IOANNIDIS NIKOLAOS - When the thief accuses you of cheating!

Song title:  When the thief accuses you of cheating!

CD album:  Mass insanity (2002 Homo Ecumenicus)

Genre:  Sui generis

Arrangement:  fretless electric guitar, electric guitar, vocals, bass, keyboard, drums, bongo, tympani, various other percussion.

Lyrical subject:  How brain-washed citizens have become to perceive paranoia as reason and the violation of their basic human rights by the state as their duty to society.


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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What's wrong with me?
am I really that brain-washed,
am I really stupid?
or how else can you explain
this foolish sense of duty?

Not only am I being robbed
and tolerate the stealing,
but I sit and listen to the thief
accusing me of cheating.

What's wrong with me?
am I really that brain-washed,
am I really stupid?
or how else can you explain
this foolish sense of duty?

Instead of trying to remove
the thief's hands from my pockets
I'm going desperate to prove
that I don't hide my profits


MP3 files of all songs are available for downloading at the Ioannidis Mp3 page


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



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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