MUSIC

2022 RELEASES

SELF-TITLED EP


CONTENTS

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1. Sibyl
2. Manaki
3. Know Yourself (The Socrates Song)
4. Kalamata Boogie
5. Modern Odyssey
Track Credits
Production Credits

 

1. Sibyl

Music: J.K. Dounetas, Spyros Koukouzelis
Lyrics: J.K. Dounetas

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I didn’t know the reason why
Or how I got to rely on you, Sibyl.
I couldn’t stand to break away
I’d be hooked to you all night and day, Sibyl.
It would always do the trick
I’d be satisfied to click on you, Sibyl.

Into my house, in through my door
Into my head, the thrill turned into a bore.
It was all a fake, yet I still wanted more from the Net.
Do it again!

All the people you deceive in your world of make-believe.
It’s full of drivel. Ain’t it, Sybil?
With your words you tantalize, moving pictures for my eyes
Sexy symbols -they’re so sinful.
All the rumours that you make, reputations that you break
You rob and swindle. Don’t you, Sibyl?

Into my house, in through my door,
Into my head, the thrill turned into a bore.
It was all a fake, yet I still wanted more from the Net.
Do it again!

You decide what I see, what I do what I can be.
You make it simple. Don’t you, Sibyl?
You hot prophetess of lies
You like profiting from my demise, Sibyl.
Now I tell you that we’re through
Here is what I’m going to do to you, Sibyl.

Out of my house, out through my door.
Get out of my head, I can’t take you anymore!
I’m cutting your throat
By cutting the cord from the Net.
You won’t fool me again! Never again!
 
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2. Manaki

Traditional Rebetiko. Arranged by J.K. Dounetas.

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Manaki Mou, Manaki Mou.
Manaki Mou, Manaki Mou.
Manaki Mou, Manaki Mou.
I feel so good ’cause I’m into you.

Manaki Mou, can’t you see.
Manaki Mou, can’t you see,
That if you try to set me free,
You won’t find another one like me.

Ooh babe won’t you come out tonight.
Ooh babe won’t you come out tonight.
Whoa girl you make me feel alright.
You’re on my mind ’cause you’re out of sight.

Manaki Mou, don’t let me go.
Manaki Mou, don’t let me go.
And if you want, I’ll tell you so.
How I want you, you’ll never know.

Ooh babe don’t you turn me away.
Ooh babe don’t you turn me away.
Whoa girl don’t you want me to stay,
‘Cause I’ll love you every night and day.

Manaki Mou, I make you sad.
Manaki Mou, I make you mad.
Leaving me will hurt you so bad,
‘Cause I’m the best that you’ve ever had.
 
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3. Know Yourself (The Socrates Song)

J.K. Dounetas

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Well, they left you confused, hurt and abused.
And now you’re feeling down and out.
You put all your faith in a corporate state.
Is that what freedom’s all about?

Institutionalized, evolutional lies
Debasing our humanity.
Making us animals, things and consumables,
A throw-away commodity.

And all we do is what we’re told.
We work until we’re sick and old.

If it gets too heavy and you can’t fight.
Pray the Lord will help you through the night.
You won’t see nothing ’till you look inside.
Know yourself, there’s nothing left to hide.
‘Cause peace and love won’t wear you down
or stop the war from coming ’round.
It’s coming ’round again.
‘Cause peace and love won’t wear you down
or stop the world from going ’round.

The diversity preachers and tolerance teachers
Turn the masses into angry mobs.
So don’t get caught with an unpopular thought,
You’ll lose your money and your jobs.

And if you’re feeling alone, just make a digital clone
And join the others in a faceless crowd.
But you’re being ignored because everyone’s bored
Of liking and laughing out loud.

And all we do is sit and mourn,
Wishing we were never born.

If it gets too heavy and you can’t fight.
Pray the Lord will help you through the night.
You won’t see nothing ’till you look inside.
Know yourself, there’s nothing left to hide.
‘Cause peace and love won’t wear you down
or stop the war from coming ’round.
It’s coming ’round again.
‘Cause peace and love won’t wear you down
or stop the world from going ’round.

Biological facts are being distorted by hacks
Who spew their dogmas in the lecture hall.
They’re not hard to refute, and any dispute
Will make their ivory towers fall.

So they rely on the State, to charge you with hate,
Every time you try to speak the truth.
For wasting your breath, you’re sentenced to death,
Convicted of corrupting youth.

And all we do is lie and wait
For others to decide our fate.

If it gets too heavy and you can’t fight.
Pray the Lord will help you through the night.
You won’t see nothing ’till you look inside.
Know yourself, there’s nothing left to hide.
‘Cause peace and love won’t wear you down
or stop the war from coming ’round.
It’s coming ’round again.
‘Cause peace and love won’t wear you down
or stop the world from going ’round.
It’s coming ’round again.
‘Cause peace and love won’t wear you down
or stop the war from coming ’round.
It’s coming ’round again.
‘Cause peace and love won’t wear you down
or stop the world from going ’round.
 
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4. Kalamata Boogie

J.K. Dounetas

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Every day is the same,
I’m sick and tired of playing the game.
On and on and on.
Tomorrow I’ll be gone.
I want something new.
I just don’t know what to do.
Tell me, tell me why.
Before I got to fly.
And all time I thought I was doing wrong.
Got to find a place where I belong.

I’m dancing at the party with two left feet.
Feeling like a fool but I won’t retreat.
The Kalamata boogie is all that a Manga needs.
A groovy little rhythm with seven beats
A city that’ll knock you right off your seats.
I’m going to Kalamata, nothing else matters.
Nothing else matters to me.
I’m going to Kalamata, nothing else matters.
Nothing else matters to me.

I don’t need a new thrill.
Ain’t got no more time to kill.
On and on and on.
Just one more time and I’m gone.
It’s got to be better than this;
Better than the sweetest kiss.
Tell me, tell me how.
I got to have it now.
And all time I thought I was doing wrong.
Got to find a place where I belong.

I’m dancing at the Glenti with two left feet.
Feeling like a fool but I won’t retreat.
The Kalamata boogie is all a Palikari needs.
I’m driving my Amaxi down Heroes street.
The pedal to the metal, I can’t be beat.
I’m going to Kalamata, nothing else matters.
Nothing else matters to me.
I’m going to Kalamata, nothing else matters.
Nothing else matters to me.

Now, you’re the kind of lover I’d like to treat.
Maybe we can go somewhere more discrete.
The Kalamata boogie is all a Tsachpina needs.
The lucky little ducky with big webbed feet,
He’s going to the river for something sweet.
The Kalamata boogie is all that everyone needs.

I’m dancing at the party with two left feet.
Feeling like a fool but I won’t retreat.
The Kalamata boogie is all that a Manga needs.
Now I’ve got my Kefi back; ain’t it sweet.
The dirty rotten devil is in defeat.
I’m doing Kalamata, nothing else matters.
Nothing else matters to me.
I’m grooving Kalamata, nothing else matters.
Nothing else matters to me.
I’m digging Kalamata, nothing else matters.
Nothing else matters to me.
 
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5. Modern Odyssey

J.K. Dounetas

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This is Ulysses, my heart you will not seize
Nor take away my freedoms each day.
I’m sailing the high seas, and praying for a cool breeze
My Penny’s alone, and I’m far from home.
Oh, Aman! Aman sas pia! Tha peis.

Stand up and listen to me
All you who dream of the power.
I’ll give my life to be free
If only to live for an hour.
Calling out, it’s time we made our stand.
Calling out, to the promised land.

This is Ulysses, we’re followed by armies
Of one-eyed machines, and spying routines.
The Sirens they tease me, my ship’s in a frenzy
They hypnotize as we’re drawn to their lies.
Oh, Aman! Aman sas pia! Tha peis.

Stand up and listen to me
All you who fight for the power.
I’ll give my life to be free
If only to live for an hour.
Calling out, it’s time we made our stand.
Calling out, to the promised land.

This is Ulysses, don’t spread your diseases
Destroying our health, for globalized wealth.
My crew is sedated from your overrated
And over-priced meds, that mess up their heads.

This is Ulysses, I’m fighting hypocrisies
That try to pass off as democracies.
They take with pleasure, draconian measures
They pretend to save, but intend to enslave.
Oh, Aman! Aman sas pia! Tha peis.

Stand up and listen to me
All you who dream of the power.
I’ll give my life to be free
If only to live for an hour.

Stand up and listen to me
All you who fight for the power.
I’ll give my life to be free
If only to live for an hour.
Calling out, it’s time we made our stand.
Calling out, to the promised land.
 
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TRACK CREDITS

J.K. Dounetas: Lead, rhythm and bass guitars. Drums arrangement and sequencing, Vocals on “Know Yourself”, “Manaki” and “Kalamata Boogie”. Backing vocals on “Modern Odyssey”.
Spyros Koukouzelis: Lead and backing vocals on “Sibyl” and “Modern Odyssey”.
Dounetas Consulting Real-Time Tube Guitar Amplifier Modeler used in all rhythm and lead tracks on “Know Yourself”, “Manaki” and “Kalamata Boogie”.

 
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PRODUCTION CREDITS

Recording, Editing, Mixing & Mastering: J.K. Dounetas
Recording Location: Greece
Year Released: 2022
Copyright Collective: SOCAN, ASCAP
Cover Art: J.K. Dounetas

 
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