When the conversation’s over,
The silence just gets in the way…
We’ve taken what’s been given,
And just threw it all away…
It’s hard to be forgiven,
When there’s nothing left to say…
Stories Of Making Songs (6 songs)

Burn Out - This is one of my favorites, a strange, wonderful song perfectly served, produced and played by me and my old manager… I wrote it and recorded it in an afternoon. I scribbled lyrics while Rade was working on the drum programming, and I got to drag out a lot of phrases that had been floating around my notebooks and glue them together. I’ve been waiting for a week for it to get done and for the band to somehow change it, but they didn’t change anything. I guess this is it.

Crazy Bastard - I have a confession to make, which is that this is my favorite track in this collection. Why? Not sure… Maybe it’s because I have absolutely zero memory of recording it. Day after recording it I didn’t even know how the hell do I have this song in my computer, then Petar said that we recorded it drunk… The chorus is wack, but the verses and their creepy talk-over vibe and screams are more than make up for it. I also like the scrathces. It’s really a crazy song. Must be the drink.

Horse Sized - This was a song that I wrote for a girl in my neighbourhood that was talking around against me with a lot of people and said that I am a loser just because I told her that I don’t like her at all and that I don’t wanna be friends with her ‘cause she is a little whore. I decided that I should record some proper song for her and retake the hill. The band told me that I should change lyrics a bit so that it can be a song for every little whore or a famous bitch. And this is it. It’s kind of stupid and kinda brilliant at the same time. I said to Lazar that it will be better if he plays on synthesizer instead of bass, but he did both, my riff smashes and sounds very heavy while Petar plays solo like a mad man, I was shocked when I first heard it. Pavle crushed the drums… Gotta say, sorry Jovana and other girls who are offensed by this song… It’s not like I care…

Good Day - I had moved to a new kind of style while I was working on this song. I’ve found some of my old cheesy loop cds and somehow came up with this pseudo-technometal pop song. It should be horrible but somehow I really really like it. It was one of the first things I had produced all by my lonely self after a lot of time, and I still love the gnarly bass sound, the casual violence of my voice and the cynical spirituality of the whole thing. “Were you faking it all along? – hah! TODAY IS A GOOD DAY TO DIE!” fuggin da bomb.

Gone Away - After the band’s first comeback I got in this LOVE period (Funny, I still kinda am). Trying to let my emotions go, thinking about one girl and writing somekind of love songs. This being the best example. Petar plays some nice piano, it must be said, and while this isn’t as developed as it should be it does manage to be very sad… Plus, I love the little “hoo”s at the end…

Lust - A demo for an unfinished song that I really like, but I haven’t really played it to anyone… It’s a song that I like to keep as a secret, ‘cause it’s kinda stupid… I’m starting to take a more of a role with my guitar, trying to create counter melodies and trying to hide the fact that I suck at guitar. I like the essence of some of these lines, even if they’re a little ham-handed. “I believe in lust, I believe in what my hands can touch, I believe that everything we’ve done is already forgiven.” When in doubt, write about sex…