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