LYRICS - IOANNIDIS NIKOLAOS: Be
a master of your fate!
Song title: Be a master of your
a master of your fate!
Arrangement: 12-string guitar,
electric guitar, vocals, drums, bass, keyboard.
Lyrical subject: the need for
social and political change, not by means of mass
struggle but by a change in the mentality and
attitudes of individuals.
Music, Lyrics, Arrangement,
IOANNIDIS NIKOLAOS -
is a composer, musicologist, multi-instrumentalist performer, media
theorist, and digital media creative producer (with formal qualifications
Media Studies, and Digital Media Studies)
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B.C. with the use of
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zournas, ney, flogera- classical guitar, ethnic
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decadence of modern society, globalization,
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Oedipus Rex Audio
excerpt of this work is available online in mp3
format. Also available is the complete Greek text
of Sophocles' tragedy "Oedipus the
king" edited by IOANNIDIS
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Rock, Ethnic songs with political lyrical
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GREEK TEXTS translated
by N. Ioannidis
ANCIENT GREEK INSTRUMENTS
reconstructed by N. Ioannidis and used in the ancient
Be a master of your
Thought you were
unable to know
right and wrong;
so let decisions
be made for you,
behind closed doors.
who mastered lying;
who are always
doing the unjust
you'll no more endure;
where your anger to direct,
really not being sure.
Sick and tired,
can stand no more
silent and paying;
you feel you can
demand much more;
to have a say.
Be a master of your fate!
Take life in your hands!
No more enemy of change!
Time to be a friend.
needn't take to the streets;
hold your mind
s bloodshed free;
all it takes is
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