What else can I do

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Lyrics: Leonidas
Presentation: Yiannis, Leonidas
Produced by: Chris
Guitar, bass: Stelios
Trumpet: Yiorgos Likoydis
Artwork: Ioannis Ikonomakis
Year: 2015

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Los Angelos (DJ Stigma) at GroundZero Sound & Design

Listen, in the last days I‘ve lost my sleep
And tell me what else to do to bring you near me
I sat down and learned how to write rhymes and spit them like Chuck D.
I play the MKII in my fingers, the same goes for lutes, kicks and the MPD
We were breathing tear gas together at Syntagma Square for more than two months
I set music in Kavvadia’s poems for you like Thanos Mikroutsikos
I told you that the news belong to tv channels and the tv channels belong to their bosses
I took you and we travelled around the world in four and a half minutes
I took a pen and a paper and I made them a song for you and I wasn’t kidding
I ‘ve surpassed the first ten years, the difficult ones acording to Aggelakas
We set out to find the utopia that paints the horizon purple
hoping that you may appreciate traveling and Kavafy’s Ithaka this way
He was from Alexandria, remind me to go there swimming
Because the road is road and you open it by walking
Some other time we went to fish stars with light
And I am determined to reap storms with the death’s scythe
I’ll bring you King Baltasar’s camel for your nameday
“Go with the cronopios if you find yourself in a book of Julio Cortasar”
To distract your attention I howl like a wolf on rooftops
I made three circles around myself, I said hocus pocus, but…

What else I can do to charm you
so that you cease listening to the those above
What else can I do to charm you
Maybe I would even play the piano for you if I knew how
What else can I do to charm you
As I approach you distant yourself and I cannot catch you
What else can I do to charm you
What else can I. .. What else can I. ..What else can I do

They keep telling me “why are you writing so serious songs?”
“Write something more cheerful, come on, do it for me!”
I mumbled something like “we are rappers, not lifestyle in the dancehall”
I confess, afterwards, I also spit out an insult for the fascists
Ι don’t like the king, and I also gave you the queen and the towers in chess
I kept only my bishop yes, that’s a reference to Anagnostakis
I painted a fake smile and to make you laugh I got dressed up as a clown
And I turned my house upside down like that little lad in Home Alone
I visit Salonica and Athens a couple of times a month
But it is full of cops and I do not like such a routine
They guard the parliament, the tv channels, the X-mas Tree, their banks…
To cut the long story short, they do whatever their bosses tell them to
You just lmake sure they don’t have it done their way and do not care at all
What their political families say, want the economic elite wants
For you to notice me I have invented five thousand tricks
And I’ve asked Yiannis to do acrobatics for our sake
I sent a letter to myself and then I came and read it to me
I put on four jackets and two caps ,midsummer, and I got frozen!
As a weapon I have only my words, while they have media-armies
And if you don’t notice me with the song I’ll probably try blinking!

What else I can do to charm you
so that you cease listening to the those above
What else can I do to charm you
Maybe I would even play the piano for you if I knew how
What else can I do to charm you
As I approach you distant yourself and I cannot catch you
What else can I do to charm you
What else can I. .. What else can I. ..What else can I do