kathleen sabo

kathleen sabo

 Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
BandPopAdult Contemporary

Kathleen Sabo has been writing music since she was 4 years old; layered, wise, oft-times clever music that looks deep within and without. Kathleen delivers her music with passion and authenticity, inviting listeners to journey to and experience with her the depth of feeling she so willingly shares

Biography

Kathleen Sabo is a dynamic and accomplished performer who has just completed her second full-length, independent release, "Be Love," with grammy-winning producer Larry Mitchell. (They previously teamed up on her 2009 "Map of the World" CD.) Lying low and savoring life's experiences, Sabo has picked what she feels is the perfect time to inspire and entertain. Kathleen encourages her listeners to discover, recognize, create, experience, appreciate and care for one's own map of the world; a world where one can not only feel and give love, but actually be love!

Kathleen began writing music at the age of 4("Kindergarten Dropout"). She has performed as a solo acoustic singer/songwriter, in a blues band, with an acoustic trio, as the vocalist in a NYC/CT jazz combo, and as a children's entertainer. Each incarnation has brought her joy and treasured musical insights and experiences. She brings all these influences, as well as those from her careers as a lawyer, teacher, radio host and producer, composer and entrepreneur, and her life as a mother, friend and partner, to her music and performance.

Kathleen Sabo's music seeks to remind us that we are at once human and at once transcendent...

May 18, 2008: KATHLEEN SABO WINNER OF 2008 NEW MEXICO MUSIC AWARD FOR "BUY LOCAL."

May 2008: KATHLEEN SABO NOMINEE, L.A. MUSIC AWARDS, "BEST FEMALE VOCAL PERFORMANCE" FOR "UNBOWED."

(Sabo is available to facilitate her workshop, "Interactivism Through Music," in conjunction with a scheduled performance or as a separate event. See www.kathleensabo.com for more information.)

Lyrics

Hey Jimmy!

Written By: kathleen sabo

Might as well be yesterday,
She was alone again, naturally,
That’s the way now of the world,
She’ll be a shining star for all to see, singing…
“Help me, I think I’m falling,
Yeah, help me, are you gonna let me go there by myself?”

Just in time, yeah, in the nick of time,
She found a message in a bottle,
Saying, “hang on in there, baby,
Life goes on and on and on and on,” so…
“Help me, I think I’m falling,
Yeah, help me, are you gonna let me go there by myself?”

Sweet dreams are made of these,
There’s a place for us in life during wartime,
I’m hangin’ on the telephone,
Can you hear me now, can you hear me now…
Over all these years?

“Tell me something good,” she said,
“What’s going on, what’s going on,
I’ll meet you under the boardwalk where I’ll make you smile,
No, I can’t make you love me, so…
Help me, I think I’m falling,
Yeah, help me, are you gonna let me go there by myself?”

I’d sing a song to make you smile,
But the ending always comes too fast,
I just want you to feel fine,
And, then again, years may go by, so…
Help me, I think I’m falling,
Yeah, help me, are you gonna let me go there by myself?

Sweet dreams are made of these,
There’s a place for us in life during wartime,
I’m hangin’ on the telephone,
Can you hear me now, can you hear me now,
Over all these years?

“Hey, Jimmy, it’s Joni,
Jimmy, can you hear me now, can you hear me now?”

What we do, for the love of money,
What we do, putting time into a bottle,
What we do, for the love of money,
What we find, in the nick of time.

“Hey, Jimmy, it’s Joni,
Hey Jimmy, can you hear me now,
Can you hear me now?
Hey, Jimmy, it’s for Joni,
Hey, Jimmy, can you hear me now over all these years?
Can you hear me now?
Can you hear me now?
Over all these years…
Over all these years...

© 2008 kathleensabo/voiceandverse
www.kathleensabo.com

Map of the World

Written By: kathleen sabo

If you could start all over again,
Really start all over again,
If you could place yourself on a map of the world,
And start all over again,
Who would you choose, who would you choose to be?
If you could start all over, where would you choose to be?

Picture yourself on a map of the world,
Picture yourself on a map of the world.

The north is on top and the south is below,
But that doesn’t have to be,
When we look at the world from outer space,
This is what we see,
No east or west, just land and sea and sky,
Our map of the world is through someone else’s eye,
So…

Picture yourself on a map of the world,
Picture yourself on a map of the world,
Yeah, picture yourself on a map of the world,
Picture yourself on a map of the world.

Whose map are your choosing?
Whose map’s in your head?
Is it yours, do you understand it?
If it’s not your own, tear it up, take it down,
Make your own map more even-handed,
Oh, who do you dream, who do you dream to be?
If you could start all over, where do you choose to be?

Just picture yourself on a map of the world,
Yeah, picture yourself on a map of the world,
Picture yourself on a map of the world,
Picture yourself on a map of the world.

Let’s start all over, really start all over,
Let’s start all over again,
Let’s start all over, start all over,
Start all over again.

Yeah, picture yourself on a map of the world,
Yeah, picture yourself on a map of the world.

Let's start all over, really start all over,
Let's start all over again,
Let's start all over,
Start all over,
Start all over again.

Yeah, picture yourself on a map of the world,
Yeah picture yourself on a map of the world...

© 2008 kathleensabo/voiceandverse
www.kathleensabo.com

Flow

Written By: kathleen sabo

Hey girl, do you know, there’s a river flows between us?
Neither flesh nor blood but stronger still,
Even though you’ve hardly seen us,
And the river flows, like it always does,
Through heart and mind,
Keep the river clean, keep the river pure,
Seek and the flow you shall find.

Hey boy, have you heard, there’s a river flows inside us?
Full of what we crave, all the love that’s been denied us,
And the river flows, like it always does,
Inside and out,
Keep the river clean, keep your river pure,
Love’s what the flow’s all about.

Whether you fear it or need it,
If you deny it or know,
Whether you’re near it or leave it,
You’ll find the way to the flow.

Hey now, won’t we see, there’s a river flows around us?
Funny how the river’s flow, can lift us up and ground us,
And the river flows, like it always does,
Body and soul,
Keep your river clean, keep your river pure,
Know that the flow keeps you…
Trust that the flow fills you…
Know that the flow makes you whole.

Whether we fear it or need it,
If we deny it or know,
Whether we’re near it or leave it, yah-hay,
We know the way to the flow.

Let the river flow, let the river flow inside you,
Let it flow, let if flow, let if flow, fill your soul,
Let the river flow, let the river flow around you,
Know that the flow makes you whole.

Let the river flow, let the river flow between us,
Let it flow, let it flow, let if flow, let if flow,
Let the river flow, let the river flow around us,
Yeah, let it flow…

Let it flow, let it flow, let it flow…
Let if flow, let it flow, let if flow…
Let if flow, let it flow, let it flow…
Won’t you let it flow…

© 2008 kathleensabo/voiceandverse
www.kathleensabo.com

Fuel For the Fire

Written By: kathleen sabo

I’ve walked through fire, bridges burning,
So much more at stake,
Grief of the ages, painful bubbling,
How much more can one heart take?
In this crazy world of mixed up meaning,
Beneath the muck and the mire,
There is food for thought, and tools for love,
And fuel…
Fuel for the fire, fuel for the fire, whoa-ho-ho.

I’ve danced with death, lived with feeling,
Heaven at my gate,
Spent restless nights in trembling wonder,
How much more can my heart wait?
In this crazy world of mixed up meaning,
Between the want and desire,
There is food for thought, and tools for love,
And fuel…
Fuel for the fire, fuel for the fire, whoa-ho-ho.

Sometimes it’s hard to love yourself,
Sometimes you want to cry,
Sometimes it hurts to love someone,
And still we, and still we fly…
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.

We’ve scorched the earth and bled the rivers,
We will bend but we won’t break,
In this time of heart we need to ask,
“How much more can this world take?”
In this crazy world of mixed up meaning,
Trying to get higher,
There is food for thought, and tools for love,
And fuel…
Fuel for the fire, fuel for the fire, whoa-ho-ho.

Fuel for the fire, Fuel for the fire.

Fire, fire, fire, fire, fire, fire, fire, fire…
Whoa…

© 2008 kathleensabo/voiceandverse
www.kathleensabo.com

Unbowed

Written By: kathleen sabo

She wakes at 5 a.m. each morn,
Long before the others,
Sometimes the fate of those who toil,
The fate of many mothers.
She feeds and clothes and caretakes,
The body and the soul,
She hopes by splitting up her life,
She’ll keep the others whole.

And it would be so, so easy,
Oh so easy,
Oh so easy to let go.
And it would be so, so simple,
So sad and yet so simple,
Oh so simple to let go.

She holds a job that no one wants,
A job she really needs,
If they want to grow a future,
They must begin with seeds.
Some people look right through her,
She knows she’s worth much more,
If being ghostly takes its toll,
Your smile feeds her core.

But it would be so, so easy,
Oh so very easy,
Oh so easy to let go.
And it would be so, so simple,
Oh so sad and yet so simple,
Oh so very simple to let go.

Oh, let her go.

But she is unbowed,
She is unbroken,
No matter what harsh words are spoken.
She takes a vow, she spends her courage,
To lead them on their way.

Yeah-hay-hay, yeah-hay-hay-hay, yeah-hay-hay-hay, yeah-hay-hay,
Yeah-hay-hay, yeah-hay-hay-hay, yeah-hay-hay-hay, yeah-hay-hay.
(She is unbowed…)

She is unbowed,
She is unbroken,
No matter what harsh, harsh words are spoken,
She takes a vow, she spends her courage,
To lead them on, lead them on their way.

She is unbowed,
She is unbowed,
She is unbowed…

© 2008 kathleensabo/voiceandverse
www.kathleensabo.com

Roots

Written By: kathleen sabo

We are all equal,
We all are human,
We love our children,
We all want to live free.

Borders are mere lines,
Drawn from sea to sea,
Color is only skin deep,
Our roots are in the same tree.

The tree of life,
The tree of loving,
The roots grow deep,
We are alive…

We are alive,
We are alive,
We are alive, we breathe, we are alive,
Yeah-hay-hay-hay, yeah-hay-hay,
Alive,
Alive…

We are all equal,
We all are human,
We love our children,
We all want to live free.

Borders are mere lines,
Drawn from sea to sea,
Color is only skin deep,
Our roots are in the same tree,
Our roots are in the same tree,
Our roots are in the same tree,
Our roots are in the same tree…
(We all want to live free…)

© 2008 kathleensabo/voiceandverse
www.kathleensabo.com

The Only One

Written By: kathleen sabo

Yeah, ay, ay…

Am I the only one crying?
As I see the people laying dying,
I don’t care which side you’re on,
A child is here and then she’s gone,
And the grief will linger on without even trying.

How can it be okay,
In any age, in any day,
When it’s the innocent who pay,
For the lying,
Am I the only one crying?

Am I the only one asking?
When this violent cycle will be passing,
You can say that it’s naïve,
But I really must believe,
That in time we can achieve a peace that’s lasting,
Am I the only one asking?

Yeah, ay, ay..

Am I the only one praying?
That our human fabric will stop fraying,
We’ve pierced the soul and chilled the heart,
Cold flesh and blood are just the start,
We must examine the part we are playing.

How can it be okay,
In any age, in any day,
When it’s the innocent who pay,
With their slaying,
Am I the only one praying?
Oh, am I the only one praying?

Oh, am I the only one?

© 2008 kathleensabo/voiceandverse
www.kathleensabo.com

As Above, So Below

Written By: kathleen sabo

Look at us here, look at us now,
The power in our hands.
Look at us here, look at us now,
The power in our minds.
See us here, see us now,
The power in our hearts.
Oh, look at us here, everyone of us here,
We’re all in this together.

Clean your house,
Take your temperature,
Cleanse your body and your soul for sure.
Think good thoughts, clear your mind,
Go to worship of a different kind.
Start at home, go green,
Put away your baggage sight unseen.
Go to work, work at play,
And you’ll live to see another day.
‘Cuz you know, yes you know,
As above, so below [listen]

Look at you here, look at you now,
The power in your hands.
Look at you here, look at you now,
The power in your minds.
Oh, see us here, see us now,
The power in your hearts.
Oh, look at you here, everyone of you here,
We’re all in this together.

Use your power, your position,
Good works must be your mission,
Take pride, no prisoner,
On your promises deliver,
Give your time, send your love,
As you sow below you reap above.
Do what’s just, yes you must,
Do what’s just.

Look at them here, look at them now,
The power soon in their hands.
Look at them here, look at them now,
The power in their minds.
Oh, see them here, see them now,
The power in their hearts.
Oh, look at them here, the children are here,
We’ll sink or swim together.

Keep your innocence, your child’s keen eye,
Keep knowing you can touch the sky.
See the good, know the dark,
Find the ember that will light your spark.
Treat others, as yourself,
Remember it’s the golden rule.
Start now, time will show,
You’ll reap above what you sow below.

And you’ll know, soon you’ll know,
As above, so below.
Yes, you’ll know, soon you’ll know,
As above, so below.

Ooh-ooh-ooh,
As above, so below.

Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh,
As above, so below.

As above, so below.
As above, so below.

As above, so below.

As above, so below…

© 2008 kathleensabo/voiceandverse
www.kathleensabo.com

Cravings

Written By: kathleen sabo

I’m the sugar, in your coffee,
The honey in your tea,
The sweet vanilla icing,
You spoon deliciously.

I’m the want ad, you reply to,
Your own 900 line,
The color in your TV,
Your favorite glass of wine.

I’ve grown accustomed,
To your cravings,
Your wants I do procure,
But if you ever change, baby,
I’ll handle it for sure.

I’ll take the caffeine, from your coffee,
Put the herbs back in your tea,
The sweet vanilla icing,
I’ll hide where you can’t see.

I’ll be the job you’ve always wanted,
Your safe sex concubine,
The books instead of TV,
The only food on which you’ll dine.

I’ll grow accustomed,
To your cravings,
To tofu, sprouts and ghee.

You can change your diet,
I encourage you to try it.
You may sell your car,
Trade in your VCR.
Cut up your credit card,
Grow wheat grass in your yard.
Be as you will be…

But never, no never do…
Without me…

© 2008 kathleensabo/voiceandverse
www.kathleensabo.com

Some People

Written By: kathleen sabo

When your dream lies fallow,
On your soul’s rocky soil,
When your pool of love runs shallow,
And reaching out’s a toil,
When your heart longs for the moment,
Of breaking open wide,
And you feel the pulse and beauty,
Of the dream still tucked inside.

Met him on a Friday,
Strange angel said, “There’s a thousand roads for you,”
Sang a song of time and light and truth,
Subtle message bursting through,
Strong emotion came upon me,
My soul’s journey was at stake,
And I realized the consequence,
Of the choices we don’t make.

You can climb a mountain,
To see the other side,
You can dig a great, big hole,
And bury yourself inside,
Or you can sail the ocean,
Upon the rising tide,
With a dream that lives forever,
And nothing left to hide.

Take a listen to the silence…
That surrounds your beating heart,
Does it speak to you of wonder,
Or a soul that’s torn apart?
Choose that one road in a thousand,
Crying out for your embrace,
Turn around and see the beauty,
Of your newborn, new found face.

Some people climb a mountain,
Just to see the other side,
Some people dig a great, big hole,
And bury themselves inside,
But me, I swim the ocean,
On the newly rising tide,
And my dream will live forever,
I’ll have nothing left to hide.
Live forever,
Live forever…

Live forever,
Live forever…

Live forever,
Live forever…

© 2008 kathleensabo/voiceandverse
www.kathleensabo.com

A Little Bit of You

Written By: Kathleen sabo

A LITTLE BIT OF YOU (©2009 kathleensabo/voiceandverse)

A little bit of you goes a long, long way,
What you do, how you move me, the careful words you say,
Still waters run deep, where the ocean’s true blue,
At the bottom of my ocean, lies a little bit of you.

A little bit of touch, and everything is clear,
Just like a dream, just like in the movies, and suddenly you’re here,
I formed a perfect picture, out of hope, let go of fear,
For a little bit, a little bit of you.

Hear the song of my ocean,
It’s not the depth, it’s the motion,
Desire, desire and emotion,
And a little bit, a little bit of you.

A little bit of time, awake and alive,
We’ve woken up together, in a lifetime, maybe five,
But waking up this time might be more difficult to do,
With just a little bit, a little bit of you.

A little bit of love and maybe sometime more,
There’s a little bit of crying as you’re walking out my door,
But he heart is big, the heart is strong, that’s what the heart is for,
To hold a little bit, a little bit of you.

Oh, hear the song of my ocean,
It’s not the depth, it’s the motion,
Desire, desire and emotion,
And a little bit, a little bit of you.
(repeat)

Oh, A little bit of time, a little bit of touch,
A little bit of fun, but never too much,
A little bit of heat, a little bit of joy,
And a little bit, a little bit of you,
Yeah, a little bit, a little bit of you.

A little bit of love and maybe sometime more,
A little bit of crying – you’re walking out my door,
The heart is big, the heart is strong, that’s what the heart is for,
To hold a little bit, a little bit of you.
I’ll hold a little bit, a little bit of you.
Ah, La, la, la, la, la, la, la,
Ah, La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la,
I’ll hold a little bit, a little bit, a little bit, a little bit… of you.

The Road to Me and You

Written By: Kathleen Sabo

THE ROAD TO ME AND YOU

When we first met I gave you a map,
I said, “Here’s a road to my heart,
It’s that scenic one, see, we can travel together,
To that place right there called me.”

And I think you gave me a map, too,
Though you were more guarded, maybe you just showed me,
And maybe your map was equally detailed,
‘Bout how to get to that place called you.

But anyway I cannot find yours,
And I know you’ve misplaced mine, too,
We couldn’t be any further,
From those places, me and you.

And, Oh-oh, in a lifetime,
And all the way back ‘round again to here,
And, Oh-oh-oh, in my lifetime,
I wash away the fear.

Ain’t it funny in a lifetime,
When you think you’re past the pain,
There is beauty, in this lifetime,
As the tears come down like rain.

And I’m sorry I couldn’t stay there,
And you’re sorry, too, I see,
But we lost those maps some time ago,
On the road to you and me. (you and me…)

But anyway, I think I’ve found mine,
And I hope you’ll find yours, too,
We are bound to take the next steps,
On the road to me and you.

And, Oh-oh-oh, in a lifetime,
Through birth and death and pain and joy and fear (yeah, fear…)
And, Oh-oh-oh, in my lifetime,
I find that you and me will still be…here.

© 2008 kathleensabo/voiceandverse
www.kathleensabo.com

Be Love

Written By: Kathleen Sabo

BE LOVE

What do we want to teach our children,
Lessons learned in mysterious ways,
Searching souls for buried treasure,
Finding gold ‘til the end of their days,
And who do we want them, who do we want them to be,
If they live what they love and love what they live, they’ll be free…

So, show them a bright road,
No wrong or right road,
And take a light load,
To carry.
In their own way,
Yeah, on a good day,
They’ll find their way back home.
Take nothing for granted,
The seeds that you planted,
May take some time to show,
Look for the one’s love,
And with the sun’s love,
They’ll help the seeds to grow…

Oh-oh, what do we want to learn from our children,
Lessons taught in mysterious ways,
Searching souls for buried treasure,
Finding gold ‘til the end of our days,
And who do they want us, who do they want us to be,
If we live what we love and love what we live, they will see…

So, choose a bright road,
No wrong or right road,
And take a light load,
To carry.
In your own way,
Yeah, on a good day,
You’ll find your way back home.
Take nothing for granted,
The seeds that you planted,
May take some time to show,
Look for the one’s love,
And with the sun’s love,
They’ll help the seeds to grow…

If you be love, you will see love,
Give it freely, love,
And free love you will know.
When you feel love,
Don’t conceal love,
Make it real, love,
And real love you will know…

Be love, be love, be love, be love…

If we plant,
And if we grow,
If we search our lifetime through,
We will find that gold, that love, that healing new.
Find your love, and,
Find your gold, and,
Search your whole life,
Make it real, and,
Take the time to feel the love, and
Let it wash right over you…

Hoo-oo, give it freely love,
And free love you will know.
When you feel love,
Don’t conceal love,
Make it real, love,
And real love you will,
Real love you will,
Know.

© 2010 kathleensabo/voiceandverse

Discography

Map Of The World (2008)
Larry Mitchell, Producer
Kathleen Sabo - lead and background vocals, acoustic guitar, piano, keyboard, snare drum, tin whistle, percussion
Larry Mitchell - acoustic and electric guitars, bass, piano, drums and drum programming, percussion
Robert Muller - piano (on "Flow" and "As Above, So Below")

Promise of Maybe (1996), 6-song Demo
Lee Weissman, Producer

More Than Enough (1990), 6-song Demo
Lee Weissman, Producer

Set List

Performance ideally consists of two sets, filling approximately two hours, but can be condensed into one set of any duration. Songs are of a sufficient variety of tempo, tone and subject matter to fit a wide range of performance opportunities.