The Bottom of the Stairs

from Collage by ellen cherry

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lyrics

Sssssh
Quiet
Sssshhhh
Quiet
Shhhhhh
Quiet
Shhh
Quiet

The things I trashed in my distress
The hopes I smashed oh what a mess
There is time still to repair
If I step I upon the bottom stair

And if they sway or if they shift
This is no ordinary gift
A thank you rests upon my lip
I make it up another step

It makes me smile when I think how
I thought: Oh, I’ve reached the bottom now
I had miles left to go
My path lost in the snow

Sssssh
Quiet
Sssshhhh
Quiet
Shhhhhh
Quiet
Shhh
Quiet

All I trashed in my distress
My hope I smashed, oh what a mess
There is time to start repair
I step upon the bottom stair

And if they sway or if they shift
This is no ordinary gift
A thank you rests upon my lip
And I take another step

Sssssh
Quiet
Sssshhhh
Quiet
Shhhhhh
Quiet
Shhh
Quiet

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from Collage, track released April 8, 2020
The Bottom of the Stairs
by ellen cherry

ellen cherry: vocals, keys
Matt Collen: Bass, guitars, banjo, additional keys and programming
Robert Byers: drums

Produced and recorded by Matt Collen at CommSounds
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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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