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1. Hug 03:12 ©L Saklad 2017, 6/9/17 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

2. Shit Hides ©L Saklad 03:46 *5/26 mix

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]

3. Ol’ Man Shoes ©L Saklad 03:12 *5/26 mix~ roots reggae bubble w alt-blues rock bridge (new piano)

[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…

4. New Dub ’17 04:05 ©L Saklad~ a sample of my EDM/ experimental/ dub~ music w/ beats no lyrics, my bonus trak to you [mix 4/11/17]

5. Pockets ©L Saklad 03:16 *5/19 mix *’my version of The Byrds’ “So you wanna be a Rock & Roll Star” – describes the process of songwriting & subsequent putting together the band, learning to play in the “pocket”, & “plugging” it all- “the bitch”, into the music machine “socket”. Admittedly, it sure sounds like an abusive relationship, but no, all “Metaphor”ical!

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]

6. Colors Faded ©2016 L Saklad 04:26 mix 5/22~ about how, every Fall, a feeling of melancholy underscores the joy, reminds me of long ago & those we miss, Alan Mann (or John Lennon) w their songs & all we can do is sing & share them to carry on. I feel a similar writing style & spirit woven into the fabric of this one. http://sakladmusic.com (+ Christmas on the Block is incl w/ Spellbound album)

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…

7. More Storms [a-Comin] ©L Saklad 03:05 *mix 5/9/17

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

8. Before the Flood ©L Saklad 04:53 4/18 mix

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?

9. Every Time ©L Saklad 03:42 5/30 mix

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

10. Darlin’ Stay ©L Saklad 04:58 5/30 mix

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…

11. Only Always ©L Saklad & Kim De Meo lyrics 04:15 *5/11 mix

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

12. All I Want © L Saklad 04:35 5/17 mix

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

13. In the Hush ©Saklad & De Meo lyrics, ld vocals 03:31 *5/27 mix

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!

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SAKLAD album Lyrics

1} Salt In My Coffee
©2010 Larry Saklad

I’m not gonna pour salt in my coffee
not gonna sprinkle sugar on my steak
Yes, I’m gonna savor every one of these flavors
gonna embrace all that’s on my plate

But with her I stumble down again
playing some clown
And I don’t wanna, don’t wanna be down now

All of the shadows that were clouding my thinking
putting my attention on my weakened state
If love is letting go, I finally surrender
Now every moment is a fresh clean slate

But with her I stumble down again
playing some clown
And I don’t wanna, don’t wanna be down now,
don’t wanna be down now

Free to be Your witness
windblown on a mountain peak
letting our song take wing

All that I learned about the law of attraction
we’re gonna find just what we seek
So tired of thinking “can’t get no satisfaction”
and no more questions if the hill’s too steep

But with her I stumble down again
playing some clown
And I don’t wanna, don’t wanna be, no I don’t wanna, don’t wanna be
Don’t wanna be down now, don’t wanna be down now

2} Tethered
©2010 Kim De Meo, Larry Saklad

Listening to the voice inside that whispers in our ear
Tryin’ to decipher what is not crystal clear
Questioning the voice inside that whispers in our head
Asking for direction, can not assume my way instead

Tethered together here in the quagmire
lifting each other
Tethered together, what will inspire us to
lift each other out of this quicksand?

The asking of these questions: what is false and true
All of us are yearning for all those answers too
Extend your hand to me my friend, is all we have to do
The lessons we are learning here, I realize in you

[chorus, verse- music]
I’d gladly shed your fears for you, if we only could
but both of us laughing with the voice inside, reminds us things are good

’cause we’re…
[chorus 1.5x]
…Tethered together, what will inspire us to keep
lifting each other out of this quicksand? Tethered

3} Just In Case
©2010 Kim De Meo, Larry Saklad

Baby, just in case you got the wrong impression
Looking for some sign that I’ll change my mind, just in case
I don’t have time, always the same question
Walking that line of love and hate, baby, just in case

What did you hide while I stood beside you
How was your soul denied, you’re lost deep inside, without a trace
I finally found my voice
all buried and dusty
You know you give me no choice
It’s time for letting go

Why did you lie as I lay down beside you
I looked in your eye, your lost so deep inside, without a trace
I finally…
…for letting go

Baby, just in case, you got the wrong impression
Looking for some sign that I might change my mind, just in case
Just in case, just in case
aw, baby

4} Why This Full Moon
©2010 Larry Saklad

Why this full moon fills us with wonder
melts our cares like distant thunder
How your voice so deeply is calling
the stirring of spring, the coming of morning
What the dawn brings is surely warming

When our senses reach for the horizon
Open minds to each moment arriving
Where we meet is within our connection
Whoever we see reveals always your reflection
It makes me smile to feel such affection

and know we’ll never let go again
oh no, to never let go your hand

How this fresh breeze can carry your fragrance
the weightless dance of carefree maidens
the uncanny way you know what I’m thinking
Join with me now and what love is bringing
let our guard down and trust in love lingering

and know we’ll never let go again
oh no, to never let go your hand

Why this full moon fills us with wonder

5} Comedy of Errors
©2010 Larry Saklad

We keep jumpin’ through hoops just to follow our dreams
Somersaults and loops chasing after schemes
In the end we’ll all wake up at heaven’s door
Always tryin’ to decipher what’s best for our lives
Till we’re flyin superhyper for sunnier skies
Only questions, never answers to what it’s all for

Tragedy and ecstasy start feeling all the same
Hiding from your majesty when you call my name
Don’t I wanna know what keeps my vision blind?
Thinkin’ I can tell how best to survive
Ringin’ my own bell to deafen your reply
As if I ever stopped, just might loose my mind

This comedy of errors
This funhouse full of mirrors
All these sights and sounds turned inside out

Do we make the trade from jester to slave
Aware of the charade still afraid of the grave
And blaming all our troubles on the world

Got to take another look must be something I missed
Who’s the real crook in this unholy tryst
Who’s the sand inside the clam turnin’ to pearl?

This comedy of errors
This fun-house full of mirrors
All these sights and sounds turned inside out

We keep jumpin’ through hoops…

6} I Been Told
©2010 Kim DeMeo, Larry Saklad

I been told I have a fragile spirit
by friends who have seen the worst of me
And I been told that love is just illusion
by lovers who’ve taken the best of me

And in the morning sun the world looks so promising and new
But by nightfall it always seems to change my point of  view
‘Cause the night has brought me pleasure
And the night has brought me pain
It’s a camouflage for lovers down the lane

I’ve been told that life goes by so quickly
by someone who has lived and loved a few
And I been told to love like no tomorrow
by the forces that have drawn me to you

And in the morning sun the world looked so promising and new
But by nightfall it always seemed to change my point of  view
‘Cause the night has brought me pleasure
And the night has brought me pain
Clear the camouflage for lovers down the lane
Lovers down the lane
lovers down the lane

I been told, I been told

7}  Manns-in-me
©2010 Larry Saklad

If I would pray a thousand times a day
would it make any difference, with you, for you
Just one more time, hear me once again
seems I just learned what it means true friend
would you, will you and what can I do
Need just a little more time playing this tune

If I would sing all summer, fall, winter and spring
would it make any difference, with you, for you
pull out all the stops, live and breath rolling this rock
would you slow the hands on this grand cuckoo clock,
what’s the fee for more than memories, Lord let it be
Havin’ such a special time, havin’ such a special time
My Manns-in-me, with my Manns-in-me

Been talkin’ ’bout the past, present and Yet2B
Been walkin’ in an everlasting reverie
Been laughing havin’ such a blast
My Manns-in-me, with my Manns-in-me

In vivid recall, blasting the local music show
When Street Beat stalled, Cyndy broke on the radio
Oh my God, no, sad news I just been told
I had to pull over the side of the road
That lump in my throat about to explode
I just saw you, we made more plans anew
Suddenly I flew, blind, out of my mind
But I just couldn’t find, never again find you, what could I do…

If I would pray a thousand times a day
would it make any difference, with you, for you
Just one more time, Lord, hear me once again
seems I just learned what it means true friend

Been talkin’ ’bout the past, present and Yet2B
Been walkin’ in an everlasting reverie
Been laughing, playin’, havin’ such a blast
My Manns-in-me, with my Manns-in-me

Can I get an Amen
Manns-in-me

8} Lull’bye
©2010 Larry Saklad

Star of perception drifting,
from candle light to music flight
and back to your warmth so close tonight

Ponder direction lifting
in spiral thought our lives are caught
en-wrapped in the web we both have sought

And sleep is beckoning
her peaceful angels sing
our Cupid’s arrows bring
sweet Valentine dreams…

9}  Oh Philadelphia
©2010 Larry Saklad

Why’s this old piano make me sad
when all I wanna feel is glad
But every note just makes me weep
Out on the corner there’s a man
and he’s missing his band
His horn just echoes down the street

(chorus)
Oh Philadelphia, why can’t we come together
You’ve been my rock since my youth
Oh Philadelphia, we’ve come through stormy weather
Only to find all your guns cocked, ready to shoot

Fear, if it’s just illusion
what’s the chaos and confusion
With our embrace all shadows gone
You know I’ve ridden every rail
walked down every dead end trail
Come face to face with all alone

(chorus)

Mistakes, you know I’ve made my share
but there’s no punishment there
Always thought that Kharma collects it’s due
No, it’s a myth all wrong
it’s how we drag us along
Keeping us from happiness and true, oh baby…

(chorus 2)
Oh Philadelphia, why can’t we come together
You’ve been my rock since my youth
Oh Philadelphia, starting now and forever
This city of Love holds the truth

10} Forgiveness
©2006 Larry Saklad

All I ever wanted was your happiness
gladly giving you my all we found this bliss
Always believed our dreams were possible
Then the in betweens and now am I able

Forgiveness, I know
Just follow your heart
Forgiveness, was this the gift,
the lesson from the start

This road we’re driving is a two way street
Leaving and arriving and on time we meet
Traveling together letting the love grow
We can make it better, can we come to know

Forgiveness…

Going round and round this rotary
getting all green lights and then I get to me
Looking in the mirror with high regard
Summon all my strength, why is it so hard

Forgiveness, I know
Just follow your heart
Forgiveness, was this the gift,
the lesson from the start

Surrender to your heart
Forgiveness

11} The Real  You
©2010 Larry Saklad

Another chance, take a second glance
to wake from this dream of happen-stance
The planted seeds and signs to read
wait patiently on us to be received

The time that’s past pretends first and last
remove the mask no stone was ever cast
Only truth is true, no opposite one view
forever remembered, the real you

With questions in mind and answers to find
set my course in this world past where the road winds
High and low, no matter how far I’d go
was it denial what I already know?
Still pushed ahead to wherever it led
so sure something more needed be said
But each story the same, though different name
til everything smothering my flame

It stopped me cold how we’re bought and sold
was happiness another form of “fools gold”?
To admit I was lost, an Albatross
at the bridge praying help to come across

Another chance, take a second glance
to wake from this dream of happen-stance
Only truth is true, no opposite one view
forever remembered, the real you
forever remembered, the real you, the real you

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