Alastair Ottesen

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"There is pop that placates, and pop that pleads, but Ottesen’s pop engages. It’s a reaching out that isn’t tainted by desperation or mixed motives, a reaching out that implicitly demands as much patience and inner stillness from the listener as it contains within itself." - Identity Theft

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released July 5, 2010

Alastair Ottesen - Vocals, Piano, Guitar, Harmonium, Toy Piano, Bass, Synth Bass, Hammond Organ, Tambourine, Handclaps

Craig Akin - Bass

Carolin Pook - Violin

Christopher Duff - Handclaps, Album Art Photography

Mike Flanagan - Handclaps

Myles Turney - Engineer and Mixing (Vanity Sound, Brooklyn, NY)

Alan Douches - Mastering Engineer (West West Side Music, New Windsor, NY)

all songs written by Alastair Ottesen
www.alastairottesen.com

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Track Name: tonight she's leaving
born from a twinkle in her eye
tonight she's leaving
soon she'll be far away
tomorrow she'll be sleeping

and i don't wanna hear you tell a lie
and i don't wanna watch you say goodbye
it's a matter of star-crossed lovers
but there's a moon in the way
i wonder if we will see each other
i wonder if you will stay

born from a twinkle in her eye
tonight she's leaving
soon she'll be far away
tomorrow she'll be sleeping

and i don't wanna see you in the sky
and i don't wanna long to hear your sigh
it's a matter of fact or fiction
but i'm just too tired to read
i wonder if we will see each other
i wonder if you will stay

born from a twinkle in her eye
tonight she's leaving
soon she'll be far away
tomorrow she'll be sleeping
Track Name: december 16
people come people go
i see them everyday
i was lost in the cold
until the end of may

didn't think i would find
someone quite like you
it's like you stepped out of time
and all i saw was true

and i won't ever know
how long it has been
since one of us lived just to die without sin

and i won't hold you back
and i won't bring you down
and i won't be afraid of the earth spinning round
Track Name: mockingbird
mockingbird as you are
sing a song near or far
listen to the melody
feel it like a gentle breeze

mockingbird fly away
see you hear again some day
there's no i sitting here
watching you go on your way
Track Name: alone
i alone will always hold you tight
i alone will get you through the night
Track Name: you loved him so
here you stand with your heart in tow
and oh, i know
you loved him so

such a loss when you can't let go
and oh, i know
you loved him so

time stands still in this picture show
and oh, i know
you loved him so
Track Name: wind calls
lost and broken
not forgotten
and the wind from the mountain top
it calls my name

mind divided
soul derided
and the wind from the mountain top
it calls my name

clouds of thunder
over under
and the wind from the mountain top
still calls my name

the wind it calls my name
it had to fall all the same
Track Name: i want you to make it rain
i can feel a softness deep under your skin
silence takes away the dark as light begins

i love you
i love you
and i want you to make it rain
i love you
i love you
not a thing remains the same

i can feel a presence deep within my soul
no more will i need the reigns of self control

i love you
i love you
and i want you to make it rain
i love you
i love you
not a thing remains the same

i can feel a softness deep under your skin
silence takes away the dark as light begins

i love you
i love you
and i want you to make it rain
i love you
i love you
not a thing remains the same
Track Name: from the heart
why must we be so afraid
when nothing's left to know or say

light a fire from the start
it must be love
it must be from the heart

every moment out of time
is infinite but always dies

light a fire from the start
it must be love
it must be from the heart
Track Name: still
give us our daily bread
that's what the lady said
she opened up her arms the sun turned red

green leaves will turn to brown
rest lightly on the ground
she opened up her arms without a sound

my dear
do you listen do you hear?
do you sit down in the night with all your doubt and all your fear?

give us our daily bread
that's what the lady said
she opened up her arms the sun turned red

she said
there's so much pain in your head
maybe stillness is the answer that will end all your dread
Track Name: if there's no love
this time the wind won't blow away from me
it took a lot but now i have to see

the fear of loss will tear your head apart
there's nothing i can do to free your heart

if there's no love right now there'll never be
all that i long for is a part of me

if there's no love
Track Name: lullaby
goodnight, little one, it's time for your dreams to wake
i hope this lullaby will always be yours to take