Song title: Ever (or The atheist's hymn)


CD album: BE A MASTER OF YOUR FATE! (2000 Homo Ecumenicus)


Genre: classical with elements of religious Byzantine music


Arrangement: vocals, violin, keyboard


Lyrical subject: contemplation on the eternal forces behind human misery: ignorance, passiveness, and fatalism


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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Ever trying to keep a faith.

Ever being a slave to some relentless fate.

Never care to question and explain,

never care to find the meaning of your pain.

Only know to beg and pray, only trained to obey.

Ever sit and wait to receive

 from someone felt but never seen;

hoping for a second life to come,

ever promised, never found.




Links to other works by IOANNIDIS NIKOLAOS


 * 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

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)


 ANCIENT GREEK INSTRUMENTS  Information about ancient stringed instruments and replicas of some of them



* MP3 files of all 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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