My Shoes Instrumental

from by Cheryl and Emerson Martlage

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Our conversation turned to how we all create the situation in which we "seem" to find ourselves, one day at a time. One life style is no more or less magical than another. Yet we often wonder if something else might just be a little better. Want another situation? Take steps to create it. That's where some of the dreaming often ends, because, reality tends to cast long shadows over magic.

In a previous lifetime (his high school art class), Emerson drew a picture of old shoes. We like the picture partly because of fond memories, but also because it represents a visual invitation to “walk a mile in my (fairly well-worn) shoes."

You can find the original vocal version of this song at our "Uncommon Promise" site:


from Fireside Music, track released April 2, 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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