Emerald Green

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I was born in Seattle and I grew up in the Pacific Northwest. I'd always wanted to write a song that expressed my deep love for this place. The Northwest has everything: a beautiful city stretching from the hills to the water, national parks and woodlands, tons of lakes and rivers, two mountain ranges, the Pacific Ocean and Puget Sound, islands, rainforests, a major international port, a literal (and historic) underground city, and an active volcano. All within day-trip distance.

But most of all... it's green. Green green green. So much water and so much green. When I had to move away for a while, a friend, predicting I'd be back, remarked to me, "this place just says... life." And that summed it up for me. Nowhere else that I've ever visited says "life" quite as thoroughly as the Pacific Northwest.

No matter where I've traveled, I always knew I was coming home when I looked out the window and saw a skyline shaped of nothing but the jagged lines of evergreen trees.

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Emerald Green
by Michelle Dockrey & Tony Fabris

I was raised in castles made of maple, fir and pine
Sheltered under fortress walls built of fire and snow and time
I grew up in cliffside caves playing tag with sand and Sound
Walked on hidden city streets buried deep beneath the ground

I'll show you heights of stone and steel, a city brave and bold
That the rainfall turns to silver and the sunset turns to gold
Nestled down in velvet mountains and water's satin foam
Where alchemy is everyday routine
And of all the jewels I've seen
Emerald green is the color of my home

You never know a city 'til you walk its streets at night
Lay your hands on sunlit stone, or catch the scent of dawn's first light
In watercolor autumn or the tapestry of spring
When you listen for the little things, you can hear my city sing

I'll show you heights of stone and steel, a city brave and bold
That the rainfall turns to silver and the sunset turns to gold
Nestled down in velvet mountains and water's satin foam
Where alchemy is everyday routine
And of all the jewels I've seen
Emerald green is the color of my home

And the roads that bind my family like a thousand ribbons tied
Show me cities with their own enchantments, mystery and pride
I feel their magic, hear their call, and their beauty I'll attest
But the fairest is the one that knows me best

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

I'll show you heights of stone and steel, a city brave and bold
That the rainfall turns to silver and the sunset turns to gold
Nestled down in velvet mountains and water's satin foam
Where alchemy is everyday routine
And of all the jewels I've seen
Emerald green is the color of my home

credits

from Thirteen, track released April 4, 2008
Emerald Green
by Michelle Dockrey & Tony Fabris

Vocal: Michelle Dockrey
Guitars & Bass: Tony Fabris
Drums: Scott Irwin
Piano: Alisa Garcia

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Vixy & Tony Seattle, Washington

Vixy & Tony's lighthearted folk/rock musical style combines with science fiction and fantasy lyrics to tell engaging and beautiful stories. Michelle "Vixy" Dockrey and Tony Fabris have recently joined forces with cellist Betsy Tinney and violinist Sunnie Larsen to form a "four-person duo" with a lush, amazing sound. ... more

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