Music & Lyrics
Stronger Than Wine (2014)
Achilles Tenderloin Featuring Aaron Nell
Recorded & mixed by Chris Yakopcic at Street Sounds Recording Studio in Dayton, OH
Blind Oedi and the Case of the Secret Carnival (2012)
Recorded & mixed by Dane Whalen in Richmond, IN
The Bath (2005)
Recorded & mixed by Tony Barnett in Richmond, IN
Recorded & mixed by Ken Turner in Muncie, IN
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Joe Augustin & Jon Bottorff
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Batmarine Man (2003) Written by Achilles Tenderloin The time for huntin’ rodent-fish has gone down with the moon. Now, you’re hangin’ upside-down, with your wing-fins wrapped around you like tortillas.
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.
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.
Crawl Through My Window (2015) Written by Achilles Tenderloin I covet the comfort of a strong woman, but they never need me that much. I do alright by my lonely devices, but I hunger all night for your touch.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Howling at the Earth (2015) Written by Achilles Tenderloin Tied my heart to a rocket for the moon Sent my heart on a mission to the moon There was nobody home. Now my heart’s marooned
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;”
Itsy Bitsy Blues (2015) Written by Achilles Tenderloin Sun come shinin’ down the drain. “Climb! Climb!” called the Rain.
Ivy Fountain Blues (2004) Written by Achilles Tenderloin There’s a fountain in Greece that the Greeks left for dry. Ivy spills from its lips, water changed into vines.
Joe Baby (2014) Written by Achilles Tenderloin There’s a jazz singer’s voice and a blues man’s soul In a bottle in a well in a watering hole. You’ll never feel pain and you’ll never grow old. It’s all under control. You’re under control.
Kiss The Ground (2014) Written by Achilles Tenderloin If I ever get off this bus, I’m gonna lay down I’m gonna lay down and kiss the ground If I ever get off this bus, I’m gonna lay down I’m gonna lay down and kiss the ground ‘Cause Old Joe ain’t got a soul I ain’t … Read more
Let The Good Times Roll (2006) Written by Achilles Tenderloin Slouch down, slither ’round, like a cat in heat, gettin’ caught up in a current of electric beats.
Little Girl Blue (2006) Written by Achilles Tenderloin I never kissed you, my little girl blue; just spent my nights drawing and thinkin’ about you. Then, after high school, I had to leave town to sing for the swallows and sleep on the ground.
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 … Read more
Never Trust A Barber (2014) Written by Achilles Tenderloin All my life, Dead folks tellin’ me how to live. All my life, Dead folks tellin’ me how to live. Martyrs and fathers and lawyers And all kinds of other stiffs.
Save My Own (2006) Written by Achilles Tenderloin I tried and I tried to get God on my side, but he never did like the way I roll.
Steel Hammer Blues (2004) Written by Achilles Tenderloin John Henry never dropped the hammer he was born to hold. His back was strong as steel and now his hands are just as cold.
The Bath (2004) Written by Achilles Tenderloin I just can’t sleep tonight, the rain like fingers tappin’ on the panes; so I’m just going to close my eyes and wait.
Underwater (2004) Written by Achilles Tenderloin There’s so much beauty in this world. I don’t know if I’ll ever see again. They say I’ve got my daddy’s eyes. I keep my eyes closed underwater