I feel a whispered welcome when I come home to the land
Where the bridges tread the water and the driftwood paves the sand
Where the lakes are clad in diamonds like the mirrors of a queen
And the skyline is a living thing of forever evergreen
— from Emerald Green by Vixy & Tony
This song is a love song to the Northwest, and yes, bridges do tread the water here, and the driftwood can pave the sand. I joke that I can’t move “because the moss on my back might dry out and die”. I was born in Seattle. I may live somewhere else for a time, but this is home.