IOANNIDIS NIKOLAOS: A treatise on achieving success





Song title: A treatise on achieving success

CD album: Mass insanity (2002 Homo Ecumenicus)

Genre: blend of rock and Greek folk

Arrangement: electric guitar, bass, vocals, drums, tumberleki, ethnic percussion

Rhythm: Greek folk rhythm 9/8

Music, Lyrics, Arrangement, Performance:

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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A treatise on achieving success
Aching for achievement?
in this world of ambition,
and betrayal
and full of ego?
Need a how to lesson:
Things you must avoid,
traits you must develop,
Rules to follow if you want
by leaps and bounds to ascend
the ladder of sweet success.
Watch your public image!
Be careful what you say!
Stay always cool;
keep a smile on your face.
Go shaking everybody’s hands.
Don’t forget to flatter your superiors to death!
Stop at nothing, fear nothing!
Go get what you want!
Don’t bother about feelings;
hurting is what they are for.
There is no right, there is no wrong.
There’s only means to get along.
Go launch your bid for the job the other holds.
Denounce the other’s failings;
you are infallible, of course!
And when you mess up,
and when you prove wrong,
Just find someone to lay the blame on.
There is no right, there is no wrong.
There’s only means to get along.




Musical Works, ESSAYS on music and media, LYRICS (1) LYRICS (2),  ANCIENT  GREEK TEXTS  translated into  English  by N. Ioannidis,  ANCIENT GREEK INSTRUMENTS reconstructed by N. Ioannidis and used in the ancient Greek recordings, Album REVIEWS, GREEK REVIEWS




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