When I was a little child my mother though me so much of National Songs including what we call as “Keroncong Perjuangan”. One of them which bring much of childhood memories while I am staying in Yogayakarta was “Sepasang Mata Bola” (both versions) which somehow felt romantic in it’s own way.
But when speaking of “Sepasang Mata Bola”, I came to remember a Greek Song which has a similar atmosphere if we stand it their own cultural backgrounds. Maybe I don’t know anything about Greek, nor I can understand the language itself, but singing is not always about understand something in direct means, isn’t it?
The song that I was talking about is “To Treno Fevgi Stis Okto” or literally known as “The Train Leaves at Eight” by Agnes Baltsa. The first time I met this song from an old cassette which was produced about seven years ago. I was amazed at the first time I heard the melody, but I couldn’t catch any of its words or lyrics. Obviously because it sung on Greek, which I knew later about it.
I prefer to listen to tape or cassette since they produced a high quality sound for music instead of today digital player and media. I always joyful listening this song in any moment, but I can’t provide you the lyrics since – yes the same reason – I can’t write nor speak Greek.
But if you wish to hear the melody, lets play the song again…