Song Lyrics

One of the specialities of Lina Nikolakopoulou’s work are her highly descriptive lyrics – sometimes like film sequences, sometimes surreal with vivid images – and her versatility. She writes original poems and is also able to write on music with origins as diverse as Greece, the Balkans, Armenia, Italy and Spain.

In 2019, we began to translate especially remarkable lyrics by Lina Nikolakopoulou into German. We tried to do a „metaphrasi“ – to stay true to the original meaning while at the same time finding a smooth wording for the German text.

Later on, we also started to work on selected translations into the English language.

Find samples from translations through the years here at English translations and German translations.

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