The Tourist

by Brian Mello

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


Sent you a message
Earlier today
You’ll be old and gray
When you get the call
The crackle and static
Has slowly disappeared
It’s the silence that I fear
Now most of all

Stare at the stars
They stare back at me
I’m just a tourist
Trying too hard to be free

The sad truth is
I’ve come to realize
The things that I despise
Have followed me here
I’m no different
From those I left behind
Restless and unkind
Driven by fear

A flood of light breaks
Through the endless black dome
A voice takes my hand
And softly says welcome home


released November 11, 2013
Featuring Peter Craft on drums

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

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