In my concept album, 'For the Wolf, a Good Meal,'' generous amounts of magic realism set the tone for a story full of sweet promises and bitter truths. A retired fisherman with amnesia, a Diamond King, a confused Siren, a loyal wife with a passion for gambling, a collection of Seaweed Soldiers, a curious fish, and a reincarnated Queen are all characters that provide vital insight into the nature of desire and the hazards of a granted wish.
**Near the beginning of the tale is the song Black/White:**
*That loyal wife with a passion for gambling has an adventure in Toss it Away *
In this part of the world tonight- through the shadows there’s a bell that’s ringing- In this part of the world tonight- there’s a growl and the softest sigh- In this part of the world tonight- there’s a child, and I see her dancing- as she pivots her face toward me- she’s kicking at stars and laughing
In this part of the world tonight- there’s a bear weightlessly lumbering- through the steps of a twice dead girl and the promise of a different world- In that part of the world tonight- there’s a river and a father crying sees wind messing with the reflection not the message that the stars are sending- "sorry for your troubles friend- but life gives and it takes- like all the beasts and elements- you need to learn to play- even the hearts of galaxies have black holes at their base- but timeless is love’s offering you’re going to be ok"-
In this part of the world tonight- a soul accepts it's failings- In this part of the world tonight- a fear becomes a friend- In this part of the world tonight- strange shapes whispering ‘freedom’ he abandons the strain of striving opens his arms and breathes in