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Bana kalırsa Üryan Geldim'i diğer Cem Karaca şarkılarından ayıran şey Cem Karaca'ya dair akla gelen her şeyin şarkıda kendini göstermesi. Gitar ve vokalle başlayan şarkı, davul ve bağlamanın da katılması ile çok başka bir şeye dönüşüyor. Her dörtlüğün sonunda şarkıya yön veren davul atakları vokali de bambaşka bir boyuta taşıyor. Sözler de zaten Karacaoğlan'a ait olunca dinleyiciye kalan tek şey bir sigara yakmak oluyor.

"Üryan geldim gene üryan giderim
Ölmemeğe elde fermanım mı var? 
Azrail gelmiş de can talep eder
Benim can vermeye dermanım mı var? 

Dirilirler dirilirler gelirler
Huzur-u mahşerde divan dururlar
Harami var diye korku verirler
Benim ipek yüklü kervanım mı var? 

Karac'oğlan der ki, ismim öğerler
Zehir oldu yediğimiz şekerler
Güzel sever diye itham ederler
Benim Hakk'tan özge sevdiğim mi var?"


As far as I can tell, the thing which distinguishes "Uryan Geldim" from other Cem Karaca songs is that everything that comes to mind about Cem Karaca shows up in the song. After the song started with guitar and vocal, it becomes something else with drums and baglama. At the end of each verse, the drum leads the vocal to a completely different dimension. As the lyrics belong to Karacaoglan, the only thing left to the audience is to light up a cigarette and enjoy the sound.

"I was born naked and I will die naked
Do I have a rescript saying you're not going to die?
Here is the reaper demand my spirit
Do I have the strength to give it?

They resuscitate, resuscitate and come
They bow and scrape in the last judgement
They scare you to death by saying there is a waylayer
Do I have a caravan filled with silk? 

Karac'oglan says, "they praise my name
All the sugar we ate became poisonous
They blame me for loving beautiful ones
Do I have the love for someone other than god?"

  1. The whole lyrics are from an very old poem written by Karac'oglan who is rather famous Anatolian poet.  
  2. "Naked" is a metaphore to symbolize "nothing material; wealth, fame etc."
  3. Silk was a symbol of wealth then. Here it means "I do not care about waylayers because I am not wealthy anyway."
  4. That something became poisonous is an idiom in Turkish which means suffering so much after having something good."  
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Mert Turan - Musicto Curator

I was born in the day "Evil Empire" album by Rage Against the Machine was released and I brought those lucky bastards 3 Grammy nominations. 

I live in Ankara, study Philosophy at Middle East Technical University and work at Radio ODTU 103.1 as production manager. 

I adore all forms of art.  

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