Neptune

from by S. J. Tucker

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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.

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lyrics

Years ago I came to you
down beneath your ripples
submitting to the mystery
of life beneath the waves.
Years I floated near you
swimming in your subterrain
rocking in the opium embrace
of Triton's tomb.

Time I lost just fussing over
every little thing you asked for
let myself keep fading
silver fishes through my skin.
Somewhere I stopped breathing
but I missed the kiss of air
cut the waves and left you there
and ne'er returned again.

Someday in my castle keep
where rumors fly and questions creep
they'll say to me, what of the lord of the deep?
I'll say I knew him once but he was asleep.

There's no light where you are, my Neptune
To the mountains I will fly, away from you
Free from the waves into new love's arms
back to the realm of the sky.

Years ago I came to you
in love and doomed to drowning
beholden to the mystery
of life beneath the waves
Years I floated near you
I will never see again
how I could tarry in the opium embrace
of Triton's tomb

Time I lost, just fussing over
every little thing you asked for
let myself keep fading,
silver fishes through my skin.
Somewhere I stopped breathing
but I missed the kiss of air
I cut the waves and left you there
and ne'er returned again.

Someday in my castle keep
where rumors fly and questions creep,
They'll say to me, what of the lord of the deep?
I'll say I knew him once, but he was asleep.

There's no light where you are, my Neptune.
To the mountains I will fly, out of this gloom,
free from the waves into new love's arms,
back to the realm of the sky.

Years ago I came to you
in love and doomed by what I knew
and though I miss the mystery now
of life beneath the waves
Thin air's as sweet as water
when your body begs to breathe
and so I leave when I must leave
don't weep for love I couldn't save

All of us who dare to love are brave!

There's no light where you are, my Neptune
To the mountains I will fly, away from you!
Free from the waves into new love's arms
back where I belong!
There's no light where you are, my Neptune!
To the mountains I will fly, out of this gloom,
free from the waves into new love's arms,
back where I belong!

Someday they will ask me (going back where I belong)
and I will say
Someday they will ask me
they will say, what of the lord of the deep?
And I will say, I'll say I knew him once
but he was asleep.
I'll say I knew him once.
I'll say I knew him, I knew him,
I knew him once...

credits

from Mischief, released July 16, 2010
Words & music by S. J. Tucker
Guitars, vocals, bass, percussion, whalesong: S. J. Tucker
Cello: Betsy Tinney
Tracked & mixed by Ginger Doss, Eagle Audio USA

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