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This song was written while Em was on his solo Barcelona pilgrimage in 1999. He wrote this song trying to articulate how he felt about the search for his creative self—his dream.

Rediscovering his “essential self” was forming the foundation for all that would follow in building our new Partnership. The use of the term “I am” pointed to the “God within.” This was an extremely important time and musical story for both of us in our unfolding adventure.

Check out our related story at Uncommon Promise
uncommonpromise.com/story/My+Dream

lyrics

My heart is beating to a rhythm deep within
A driving energy that calls me to remember
The subtle doubts and fears give way to confidence
Since it’s clear I always knew how
Somehow I always know why

That I am
You know that I am
I know I am
You know that I am

I went down to the basement to see what I could find
Stacks of books and boxes had collected over time
I rummaged through the remnants and the clutter that was left behind
The pieces formed patterns

My dream is my life
My life is a dream
My dream is worth living and so I am
I know that I am
I know I am
I know that I am

I climbed up to the rooftop to find what I could see
The mountains formed a backdrop and a breeze surrounded me
A leaf fell on my shoulder and I looked up into the tree
The leaves formed patterns

My dream is my life
My life is a dream
My dream is worth living and so I am
I know that I am
I know I am
I know that I am

My heart is beating to a rhythm deep within
A driving energy that calls me to remember
The subtle doubts and fears give way to confidence
Since it’s clear I always knew how
Somehow I always know why
That I am
You know that I am
I know I am

credits

from Never Sleep, track released January 1, 2003
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

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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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