Metaphor

by Saklad

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    releases January 24, 2017

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1.
Shit Hides
2.
Ol' Man Shoes
3.
04:24
4.
Pockets
5.
More Storms
6.
Before the Flood
7.
03:41
8.
04:57
9.
Only Always
10.
All I Want
11.
Kim De Meo - In the Hush

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_ Metaphor is the aptly named forthcoming album from Lawrence Saklad (Larry, Lawry), due to the many levels of meaning most songs can be taken. Consider Darlin Stay, a slower balad 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 extraordinare, 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.
_ "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 11 creations? Starting w Shit Hides, then Old Man Shoes we are acknowledging some truths are never understood yet unify us all. #3 Colors Faded has been pre-released Fall 2015- performed at Dobbs (South St, Phila. before closing it's doors again) about the melancholy of dear ones who've passed underscoring late Fall, just before the holidays.
_ 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!
_ 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 seeying 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 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 12/13/16

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releases January 24, 2017

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Saklad Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"forging a fresh updated sound w/ lyrics that resonate" Metaphor due+ 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: Colors Faded
“Colors Faded” by Saklad ©2015 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: Every Time
© L Saklad 11/15/13

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 10/1/13

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 in the morning
Please don't leave me now this 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 in the morning
& Please don't leave me after midnight
Darlin stay, darlin stay
don't leave me today
darlin stay, Darlin...