Numbered Days Instrumental

from by Cheryl and Emerson Martlage

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Worried about her mother, Cheryl's mood was underscored with the relentless rain. Each day her mother's condition worsened. A few weeks passed and,we received a call. If Cheryl wanted any quality time with her mom, it was important to get there right away. For the first time, we understood that Margie’s days were definitely numbered as she entered into a final and unknown phase of her illness. This song was an effort to cope with the situation. Perhaps to know how many days you have left is a terrible thing—maybe it is better not to know and simply live as if each day is your last.

You can listen to the original vocal version of this song at the following address:


from Moonlight Serenade, track released August 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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