LYRICS: IOANNIDIS NIKOLAOS So you've been told
Song title: So you've been told
CD album: Be a master of your fate! (2000 Homo Ecumenicus Publishing)
Genre: A fusion of jazz, rock, and
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).
So you've been told
So you’ve been told: ‘Increase in numbers, fill the earth’.
And so you did.
You filled it, subdued it, flooded with waste.
So you’ve been told: ''Rule over the creatures that move on the ground''
Now, are you satisfied?
You ruled it, you swept it, you are almost left alone.
Now full of complaints, you still don't blame your mind;
you better think again or pay the price.
Beware your precious friends, the Cheap and the Rubbish
waiting there patiently your grave to establish.
LINKS TO OTHER WORKS BY IOANNIDIS
* 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 moral and cultural decadence of modern society, globalization, terrorism, etc .
* ESSAYS on music and media
* Works of interest to music performers
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).
MUSIC and RELIGION (including some tracks with performance of ancient Greek instruments)
ANCIENT GREEK INSTRUMENTS Information about ancient stringed instruments and replicas of some of them
* MP3 files of his musical works are available for downloading at the Ioannidis Mp3 page
* A list of all IOANNIDIS' works(musical works, lyrics, essays, translations of classical texts) is available at his WORKS page.
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