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Our son Aaron was working for a large company, rapidly advancing and enjoying success. He was given projects in India and Budapest, Hungary and finally, Nuremberg, Germany. The last assignment was especially difficult. The situation was stressful as Aaron lived in a hotel for a few months. Many nights, from Italy, we were on the phone with him as he debriefed on the challenges of the day. It was interesting to all of us, since we had experiences of our own in different corporate settings.

Finally, after much consternation, he finished the project. He was more than ready to leave it all behind and return to a normal life. He'd missed his community of many great friends. His time alone in Europe and Asia underscored that.

We wrote this song as a tribute to his persistence and the comfort we all feel in coming home.

Check out our related story at Uncommon Promise


Another day ends
I find myself just sitting all alone
Only moments away
In fact, I feel I’m almost there
Opening the door
As my thoughts turn to home
Somehow I turn again to thoughts of coming home

I did what I said
Without a doubt
Never a thought to taking the easy way out

True to my word
Promises kept
Knowing for sure I have given my best

Trusted the way
Always convinced
Sooner or later this path would make sense

So I’m coming home now
Can hardly wait to sleep in my own bed
Only moments away
In fact, I feel I’m almost there
Opening the door
As my thoughts turn to home

I find comfort again, with thoughts of coming home
Somehow, comfort is held within my thoughts of home
Thoughts of home
Coming home


from Settle Down, track released March 1, 2007
Cheryl Martlage - Lyrics and vocals
Emerson Martlage - Music, guitar and vocals
Mr Toad's San Francisco - Mastering
Inspiration - Aaron and his work overseas


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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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