Sezen Aksu - Istanbul Istanbul olali (English translation)

English translation

Ever since Istanbul is Istanbul

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Lying down on a stone in the middle of Kanlica,
I make my tears swim towards Hisar,
There’s nothing left to do, (he) wanted to go and went away
Though I understand, it pains me deeply, as it ended so one-sidedly.
 
I now need the lodos*, a paddle, a boat
A few bottles of Ruby** in the hidden stash, both the earth and sky are red
I curse at whatever came and passed, if it’s vulgar so be it
The morning star, left from the evening, falls on me.
 
Oh, ever since Istanbul is Istanbul,
It’s never witnessed such grief
I’m dying from your love
There’s no trace of pride left in me.
 
Ever since Istanbul is Istanbul,
It’s never witnessed such grief
I’m dying from your love
There’s no trace of pride left in me.
 
What a pity, how man is defeated by himself,
No cure for betrayal has been found, the heart is an immense black void
Nothing can be done, that’s just how the heart is, it only loved
I’m about to know a new skin, a new excitement.
 
I now need the lodos, a paddle, a boat
A few bottles of Ruby in the hidden stash, both the earth and sky are red
I curse at whatever came and passed, if it’s vulgar so be it
The morning star, left from the evening, falls on me.
 
Oh, ever since Istanbul is Istanbul,
It’s never witnessed such grief
I’m dying from your love
There’s no trace of pride left in me.
 
Ever since Istanbul is Istanbul,
It’s never witnessed such grief
I’m dying from your love
There’s no trace of pride left in me.
 
Submitted by alx.rock on Wed, 31/12/2014 - 17:47
Last edited by alx.rock on Tue, 14/03/2017 - 17:53
Author's comments:

*the lodos is the strong south-westerly wind which may predominate episodically in the Aegean Sea and Marmara Sea as well as the Mediterranean coast of Turkey;

**Yakut (Ruby) is a Turkish red wine.

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Istanbul Istanbul olali

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Fatemeh81    Fri, 22/07/2016 - 21:15

Understandable, nice and clean!

lazyoecan    Sat, 11/03/2017 - 22:01

Ruby is a brand of red wine. Great job.

alx.rock    Tue, 14/03/2017 - 17:56

I was pretty puzzled by that line, now it finally makes sense, so thank you for that! I updated the translation now Regular smile

alx.rock    Thu, 21/09/2017 - 11:10

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