Walking On A Straight Line (Demo Oct 2018)

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Written for Why Aren't You Famous? Podcast content creation. Subject was compulsion or compulsive thinking and our guest songwriter was Ben Shannon, in Pittsburgh, PA. I was also meditating on this photo by Bonnie J. Schupp as part of our "Small Stories" project. Double whammy!!

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Walking On A Straight Line
Oct 2018

I am sorry that I said that I am sorry
So so many times
You must forgive me as I wander
On a path that is a circle
In my mind.
I could tell you that I’m walking on a straight line
As I always planned
It never matters where I go because I always end up
Just where I began

Walking on a straight line
The saddest soul you’ll ever meet
Walking on a straight line
Guess I’ll just repeat

I have used up all my ink in writing novels of my wrongs and my regrets
This is helpful to remind me and to never allow me to forget
If I let go what would i do with all these hidden heavy bags of shame?
They are my first place trophies to show you that I can be the winner of this game

Walking on a straight line
Sparked a flame so blue it burns
Walking on a straight line
It’s okay, i’ll never learn

Walking on a straight line
I could leave the past behind
Walking on a straight line
I roll the tape and I rewind


I could tell you that I’m walking on a straight line quickly as I can
It never matters where I go because I always end up just where I began

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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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