Quiet Comes Along—Lullaby

Where do YOU find solace and peace?

In our current world of social media, lightning-fast connections, and the compression of everyday life, where is the silence? Do you meditate? Unplug? Hike? Where is YOUR quiet place?

Every day we are bombarded with the latest news (often bad, often disturbing) that offers to help keep us informed. But, exactly how informed must we be when it feels as though the information is jarring? Surely we have no interest in NOT being kept abreast, but how much is too much? Today’s world is blanketed with Covid-19 updates, featuring new cases and deaths. The political world is more volatile than we’ve ever experienced. Civil unrest is erupting again in ways that we haven’t seen since the 1960s. Racism. Inequality, Climate change and more. Oh, where to begin?

We feel that the human spirit isn’t meant for constant siege. We must find respite. We must create balance. To  persevere we must embrace an unknown and seemingly fragile future. With the pandemic in full swing, how do we escape when we are told to “stay home,” observe “social distancing,” and wear face coverings when we do venture out?

For us, we find comfort in music.

We wrote this song as a lullaby—to lull ourselves into a serene space, if only temporarily. We feel the need to close each day with something soothing, something to calm frazzled nerves and agitated thoughts. The swaying rhythm and the reassuring words give us hope and the possibility to face tomorrow. When the new day arrives we will be refreshed, yet braced, for whatever arrives—fully aware that at the end of every trying day, or extended period of challenge—once again, Quiet Comes Along.



When all is said and done, that’s when the quiet comes along

Within a song

When the day turns into night, there’s no more need for might

Along comes this song

Sometimes feeling tightly bound by worries of the day

We can rest assured those ties will loosen, fall away 

Although night seems distant, barely there—it finally comes with a song

This song

One day gives way right to the next

The new one often brings more stress

With furrowed brows, somehow we always muddle through

Waiting longingly for rest

When all is said and done, that’s when the quiet comes along

Within a song

When the light begins to dim with the hour to settle in

Along comes this song

A soothing song

This song


This song is dedicated to every person facing a seemingly insurmountable challenge. May this “lullaby” bring a much needed moment of peace and calm amid the relentless turmoil.

Related Music and Story

You may also enjoy another one of our songs and stories called “Backyard Tent,” where we recall our own special “quiet places” from childhood—where did we go to get away?


From album – Quiet Comes Along
Track released – July 13, 2020
Cheryl Martlage – Lyrics, Vocals and Production
Emerson Martlage – Music, Guitar, Vocals and Production
Inspiration – The wounded human spirit in need of a healing lullaby during the covid-19 global pandemic of 2020