True story: for a split second my stage name was Sonny Lerke, as this demo from 1999 unpleasantly documents. The cover picture was taken in a photo booth at Majorstuen station in Oslo. The track listing read Faces Down, Don’t Be Shallow, I Knew What To Do (early version of No One’s Gonna Come, The Truth (aka Sleep On Needles) and Things You Call Fate. All songs recorded on my little tape recorder that I still use when I write songs. This was also the demo (and the hot picture) that got me signed to Virgin Records soon thereafter. Thankfully I found myself and gave up on Sonny. #storagestories
What do you want from me when I just wanna restart You keep coming back for me when you’re the one who tore us apart And the truth is I’m better on my own And I’m the one to leave it apart So let me restart.