Let Friends Be Friends

by Against The Odds

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released December 24, 2015

Jovan Slijepčević - vocals
Nina Zvezdin - guitar
Ognjen Arđelan - guitar, vocals
Marko Ranisavljev - bass, vocals
Zoran Divnić - drums

Recorded by Sirko at Socijala studios.
Mix by Sirko
Master by Pedericco Rashiid

Guest vocals - Zoran Džuklevski

Album artwork by xBROKENx

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Against The Odds Novi Sad, Serbia

Punk rock/hardcore band from Novi Sad, Serbia, formed in September 2011.

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Track Name: To Whom It May Concern,
To Whom It May Concern,

Beaten up and bruised
You left me for the wolves
Just another victim
On the path you chose

Takes so long to find it
Sometimes you never will
Colorblind and struck down
And it hurts like hell

I tried so hard not to lose hope
But with you it dies, with you it dies

Deep inside my soul
Deep inside my mind
My thoughts are out don’t let them in
There’s obviously something wrong

I’m screaming my lungs out
Don’t make me speak
Don’t let me down
I’m not fine now

Nor was I fine when we last spoke
But at least I tried, at least I tried

And I wasn’t fine when we last spoke
But at least I tried, at least I tried
Track Name: New Generation
New Generation

Here’s a call to action
With no reaction
Change the times
Or they’ll change you

Keeping your mouth shut
Won’t make things better
Kick in the door
Break on trough

I feel backed up against the wall
You’ve set me up to take the fall
But there’s a loop-hole in your plot
Didn’t you know I’m not alone?
Not alone

United we stand
United under none
There’s no tomorrow
Unless we draw the gun

No rationality, only lies and conspiracy
Long forgotten better years, never thought we’d end up here.
You can’t make me, you can’t change me, I remember how it was before
You can’t make me, you can’t change me, I’m not your slave anymore


United we stand
United under none
There’s no tomorrow
Unless we draw the gun

Say hello to the new generation
Track Name: Hideaways
Hideaways

I wear my mask every day, can’t let anyone close to me
Or let them see through the smile that I force
People say they know me, call me a good man
But with this disguise I wear, how can they tell

Don’t know what’s buried inside
Too afraid to find out, all I can do is hide
Sometimes I lose control, let them see through me
Can’t let this happen anymore

Have to keep this buckled up and locked down
Away from the world to see
I know this will eat at me
But there’s no one out there who can help me

I keep everyone away, knowing they won’t like what they see
Just turn your back, and run from me
You can’t save me, you can’t save me

Have to keep this buckled up and locked down
Away from the world to see
I know this will eat at me
But there’s no one out there who can help me

This burden I carry
Why is it so heavy?
It became a part of me
I am left with no sanity

Have to keep this buckled up and locked down
Away from the world to see
I know this will eat at me
But there’s no one out there who can help me
Track Name: We Are Here
We Are Here

We are here, we are now,
But still not good enough somehow,
"Only young", you'll hear them say
"We were better in our day"

The scene is dead the scene is dead
For whoever cared and bled
It died with cynics, jealous ones
It died right here before our eyes

A shout out to the back rows
We know you're there
Judging every move we make
Laughing at every step we take

No one cares what we say
To you it only matters where we play
Without us, think you’re better off that way?
But I’ll tell you we are here to stay

We are here, we are now,
But still not good enough somehow,
"Only young", you'll hear them say
"We were better in our day"

It's too much to pay the price
No support, you don’t show up
But still we suck

We are here, we are now,
But still not good enough somehow,
"Only young", you'll hear them say
"We were better in our day"
Track Name: 57
57

I’m on a twelve step program and every step leads to your door
And I swear I’d follow you down bottles and rabbit holes

Cause all my riches fit into cigarette packs
And all my wishes lost in years I can’t get back

So down, down I go, down this yellow brick road
Paved with 24 carat gold, and the best of intentions

I painted towns red and set them ablaze, I ended up broken in so many ways
I painted towns red and set them ablaze, I ended up broken in so many ways

I’ll be stronger I’ll be bolder, I won’t look over my shoulder
I’ll count my sins when I'm older
And if my fingertips should harden and my breath just turns to ash
We’ll find some deeper pockets and some memories to stash
We’ll find some deeper pockets and some memories to stash

It feels like Armageddon, it tastes like blood between your teeth
I'd say it feels like dying, baby, dying is relief
I left a trail of gin and poison, so we know how to get back
Home is far and non-existent, it's easy to lose track

Pick me (apart), pick me (apart),
Pick me (apart), pick me (apart)
Pick me (apart), pick me
Track Name: Don't Cry
Don't Cry

I cry for this world, for the ignorant walking around like sheep
They follow blindly, no questions asked, with promise of safety and security

I cry for the enlightened ones, who see this world for what it really is
All the corruption, all the immorality, those who are not ready for conformity

They walk their own path, often alone
They have to struggle through life, and run their head through stone

Mostly they bounce back, not able to break the wall
Give up on their efforts, a burden they can’t carry on their own

But you can’t just give up on your right
You can’t just give up on your pride
You can’t just give up on your heart
You can’t just give up on your life.

You have to know, you were never here alone
And hope it will be better for us all

You have to follow your path
For a better world
Not let anyone take this from you
You mustn’t let them draw you into the herd
And become one of their brainless buffoons
You have to know, you were never here alone
And hope it will be better for us all

Don’t cry
Don’t cry
Don’t cry
Don’t cry

Don’t cry for this world, for you are not alone, we will stand together
Against the oppression, we will teach them a vital lesson
Track Name: Drive
Drive

So many times I’ve dreamed of going away
Driving away to that far off place
A distant state of mind, no worries and no cries
But a place in my heart with a wide road ahead

All hope abandoned, all systems down tonight
They say that it’s all over, but the sirens keep on howling

It doesn’t get much better than this
I keep hoping for the best
But those moments never last, those moments never last

All hope abandoned, all systems down tonight
They say that it’s all over, but the sirens keep on howling

And I feel like I’m driving
A 100 miles an hour and I cannot seem to stop
There’s nothing else to do
Just keep my head up straight and eyes on the road

All hope abandoned, all systems down tonight
The highway’s all I can think of, where all roads lead to hell
All hope abandoned, all systems down tonight
The highway’s all I can think of, where all roads lead to hell
Track Name: Let Friends Be Friends
Let Friends Be Friends

Smile for the picture
Show off your perfect teeth
The way you are
The way you used to be

You kiss the bottle
That’s all you do
A cure for reality
A symbol of your amity

This time it’s not the end of me
This life, I’m not afraid of it
You broke us down, drove us apart
But now, let friends be friends again

Where are my friends
Where are my enemies
Can’t tell no more
And I don’t miss it though

Society changes
We’re all mad here
I shoot to kill
And I’m appalled by it

This time it’s not the end of me
This life, I’m not afraid of it
You broke us down, drove us apart
But now, let friends be friends again

Empty bottle in my hands
I’ve slipped again, lost in flames
Minutes cut the fears away
One more sip I’m in a fray

Thought I’d have the strength to carry on
Turns out I’m barely holding on
Turns out I really do miss it
I’m not the only one

This time it’s not the end of me
This life, I’m not afraid of it
You broke us down, drove us apart
But now, let friends be friends again

Let friends be friends, let friends be friends again
Track Name: Best Regards
Best Regards

Sorry I haven’t spoken in far too many days
I've been upside down for so long now
I can’t even count the years, can’t even count the years
Once again I’m in a loss for words
I’m stuck in my own head
still fighting losing battles
that I brought up on to myself

And I won’t be fine, but thanks for asking
I’m finished with this game
I feel like I’ve lost my mind
and I never know what to say

I can’t write a love song
cause I’m too afraid to say
I’m too afraid to write these words
I’m scared of what they’ll say

I bang my head against the wall
still afraid of falling down
can’t carry the weight like I used to
but that’s what everyone expects

I can’t write a love song
cause I’m too afraid to say
I’m too afraid to write these words
I’m scared of what they’ll say

Sorry I’m still talking
lately I haven’t been myself
I’ll figure it out, I always do
you just caught me off my guard