Day Old Coffee in a Cup (Phone Demo March 2019)

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Here's a phone practice demo and you can hear my sweater, ha.

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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

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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