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The movie, Elegy (a song written for someone who has died), was playing at the Odeon Theater in Florence. We decided to go.

Consuela (Penelope Cruz) said to David (Ben Kingsley) that “what she missed the most in their relationship were the things they never did.”

Early the next morning, we completed the music, lyrics, and documented the harmony. It was spontaneous and one of the fastest songs we have ever written. It shows how inspiring and intense experiences like a concert or a movie can be. Magic simply happens around us when we are totally engaged, and moved to action.

Check out our related story at Uncommon Promise
uncommonpromise.com/story/Elegy

lyrics

I miss the way you looked as you walked toward me
I miss the way you laughed when I told you a story

Though I miss being together
And the times that we shared
Strangely, somehow what I miss most are
The things we didn’t do

We thought maybe we might dream together
Imagined chasing away fears and demons
But they became places we didn’t go

They just became places where we didn’t go

I miss the feeling that you could see through me
I miss the little things I thought had no meaning

Though I miss being together
And the times that we shared
Strangely, somehow what I miss most are
The things we didn’t do

And the things we didn’t say
The way we never were

credits

from By Invitation, track released August 1, 2009
Cheryl Martlage - Lyrics and vocals
Emerson Martlage - Music, guitar and vocals
Mr Toad's San Francisco - Mastering
Inspiration - Elegy, the movie

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Cheryl and Emerson Martlage San Diego, California

At the age of 48, and after 25 years of marriage, we headed to a secluded town for 6 weeks, to create a new relationship and begin again.

When we arrived as if by magic, we co-wrote our first song ever— "Never Sleep," evoking the mystery and magic of the new adventure. Twenty years later, we're still making music. Join us on our musical storytelling as the adventure continues to unfold
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