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This song is about courage and strength and love, Inspired by meeting the wonderful Elvira, who goes by 'Cookie'. I met her at the radiation clinic while I was undergoing treatment for breast cancer, and we bonded instantly. I wrote this song as a tribute to her inner strength.


A beautiful lady named Cookie
Tall and elegant
with a gracious spirit
so generous and colorblind

Born with ebony skin in the south in 1944,
She's endured more than most of us
We agree that pain builds character
There's a lesson in every upset, in every surprise

Oh she's my zap sister
We laugh at adversity
We're surviving, we're the fittest,
And winners take all
Oh we're zap sisters...

In fact, one time in Savannah Georgia
Cookie had a flash, her soul came home to peace
in a restaurant, all familiar
She was cradled by the web of life, she found herself cradled


from Amy Denio: The Big Embrace, released October 3, 2017
Composed and produced by Amy Denio at Spoot Studios, Seattle. Originally released on bandcamp on May 11, 2017
Amy Denio: composition, lyrics, voices, clapping, production.
Mastered by Steve Turnidge.
c 2017 Spoot Music, ASCAP


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Amy Denio / Spoot Music Seattle, Washington

Amy Denio is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist composer, singer and music producer based in Seattle, WA. She's been commissioned to compose for dance, theater and film, and has received numerous grants and fellowships and collaborated with artists worldwide.

She has performed at festivals, clubs, schools, prisons, social centers and ruins throughout Europe, North America and Asia.
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