I Found You

I-Found-LacingEm kept a file of working tapes. Those were partial songs . . . on hold.

After spending a day organizing all of the material, he asked Cheryl to listen to the many snipits to see if anything had immediate potential. She selected one he called “7th.” So Em began working out the other parts on the guitar. Within a day, the structure and melody lines were complete. Cheryl then sat down to listen, and wrote spontaneously, as she typically does.

The theme of the song is that people search tirelessly for love. We observed that our kids were in that very process. How interesting that eventually we all seem to find meaning and love, whether we understand the process or not.

We recorded the song on a 12-string guitar to add a romantic quality.



After all I’ve been through
Wondered when I’d find you
Someone whom
I could give my heart

Searched the whole world over
Hoping to discover
Someone with whom
I could share my life

Now my days are better than they were before
Once my nights were lonely, they’re not anymore
I found places inside, wholly unexplored
Once I found you
Since I found you

From this moment on
I will always be there for you
Simply call my name
I will be right by your side

The gift you’ve given me:
To see me through your eyes

If you ask me whether
I believe in forever
If there’s someone
Destined just for me

For so long, I waited
And if it is fated
That someone
Was waiting just for me

Well, I have no answer, how it came to be
But I found you
I found you
You found me too


From Layers, track released June 17, 2011
Cheryl Martlage – Lyrics, vocals and production
Emerson Martlage – Music, guitar, vocals and production
Mr Toad’s San Francisco – Mastering