"Justinian II" was a Squirt Frog and the Evolving Tadpoles' song about an ancient Emperor of Byzantium who got his nose chopped off. It was a strange, droning chant and Justinian came to a bad end. Justin Nachman, the lead singer, sounded unwholesomely amused by it as he sang the tale.

Marshall Ferguson had the song on his iPod and when it played about a year after the Yellowstone Supervolcano erupted, he realized how much he missed his brother who he hadn't seen since before the eruption and who was stuck in icy Maine.[1]

Literary NoteEdit

Harry Turtledove provides lyrics and chorus for this song in Supervolcano: Things Fall Apart, pages 96-97, Hardcover.


  1. All Fall Down, pg. 116, HC.

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