NEW: Something To Believe In
About 'Something To Believe In':
In 2011 the band decided to publish the new album, all in English,
because more and more numerous Sarcasm fans worldwide have problems
understanding the message of Sarcasm's songs. They are always socially
aware, against drugs, violence, road rage, propaganda brainwash. Their
greatest and oldest hit, Crematory is about ecology, for instance.
This time the whole album is war. All songs were recorded in Studio
Brlog by ŇĹika and Tim Antonijevińć, one way or another the songs sing
about war, human suffer, how to save oneself from the pressure of war.
Renown cartoonist Zoran Smiljanińć (famous for Hardfuckers comics in mag
Mladina etc.) drew Sarcasm's everlasting mascot, the Thrasher, a little
bit aged but also tougher and war-charred maniac, which is seen on the
last page of the booklet standing on top of a pile of bodies, telling us
to stop the war.
First Song, 'Summer 91' is a story from Slovenian independence war
against Yugoslavia, it's a love-story, based on Mucy's own experience,
with the ending in modern time and thank goodness it's just a fiction.
The title song 'Something To Believe In' is about the society seeing
metal heads as wild animals. But metal heads would be a bit more
tolerant if the society gave them something to believe in. So their only
way to survive is a bloody revolution.
'Demons' is about war propaganda in modern society. We dno't know what
is right and what is wrong, we're better off acting like crazy, listen
to the voices in our heads and avoid serving the army in some unknown
'Voices of Verdun' was inspired by a shocking visit to the memorial.
Bones of 130.000 unknown soldiers are laid there. Mucy saw a lonely
skull watching him through the window of the memorial. Who knows, whose
child is this young soldier, he doesn't even have a name to rest in
peace? Whose family will never know were is their son? Let Verdun be a
reminder to us all: "Before you start another war, give them back their
'Ghosts in the River' is the most shocking of them all. It's about the
greatest battle of all times, the breakthrough at Kobarid and Sońća
front. Chilling ballad about why sońća river is so cold nowadays: because
of so many souls that live in her.
'21' is about the bombing of Grahovo, Slovenia, 1943. A sad true story
about a mother of 21 with 2 daughters, their husband being a prisoner of
war in a German camp. Even today the villagers are touched by their
story and bring flowers to the girls' grave.
'License to Sarcasm' takes off some of the heavy load of the previous
songs. It's humorous song about a Nato spy and his Russian army officer
girlfriend, explaining how James Bond really invented his vodka-martini
'We are at War' is a true example of sarcasm. The song was written when
Slovenia entered NATO and talks about Slovenian eagerness, being
'somebody' at last, becoming an aggressor and now they can bully 'the
Indians' and other poor people for their oil.
'Generations in Blood' was written upon revelation that every generation
must go through a war and that it seems that every parent must bleed for
his children. Scary thought: new generation is all grown up now, 20
years have passed since the last war - is it time for our children to bleed?
'Surrender' is dedicated to Senaid Mehari, a well known singer, who as a
little girl was sent to the army. The song is dedicated to all the
children whi have to be cannon fodder and fight because their elders and
leaders are too cowardly to fight their own wars. The song tells us it
is better to surrender before she drills us with a machine gun.