Just a Christian girl living in Istanbul,
Leaving behind her entire life.
In the real time world no one sees her at all,
They all think she’s fakin’.

Takin’ the silver and leavin’ the rest,
Set to flee into the night.
She has danced into the danger zone,
Where minority’s never right.

She can picture the future,
When Armenians take the stage,
Like Agassi, Aznavour, and Cher.

She’s Armenian, Armenian on the run,
And she’s fleeing but the flight has just begun.
She’s Armenian, Armenian on the run,
And she’ll fight ‘til the Hayastantsi are one…

»She’s Armenian« adapted from »She’s a maniac« by Michael Sembello from the »Hymns of No Resistance (Part II)«, 2009 performance by Slavs and Tatars.

»The Jackson 5 Christmas Album, as Lip-Synched by Marisa Olson«, 2005 by Marisa Olson.


»Magical World«, 2005, 06.12 min/loop, DVD. Johanna Billing’s cover version of the original song by Sidney Barnes from 1968, performed by a group of children from an free after school music club based at a rundown 1980s cultural centre in Dubrava a suburb of Zagreb, Croatia. Listen