Diamonds in the Rough

by Cheryl Hendrickson

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Cheryl Hendrickson (The American Professionals) debuts new solo project, premiering her first single “Diamonds in the Rough”, featuring vocals by Little Lonely and Arrica Rose

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Mantle heat
With force unknown
Layers fall
A crystal grows

Overlooked
And tossed aside
In time a ray
Shines through

Forge through the battlefield
Pulling free
A beauty from deep within
Born to be

A beauty from deep within
Born to be

Inch by inch
Instinct your guide
Silk spun tight
Rebirth divine

Chrysalis
Sheds dull for bold
Silently
You soar

Strip away from
A shell that binds
Dissolving through corroded bones
Emerging fresh and powerful

Held back by faith
Or who you love
A mind judged for
Breasts that provide

Mother’s past
Hydrate the fight
For equal dreams you strive

Forge through the battlefield
Pulling free
A beauty from deep within
Born to be

Strip away from
A shell that binds
Dissolving through corroded bones
Emerging fresh and powerful


Silently you soar
Equal dreams you strive
Pulling free
Emerging powerful

A young jewel starts
With jagged edge
Tumbled by
A world’s confines

Contours formed
And shape defined
The diamond’s strength shines through



©2017, Cheryl Hendrickson
Charlie in the Box Music, ASCAP
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released May 15, 2017
Music and Lyrics by Cheryl Hendrickson

Cheryl Hendrickson: vocals, vocal percussion, bass
Little Lonely: vocals, vocal percussion
Arrica Rose: vocals, vocal percussion

Produced by Chuck Lindo
Engineered by Chuck Lindo and Jean-Paul Riva
Mastered by Piper Payne

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The American Professionals San Francisco, California

San Francisco hook-heavy guitar pop band The American Professionals’ core members Chuck Lindo and Cheryl Hendrickson’s music and personal lives are both intertwined and parallel. This husband/wife team makes that paradox possible on their latest release, Sympathetic Overdrive, out 6.23.17. The record is a genre-hopping display of both unity and individuality, fear and hope, love and scorn. ... more

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