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Life is really made up of the small things that happen everyday—not the big vacations, nor the major events, but rather, simple words, subtle expressions and small gestures that make a difference. The essence of our lives is tucked in and around the innumerable little things that may elude our notice. For us, paying close attention to the small, almost unrecognizable things, is what matters the most when all is said and done.


One by one it’s the little things
That mean the most
Change your life
Break your heart
Make you cry
They add up
All those little things

Like a call just to say hello
Thinking of you
How things are
Do you want someone to listen
When’s the last time
You laughed until you cried

Little things make up each day
Tell who we are
Reveal, give us away
Those little things

Whether done on purpose or happenstance
Planned or out of the blue
Since one thing leads to another
It matters what we do
Keep an eye on all the little things

You know it can make a difference
Take care with what you do
Why not make each one a red-letter day

Day by day it’s the little things
That make a life
Change your mind
Fill your heart
Make you sigh
Aren’t we just
All those little things?

Like sometimes just dropping by
Quite unexpected
To surprise you
Tell you secrets
I’ve been keeping
When’s the last time
We talked the whole night through

Little things make up each day
Tell who we are
Reveal, give us away
Those little things
Tell who we are
Give us away
And lay us bare

Little things, little things, little things


from Hungry Again, track released August 1, 2013
Cheryl Martlage - Lyrics and vocals
Emerson Martlage - Music, guitar and vocals
Mr Toad's San Francisco - Mastering


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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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