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Side A: The Collector

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“The Sides”, a dual EP narrative by multi-instrumentalist Jorge Laboy. Each “side” is comprised of five songs to embody the five psychological stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and finally, acceptance. Through these EPs, the tragic tale of a character coping with love and loss unfolds in two contrasting ways. “Side A: The Collector”, provides a soundtrack to the griever as he banishes himself from the world, surrounds himself with mementos of his beloved, and bottles his feelings. “Side B: The Traveler”, provides an alternative soundtrack, this time rendering a story where the griever drives off into the night and makes the world his escape--- instead of mementos, he carries a gun. “The Sides” are not only soundtracks for the story of the griever, but they are metaphors drawn from Jorge’s own experiences--- though mournful in nature, they are ultimately meant to remind listeners that even in grief, even in loss, and even when hope, like everything, dies…

L.ove A.lways W.ins

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released January 19, 2013

L.A.W. is:
Jorge Laboy - Vocals/Guitar/Keyboards/Bass/Programming

Produced By Jorge Laboy & Matt Lapointe
All Songs By Jorge Laboy
Recorded & Engineered by Jorge Laboy & Matt Lapointe at "1901" in Tampa, FL.

Additional Guitars on "The Scene" by Thomas Griggs
Additional Bass and Guitars on "The Scene" and "The Answer" by Matt Lapointe

Thanks To: My family, friends and fans for their love and support.

Artwork & Layout By Jorge Laboy

Contact: thebandLAW@gmail.com

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LoveAlwaysWins Brooklyn, New York

The studio project of Multi-Instrumentalist Jorge Laboy
marked by inventive melodies, endless instrumental layers and emotionally-charged lyrics expressing the mighty message Love. Always. Wins.

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Track Name: The End
I obliged and opened my eyes then placed my head into the gallows
You held me in distant belief and everything is hiding in shadows

Take your swings
You're searching for things
You say you’ve been starving for hours
Tell me now
We’ve fallen somehow
When everything is a civil war and everyone is just praying for the end

They’re so high they’ll never come down
They take all this height and then view what surrounds
Then drop these with faith and fear you’ll never know

"We’re so high we’ll never come down
We’ll take all this height and abuse what surrounds
I drop these with faith that they’ll burn all our fears
And then be on my way cause there is nothing left here”
Track Name: The Scene
Give me a 9 to 5 and a place and time
I'm gonna to be the only one that's gonna set you off
Your serving 2 to 3 for the 3rd degree
I’m going to be the only one that's gonna get you off
And silence never sets the scene
You put your faith in motion pictures while I’m living for the dream

It’s wrong not right
You’ll see the truth by firelight
These things denied in step two, I’d accept you, love it sets you off
She said can’t this wait
I got enough on my plate
These things denied in step two, I’d accept you, love it sets you off

She took a nasty tone on the telephone
And I’m hoping she’s just really gonna let you off
And everything is obscene on the T.V. screen
Just another way to shut you off
And violence never solves a thing
You paint your pictures by the numbers while your bursting at the seams
Track Name: The Inside
I got you blue lines for your white blank page I give it
You fill it up with nasty names you make me livid
And now there is nothing left for you to do or say
You close your eyes to kneel and pray
You got to get to give away

And that's about the time that a lose it
But its hard to keep something on my mind when we two step
And I’m rewinding the music
Cause I’m trying to find something that's inside we can use
Why do we play this game
We’ll drive us both insane
We’re back and and forth enough to spark another flame that just might ignite from the inside

I got you red blood for your ice cold veins I give it
You cut your wrist with sharpened blades you make me livid
I patch you up so you can do it all again
It’s just a means until the end
This ain’t no way to treat a friend

And every time I try and save you from the constant to and fro
You say your miserable but maybe you’re just reaping what you sow
Why do we play this game
We’ll drive us both insane
We’re back and forth enough to spark another flame that just might ignite from the inside

You’re all alone
A day ago you’re sleeping next to her
On the phone arguing about who’s to blame
Why do we play this game
We’ll drive us both insane
We’re back and forth enough to spark another flame that just might ignite from the inside
Track Name: The Answer
Catch yourself cause you’re your only disease
Searching for answers but your looking in the face of greed and
I’ll hold my questions till the politics cease
Cause a politician never solved a problem for me

And we wait for everything to change
Put your faith in more than what they show your face
Given grace you’ll know the things that I believe
Just open up your heart and show your mind that love is the answer you need

Test yourself cause you’re your only worst critic
These things come to mind when I find out your living
In a house made out of wax and string
These are such fragile things
A flame Ignites the tragedy in hopes that you’ll come out

And we wait for everything to change
Put your faith in more than what they show your face
Given grace you’ll know the things that I believe
Just open up your heart and show your mind that love is the answer you need
Track Name: The Drugs
… Its been several days
Since you went away
all to begin away
From here
But your scent still stays
and all the little things that never mattered
sit in piles upon these counters
and all these things never proved to be enough
I could quit the cigarettes
But with all I have I could never quit the drugs

And I swear this was never love
As I take my hands from you
And promise myself this will be our final touch
And I’ll swear I’m clean
But I’ll never know what that really means
A cold day with a rose on a casket
A little white lie and a line to match it

And its been so long
Since I
Had the inspiration it takes to write a song about you
And I swear I’ll get along without you
But I cross my heart too much
I could put the bottle down
But with all I have I could never give you up

And I’ll Swear this was never love…