Penelope

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    I created a performance piece, a song-cycle accompanied by large scale projected portraits, that springs directly from my love of storytelling and my passion for history. The purpose of this project is to turn our gaze away from imposed beauty standards and instead see women as powerful thinkers and doers.

    The accompanying album, "Portraits" features my original songs from the project and the CD includes thumbnails of the portraits that were created by Liz Downing.

    More information about this project and how to present it:

    ellencherry.com/portraits

    Includes unlimited streaming of Portraits via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Home Movies {November 2016}--A Cyber Tour with ellen cherry and Andrew Grimm [TIP JAR], Portraits, The Thread, Whippoorwill Lodge, Live at the Creative Alliance, August 23, 2014, Please Don't Sell The Piano, Merry Christmas from the Family, The Dizzy Pleasure Club, INC, and 3 more. , and , .

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lyrics

39 years stuck on dry land
bring me to the sea
i was my own deadly Siren
singing softly
I drowned all my hopes easily

20 odd years waiting by the nightstand
poor Penelope
weaving and unweaving by hand
and crossing her knees
she untied knots so happily

oh my love you know our bed is safe
it was built by you
you can trust me, it’s still there; it’s still living
and you know that it can’t be moved

let me run clear like a stream flushed with rain
and always tell the truth
let me lay down my shield and let in the pain
we’ll be bulletproof
even if we are black and blue

oh my love you know our bed is safe
it was built by you
you can trust me, it’s still there; it’s still living
and you know that it can’t be moved

and you know, and you know
that it can’t be moved.
and you know and you know, it was built by you

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from Portraits, released September 17, 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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