July 25, 2018 at The Birchmere in Alexandria, VA. Lynne’s CD, Revelation Road, is central in Elle’s struggle back from the edge.
Rick went to the living area and picked up a couple of pillows. He returned to Elle’s room and put them on the floor near her bed. He lay down and stared at the ceiling. He had just closed his eyes when Elle spoke.
“I want to go home.”
“Elle, you are home.”
“It’s not working.”
“What’s not working?” he asked.
“‘I want to go back so I can run away again’,” he quoted another Lynne song.
“I’m not doing it right,” she said. She paraphrased the song, “I keep going back and running away all over again . . . and again . . . and . . ..”
“Lynne writes it’s because pain is what you know, Elle. Pain is your comfort zone. It’s the one thing that’s never deserted you.”
Elle knew Lynne had found some peace through her music. She closed her eyes and reached out to the woman who understood. Keep singing Shelby ’cos I’m not there yet.