Cherry and myself have worked together before earlier this century on a cover of “last night.i didnt get to sleep” originally recorded by the fifth dimension – our version is available on my album “a bit on the side” on iTunes.

Fifteen or so years later we co-wrote and recorded “sheffield steel” which is a reflection on Cherry’s story……………this is available now

SHEFFIELD STEEL lyrics:

Remember all the things i used to plan back then
Ambitions and decisions were as clear as day
Achieving all my passions would come my way
No matter what they said i could or couldn’t do
But that was back then,and this is now
I never ever doubted my power
Even when the sharks were pulling me down
I would get right back on my feet and start again

You’re living in cloud cuckoo-land that’s what they said to me
But what I wanted to say to them I said in my head instead
All these lies and nonsense polluting my brain yeah
I took the 9:45 out of sheffield and got on the train
But that was back then,and this is now
I never ever doubted my power
Even when the sharks were pulling me down
I would get right back on my feet and start again

Life is what you make it at least thats true for me
They kick you down you get back up
And now thats plain to see
You’re my foundation, security
And all my wishes came true for me
There was a time when it wasn’t like this
But all that is history
that was back then,and this is now
I never ever doubted my power   waoow
Even when the sharks were pulling me down
I would get right back on my feet and start again
can you hear me saying
waoow i never ever doubted my power
waoow  even when the sharks were pulling me down
I would get right back on my feet and start again
can you hear me saying