Sometimes in life, you feel like everything is under control, and you're a fairly normal person who has their shit together and you're going to be okay.
This song cycle is about the other times.
All the lyrics come from assignments in William Finn's lyric-writing class at NYU, which William then asked Jamie to set to music. Noticing a theme, Jamie turned the set into a song cycle written by her and her friends. (We're fine. Thanks for asking.)