Song of the Day: Leonard the Lonely Astronaut


One of the best things about life in Nashville is that I often find myself saying things like: “I’ll be right back, I’ve got to go to the spaceship for a minute.” How often do you get to say something like that while being completely matter-of-fact? It’s true, there’s a spaceship next door to my office and there’s a lonely astronaut inside it making awesome music. There’s a spacesuit and everything. I drove past it a few days ago while the door was open and it looked so cool I thought it might have actually been a tunnel into tomorrow.

The record will be finished sometime this spring, and while Andy–I mean Leonard–isn’t ready to unveil the full-production tracks yet, he’s been awesome enough to record acoustic versions of three of the songs as a sneak preview. Here’s one, and you can download this and the other two when you pre-order the record in the Rabbit Room store.

“Beat Of My Heart”
by Andrew Osenga

Pete Peterson is the author of the Revolutionary War adventure The Fiddler’s Gun and its sequel Fiddler’s Green. Among the many strange things he’s been in life are the following: U.S Marine air traffic controller, television editor, art teacher and boatwright at the Florida Sheriffs Boys Ranch, and progenitor of the mysterious Budge-Nuzzard. He lives in Nashville with his wife, Jennifer, where he's the Executive Director of the Rabbit Room and Managing Editor of Rabbit Room Press.


  1. Laura Peterson

    It was great to hear this one live at the Behold the Lamb show on Saturday night. Definitely pre-ordering!

  2. John Barber

    Andrew, I’m a huge fan of this song. It really seems like your songwriting is getting more and more complex and lovely. I can’t wait for the new album. If this tune is any indication, it’s going to be great. I’m super glad I got in on the ground floor!

  3. Jud

    I’m sorry, but if you don’t think this whole spaceship concept is the coolest thing on the planet, you are lame.

  4. Jared

    It suddenly struck me dear
    Sitting bored at the last frontier
    It was you
    It was always only you

    Nice work Andy, can’t wait to hear the finished product. (And hopefully a taste this Thursday in Wichita Falls!)

  5. Philip

    I loved the full band version of this last night! Can’t wait to hear the full version and I really hope Andy brings the spaceship on tour next year. Just think of the possibiities… Behold the Lamb of God….in Space!

  6. Peter B

    It was indeed excellent live, with the extra instrumentation. Unfortunately, Andy told me that the space ship would be dismantled to make room for actual warehouse-y stuff when the record is done.

    Maybe some wealthy collector will pay to have it delivered and reassembled on site…?

  7. EmmaJ

    Awesome. And even more fabulous live at the Cleburne, Texas BTLOG show last weekend. Thanks for having the crazy courage to bring this idea into the realm of reality, Andy.

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