Song title: Poor generation

CD album: Mass insanity (2002 Homo Ecumenicus)

Genre: Sui generis

Arrangement: electric guitar, bass, drums, vocals, keyboard

Lyrical subject: cultural decadence and the need for new ideals and new direction


Music, Lyrics, Arrangement, Performance: IOANNIDIS NIKOLAOS - Ioannidis N. is a composer, musicologist, multi-instrumentalist performer, media theorist, and digital media creative producer (with formal qualifications in Music, Musicology, Media Studies, and Digital Media Studies)

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Poor generation,
trapped in between the times
deep in confusion, sedated most of times
nothing to treasure, nothing to feed the mind
faithful companion, the feeling of disgust.


Drained culture, full of naked flesh
No need to puzzle you, no need to make sense
Just enough humor, and a clear moral message
Black either white, there is no place for gray.


Where is your rebellion, all that passion for revolt?
By going backwards you think you'll change the world?

You can't stay here either, now you really must go on.
What you thought was right, now seems to be wrong.


What are you waiting? How long you'll carry on
Thoughtlessly wasting an existence so hard won.
You can't forever idly watch deteriorate.
Your age old values will have to give way.


Links to other works by IOANNIDIS NIKOLAOS

A list of all IOANNIDIS' works (musical works, lyrics, essays, translations of classical texts) is available at his WORKS page.


ESSAYS on music and media


MP3 files of his musical works  (samples and some full songs) are available for downloading at the Ioannidis Mp3 page


Works  of interest to classicists and composers 

The Music of Ancient Greeks    an approach to the original singing of the Homeric epics and the lyrical poetry of the 8th-5th century B.C.

MUSIC and RELIGION (extant ancient Greek religious songs, Byzantine chant, Gregorian chant, Quranic chant)

Oedipus Rex English opera. Audio excerpt of this work is available online in mp3 format. Also available is the complete Greek text of Sophocles' tragedy "Oedipus the king".


Works  of interest to poets and lyricists Ancient Greek epic and lyrical poems translated into English by Ioannidis  (The original Greek texts are also available on the same page) 


LYRICS   (to songs from the albums Mass insanity , BE A MASTER OF YOUR FATE! ,  AREN'T YOU FED UP? ) dealing with the dominant political, social, and ethical issues of our time: the erosion of the nation state, globalization, terrorism, the moral and cultural decadence of modern society.


Works  of interest to music performers

Instrumental performance:12-string Guitar Works (12 string classical guitar), Mass insanity (electric guitar, fretless guitar), The Music of Ancient Greeks   (ancient Greek instruments -ancient kithara, aulos, ethnic percussion).

Vocal performance: MUSIC and RELIGION (including some tracks with performance of ancient Greek instruments)

Visit also the page: ANCIENT GREEK INSTRUMENTS with information about ancient stringed instruments and replicas of some of them (reconstructed by Ioannidis and used in his ancient Greek recordings).

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