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2010: Jazz Song #9 is about finding love on your last night on Earth.

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I was out walking late last night.
I was blinded by the bright moonlight.
And then it struck me that I was alone.
I whispered to myself: “girl, you better get back home.”

I wondered to myself: could I have lost my way?
Somehow without my knowing, Night turned into Day.
It was not the Moon I saw, no, it was not the one.
Hanging in the wide blue sky was nothing but the Sun.

It laughed and reminded me that I have got a job to do.
I just can’t spend all day giving all my love to you.
If that were the case, these dreams would surely fly.....

Friends say the world will end before the year is out.
That’s fine, I’m wondering what it’s really all about.
No time for silly things: worry, sweat or tears.
I’ve had time enough--all those wasted years.

No time for silly things: my body or my soul.
Some cosmic vortex will swallow me whole.
Still I’d give the world and all its earthly charms
For just one night, tangled in your arms.

The Sun laughed and reminded me that I have got a job to do.
I just can’t spend all day giving all my love to you.
If that were the case, these dreams would surely fly.....

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from (New) Years​-​-​PAY WHAT YOU WANT, released December 31, 2010
ellen cherry, Michael Prout, Andrew McCallum

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ellen cherry Baltimore, Maryland

I am song & story Alchemist and I want to meet you at the intersection of creativity and recovery. While on tour in Texas, I was struck by an intoxicated driver which resulted in a violent wreck. Through my music and multi-media performances, I explore the pain and joy of recovering one’s body and spirit after extreme trauma. ... more

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