LYRICS: IOANNIDIS NIKOLAOS -Looking for something to believe in

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

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)



 Arrangement: 12string guitar, (that in some parts of the song imitates the sound of Greek folk
instruments, such as bouzouki, lute etc), violin, cello, keyboard, Greek folk percussion (daouli and tuberleki)

Lyrical subject: the search of new ideals in a decaying world

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Look for something to believe in, for a place to belong.

What I live is so below what I live my life for.

Small ideas in big package, loud talks from empty minds,

all appearances deceiving,

strive to see through walls of lies.


Holy men behaving badly. Heroes, idols all gone,

all the media creations not enough to turn me on.


Self appointed moral guardians try to teach me by force

to live by their own standards, ideals long bygone.


Small ideas in big package, loud talks from empty minds,

all appearances deceiving,

strive to see through walls of lies.


Look for something to believe in, for a place to belong.

Want to know why I'm here; Am I born to be alone?


Listen to audio samples of other 12-string guitar works by Ioannidis Nikolaos


Threnos (ALBUM: 12-string Guitar Works)

The most spoken word (ALBUM: 12-string Guitar Works)

Minor to major (ALBUM: 12-string Guitar Works)

Mass insanity (ALBUM:Mass insanity)

Be a master of your fate! (ALBUM: BE A MASTER OF YOUR FATE!)


You can  buy or download all CDs by this composer  at the IOANNIDIS shopping page and other online stores, amazon etc.


Links to other works by IOANNIDIS


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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