Metaphor

by Saklad

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about

_ Metaphor is the aptly named new album from Lawrence Saklad (Larry, Lawry), due to the many levels of meaning most songs can be taken. Consider Darlin Stay, a slower ballad begging your lover to stay over, and also about staying in this life (visions of Lennon's last moments- 2nd verse about "floating upstream" and his word "[Oh] Darlin").
_ Both the happiest song, All I Want, and saddest, Only Always, co-write w Kim De Meo's lyrics, & brother Howard playing Taps behind a song for a dear departed, fall together. Doug Grigsby, bassist & producer extraordinaire, heard All I Want (Caribbean influences) early in the process, "...the happiest song I've ever heard!" before ending w uptempo In The Hush, lyrics & sung by De Meo. Just added Hug 3/20~ "had an inspired week 1st w folks & sibs then kids & gkids so sharing this song Hug today! do..".
_ "Yes, there's always been a subject/story connecting the songs for each album: Spellbound- about inspiration, SAKLAD- about finding me, & now Metaphor." What ties further bind these 12 creations? Starting w Shit Hides, then Ol' Man Shoes we are acknowledging some truths are never understood yet unify us all.
_ Next up, Pockets- like The Byrds' "So You Wanna Be a Rock & Roll Star", Larry describes the process of songwriting- "finding the words like catch the tail of the bird" & subsequent putting together the band, learning to play in the "pocket"- groove, "lock it"- tempo & "plug"ging it all "the bitch", into the music machine "socket". Admittedly, it sure sounds like an abusive relationship, but no, all Metaphor! Added bonus music trak~ New Dub '17, experimental dance influenced, all music.
_ #6 Colors Faded has been pre-released Fall 2015- performed at Dobbs (South St, Phila. before closing it's doors again '16) about the melancholy of dear ones who've passed underscoring late Fall, just before the holidays.
_ Many songs fall in pairs- More Storms a-Comin & Before the Flood speak of the future- people must come together to "fix this before the flood".
_ Every Time relays the excitement 1st realizing how the heart jumps each time seeing her or him entering the room, that inner smile when you just know how you both share a special connection other than the 5 senses- real love! Funky too- Mike Tyler, guitar God, heard it- "wow... sounds black!"
_ Genres range from classic & alt rock (Pink Floyd, Lennon, Peter Gabriel) w/ a modern edge incorporating new textures & mix, to Neil Youngish Americana, Folk, Funk & Electronic/ Dance/ Dub influences. Saklad has put together a diverse collection drawing from '70s '80s '90s Philly, but forging a fresh updated sound w/ lyrics that resonate, current for today!

KidGrin Records '17

***Do visit Lawrence Saklad on YouTube for all the matching videos ++ youtube[dot]com/user/Yet2B

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released February 21, 2017

©L Saklad music, lyrics, production except #11 lyrics by Kim De Meo, #13 lyrics & vocals, #10 bu vocals, #6, #11~ Howard Saklad trumpet
*mix updates thru 4/25/17

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Saklad Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"forging a fresh updated sound w/ lyrics that resonate" Metaphor 2/21 12 songs+ cds Spellbound '15, SAKLAD '10. Performs w guitars & piano-keys, original trax, songs w co-writer Kim De Meo, friends. History in Phila Music Scene 30+ yrs, piano-keys vox- Alan Mann, David Rowan, Robert Hazard, work w Essra Mohawk, Carnegie Hall age 10 piano. Christmas on the Block w gkids! ... more

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Track Name: Hug
Hug ©L Saklad 2017, 4/7/17 mix, inspired for my family~ feeling somewhat in limbo w their health, but universal.

Calling out today to everybody
hug your family
calling out tonight to anybody
been oh so lonely
merrygoround goes round & round
I'm oh so ready
sending out prayers Heavenlybody
seeking their peace
seeking our peace
seeking your peace
Track Name: Shit Hides
© L Saklad
if we smiled today, then how bad is it?
didn't we laugh & play then what's up with it
good stuff come our way? I just don't get it
why shit hides inside everybody [bah-day]

if we ate a meal, then how bad is it?
& do what we feel, then what's up with it
we know dreams from real? I just don't get it
why shit hides inside everybody

hasn't love become a friend, so how bad is it
even if that was then, so what's up with it
but loving never ends, I just don't get it
why shit hides inside everybody

(so) lighten our grip just a lil bit [2x]

[chor] reason enough to appreciate
perfect is what perfection creates
if all I could see in you is genius
imagine what's possible- all of us

if I smiled today, then how bad is it?
didn't I laugh or play then what's up with it
good stuff come my way? I just don't get it
why shit hides still inside me

[chor]
(gotta) lighten our grip just a lil bit [4x]
holding too tight, never feeling right [2x]
(so) lighten our grip just a lil bit [2x]
...no I just don't get it
why shit hides inside everybody
(gotta) lighten our grip just a lil bit [3x]
Track Name: Ol' Man Shoes
©L Saklad~ roots reggae bubble w alt-classic rock bridge
[v1] Ol' man shoes on a young boy's mind
not outta step, but that circle of time
Don't know how, don't know when
& don't look now, it's already then.
Gathering holes in familiar soles
always so comfy just before the bell tolls
All of the miles, smiles & trials
well worn steps polished, shine like new tiles.

[v2] Ol' man shoes on a young boy's mind,
walk on...
& who's to say who's right or wrong
where's up or down, what's large or small?
How much will can we summon here
if we could let go of every fear?

[chor] Ever more diligent to lighten this load
never less tethered to gravity's hold.
Teach shoes to grow wings & never touch down
only to see open sky & high ground.

[v3] Humpty Dumpty mighta climbed that wall
but his beckoned call was to rise above it all
& who's to say who's right or wrong
where's up or down, what's large or small?
How much will can we summon here
if we could let go of every fear?

[end] Ol' man shoes on a young boy's mind, walk on
ol' man shoes, an innocent mind, walk on
walk on...
Track Name: Pockets
© L Saklad

Gathering grooves & musical moves
Each in it's own lil pocket
finding the words
catch the tail of the bird
Spice the stew, so fresh & new
& plug the bitch into the socket,

[chor] Fire up the rocket
(Just) stay in your pocket,
& be sure to lock it, lock it

Gathering tunes & musician loons
Denying all those who'd knock it
Yeh, so many bands
ever shifting sands
T' have a sick brand & I think I can
Plug the bitch into the socket... [chor]

Gathering friends & family mems
bursting the seams of my pockets
So many smiles
best times & trials
Just like these songs we can all get along
Plug this wish into the socket... [chor]
Track Name: Colors Faded
“Colors Faded” ©2016 L Saklad

Fall's come, colors faded
leaves are all blown down
Soon now celebrations
when Christmas comes around
Always reminds me
of our times so long ago
the songs, remember?
I carry yesterdays in tow.

Don't know if I'm healed yet
how you left us blind
But I know, can never forget
sharing the thrill of the climb.
More recent conversations
might label me insane
for sharing revelations
with a ghost by your name,

singing your song(s) (sharing your songs)
& we'll try to carry on [2x]

always reminds me
of our times so long ago
the songs remember
I carry yesterdays in tow
Fall's come, colors faded
leaves are all blown down
Soon now celebrations
when Christmas comes around...
Track Name: More Storms
© L Saklad

forecast says more storms, more storms a comin
more storms a comin down the road, down this road, yeh

forecast says, more storms a comin
more storms a comin down the road, down this road, yeh
this world's our choosing, the voice I hear says
this world's our choosing, our choice
choose t make the turn, choose t take our turn, yeh

forecast says, yeh
more storms a coming, forcast says more storms
more storms, more storms a coming
down the road, down this road, [yeh]
this world's our choosing, the voice I hear says
this world's our choosing, our choice
choose t make the turn, choose t take our turn, yeh

the voice I hear says
forecast says, our choice, more storms
our choice, more storms, the voice I hear says, yeh
Track Name: Before the Flood
© L Saklad

Towers of alabaster risen from the east
innocent, alluring, called us to the feast
but bottom line & power are all that still
remain of this beast

Fires of burnt sienna smolder in the west
twisters getting stronger, greenhouse turning red
I'm praying for our future humanity
ready for this test

Is there some peaceful way to fix this
without more blood?
We need a peaceful way to change this
before the flood.

I've searched my life for beauty
both outside & in your eyes
I've polished faith so freely
my mind is all blue skies
but thinking 'bout the children, I question
Where lies the great disguise?
Track Name: Every Time
© L Saklad

Can't explain how much has changed
always you in mind

and every time I see your face
it take me to our special place
'cause I love you, you know I do
and every time I'm in that place
it's you I want to share that space
I love you, you know it's true

and every time I get inspired
can't wait to share what takes me higher
I love you, you know I do
and any time feel something's wrong
I think of you to keep me strong
'cause I love you, you know it's true,
I love you

Can't explain how much has changed
always you in mind
every time, every time

Can't explain how much has changed
always you in mind, in mind
every time, every time

and every time I see your face
it take me to our special place
'cause I love you, you know I do
and every time I'm in that place
it's you I want to share that space
I love you, I love you, I love you
Track Name: Darlin' Stay
© L Saklad

Mmm, such a wonderful time tonight
how we so laughed like a little child
and when we kissed, did we float out of sight?
time suspended, just here and now

now that the candle's burnin down low
we're both in dreamy afterglow
One thing I know, can't let you go

Don't leave me after midnight
No don't leave me after midnight
Please don't leave me after midnight
Darlin stay, darlin stay

Floating upstream on the last sunbeams
sipping our tea just me and your smile
must be a dream, but how real this all seems
keep closed my eyes, to last just a while
One thing I know, can't let you go

Don't leave me in the morning
No don't leave me when it's morning
Please don't leave me in the morning
Darlin stay, darlin stay

Feels like a dream, how surreal this all seems
closing my eyes to last just a while

Don't leave me in the evening
& No don't leave me when it's morning
& Please don't leave me after midnight
Darlin stay, darlin stay
don't leave me today
darlin stay, Darlin...
Track Name: Only Always
© L Saklad & Kim De Meo lyrics

I hear the echoes, of the silence
of all the words I long to say
I thought that time would have been kinder
wouldn't have stolen you away
wouldn't have stolen you...

If I could see you, would I tell you
just how I'll never be the same
There's no regret, 'cause when I held you
Only that feeling still remains
Just that feeling still remains
Just that feeling still remains
Only always

If I could visit for even an hour
and fly with you above this rain
You'd hear me say the words unspoken
and set us free from all this pain
set me free from all this pain
set us free... 'cause when I held you
Only that feeling still remains
Just that feeling still remains
Only Always
Track Name: All I Want
© L Saklad

All I want is a roof overhead
and my woman in my bed
but all I need is a different kind of seed
how it feeds me through my soul instead
All I care is be thankful for all the air
of this life that breathes inside me
And all I am, be it woman of man
is to join in and set us both free

Can we, can we, c-c-can we set us both free
Can we, can we, c-c-can we set us both free

All I've seen it's a technicolor dream
and a whole lot of in between
but all I've found pretty much the same all around
except for the ways and means
All I know might have a long way to go
but step by step one day we'll see
No hit or miss, it's all in a kiss
so join in and set us both free


Can we, can we, c-c-can we set us both free
Can we, can we, c-c-can we set us both free
All I want...
...of this life that breathes
Track Name: In the Hush
© Saklad & De Meo lyrics, ld vocals

I never had much faith
in things I couldn't see
Up until the day
that you came back to me

It's life I just can't trust
I always used to say
Then you came back to me
and swept that fear away

And now I just believe in the things I cannot touch
Been only recemtly that the truth is in the hush
baby in the hush

Baby someday soon we will rise above this path
Way up with the stars & moon
the world's no longer flat, baby some day soon

And in the scheme of things
I see how we are meant to be
To breathe a sigh of peace
now that you came back to me

So now I just believe in things I cannot touch
Been only recently that the truth is in the hush
baby in the
Baby someday soon we will rise above this path
Way up with the stars & moon
the world's no longer flat, baby some day
[repeat then end:]
...baby some day soon, today is some day soon!