Un Photo de Toi Nu

Recap for new visitors: I started my website in 2015 and released DIAMONDBACK Demo in 2017. DIAMONDBACK Demo was recorded in Northeastern’s Snell Library and with an iPhone, while I attended classes full time. Later, I released a compilation of free tracks on my website called 2018 Freebies Bangers. It changes languages a few times. I’m a polyglot, so I change my mind a lot lol.

I released RAWR mixtape for streaming in January 2019 and I have a great EP coming in May (but more on that later).

Un Photo de Toi Nu is track #4 on RAWR – pick your streaming for the full mixtape: https://artist.landr.com/music/628810098156.

“I didn’t speak French when I wrote Un Photo de Toi Nu”

I wanted to talk about this song because I think it’s fun and quirky. I didn’t spend too much time on it, so it has a carefree vibe to it. I used a drum machine that hyped that low sounds, then I used my microkorg for higher pitches. I also recorded guitar. I want my music to have it’s own unique sound and as a result, I have trouble keeping my sound in one genre lol.

Lately, I have been forming my sound. ElectroPapi EP will be a great
representation of that and I love hearing the more experimental electro alt pop on RAWR mixtape.

“So how did you write it?”

I didn’t speak French back then, but I understood most of written French from romance languages. I was talking to a follower on Twitter in France and they kept asking me for nudes. I said no, because my artistry is too important for me to be doing that, but they still insisted.

I didn’t want them to be upset and I liked the way some of their French messages sounded. “This is kind of cute,” I thought, “I could make this a song.” I added a few lines with Google Translate and now that I am learning a little French from a Scottish podcast, I feel a little embarrassed with just a tad bit of the pronunciation (mostly just when I say “le”). My French followers seem to enjoy this song though. It is quirky and has that je ne sais pas.

As a polyglot, I find it very interesting that the lyrics of Un Photo de Toi Nu sound cute in French, but are more practical with an English connotation. You need look no further than the title of the song than to understand this.

Un Photo de Toi Nu = Nudes (nude photos)

So like it sounds way cuter in French to ask someone for nudes. Next time you hit up your crush, try sending them this song 😉

Streaming for RAWR Mixtape: https://artist.landr.com/music/628810098156
Enter My Raffle to Win a Snapback Hat (entry ends March 1st):  https://www.sagesuede.com/Raffle/

BE MY BOO: FREE NEW HALLOWEEN SONG, 2018

New Halloween Song!!!

Sage Suede – Be My Boo

(Pictured above: Me holding Nolan, the kitty)

This is a fun halloween song. I just kind of threw together some poetic musings from my Halloween experiences and it’s a free download!
I spent more than a few hours on this and actually came up with most of the lyrics and half of the track last year. Then I wanted to finish it this year, so I dedicated a lot of time to improving and polishing it. Listen on SoundCloud and download in my store – NO SECRET CODE REQUIRED!

Listen Here:


Sage Suede – Be My Boo Lyrics

Let’s go to our old haunts
Have us something sweet
Maybe crash a party and
Then go out to eat
You have a nice star sign
Our planets are in sync
I wanna take you out tonight
Already Halloween

I just want you
I just want you
I just want you to be my boo
I just want you
I just want you
I always knew you were ghoul

Haters be sleepin on me
Cause they like my material
Wanna smooth the cover
and find it’s for real

Streets fillin up with
Candy hustlers
Watch your back it’s
Witchin Hour

There’s too many flavors to choose from
And the candy’s so free
Got a sweet tooth
And you’re looking at me

Let’s go to our old haunts
Have us something sweet
Maybe crash a party and
Then go out to eat
You have a nice star sign
Our planets are in sync
I wanna take you out tonight
Already Halloween

I just want you
I just want you
I just want you to be my boo
I just want you
I just want you
I always knew you were ghoul

(candy hustlers)
This candy corn is so hard
Whatever, I’m still gonna eat it
(lookin at me)

At that bougie party
making out in the closet
and even in that room that’s
probably haunted it
ruined your makeup but
we were so lovin
Had a vampire look
rubbed off before morning

Made up my mind
Honey you lookin so fine
Got a wordplay so nice
really brownin my rice
Imma cheese it so good
’til beats bangin in your hood
Won’t be misunderstandin
that we vibin so good

Let’s go to our old haunts
Have us something sweet
Maybe crash a party and
Then go out to eat
You have a nice star sign
Our planets are in sync
I wanna take you out tonight
Already Halloween

I just want you
I just want you
I just want you to be my boo
I just want you
I just want you
I always knew you were ghoul

Sage Suede Snapback

I designed a snapback hat, which you can purchase in Sage Suede Shop. I like snapbacks and think they are a more modern baseball cap.
If you like baseball caps, trucker hats, etc, then let me know in the comments and I may add them to the store as well!
I am working on a beanie too. It might take a few weeks for me to complete the new products and versions.

WIN THE SNAPBACK FREE!

You can enter a raffle for new items through my email list. There will be one winner for each product.

To Receive Contest Info, You Have to Join My Mailing List.
This is just so that I have a way to get in touch with you and know you are interested to receive free products.

Click the image below to sign up for my email list. You will also get the secret code for 2018 Freebies & Bangers upon signup.

Earn Additional Entries in Sage Suede Product Giveaways

I am finishing up a referral program for everyone, so that you can earn additional entries in giveaway contests.

I will provide details soon. Basically, here is how things work:

  1. Initial Entry in product sweepstakes, when you express interest in a product through Sage Suede email newsletter.
    You Need to be on my mailing list to obtain free giveaway information!
  2. Second Entry, when you submit a friend’s email to the referral program
  3. Third Entry, if your friend agrees to receive emails

I hope you enjoy the new song. I put a lot of time into it, even though it is seasonal. Don’t forget to download it for free!
Buy your own Sage Suede Snapback, or signup to my email list for a chance to win!

I will follow up soon about referral opportunities that give you additional contest entries.
I look forward to seeing you again on SageSuede.com

2018 Freebies & Bangers

A picture of me with my friend Simone Riviera

Takin a Sip

You’ll like the smooth synths and the deep bass in ElectroPapi EP. My vocals have improved very noticeably.
On DIAMONDBACK Demo, my vocal style had a lot of variation and my rhythms were mostly metered. I did use off-beat and syncopated rhythms on DIAMONDBACK Demo, but the vocals were intended to be more apathetic than ElectroPapi EP.

I’ve learned a lot more about myself and my limitations. I’ve also been surprised and pleased with how well my musical style is developing.

I’ve been working on Takin a Sip all weekend; it will likely be the third track on ElectroPapi EP.
So far, it seems like the EP will be in English, but I am a polyglot so depends on how my brain is thinking.

New Fan Art by Steven Rowe:

2018 Freebies & Bangers

I decided to give away another free music package in my store. It’s called 2018 Freebies & Bangers and it includes over a dozen tracks. There is music in Russian, Portuguese and English. You can only obtain these free tracks with a secret password from Saucy Posse Fast Pass access (Sign Up Here). I guess you could ask a friend for the password too, but it’s not going to be the only secret password! You can share the sign up link with friends if they ask you for too many passwords.

Get Free Bangers & B Sides:

Click the banner above to visit the Free Bangers & B Sides download page

Want more free music? You can download the un-mastered version of DIAMONDBACK Demo without a password

Are You a Photographer, Dancer, Model, Videographer or Artist in ATX?

I am always working on new projects and seeking collaborators. You can view my modeling portfolio here.

For modeling, or musical performance inquiries, please contact BookingAgent@SageSuede.com.
For Dancing, Photography, or Videography, please contact Sage_Suede@SageSuede.com.

Please note that I have a limited budget and may not have time to respond to all possibilities. I offer TFP and collaborative modeling, in exchange for giving photographers free publicity. This may not be free forever and I also do paid modeling on occasions. At the moment, I offer free publicity for fan art too and if you make any Sage Suede art, please send it to FanArt@SageSuede.com.

Sage Suede is a Musician & Model in Austin, Texas

I live in Austin, TX. I have performed more than a few shows, on radio and live, but most of them were in Boston, MA. I moved back to Austin, TX after college without a car and didn’t have transportation for a few months, so I couldn’t continue performing. During that period of time, I decided that I could make higher quality tracks and started ElectroPapi EP in November, 2017. I’m giving everything extra time to get done, since I’m held to the standard of “artists” with 50 people on an album.

That being said, I will be performing again in the next few months. I just want to finish up the EP first, because those tracks are so much better. I really want at least 2 backup dancers, and you can contact me to apply.

I have practiced my club-style dance hybrid thing a lot, so I am better than I used to be. I’m not a pro dancer, but I have done martial arts for years (which is still a form of choreo), ballroom dance and musical theatre. It’s not all relevant but the way my brain remembers the movements, it comes together with a flow to it. I mostly draw from elements of club dancing and try to incorporate other movements. I would want to work with dancers on routines and would also give them independence for soloing on some songs.

I’m uploading DIAMONDBACK Demo (Re-Mastered) to Stores

I had distribution for DIAMONDBACK Demo, but I released all of the tracks un-mastered in May 2017. This was really just because I couldn’t afford mastering and hadn’t found a solution yet. It also didn’t help that I had no idea what I was doing. I’ve made beats since I was in middle school, so it’s been a long time but there are so many audio concepts that I’ve improved since then. I’ve learned a ton about songwriting and my vocal inflection is world’s better. I am so excited to share ElectroPapi EP with y’all!

I will be uploading the re-mastered version of DIAMONDBACK Demo to sites like iTunes, Amazon MP3, Tidal, Deezer, Spotify and maybe a few others I’m forgetting. I want the mastered version to be available for streaming because I realize that it is more important than selling albums nowadays. I will still offer it on this site for cheaper, because when you buy my music through any other store, I get a small fraction of the full price. I would rather offer it a little cheaper for people on my site, because then I only lose money to taxes. I may need to raise the price a dollar or 2, but only because I have to pay for the song masters to export as WAVs and I can’t upload MP3s for distribution.

That’s All For Now Folks

I am still working on my logo re-design and things are coming together nicely. I am providing the designer with too much feedback and we are constantly re-making the concept.
I’ve improved a lot at coding too and recently made a lot of stylistic, CSS updates to the website. Leave a comment and let me know how you like my site.

I’m doing my best to get y’all new products soon. After I complete the new logo, I’ll just need to speak with suppliers. Then I’ll be able to put more on the store!

If you haven’t obtained all this free music yet, all you need to do is join Saucy Posse Fast Access. Then you will have the password for this page:

If you like this content, please share! It is so hard to get noticed as an independent musician and this is what I’ve been doing my entire life. It’s just been long enough that I’ve worked to be at this point. Sage Suede is officially registered as an LLC now and I am so happy that everything is coming together. 😀

Get the free download bundle! I know you’ll love what I’m creating next.

Sage Suede DIAMONDBACK – Acoustic Electro Rock

My Debut Demo is Free on Shop Sage Suede

(this is the version in stores).

You Can Also Buy the Mastered Version for $3.

Here are the blog posts for every track:

  1. How Can I
  2. Cleopatra – snake queen
  3. BIG Cats out there Are Loving This
  4. The Digital Pirate
  5. Sexy in that Sweater
  6. Lazy Sunday with You (Shaky Lips)
  7. The Scum of Yesterday
  8. The Demons want Cash Flow
  9. idc
  10. Bird Girl
  11. Align Light
  12. Gonna Miss These Kids
  13. Bring my Diamondback

24 Complimentary pieces of album art: Diamondback Pictures
You can buy DIAMONDBACK Demo through Spotify, Deezer, Tidal, iTunes and Amazon.
Copyright Sage Suede 2017, released on March 12, 2017

A Pipoca Grande

This is about a relationship I had where we ate a lot of Chicago style popcorn.

If you aren’t familiar with that flavor, it’s kind of like kettle corn with caramel and cheese mixed onto the popcorn. In that relationship, we liked to curl up on the couch and watch TV, while eating popcorn. I had a really good time and this song is reminiscing about that experience. Get yourself a large popcorn and give it a listen! Lol

This is Still a Very Experimental Track

The lyrics are meant to be a little weird and interesting. I realize the bass makes it sound sort of eerie, but that is because there are 3 levels of the bass to make it a deeper sound that is more immersive. At first I only talk about popcorn and then it gets more romantic. I miss those days… I had fun writing this song and I think that it has some interesting sounds. I am always trying to break boundaries and create something bigger than myself, so I hope you can appreciate where I’m coming from.

I LOVE FUNK BRASILEIRO

I still listen to a lot of funk (pronounced funky) that my friends in Brazil send to me. I tried to use the common beat that they use in Brazilian funk within this song, because I love this music. I listen to Brazilian funk on a regular basis because the drums are so much better than American popular music (when they divert from the simple beat). They also take more risks with the electronic sampling and that is similar to the type of music I make, because I also take many risks in electronic samples. I would love to collaborate with funkeiros in the future and I have a lot of respect for this fun genre of music!

Why Are You More Fluent in Portuguese Than Other Languages?

I mentioned this in one other post, but my mom was one of the volunteer Spanish teachers in my elementary school. I learned Portuguese very quickly, because I was exposed to a similar language at a young age. It didn’t take me much effort to get used to the accent and language of Portuguese. At this point, Portuguese has exceeded all of the other languages I speak and it is the language in which I am most fluent, after English. I usually switch to Portuguese whenever I don’t know something in Spanish.

I Also Have a Lot of Brazilian Friends.

When I was in this relationship, I spent a lot of time with Brazilians in Framingham, MA. That part of Massachusetts has a lot of Brazilian residents and even some wonderful little shops that sell authentic churrasco and açai. I love Brazilian culture and I also visited Brazil once for a month. I still have plenty of friends in Belo Horizonte and a few others across the country, such as my ex, a former roommate and a few classmates from college. Someday I will visit Brazil again! I had an amazing time and people were so warm and inviting. I even got invited to a Birthday party during the first week I was there.

The Struggles of Being a Polyglot

When I think about Brazil or a foreign language I speak, sometimes my accent changes. This is normal and I am not trying to be someone else. I also might adapt the way I act in turn, because different parts of the world have a different way of acting (that’s what culture is) and this often exists within the grammatical structure of languages. For instance, in most of Russian culture smiling is off-putting because it is like a horse bearing its teeth. This is a tradition from the soviet union, so nowadays you see a lot more smiling in Russian popular culture and they are strongly influenced by American media.

Honestly, I even have a tendency to change the way I act a little bit within the U.S.A.. I learned to be more aggressive in Boston and you also have to talk much faster than Texans are used to. If a Southerner doesn’t adapt to the speed, then no one will listen to them until the end of a sentence. You adapt to where you are and what you are doing, so it’s normal for my accent to change a bit when I am discussing another language or associate culture. I hope that makes sense; I just kind of anticipate some haters coming after me in the future and think it’s better to explain this reality in advance.

A Pipoca Grande


A pipoca grande
Que delicíaa
Quentíssimaa

A Confecção
Com caramel
Minha dulce
Com um pouco sal

A pipoca grande
Que delicíaa
Quentíssimaa

Deixando com filme ação
Sem fricção
Herói venceu

A pipoca grande
Que delicíaa
Quentíssimaa

A Confecção
Com caramel
Minha dulce
Com um pouco sal

A pipoca grande
Que delicíaa
Quentíssimaa

Gosto de sua
Connecção
Com vc tudo tem
Valor de diamante

Que perfeitinha
Toca me suavamente
Um flor delicado
rapidamente apaixonado x2

A pipoca grande
Que delicíaa
Quentíssimaa

A Confecção
Com caramel
Minha dulce
Com um pouco sal

Pra mim vc correta
Todo dia mal
Eu gastei todos meus ricos
Para deitar
com seu corpinho

A pipoca grande
Que delicíaa
Quentíssimaa

Deixando com filme ação
Sem fricção
Herói venceu

E nos abraçamos
Boca a boca
Assistimos televisão

Obrigado por visitar lhe o site!
Thanks for visiting! If you like my songs in Portgueuse, please let me know so I know to make more.

экспериментальная рок-звезда

At The Time I Wrote This, I was Studying Russian

I started studying Russian in middle school, because the women are gorgeous and I stumbled across a lot of Russian pop on YouTube. I went through a long Russian pop phase and I still listen to some Russian & Ukrainian pop today. These eastern European styles have a lot of roots in classical music and they kept many of the best elements of 90s pop during the early 2000s. I also think that the instrumentation from their folk music is a great addition to the style.

What is экспериментальная рок-звезда About?

Well the name is basically two words:

экспериментальная = Experimental

рок-звезда = rock-star

I wrote this song about me, because I am experimental. My Russian is not amazing, so I am expressing who I am primarily in present tense using simple phrases. I may write more Russian songs in the future, but there are still some political tensions, so I am going to wait for a while before working on it. I will need to focus on my English content first, because that is what will catch on before I can expand in such a huge way. If you don’t speak Russian, you can use google translate on any page of this site. It is in the sidebar on blog posts (possibly the bottom of the page on mobile). In Portuguese I speak better, so I use more slang (girias) and it doesn’t translate well, but most other languages should translate perfectly.

I Have Always Had a Passion For Learning Languages

I am a polyglot, partially because I studied it in school, but mostly because I studied hard enough to internalize it in my free time. Russian is a language that I loved the language enough to memorize basic phrases and the alphabet, well in advance of ever taking an introductory class. I don’t consider myself fully fluent in Russian but I understand many of the basic phrases. If you can’t tell already by the randomness of everything I have on the internet, I get bored pretty easily and I tend to switch languages a little too often too.

Russians Are Actually Really Cool

When it comes to politics, the last presidential election between Trump and Clinton had a lot of attacks on Russian people. They used the country as a premise for nuclear war when Russia really wasn’t threatening the U.S. at all. You can even hear their politicians stating this in speeches, but they still took the threats seriously and started doing nuclear drills to evacuate a majority of Moscow and St. Petersburg (note: I wish my government had functional nuclear bunkers, instead of decaying cold war buildings, that mostly have restricted access nowadays).

Russia is actually a very advanced society that is very similar to The U.S.A.. There are still internal issues, but that is inherent in any political system. They are founded on a tradition of nobility and concepts of equality that very closely mirror most other European sovereignties, but it’s up to your personal interpretation, whether or not Russia implements all of these forms of equality. I am not here to judge though, because that would also require a lot of self-reflection that most people aren’t ready for, so I won’t get into any of that.

Without the Need For A Political Enemy, We Are Mostly The Same

I have dated Russians and also been to parties where everyone was Russian. I went to college in Boston, which has a very large Russian population and my school also has one of the biggest demographics of international students. I had more than a few Russian friends in college (disclaimer: don’t you dare blame me for political outcomes in the USA) and they helped me to improve my speaking and my Russian cursive. I only took one Russian class, but I have an appreciation for many aspects of the culture. Most of the Russians I knew were surprised that I had a genuine interest in their culture and they would always ask me why, to which I would reply – I like Russian pop. Then they would laugh because the music that got me into Russian was mostly girl bands. 😅

В Техасе, мы любым водку – In Texas, We Love Vodka

If you are Russian, there are a lot of similarities with Texas. In Austin, we have a local brand of vodka called Titos that is made from corn. It is very smooth and you would love it. This is a lyric that I included in the song to help everyone understand that we are more similar than we are different. I mostly talk about myself in this song, because that is all the Russian I was able to speak. I am also thankful for the edits my friend in Kazakhstan made to my grammar. This took me a lot of tries to read all the way through, because it was quite fast and y’all have such strong R’s. That’s also one of my favorite things about the Russian language though.

экспериментальная рок-звезда

Я говорю с красивой женщиной
Очаровательной
В Техасе, мы любым водку
Бостонский классный на Инстаграм

Ей нравятся зеленые вечеринки
Ей понравилось бы танцевать в клубах
Я американец в Бостоне
Иногда я слушаю русский поп

Красивая женщина поеt
Желая успеха
Sage Suede проект
Сексуальный концепт

Хочу танцевать
Пью много водкy
Может быть
Я буду играть на гитаре на даче

Сейчас я житель метрополии
Я хочу больше денег
Хорошо выглядеть
Роскоши
Дай мне больше

Скажу с красивая
Очаровательная
В Техасе, любим водку
Бостонский классный на Инстаграм

Ей нравятся зеленые вечеринки
Ей понравилось бы танцевать в клубах
Я американец в Бостоне
Иногда Слушаю русскый поп

Она русская женщина
Любит стратсные поцелуи
Романтический пейзаж
Самостоятельных мужчин

В апартаменте
Картина кошка нуар
Красивая мишка
Он экспериментальная рок-звезда

Я говорю с красивой женщиной
Очаровательной
В Техасе, мы любым водку
Бостонский классный на Инстаграм

Ей нравятся зеленые вечеринки
Ей понравилось бы танцевать в клубах
Я американец в Бостоне
Иногда я слушаю русский поп

Красивая женщина поеt
Желая успеха
Sage Suede проект
Сексуальный концепт

Хочу танцевать
Пью много водкy
Может быть
Я буду играть на гитаре на даче

Сейчас я житель метрополии
Я хочу больше денег
Хорошо выглядеть
Роскоши
Дай мне больше

Он экспериментальная рок-звезда

Мой друг помог грамматике. Большое спасибо за посещение!
My friend helped me with the grammar. Thanks for visiting. If you want me to make more Russian songs, please let me know!

Sexy Scorpião

Sexy Scorpião by Sage Suede

This song is written for scorpios, because the sign does not have the best reputation (in some parts of the world), so I made this song to improve that. I’ve also had several relationships with scorpios and it’s generally agreed to be the sexiest zodiac sign by many. My tattoo has no relation to this song or the people I have dated and I got it before ever dating a scorpio. I got this tattoo, because as a kid I was stung by a scorpion on my foot. It is symbolic and represents both home and having overcome something that used to seem insurmountable to me. Scorpions are also seen as symbols of protection in many cultures and that is another reason I got this tattoo.

Sloppy translation of the above:
Ta canção é pra todo scorpião do mundo. Entendo que a reputação do o signo astrologico de scorpio nê muito bem, então criei deste pra a melhorar disso. Tb tenia mulitplas relacionamentos com scorpiões e na minha opinião ta um signo muito mais sexy do zodiaco.

Song Quality & Composition

I wrote this song quickly and I didn’t spend a lot of time on it. I recorded it on my iPhone one day while sitting in my bedroom. It isn’t the best song I have ever made and the quality of the guitar embarrasses me, but it expresses a lot of emotion that I felt personally at the time. I would consider re-making it, but maybe with all of the lyrics in Portuguese. It was just a fun side-project for me and it isn’t on any kind of album, or even my demo.

Why Do You Speak Portuguese?

I speak Portuguese, because I started college as an international business major. I chose Portuguese as my focus and eventually spent 1 month in Brazil for a language immersion. I still have a lot of friends there and a lot of them coincidentally work in concert promotion. Anyways, in a nutshell I took about 4 Portuguese classes. When I went to Brazil, I had only taken 2 and I took a 3rd while I was there. I was surprised to find that I was mostly fluent when I got there. I guess part of why my brain processed the language so well is because it is very close to Spanish (often only a letter or two off) and my mom was one of the volunteer Spanish teachers at my elementary school. My grandfather was stationed on a military base in Panama, so my mom learned Spanish while she was a kid. Anyways, I also speak a few other languages and I am a polyglot. It’s something that I want to incorporate in my music, because I have always been passionate about learning other languages, often through self-study.

Letras de Sexy Scorpião por Sage Suede

You’re my sexy scorpião
tudo cê fiz é gostosão
não vale a pena que
a gente fala sobre mim

You’re my sexy scorpião
bixas festejando loud
caipirinha ou vodka no mão
a vida beleza no festival

muitas saudades this
was my longest shtick
I hope that we get rich
quero tocar vc again

vc não bebe wine
I know we’ll be just fine
mozi não teve frio
quero de dar novo beijinho

You’re my sexy scorpião
tudo cê fiz é gostosão
não vale a pena que
a gente fala sobre mim

You’re my sexy scorpião
bixas festejando loud
caipirinha ou vodka no mão
a vida beleza no festival

I’m wishing you the best
ainda tem sua cuecas
fica pertinho
life’s too short to waste time

in scorpion eyes
you see a deeper side
espero que vc é
com paz, tudo cê quer

You’re my sexy scorpião
tudo cê fiz é gostosão
não vale a pena que
a gente fala sobre mim

You’re my sexy scorpião
bixas festejando loud
caipirinha ou vodka no mão
a vida beleza no festival

Este cancão fui um projeito muy divertido para me. Espero que vocês gostam dela engracada criacão.
This song was a very fun project for me. I hope that y’all enjoy this funny creation.

It’s Alright (Fall in Love Again)

This Song is About Opportunity

When I first wrote this song, I was coming back from a depressed period in my life. I wrote it after Never Meant to Fall into… and honestly, it could not have been a more appropriate time. Summer was returning after a very cold winter and I was starting to get involved in modeling at school.

I was running a lot and averaging around 6 miles each run. I don’t run as much now, because I am a hard gainer and this kept me skinny for a long time. Some of the things that I enjoyed during this time were Boston Pride 2015 parade and Squeezebox Slam 2015. Pride was really liberating for me and I think it was my first pride. In Boston, I want to say most of the city is gay, so there is always a huge turnout and even Elizabeth Warren attends annually.

When I finished the song It’s Alright (Fall in Love Again), I wasn’t in a relationship. I think I had broken up with my girlfriend of 5 months a few months prior. She was great and I can say for a fact that she was one of the most beneficial relationships I have ever had.

I wrote this song about love in general, but I’m sure that there were a few people that were really on my mind. I was still sad, but I was in a better place than I had been before and in retrospect, I can understand that I got to that place by being with people that treated me right. Love is something that is unfortunate to lose, but it can be found anew almost anywhere. You shouldn’t waste it and it’s sad how often relationships fall apart for mundane reasons. However, when you think about it, it is inevitable that you will eventually fall back into love – even when you feel empty at present. In the end, if you lose it all, then that just means that the love lost was worth living. The more it hurts, the more meaningful the experience was for you and that is something to cherish, regardless of how much pain it may cause.

Sage Suede – It’s Alright (Fall in Love Again)

It’s Alright (Fall in Love Again):

I never said it would be forever
You had me on a tether
I used to love you at your leisure
I never knew why or whether we would

/Chorus/
Fall in love again
It was so long ago I held your hand
If we can resolve our differences
If we can stay in present tense

I don’t know what’s the matter
Things have never been better
And if your lips want mine
Maybe it’ll happen one more time
to

//Chorus//

Your pepper print dress
Waves to me you’re gone
Time was short
But for me it felt so long
Fingers so soft,
I want them in my palms
I have never felt so enthralled
to

//Chorus//

But one day
I’ll find my heart turned gold

It’s alright
It’s alright to lose it all

I know that most of my earlier songs are a bit sad, but I was speaking from the heart. Thanks for listening. 

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Never Meant to Fall into…

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Never Meant to Fall into… by Sage Suede

I wrote this song when I was really sad. It’s not something that I spent too much time on, as far as instrumentation and such.
I felt really awful about myself and my life at the time. I had roommates that discriminated against me and made me feel like less of a person. I felt like no one valued me for who I was and it was hard for me to ever be myself in what felt like a hostile place. I had a few friends, but most of them were extremely shallow and I can count on my hand the number that I stayed friends with after college. Most of my friends feel the same way about the people they met. It’s unfortunate how hard it is to welcome people into our lives as we get older…

Everything Was Freezing Cold

At the time, I had just moved to Boston. It was really cold and everyone was very cold to me. In my first two years of college we had something like 2 hurricanes, several blizzards and the marathon bombing. I did enjoy aspects of living there, like the places I went and the friends that did have respect for me, but there were so few of them that it made me very depressed. I was suicidal and this was actually before I went through some tough times. I don’t care if anyone believes me, but you can hear the pain in my voice. I don’t need to disclose everything about myself to know what I was going through.

There Are Two Versions of This Song

The first version is un-mastered and the second one is mastered. Initially I just wrote the song to express myself. That’s the main reason I ever wrote any music and the number one reason I wrote poems was because I was sad. I don’t think I would perform this song, because it would make me really sad. I am also not sure if I could because performing usually makes me happy. It is a side of myself that is so vulnerable, that I couldn’t stand to open myself to criticism. I know that it still has all of the issues that could be criticized, but that isn’t something that bothers me in an online freebie. The main reason I have it online is so that people can see my progress.

In both versions, I played ukulele. I intentionally used dissonant chords. In the re-mastered version, I also used a ping pong vocal effect and some reverb on the ukulele. I made the unfortunate mistake of leaving extra space at the end of the re-mastered version, but what better way to show my progress than to leave my mistakes out in the open! That’s how you know I’m a real artist that actually composes their music from start to finish.

Sage Suede – Never Meant to Fall Into

Un-mastered

Re-Mastered


Why am I still dizzy?
You know you’ve got me in a tizzy, missy
If I drown inside your whirlpool
I was never meant to fall into

/Chorus/
Love
It’s a blessing and a curse
I feel like I might burst
I can feel it in my nerves
The NSA found out first

You keep me on your little finger
dangling from a string
I am not man, I’m mouse
When we’re playing this here game//

Why am I not breathing
The air’s too thin and I’m left wheezing
If I’m writhing in your orbit
I was never meant to fall into

//Chorus//
Why do I feel fizzy?
I’m Wonka bonkers, my feet are lifting
If I die while in your current
I was never meant to fall into

//Chorus//
I don’t feel like singing anymore
I’m empty and devoid and
I’m made too much noise and
I like to see you flutter
but all I can do is stutter
now what words could I mutter
you’re melting me like butter
I’ve always been soft and I
don’t know how to love quite right

My heart is bruised and bloodied
it’s like a potato chip in the sink
that no one wants to eat
or like a piece of rotten meat

You just look so lovely
I feel like sunscreen on a hippo
awkward, not located right
somehow it’s skin is still too moist

my heart might walk away
if you don’t want me
I may die today
and if you look my way
I lose control, heart palpitates

//Chorus//
Why am I still leaning
on this broken rail above this cliff
if I fall into the abyss
I was never meant to fall into
Love

I have a feeling that the NSA laughed when I wrote this, because they probably did listen to it when I didn’t have a fanbase yet. lol

Both versions of this are on 2018 Freebies & Bangers!

  1. Soft Serve Chillin SAGE SUEDE 4:36
  2. On Your Lips SAGE SUEDE 3:59
  3. Short Skirt SAGE SUEDE 3:06
  4. ElectroPapi SAGE SUEDE 4:36
  5. Be my Boo SAGE SUEDE 3:02
  6. Un Photo De Toi Nu SAGE SUEDE 3:02
  7. Lazy Sunday with You (Shaky Lips) SAGE SUEDE 2:03
  8. How Can I SAGE SUEDE 2:23