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Big black dog follows right behind me
step by step, a good shadow is he.
with each mile I make, he howls.
“keep on girl” he whispers to me
“in this world, you should be learning,
less to sing and more to growl.”

words create a complication
I’m so tired of conversation
I just want to shut your mouth
I am a man of action and I demand satisfaction.

stung by bees, I’m hurt and swollen
stumbling, handcuffed, blindfolded
with each step I take, away from home.
passersby may stop and wonder
and cry about this spell I’m under
“big black dog, just leave that girl alone!”

birds fly in a congregation
confusing the whole situation
I just want to bring them down.

I am a man of action and I demand satisfaction.

words create a complication
I’m so tired of conversation
I just want
I just want
I just want
to shut your mouth

I am a man of action and I demand satisfaction.

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from The Thread, released September 10, 2016

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ellen cherry Baltimore, Maryland

Emmy nominated singer/songwriter ellen cherry (lowercase letters intentional!) is a full-time touring and working performer based in Baltimore, MD. In 2017, ellen presents a new touring project called Portraits in Song that marries her love of storytelling and her passion for history through songs and portraits of interesting women in history to increase love and empathy for all. ... more

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