Sometimes a simple song comes along, and you like it, and there’s not too much more to make of it.

That’s what I’m thinking about “Emmawood,” from the self-titled debut album by Buildings Breathing, released in 2006, the same year the indie band formed in California, USA. It’s a song I’ve heard several times on random play.

The song is short, as are the lyrics, and I couldn’t find much information about the band other than they produce their music in “lo-fi” (low fidelity, meaning imperfections aren’t avoided and are sometimes by choice).

“Emmawood” is a gentle song about love and the hope that it will continue. There’s a minimal band, and the vocals of Melanie Glover are soft and pleasing, giving a sense of lightness to the piece.

“Something so meaningless burning its way in my fingers
After the light that is setting is soon to set in
Kiss off the glass on the ocean in weight with the ether
Parting is something that we cannot come to withstand

Please don’t go
My warmth will radiate the heat when you are cold
You should know
My heart will remain only for you to hold
I’m already yours”

“Emmawood,” by Buildings Breeding.
Lyrics retrieved from Genius.com.

There’s something in the sound of the song that reminds me of spring. That’s a welcome feeling at this point in the year, as cold weather and snow aren’t my favourite, and it feels like winter has been long since cold weather came early last fall. I’m looking forward to getting on my road bike soon (like I was two years ago today) and doing long-distance rides in our glorious spring, summer and autumn.

Now you know a little about why this is my Song of the Day for Today. Thanks for joining me here.

Please enjoy audio from the Buildings Breeding YouTube topic channel:

With my best wishes,


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