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They're Not Witches

by Samuel Stiles

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I have been enlisted by a dear friend, Joshua Dumas, #fieldguide1 to record a song in video form from the Guided By Voices album, Alien Lanes.
This record came out exactly 25 years ago. If you are not familiar with it, I highly recommend a listen!
This wonderful album has a stout 28 songs! There have been 28 different artists enlisted to perform and release all 28 songs in order for the rest of the days in May!
There’s a fun catch though! None of these artists find out what song they’ve been paired with until 48 hours before it is supposed to be released!
I’ve been on the clock since Monday! So, I have recorded my song, and I have been grateful to receive this song in particular. It’s short and sweet.
The song is called, They’re Not Witches, the 4th track on this fantastic album.

By Samuel Stiles @samuelstilesmusic
Samuel Stiles hopes you will consider a donation to Team Gleason
#MaylienLanes #AlienLanes #GBV #COVID1995


Dear kid,
the size does not matter
Bad luck anyway you call it
Red ants and mercy giants
The angels of the bars
They're all wrapped
They're all wrapped
They're all wrapped to say good morning
Don't seek to burn them
They are not witches
Just spoiled little children
Out on a lucky streak


released May 7, 2020
Filmed in the cold by Kara June




Samuel Stiles Chicago, Illinois

You can take the man out of New Orleans, but
You can't take the New Orleans out of the man.
Life has taken me all over the world...including a stint living in New Zealand.
Some may know me as Matt Martin...
You may have known me by my past and present musical works:
Amerigo, World Leader Pretend, Andy Wagner, Theresa Andersson, Steve Eck, Rachel Ries, and Still Machine.
This site=My New Music.
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