Queen of Spades

from Collage by ellen cherry

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Light a candle for the love we lost
And the love we threw away
I was crackling like a wire crossed
On a dark and windy day
Thinking about the things I said
And all I didn’t say
Even though it doesn’t matter

Write a letter that I’ll never send
To an address that never changed
Can we have a new love story
With words we rearrange?
I promise I can learn to bend
Just like I learned to stay the same.
Even though I know it doesn’t matter

We built a house of cards, with a losing hand.

Another year has closed its eyes
My days spent playing games
Losing was my alibi
It wasn’t me, it was the Queen of Spades
The way it feels to tell that lie
The way a candle feels the flame

We built a house of cards, with a losing hand.

Light a candle for the love we lost
And the love we threw away
I was crackling like a wire crossed
On a dark and windy day

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from Collage, track released April 15, 2020
Queen of Spades
by ellen cherry

ellen cherry: lead and backing vocals and acoustic guitar
Matt Collen: backing vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, bass, mellotron, tambourine, and keys
Robert Byers: drums


Produced and recorded by Matt Collen at CommSounds
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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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