Not a Light for Miles

from by Little Otik



On the ashes of a matchstick house
I slept there once or twice
I was living with a woman then
there may have been a child
but the fire burned out years ago
now, there’s not a light for miles

I walk with my hat low
brim covering both my eyes
I air out all my secrets
in the same breath as my lies
so let’s talk a while longer
There’s not a light for miles

Thick trees hung above me
There ain’t a moon tonight
Let me sleep beneath the high grass
under endless starless skies
Lay me down to rest here
where there’s not a light for miles


from Startled By His Own Tail, released November 10, 2012
Daniel - vocal, guitar, prepared mandolin
John Oswald - string arrangement
Joan Jenrenaud - cello
Hank Dutt - viola
John Sherba - violin
David Harrington - violin




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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