Notes In the Margin

from by Cheryl and Emerson Martlage

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As we went back through the previous 10-plus years of books, journal writings, and reflected on things we had done or said, it became clear that our direction had already been set. To our surprise, we had already described our personal dissatisfaction in great detail. Everything existed in meticulous notes we had written either consciously or unknowingly over the years. In fact, the story was laid out quite explicitly. Our story was held within the “Notes in the Margins” of our lives. All we had to do was take the time to go back and re-read what we had already said.

So, we did exactly that. Trusting that the story was all there, we started paying close attention to those "notes to self" that had accumulated over time—to uncover and rediscover what we already knew.

Check out our related story at Uncommon Promise
uncommonpromise.com/story/Notes+in+the+Margin

lyrics

In for the evening
By the fire
Music is playing low
Open a favorite book to read

I see notes in the margin
Random phrases, passages underlined
Entries to keep in mind some day

But they went away
Slipped from the page
Neglected, left to lay
Lost in the days
Gone away

Living as though time was endless
Hopes on hold
Handwritten notes, good intentions
Holding them close
Gathered and composed
Collected and arranged just so
Wait for tomorrow

Tomorrow

Notes in the margin
Random phrases
Passages underlined
Entries to keep in mind some day

But they went away
Slipped from the page
Neglected, left to lay
Lost in the days
Gone away

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

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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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