While its sound is between jazz, balkan and funk, the lyrics are simply a concatenation of names and expressions related to Istanbul. I could simply write pages on them:). Let me simply explain the title. Simit is a circular bread with sesame accompanying the beloved Turkish tea every morning and then.
That song reminded me immediately of another one, "Istanbul (Pas Constantinople)", a french-latin song in swing/jazz style, made by Ayhan Sicimoğlu & Latin All Stars in 2006. It is based on "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)" composed by Nat Simon and Jimmy Kennedy in 1929.