Vo kosi da ti spijam – Tose Proeski

ToŇ°e Proeski (pronounced Tosh-eh Pro-eski) is considered one of the best singers and songwriters to have emerged in the Balkans, especially post-war. His voice and the emotion in his singing sounds so beautiful and pure. He was a great person too, holding humanitarian concerts and becoming a UNICEF regional ambassador. He spoke multiple languages including his native Aromanian, Macedonian, Serbo-Croatian, English, as well as recording songs in Slovene and Italian too. His death in 2007 is a huge tragedy and greatly mourned in the Balkans even to today. He was only 26 and died in a car accident in Croatia. Such a superstar dying so young. ūüė¶ Who knows what he would have gone on to accomplish more if he were still alive? He is greatly missed and considered a true angel by all his fans throughout the ex-yu region.

This song is one of my favorites from him. Very upbeat, with a great rhythm and lyrics. It seems to have a bit of latin or salsa influence in the sound, so the cross-cultural influence is interesting. This song is in Macedonian, so I do not understand it all, but most of it. I will try to translate what I can, if I put a question mark (?) it means I don’t know it:

Vo kosi da ti spijam – To sleep in your hair

Zaboraviv drugi oci ¬†– ¬†Forget other’s eyes ¬†(as in like forget the eyes of a past love)
drugi nezni nasmevki ¬†– ¬†other’s gentle smiles
zaboraviv  Р Forget

Me natera da gi frlam site sliki nejzini  Р Force me to ? pictures (maybe to like, erase their picture)
da rascistam so spomeni  Р To clean out the memories
da gi baram celi noki  Р To ? him the whole night
tvoite cekori  Р your waiting?
da kopneam so denovi Р to ?

Ref.
Vo kosi da ti spijam  Р To sleep in your hair
bez prestan da te ljubam  Р To kiss you without stopping
od tvojot nezen dopir  Р From your gentle touch,
da izludam  Р to go crazy

Vo kosi da ti spijam  Р To sleep in your hair
vo zora da te budam  Р To wake you up in the sunrise
za tebe ako treba  Р For you if I need to,
se da izgubam  Р to lose everything

Dozvoli mi da ti peam  Р Allow me to sing to you
stari pesni ljubovni  Р Old songs of love
dozvoli mi da raskazam  Р Allow me to tell you
deka sum te cuval nokje v  Р ?
pregratki  Р ?

Da izlazam, da veruvam  Р To ?, for me to believe
se shto sonam barem ednash  Р Everything that I dreamed at least  ?
da se ostvari  Р To come true
da treperam so denovi  Р To tremble  ?

Vo kosi da ti spijam  Р To sleep in your hair
bez prestan da te ljubam  Р To kiss you without stopping
od tvojot nezen dopir  Р From your gentle touch,
da izludam  Р to go crazy

Vo kosi da ti spijam  Р To sleep in your hair
vo zora da te budam  Р To wake you up in the sunrise
za tebe ako treba  Р For you if I need to,
se da izgubam  Р to lose everything

The lyrics sound like a guy who is really in love with a girl and wants her to love him too, super romantic.¬†I was able to understand most of the lyrics but there are some parts I don’t, so my Macedonian friends, feel free to tell me. ūüôā

Tose Proeski ‚̧