In the hazy days of the dwindling power of communism, a little rock band from Yugoslavia came into existence. Rock from Communism, is that even possible? Well, when it's the most Westernized communist country on Earth, yes, rock was welcome. Bijelo Dugme (White Button) is the most recognized of these bands, with songs that pull you out of your seat and make you sing to your heart's content. Goran Bregovic, a founding member of the band, went on to some international fame. He worked with Emir Kusturica on a few films, collaborated with Iggy Pop on a few tracks, but to me he is always first and foremost Bijelo Dugme.
Lipe Cvatu is a breakup song. A guy sees a girl a year after they've called it quits and he tells himself everything is the same as the year before except for this one tiny detail of their relationship. Through the song, he's trying to rationalize to himself that they're over but you clearly hear the pain in his voice. When the first few notes of this song start, I get goosebumps. There's really nothing like heartbreak set to a melody.