Nothing Much to Say

Nothing-Much-LacingOne morning in Italy, Cheryl said that we should write about “the gift of no words”—a break from the incessant chatter. Sometimes language actually gets in the way.

There is a sacred place where there is nothing much to say. Many of the really important things defy words, as we sit in silence soaking it in. Ahh, what a wonderful experience to be in awe and speechless!



If I fell on clever words
I could tell you every little thing that I’ve been thinking
Maybe even change the way that you see me
That is, if I could only find the wordsWith some very clever words
I might weave a story that would draw you even deeper in
Then convince you that it was all your idea
Somehow, if I could only find the wordsBut, where do they go
Every time I open up my mouth to utter something
Embarrassed, left with nothing much to say
Again, I just can’t seem to find the wordsSelf-conscious, finding nothing much to say
Scanning my mind in search of tender wordsSo, where are those clever words
The special ones that take us to a happy ending
Sure to make you feel that I’m the only one
And you see me as I want to be
Until then, I’m left searching for words


from Masterpiece, track released 01 February 2010
Cheryl Martlage – Lyrics and vocals
Emerson Martlage – Music, guitar and vocals
Mr Toad’s San Francisco – Mastering