The Way to Love Instrumental

from by Cheryl and Emerson Martlage

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For us, time together means conversation. Ultimately, when we spend a certain quantity of time together, quality is a natural outcome. We found that our most “intimate” moments were in conversation. So we decided to write a song about making love—but not in the physical sense, but rather, as a way to describe the intimacy that talking together can create.

This was the first song that our nephew Joshua Housh accompanied us on the upright bass. It was great fun to have him arrive at our home studio where he quckly created and recorded his part. In fact, we all enjoyed it so much that he returned again to play on another song called “Get Away.”

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


from Dinner Music by Candlelight, track released March 27, 2014
Written, recorded and produced by Cheryl and Emerson Martlage


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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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