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Heelstone Mary (2004)

Heelstone Mary (2004)

Written by Achilles Tenderloin

Locked in your bedroom
and lookin’ right up at you
shakin’ your hair in the ceilin’ lamp, wearing
your florescent halo,
like a sunwatchin’ heelstone.
I’m head under heel, as you’re
foldin’ me into your dawn. Read more

Daisy May (2004)

Daisy May (2004)

Written by Achilles Tenderloin

When I went down—when I went down—
when I went down, just to see how my lady lay,
she was sittin’ right there, by that that same gray stone,
just where I left her yesterday. Read more

Long Lost Petunia (2015)

Lonely Petunia (2015)

Written by Achilles Tenderloin

Oh, lonely Petunia,
I never meant to ruin you.
I made it too easy to sleep the day through
and you slept all afternoon,
one arm stretched for the moon,
like you’d lost your balloon on the wind.
Too tired to leap,
you sank it with the prick of a pin. Read more

Don’t Be Long (2014)

Don’t Be Long (2014)

Written by Achilles Tenderloin
This is a duet. Parenthetical phrase, “don’t be long,” is for a second voice.

I’m goin’ to the city to sell my song.
Goin’ to the city, but I won’t be long.
(Don’t be long) You know I never have. Read more

Indiana Swan Song (2006)

Indiana Swan Song (2006)

Written by Achilles Tenderloin

One day, I’ll spy you in a churchyard,
with a blush on your face
and say, “I’ll be your first rebellion,
if you’ll be my savin’ grace;” Read more

Go Home, Gabriel (2013)

Go Home, Gabriel (2013)

Written by Achilles Tenderloin

Go home, Gabriel. Go home!
Rosie doesn’t love you, anymore.
Romania don’t want ya
(Romania doesn’t want ya)
So, go home, Gabriel. Go home. Read more

Doppler Blues (2013)

Doppler Blues (2013)

Written by Achilles Tenderloin

It’s been a long time comin’,
but it’ll go by mighty fast.
It’s been a long time comin’,
but it’ll go by mighty fast.
Because my lover love tomorrow so,
she always leave me in the past. Read more

Cold Morning Blues (2005)

Cold Morning Blues (2005)

Written by Achilles Tenderloin

Mornin’, cold mornin’, sweep the street.
The maple leaves are rustlin’ around my feet.
It’s a far, far whistle from home for me.
Shove along, shufflin’ down the street. Read more

Gettin’ Busy (2005)

Gettin’ Busy (2005)

Written by Achilles Tenderloin

I tie a string around my pants, so I can dance, if I get the chance.
Ain’t nothin’ fancy ’bout me, honey. I just like to dance. Read more

Close To You (2015)

Close To You (2015)

Written by Achilles Tenderloin

I don’t know if you’ve noticed,
I’m not the same man as I was,
when you met me, last May.
I’ve been minding my manners
and washing my hands
and changing my clothes, everyday. Read more