the Romani song Ederlezi, a song about the beginning of the spring.

Its lyrics are way different than the original Ederlezi song and you can find them here.

Here’s a great version from Jelena Tomasevic & Goran Bregovic:

And the Ederlezi song by Vaska Jankovska:

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You are my sunshine

Original version was first recorded in 1939 by The Blue Pine Brothers and short afterwards a new version was recorded by The Rice Brothers Gang. In 1940 Jimmie Davis recorded his own version and got the copyrights for the song.
Since then it was covered by many, including Ray Charles:

Johhny Cash and June Carter:

Aretha Franklin (pretty good!):

And this wonderful Leftover Cuties version:

But the greatest of them all must be that of a hologram falling inlove with a borg ;-)
(Jeri Ryan and Robert Picardo)

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Save the last dance

Unexpectedly and serendipitously stumbled upon:

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Numai una / One and only

Good one from Phoenix and Talisman (around 1999):

English lyrics here.

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Wolves Die Alone…

… is the translation for “Vukovi Umiru Sami” of Boris Novković.
This ballad is so dramatic, it speaks directly to one’s heart. I loved it since the first time I heard it during the Eurovision 2005 contest.

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My Baby’s Gone

Interesting piece by Two Gallants (you might know them from Steady Rollin).

Now singalong: My baby’s goooooooooooneeeee

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This I love

It was just love at first… listening :-)

I was not sure if I should go to a Guns N’ Roses concert (Chinese Democracy), because I was afraid Axl’s voice would disappoint me. There were rumors that he lost his voice, he cannot sing anymore and so on. So I tried to listen to the new album and mostly searched for videos from the European tour concert. And I listened to this and even if it was a noisy, live concert recording, I just loved it. So I went to the concert and it was extraordinary! Not only that Axl did not loose his voice, but his voice became much more rich. So, yes, I’m a fan of his out-of-this-world voice!

Yes, maybe there are parts in this song that seem “hurried”, but it’s still very good.

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