Songs

Ah Istanbul

Sometimes we hear a song and it captivates us. It is like being hypnotized. This song I heard on NPR couple of days ago and I have been listening to it for the past two days. It is a Turkish song by Sezen Aksu. The only word I knew is Istanbul beside that I know nothing. Yet, something in this song made me like it. It could be the music or the performance or maybe both. Maybe, sometimes, we like a song when we feel nostalgic. I wish I can visit Istanbul again it is really a magnificent place.

Audio available by NPR [here].

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8 thoughts on “Ah Istanbul

  1. It is nice 😀
    Thanks for sharing it with us 🙂

    I searched for a video with English subtitle but I couldn’t find any,I found one video and they wrote that this song about Turkish-Greek friendship , then I found the English lyrics for the song, and it was not about that, I thing it’s a love song about saying goodbye

    BTW I found an Arabic song for Mohammad Fo2ad with the same music :S
    Even though it maybe a folklore music….they stole it 😦

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    1. Glad you liked it. When it comes to songs I am usually into the music and rhythm more than the lyrics. You are right the Arabic song has the same music?!

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  2. well thanks for the lovely song
    seems that the original is much better than the one with mo7ammad fu2ad

    thanks whisper, i was listing and wondering where did i heard that before?

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  3. here the lyrics of this song translated into english

    lying down a stone in the midst of Kanlıca
    I make my tears swim to the citadel (Rumelia or Anatiolian citadel)
    there is nothing to do
    he wanted to go and went
    Both I understand and feel so much pain
    it has finished unilateral
    I need a lodos
    a paddle, a boat
    there is a few bottle of ruby in hiding place
    both ground and sky are red
    I swear all the past, what so if it is a shame
    The morning star that was left from the evening falls on me
    Ah since İstanbul is “İstanbul”
    It has never seen such a suffering
    I’m dying because of my love
    I have no impress of pride any more
    so biting, so biting that how much human being is defeated by himself
    The cure of betrayal wasn’t found, the heart is a huge black hole
    there is nth to do, this is heart, it loved
    a new skin, a new excitement; moreover I know
    I need a lodos now
    A paddle, a boat
    there is a few bottle of ruby in the hiding place
    both ground and sky are red
    I swear all the past, what so if it is a shame
    The morning star that was left from the evening falls on me

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