Homecoming Instrumental

from by Cheryl and Emerson Martlage

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We wrote this song as a tribute to the persistence of our son Aaron. He had made commitments to complete several projects in Europe. Despite the many difficulties, he honored those commitments and kept his word. We were always amazed at his ability to see it through.

This music is also written with fond memories of our own determination to continually move toward “home,”—the truth within ourselves, no matter how hard the journey becomes. We continually see glimpses of the return to ourselves as we round each corner and peer out over the horizon of our commitments.

As Carlos Casteneda said, "Be impeccable with your word."

You can find the original vocal version of this song on our site called "Uncommon Promise," at the following address:



from Fireside Music, track released May 19, 2014
Written, recorded and produced by Cheryl and Emerson


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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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