Glashtyn Shanty – S. J. Tucker

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

The Kingdom of Mice, a war song – S. J. Tucker

When we eat the sun will it taste like mouse?
We swear by the dust we shall soon find out!

“The Kingdom of Mice, a war song,” by S.J. Tucker
It seems like a goofy little song, but…it’s not.  It’s terrifying.
Lyrics and chords available here.

Neptune – S. J. Tucker

“Love changes us all, makes us broken, makes us brave, makes us deny ourselves and our very breath, makes us refuse to listen when our hearts tell us that the time has come to move on, to break the surface. “Neptune” is the story of what can happen after you’ve drowned yourself willingly in someone else’s hopes and dreams, and you find that saltwater and shadows no longer sustain you. “Neptune” is the story of what can happen when you’ve lived in sin with a god for long enough that the respective piles of dirty laundry and broken promises have started to really get on your nerves.“  – from S.J. Tucker’s Bandcamp

“Neptune, by S.J. Tucker
We don’t often get fancy-ass music videos round these parts.

City of Marrow – S. J. Tucker

Seventh sons and golden ball daughters
Can take their own lives to hand
I have been to the city of Marrow
And I have come out again.

Fear not the wind of wasting
Its howling is not for you
It’s only an echo now within
The hearts of those just passing through

Couldn’t tell you what it’s about, exactly, but I like it.  “City of Marrow,” by S.J. Tucker. Lyrics and chords available here.

Cheshire Kitten (We’re all mad here) – S. J. Tucker

Sun up, sun down the shadows hide me down in
Wonderland, Wonderland, nobody knows the way,
but if you find it in your dreams, you can
find it at your dayjob
somewhere south of Hell

“Cheshire Kitten (We’re all mad here),” by S. J. Tucker
Lyrics and chords available here.