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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 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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