3 song Single

by Cryptohelix

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This was conceived as a 3-song "digital" 45RPM single. There is a back cover to go with the front as a "bonus item" that should be revealed as available on download.

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released November 2, 2015

Songs & Music: Cryptohelix, © 2015
Second guitar on To Abandon Space, all drums, backing vocals: G. Coffee
Recorded and engineered by Vern McElroy, Oakland, CA
Final mastering by Charles Stella, Los Angeles, CA


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Track Name: SFxSF
San Francisco
science fiction
so fun -
Speedy, speedy -- freaky tweaky!

A sang-froid
so fine, so fine, so fine!

Met the nicest social worker
Just my face/in the mirror
See the lines, feel the chrome,
getting followed by a robot cop
Canned laughter on the train PA --
A secret message just for me!

Got Herb Caen's head in a jar
Guyana trip - went way too far
Last days of the Barbary Coast
-- now you're shanghaied to outer space!

San Francisco's still, still doomed [STILL DOOMED, SO DOOMED]
if you can't pay for a room [GET A ROOM, GET A ROOM]
Stay for a while, but move out soon [SO SOON, TOO SOON]
San Francisco's still, still doomed [STILL DOOMED, SO DOOMED]

I gotta luxury
Had a subsidized bohemia
I gotta getta
getta job
I gotta, gotta
so many memories

Seismic shock '89
Hear those hippies moan and whine
Dead ghosts rattle City Hall
Slick Willie missed the call!
I/have read/a bit too much/ science fiction
And can accurately/predict/the course of man/ and machine
One giant/misstep/ for mankind/ to abandon space!
One small leap/for men/to continue/ their mischief!

A technophile’s/naivete/trumps an old spook’s/manipulated fever dreams
Their nightmares: /the true wreckers/of civilization/ and a master plan
Laid out/who knows/ how long ago/ by mythical creatures
Traveling back/in time/from our best/ future imaginations
They can’t stop/the Old Dads ‘84/
or Los Chicas Mohicas/bustin’ down the door/
We’ve got our tools, and our zine archives/
Food in the fridge, a beater car to drive/

We cast our votes/at the town hall/
while the lobbyists lobby/right down the hall/
Trekked back to tract homes/from generations ago/
Sound-proofed the garage/X-City Rockers are go

Kids today/don’t know what they’re in for/
when the moms and dads start bangin' out the chords/
This bloody mess - we pass it on to you/
So get wild in the streets -
but don’t drop out of school/

Tonight at 11 we ignore....
The Persons of Interest, Persons Unknown/
Faceless Mask, untraceable voice on the phone/
The drinking brigades, the conscientious rejectors/
Curmudgeons USA, or Utopia’s Defectors/
The Constitution’s Co-dependents/
The Bill of Right’s pill-popping enablers/
as well as the Magna Carta... Historical... Preservation... Society.

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