TUATHA DEA PRESENTS IN ASSOCIATION WITH NIGHTSONG RECORDING STUDIOS


SJ Tucker - 1157 "(Til It's Over)"
Lyrics, music, vocals, guitars, bass, synths, drum programming, and mix by S. J. Tucker
Cello by Betsy Tinney.  
Violin by Alexander James Adams
Song & recording copyright S. J. Tucker 2016
Three minutes to Midnight.
Hold your loved ones close and tight.
Watch the stars and hold the light
burning in your heart.
Countdown in progress.
Live your life and kill the stress,
speculation's blazing guest
'til the whole thing comes apart.

Hold me 'til it's over.
How much time 'til Doomsday comes?
Hold me 'til it's over.
How much time?

Too young to know better,
old enough to stand and fight.
Watch the stars and hold the light
'til it swallows up the sun.
Got it down to a science.
Destination: recompense.
Is there any common sense in
counting down to one?

Hold me 'til it's over.
How much time 'til Doomsday comes?
Hold me 'til it's over.
How much time?

It's not enough to see; it's not enough to believe.
Keep your eyes wide open, oh,
it's not enough to see; it's not enough to believe.
It's not enough to chase these dreams of peace.
If nothing changes, nothing grows,
no rotted towers overthrown.
It's not enough to see.  It's not enough to believe.
It's not enough to chase these dreams, so
Hold me 'til it's over.
How much time 'til Doomsday comes?
Hold me 'til it's over.
How much time?
How much time?
How much time?
How much time?

Three minutes to Midnight.
Hold your loved ones close and tight.
Watch the stars and hold the light
burning in your heart.


 S. J. Tucker came flying out of the Memphis music scene in 2004, guitar in hand and voice at the ready, and her feet have hardly hit the ground since.  The varied elements of jazz, folk, free-range spirituality, and fairytales weave themselves together and find a new home in Tucker's masterful lyrical storytelling.  She tours extensively as a solo artist in the United States and Canada, also producing shows from coast to coast with her Celtic fusion trio Tricky Pixie, and often sharing the stage with the Heather Dale Band.  No two of S. J.'s concerts are the same, but her skill, presence, and desire for connection with her audience always shine through. 

  S. J., called Sooj by fans and friends, loves her job best when she can fuse folklore and mysticism, to embody and strengthen the concept of that voice in the dark that leads us out of our comfort zone and into new worlds.  Her lyrical subject matter zips unapologetically from the silly to the sacred and back again, now introducing a new pirate shanty or drum-heavy crowd favorite "Firebird's Child", now crooning a lullaby, a ghost story, or a hymn to the Trickster deities with equal ease.  She is very active as a performer and participant in the greater Pagan community and in various branches of scifi and fantasy fandom, and she is considered a vanguard of the Mythpunk movement.  Witches & Pagans Magazine has called her "the voice of NeoTribal Paganism", and as such, she is proud to contribute to the soundtrack of festival life and magickal practice.  Her body of work consists of ten albums, released over the course of twelve years of full-time touring, writing, and recording, with still more to come.  She has been given a Pegasus Award for both Best Song and Best Performer, and the big-name musical comparisons she's received which she loves best include Imogen Heap, David Bowie, Jeff Buckley, and Tori Amos.  

  This year S. J. has rounded out a 52-week challenge to write one new song every week- the first creative commitment of its kind that she's ever undertaken, and so she'll be spending more time in the studio than ever before to capture these new morsels!  In addition, her rambling concert schedule for 2016 includes shows in fifteen different US states.  Sooj hopes to keep successfully straddling the line between touring enough, and touring too much.  

   

   Also in the works for this year are an illustrated children's book, her first videogame soundtrack, collaboration on Heather Dale's Arthurian stage musical Queens of Avalon, and of course, The Green Album.  


  Listen for free and join the fan family at http://sjtucker.com

​S.J. TUCKER