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This song was written as a first anniversary gift for Em's mom, Rose and her husband Harold. We were inspired by their marriage at the respective ages of 80 and 83. It was a wonderful model of risk-taking and we were excited for them as they embarked on their new adventure together. We hope to have as much optimism and courage when we reach their ages.

Check out our related story at Uncommon Promise
uncommonpromise.com/story/Lovers%27+Leap

lyrics

Nudge me, shake me
Just don’t forget to wake me
Please don’t leave me alone
With what might have been
I can hardly afford to be late again

I imagine my days full of promise
Feeling maybe that this is the one
All I hope for are moments of passion
That last until my life is done

Standing ready, on the brink of a canyon
Where the next step is a lover’s leap
No Rip van Winkle with a hibernating heart
No cold feet, no regrets, and no twenty-year sleep

Nudge me, shake me
Just don’t forget to wake me
Please don’t leave me alone
With what might have been
I can hardly afford to be late again

credits

from Where I Need to Be, track released June 1, 2005
Cheryl Martlage - Lyrics and vocals
Emerson Martlage - Music, guitar and vocals
Tom Tomasello - Producer/Arranger
Jim Bruno - Vocal producer
Mr Toad's San Francisco - Mastering
Inspiration - Rose and Harold Henneke

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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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