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Watch them hobble on/ clutching empty chests and wooden hearts/ wounded every place/ like downed lines or cracked concrete/ Strip my limbs/ I’m half the man I thought I’d be/ and through two glass eyes I see/ cancer got the best of me

All I am are parts/ the sum of what’s undone/ half a mind to find/ where the other half has gone/ one thing’s for sure/ people live too goddamn long

My spine and bladder/ are a rusted pail and warped wooden ladder/traded all my silver to craft a perfect tongue/ sharpened it on everyone I touched/ every pair of arms/ that held me once are gone

All I am are parts/ the sum of what’s undone/ half a mind to find/ where the other half has gone/ one thing’s for sure/ people live too goddamn long

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from Startled By His Own Tail, released November 10, 2012
Daniel - vox, guitar, accordion, piano, tongue drum
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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