by Brian Mello

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Astounding Tales is an ongoing series of songs based on themes from vintage science fiction magazines.


I heard a voice but it made no sense
The signs looked like a bad action movie
At least the soundtrack was Mahler’s 3rd
That piece of music always moved me
The four horsemen said they had to cancel
Overslept or more likely hungover
Now were left with the same fuckin' problems
Book burning party you should come over

Baby we’re all married to the future
Curse the sun and throw your ring
These prophets are like bad strippers
Nothing but talk and never show you a thing

Cable news got the facts all wrong
But facts rarely ever matter
Whore of Babylon’s got a TV show
Thanks to a sex tape and some online chatter
Maybe someday we’ll all be happy
But I wouldn’t hold my breath
Until then let the end begin
If we ain’t killing we’re bored to death


released November 6, 2013
Featuring Peter Craft on drums

Engineered, mixed and mastered by Peter Craft at Boxer Studios in San Francisco, CA

©℗ 2013 Brian Mello, BMI



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