Dreams On Hold

by Sarah Eide

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Lawrence Ghorra On 'Dreams on Hold', her first full length album, Sarah crafts her life's journey into beautiful, sassy, surprisingly catchy songs that are in turns moving, playful and raw. 

Each song earns its place here. and she covers a lot of ground musically, with the help of a troupe of excellent backing musicians that expand her musical palette and textures. 

From the country folk of 'The Bridge Song’  with a timely reminder that we have the power to unify rather that divide... if we choose;  to the vaudevillian / stride piano jazz of 'Shadow'  that deals with the darker side of human nature in an (ironically) playful way.; Sarah takes on the big themes in a very personal, intimate way. 

The upbeat 'Cry, Cry, Cry' has shades of R&B Motown and Carol King whilst 'Dreams on Hold’, a song of personal sacrifice and determination, has a more rootsy folk feel, but whatever the style, the melodies and harmonies stir strong emotions. 

Through it all, the well crafted songs, Sarah's piano, and soulful vocals weave a magical album that will get your toes a-tappin' and your heart a-soaring! 

So don’t put your 'dreams on hold' - get it now! Favorite track: Dreams On Hold.
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    releases May 6, 2019

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    Comes in a beautiful 6 panel case, artwork by Betony Coons

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Beautiful 6 panel case designed by Betony Coons, with accompanying lyric booklet in additional inside pocket

    Includes digital pre-order of Dreams On Hold. You get 3 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    digital album releases May 6, 2019
    item ships out on or around May 5, 2019

      $18 USD or more 

     

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Big Mover
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Journey Song
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Little O
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03:27
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Cry Cry Cry
8.
Today

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"Dreams on Hold" is an album inspired by American Folk and Roots Music, with songs that are nuanced, vibrant and warm, each being an exploration of the conflict between what we are working towards and life’s twists and turns.

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releases May 6, 2019

Produced by Sarah Eide
Engineered by Yuri Lysoivanov
Assistant Engineering by Taylor Hales, Tyler Rice and Victoria Salazar
Additional Engineering by Anthony Gravino at The Drake, Chicago, IL
Mixed by Anthony Gravino except “Shadow” which was mixed by Yuri Lysoivanov
Mastered by Anthony Gravino

Tracks 1,4,6,8 recorded at Electrical Audio, Chicago, IL
Tracks 2,3,5,7 recorded at Flashpoint Chicago, Chicago, IL
Piano on Tracks 1,6,7,8 recorded at Transient Sound, Chicago, IL

Album Art and Design by Betony Coons

To view lyrics and who played on what tracks, click on individual tracks

© 2019 Sarah Eide. All Rights Reserved

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Sarah Eide Rochester, New York

A classical background coupled with a love for folk and roots music has led Sarah to writing songs that are daring yet familiar. Her lyrics are all at once raw, smart and intimate, wrapped in expressive melodies and driven by adventurous chord changes. Her songs dare question aloud spirituality, morality, relationships, societal standards, and where the line lies between right and wrong. ... more

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Track Name: The Bridge Song
VERSE 1: Mama and daddy told me
It takes many kinds
Most are different from me
Living on the other side
The world is getting smaller
But we’re still far part
I know how to make a difference
I know a good place to start

CHORUS: I’m gonna be a bridge
A big wide-open bridge
You can walk upon me
No matter which side you live
I’m gonna be a bridge
A big wide-open bridge
Everybody is welcome here
No matter which side you live

CHORUS

VERSE 2: There are many kinds of bridges
I wonder which kind I’ll be
A covered bridge in the countryside
Or a big steel bridge in the city
The kind that lights up at night
The kind that sparkles in the daylight
Or maybe in the mountains way up high
I wonder which kind I’ll be!

CHORUS

-- Instrumental Break --

VERSE 3: If you want to be a bridge too
Any kind of bridge will do
Wide or narrow, Big or small
There’s a place for you
Maybe not the kind that has a troll
And maybe not the kind where you pay a toll
But really any kind of bridge at all
There’s a place for you

CHORUS X2
Track Name: Dreams On Hold
VERSE 1: If I had a talk with my younger self
My current existence would be tough to explain
She would want to know what went wrong
It’s been nearly 30 years
She’d shake her fists and say
“I thought by now I’d be a rolling stone,
I thought by now I would be well on my way!”
This little girl cannot sympathize when I tell her
Childhood ambitions have to wait

CHORUS: Oh I was once afraid to have this fate
But now I confidently say
I’ll put my dreams on hold for you
I’m still believing and I’m still a scheming
Good things come to those who wait
So for now I’ll put my dreams on hold for you

VERSE 2: Sometimes I’m awake late at night
Thinking about what might have been
“What if I had gone to L.A.?”
Before long my head is spinning
Success, Recognition, Fortune and Fame
They’re still calling out my name
They’re still calling out my name
And everything I want is the same
It’s just one thing that has changed

CHORUS

-- Instrumental Break --

CHORUS X2
Track Name: Shadow
CHORUS: I can’t shake you my shadow
No I can’t shake you
You’re following me everywhere
And seeing every little thing I do
I can’t shake you my shadow
No I can’t shake you
You’re keeping me on my toes
And making me follow through

VERSE 1: Darling you’re inclined to be just one step behind me
Never minding my pleas to turn the other way
Oh I don’t you to see the rougher parts of me
I don’t want to have to worry about what’s on display

CHORUS

VERSE 2: My tiny silhouette
You won’t let me forget the ways I affect you
You mimic my flaws
Seeing the things about myself I detest is getting hard to digest
And got me feeling depressed

CHORUS

-- Instrumental Break --

CHORUS X 2

OUTRO: You’re following me everywhere and seeing every little thing I do
Keeping me on my toes and you’re making me follow through

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