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Do you remember the way to your house? I drew it on paper but the lines no longer connect. Might as well be a map of the clouds over water--we watched the storm roll in. Moments, like vapor, disappear as they recollect. Now you are far, far away from me. Erased accidentally. Do you remember the way to our house? I drew it on paper but the lines no longer connect. Might as well be a map of the clouds.
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The Thread 04:13
You with the scissors and me with the thread Smile knowingly at the newlyweds "Now's not the time for truth," you said. So we danced through the night, instead. You with unlimited time on your hands Me always making indefinite plans Drawing our dream house on quick sand The foundation shifts but the building still stands The thread we sewed into our hearts Draws us in close; pulls us apart. The thread we sewed into our hearts Draws us in close; pulls us apart. Now you're in the kitchen with telescope eyes I'm still in bed rehearsing goodbye The dream scatters the coffee grinds Shared memories to review and revise. The thread we sewed into our hearts Draws us in close; pulls us apart. The thread we sewed into our hearts Draws us in close; pulls us apart. A part of me is fixed with you. The seam will hold us; the seam will pull us through. The thread we sewed into our hearts Draws us in close; pulls us apart. The thread we sewed into our hearts Draws us in close; pulls us apart.
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I was so mad I couldn’t conceal it I was in pain and you could not heal it You are the tear I cannot wipe away You are the twin born a different day You are the binding of the books I’ve read You are the lamp burning near our bed I am the nights when you cannot sleep I widen the gap of our lover’s leap I opened my mouth and the Wolf came out I opened my mouth and the Wolf came out She ate the doors, the floors and the walls came down I opened my mouth and the Wolf came out You tried to hide, but I found you My teeth were sharp, my arms were around you You are the room where I keep my things You are the hand where I wear my rings I was the Lost in the lost and found I haunted the ghost in the ghost town You are the words that I left unsaid You were the want I knew I wanted I opened my mouth and the Wolf came out I opened my mouth and the Wolf came out She ate the doors, the floors and the walls came down I opened my mouth and the Wolf came out
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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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I was so mad I couldn’t conceal it I was in pain and you could not heal it You are the tear I cannot wipe away You are the twin born a different day You are the binding of the books I’ve read You are the lamp burning near our bed I am the nights when you cannot sleep I widen the gap of our lover’s leap I opened my mouth and the Wolf came out I opened my mouth and the Wolf came out She ate the doors, the floors and the walls came down I opened my mouth and the Wolf came out You tried to hide, but I found you My teeth were sharp, my arms were around you You are the room where I keep my things You are the hand where I wear my rings I was the Lost in the lost and found I haunted the ghost in the ghost town You are the words that I left unsaid You were the want I knew I wanted I opened my mouth and the Wolf came out I opened my mouth and the Wolf came out She ate the doors, the floors and the walls came down I opened my mouth and the Wolf came out
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The Thread is a 6 song EP including five original tunes created during a long-distance collaboration between songwriters ellen cherry (Baltimore, MD) and Steve Dawson (Chicago, IL). Written and recorded over the course of many years, the poignant lyrics and tight harmonies reflect years of dedication to craft and deep emotional expressiveness.

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released September 10, 2016

ellen cherry: vocal, guitar, keyboards, percussion
steve dawson: vocal, guitar, drums, bass
recorded and mixed by steve dawson at kernel sound emporium
mastered by Drew Mazurek

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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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