Every Other Door

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Without the checks your mother sends
you’d never cover this month’s rent
you smoked and drank every dollar landed in your lap
you talk endlessly about yourself
But like the Brautigan on your shelf
I was just another book you never read

You left every other door open
every other door open
every other door open but one

You were never much in the mood
The couple times I got off real good
you were out of the house doing whatever it was you do
When you claimed that you were on the pill
stuck me with three months’ worth of bills
I was just relieved you were finally gone for good

You left every other door open
every other door open
every other door open but one

In the years that disappeared
you joined a circus or a cult or some damned thing
I wrote a couple letters but I ain’t ever heard any news
I wonder every now and then
which drain you circled down and went
but you never saw fit to ease my worried mind

You closed every other door behind you
every other door behind you
every other door behind you but one

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from Startled By His Own Tail, released November 10, 2012
Daniel - vox, guitar
Cathy Kolb - violin

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Little Otik Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Little Otik is from Milwaukee. As cities go, it’s a little unsure of itself. Milwaukee and Little Otik have that in common. Their debut Startled By His Own Tail is a failed country album about failure.

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