The Massacre Of Adana
This song is about the massacre of Adana, it occurred in Adana Province, in the Ottoman Empire, in April 1909. A religious-ethnic clash. Reports estimated that the massacres in Adana Province resulted in 15,000 to 30,000 deaths.
It tells us how the beautiful Adana, which was a flourishing city under the rule of the Roupenian dynasty kings, turned into an empty desert. The anti-Christian, anti Armenian pogroms killed all the Armenians, they orphaned the kids and widowed the brides. They burnt the churches and the schools in the city and shot the ones that tried to get out of the city. After three days of the massacres, the blood of Armenians was running from the rivers.
"The Massacre Of Adana"
Massacre is cruel, let the Armenians cry, beautiful Adana turned into a desert, fire, swords and ruthless plundering, destroyed Roupen's house (Cilicia).
Sun, stop shining your bright light on us. Moon, wear the black ring of mourning. The Southern beast went through our country, dried and wrinkled trees and flowers everywhere.
Not too long afterwards, the poor Armenians, they fell under the swords of the vicious crowds, churches and schools, burned in fires, hundreds of Armenian unmercifully died.
The merciless and unlawful pogroms orphaned the kids from mothers, the brides from their husband, the murderers were full from the blood of Armenians.
Its a shame, the rich Adana is empty, the whole Cilicia has turned into ashes, only the pretty Hadjen survived, why isn't the mountainous Zeytoun not moving.
For three days, the fire from inside and the enemies bullets from outside, the erased the Armenian from the surface of the earth, blood is running from the rivers.