Day Old Coffee in a Cup (Demo March 2019)

from Meditations by ellen cherry

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Written for a new album project. Lyrics still a work in progress.

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I am as bitter and as cold as day old coffee in a cup
I am as close as I can be. I am not close enough
As dull as diamond in the rough
As blank as a poker player’s bluff
As drowned as a drop of water in a summer flood

As stretched as a string about to snap
As hard as a hand about to slap
As brittle as a bone about to break
As distant as a dreamer when they wake

I remember when we built that wall
We drew a line from here to there
We made it strong and tall
A year to make it long
A year to make it wide
A year for you to climb to the other side
I remember when we built that wall

As scarred as a tattoo on your skin
As hushed as a secret or a sin
As worn as your patience wearing thin
As sharp as a candle when it burns
As lonely as a lesson when it’s learned

As hazy as a memory when it fades
As heavy as the promise that I made
I held my heart out like a stone

As silent as a word we didn’t speak
now we’re strangers when we meet

These are the things I wish I’d known

I am as bitter and as cold as day old coffee in a cup
I am as close as I can be. I am not close enough
As dull as diamond in the rough
As blank as a poker player’s bluff
As drowned as a drop of water in a summer flood

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from Meditations, released January 1, 2018

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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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