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“The Sides" is a dual EP narrative by multi-instrumentalist Jorge Luis 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 August 13, 2013

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

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

Additional Guitars on "The Drive" by Thomas Griggs

Thanks To: My family, friends and fans for their continued 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 Drive
I run the risk fight or flight since 1990
I wrote a list in the light
but I never looked up
cause it shines so brightly
And you can never see the end of a tunnel when it curves around
Or youre going down
Keep my eyes focused on what lies right in front of me
Cause once i finally see the coast
don't ever count on me to let you know

I hear this place
In every single whisper
Never cared to finally miss her
Till i couldnt see her face
Love is in your eyes
And there's nothing that can take it away
Not the pain, not the preist
Not the blood, not the beast
Not the flood, not the feast
Not the drive.

Too many people have died tonight
You swore that this was your final fight
Held your film to the red light
And screamed at the top of your lungs
"This is the last time!"
Make peace with your brother
Burn one more down
Leave all your things to your mother
Theres no time now just leave a letter for your lover
its better if she doesnt know youre going undercover, underground
Track Name: The Coldest
Put my feet up to the pedal
Put the pedal to the metal
Put the metal to the coldest mother f***er around
I need money, I got bills
Got addictions? I got pills
You'll never see enough until you're feeling beaten up
And I watch these stars at night enough to know every one of their names
And I watch these girls enough to know the rules to all their games
Imma cause a scene like "you heard of me?"
Feel the furnace heat burning everybody in the third degree

Just feel this heat as it courses all through your body
You wanna take that girl home but she wants to party
There's no room to fight
Two wrongs never made it right
Hurry up before we miss the flight
There's no rest for a celebrity over night

I never told you my feelings, but you were right to assume
I got a public opinion soon as you walk in the room
I had it up to 20 feet, funny see
Maybe you'll remember
When it comes in late December
And your money's beat
And I feed these sounds just enough to beat it off
And you close your eyes just enough to see it all
Imma cause a scene like "you heard of me?"
Feel the furnace heat burning everybody in the third degree

Just feel this heat as it courses all through your body
You wanna take that girl home but she wants to party
There's no room to fight
Two wrongs never made it right
Hurry up before we miss the flight
There's no rest for a celebrity over night

So clap your hands
Everybody really only wants to dance
Take your time cause we don't have plans
This will be the only night that we both have fans
Imma cause a scene like "you heard of me?"
Feel that fire just burn you all up inside

I heated what's inside to help my mind forget you
Concede and I decide that it's just time to let go
Defeated and defined what picking sides will get you
Misleading from the guide that they provide to let you know

Put my feet up to the pedal
Put the pedal to the metal
Put the metal to the coldest mother f***er around
Track Name: The Line
I'm feeling ostracized
Said am I right or have I left your eyes
Said is this love or we just passing time
We got enough before we crossed the line
I'm pressing stop rewind
Trying to find when I first got inside
Can we just figure how to make it right
Or get enough before we cross the line

And now no one can save me
Knowing I'll never get to do you right
And everythings gone crazy
Ever since the night I lost my baby

And after all this time
I still don't know what you expect from me
And with the time you took with dirty looks
You never said enough to know
Your always calling cut when times get rough
Like you're directing me
You say you've had it up with playing love
You change the set enough to know
And you're calling me
To see if I'm still waiting on the line
And I answer every time
I'm such a fool, I play it cool
But I'm still blind to all the rules
You read your lines and follow cues
I improvise and pick and choose
then get it all

(chorus)

I see you chasing life
You're never gonna get it with a 9 to 5
You leave no trace at night
You love it because everybody is on your side
Track Name: The Wake
Give it up one time it's like you never had it in the first place
All these staring glances keep you in the worst place
And it's only here and now you're getting over
All the bold face lies its like she never loved you in the first place
All these second chances at this unrehearsed pace
And it's only fear in how you're getting older

I think it's time I told you...

I kept it away, left it alone
Just for the chance of taking home
A little piece of what
Someway to get some love from her
Caught in the wake, stepping on stones
Wondering how to be alone
If she could be someone
Maybe you'd give your love to her

And maybe she died long before her body did
And kept a little poison in her words
And maybe that's absurd
You give her too much credit
And not enough of what you should have said
And it tears you up until you can't forget
And you pray that the end of the road takes the sickness away

I think it's time I told you...

I kept it away, left it alone
Just for the chance of taking home
A little piece of what
Someway to get some love from her
Caught in the wake, stepping on stones
Wondering how to be alone
If she could be someone
Maybe you'd give your love to her

...And maybe there would be enough
to even bother taking 'bout just giving away

Your love, your heart, your hope, your faith

(I kept it away, our love I left it alone
Tearing inside, living a lie
Just getting by on what our hearts may never know
Crying awake I tried not casting a stone
Held my hand high, letting it fly
Wondering why I couldn't give my love too...)

Give it up one time it's like you never...
Track Name: The Beginning
All your things in a box truck
Buckle down wait around for the pot luck
Took a ride in the warm summer breeze
Asked him "how many turns for 180 degrees"
We got back to when swing sets were all we were pushing and
3 inches of grass was all of the cushion you need
you got no shoes on your feet, but you got love in your heart
and the world up your sleeve

And in my mind I've let the sun come up
But in my heart there's still the moonlight shining low
Put a face to the rest of these
These are just memories that keep you next to me
And in my eyes I see the stars surround
And all my life I've spent here waiting just to know
How to face all the rest of these
These are just subtleties that get the best of me

Only so many words but I
I just had to let you know
On a chorus with 8 short lines
Only way to stop the show
Dug a hole to the other side
Now there's nowhere left to go
At the end of the road
Out of turns so I'll take the ocean home...

All your dreams in a notebook
Step inside put your things near the coat hook
Took your time brushed the dirt off your knees
Ask him how long its been since they cured the disease
You got back to when you put it all on the line
Ignored the signs so it took all this time to see
He's got no hatred or greed, he's just got love in his heart
And the world up his sleeve

And in my mind I've let the sun come up
But in my heart there's still the moonlight shining low
Put a face to the rest of these
These are just memories that keep you next to me
And in my eyes I see the stars surround
And all my life I've spent here waiting just to know
How to face all the rest of these
These are just subtleties that get the best of me and...