It’s the wonders that I’m after,
even if I have to bleed,
and make very rash decisions
for the sake of what I need.
Dancing kisses on my cheek,
it’s the wonders that I seek,
and I swear I am not afraid.
“Wonders” by S. J. Tucker, which she dedicates to “all of us who dare to go on quests that we can’t see the end of.”
Lyrics available on Bandcamp.
Deconstructed fairy tales are good, but what I really like is this ominous reminder:
I never meant to hide behind a clock no longer chiming
Fairyland will have its due, regardless of the timing
“Not the Villain,” by S. J. Tucker, based on Catherynne M. Valente’s Fairyland novels
When the tithe came callin’, where were you?
When the tithe comes callin’, there is nothing you can do.
Haul away, haul away, haul away
Do I really know what’s going on in this song? No, because I haven’t read Catherynne M. Valente’s Fairyland novels, which are what this album is based on. Do I mind? No, because a creepy sea shanty is still a creepy sea shanty!
“Glashtyn Shanty,” by S. J. Tucker