The Byzan Tones
sometimes you can fix some thing by playing a buzuki
if you make the rhythm hard and the melody real spooky
you’ll learn the truth of which philosophers have spoken
stop trying to fix the world and learn to love it broken
sometimes you can fix something with your baghlama vaiki
and if you play real good, I’ll dance a zembegaiki
that is to dance where every step is your invention
and you honor your mistake as your hidden intention
My pal George Sempepos plays a mean buzuki.
I met him when I produced his band Cargo Cult in the late '80's,
and all props to him for turning me on to some great World Musics.
featuring Barba Yiorgi