2005 My Favorite Blue Dress

from by ellen cherry



2005: My Favorite Blue Dress explores the idea of works of social action versus those of social mercy.


I spent the summer in my favorite blue dress.
I’m so tired, but I’ve still got this moment to confess.
I’m just one soul, but I worry in a global sense:
Earthquakes and shootings and general uprootings,
how can I help but feel helpless?

Newspapers and television
In my derision, I change the station.
In my ears and in my eyes, I have too much information
In my mind, I think: surely things will change.
Surely things will change, because they cannot stay the same.

This woman smiles at me, her lapel wisdom says “Pray. Pray Until Something Happens”
But nobody wants to do, yet they want to blame
and I think: surely things can change
Surely things can change, cause they cannot stay the same.


from (New) Years​-​-​$​5 FIRE SALE​!​!, released December 31, 2010
ellen cherry, Michael Prout, Andrew McCallum



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ellen cherry Baltimore, Maryland

Emmy nominated singer/songwriter ellen cherry is a full-time touring and working performer based in Baltimore, MD. She has licensed her music to the Oxygen Network, MTV, and Soap.net. In 2009, she wrote, recorded and performed a TV campaign for FOX Networks and also composed the score for a shadow puppet piece entitled "Alonzo's Lullaby", which was awarded the UNIMA Citation of Excellence. ... more

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