LYRICS: IOANNIDIS NIKOLAOS - Wish I could change it all

CD Album: AREN'T YOU FED UP? (2000 Homo Ecumenicus)

Genre: Rock ballad

Arrangement: Electric guitar, violin, cello, bass, vocals.

Lyrical subject: the quest for serenity in an age of confusion and neurosis

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).


Links to other works by IOANNIDIS NIKOLAOS


A list of all  works by IOANNIDIS (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 moral and cultural decadence of modern society, globalization, terrorism, etc.


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).



Ioannidis-Wish I could change it all

Wish I could change it all

I tried to figure out before;

confusion was the gain.

I tried to put an end to this;

it brought me pain.

I think I’m going crazy;

wish I could change it all.


To speak of sorrow never meant

but these strings only cry.

Take away my heart again.

I think I’m going crazy;

wish I could change it all.


I'll sit back and I’ll watch no more

my life being in play.

In this age of anxiety

serenity I’ll gain.

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