Late Thaw


About this track

“Late Thaw” is a late addition to Imprint. At first, I thought I would cap the album at 10 tracks, but listening to the songs in sequence made me realize there were gaps in the momentum. So I dashed out “Late Thaw” as a buffer between “Our Best Wasn’t Enough” and “Take It Apart”.

I’m not a jazz songwriter, so I’m not versed at all in jazz theory. As such, this song is my attempt at a slow-burning jazz song. Just piano, bass, voice, and a few diminished and seventh chords. Of course, I can’t help but put a Piccadilly third at the end.

The lyrics are pretty straightforward. I kind of picture some old movie.

It’s pretty much filler but not bad filler. I hope.


Some time ago, you said you always knew
How it would start -- the melting of my heart
It won't begin till it's become too late
You made a guess you wish would not come true

But I still believed my heart was never cold
I had love to share, and I did but you never knew
Now here we are facing two divergent paths
Yours takes you far away, mine keeps me where I am

And now it starts -- the melting of my heart


  • Produced and engineered by Greg Bueno
  • Recorded in the Closet, 2005-2013, Seattle, WA
  • Cover design and photography by Greg Bueno
  • Published by Shinkyoku Advocacy (ASCAP)


  • Release date: September 24, 2013

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