Makin' Trouble (EP)

by Markus Rill & The Troublemakers

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released 20 October 2010

produced by Tom Ripphahn & Markus Rill, except song 1 & 5 produced by Chris Reiss & Markus Rill

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Markus Rill München, Germany

A unique sandstone voice and songs that’ll get under your skin. Markus Rill has a way of combining stripped-down storytelling with rough-edged roots’n’roll that’s utterly captivating

»Songs that are beautifully shimmering with ambiguity - brilliant lyrics« - Rolling Stone"

"Rill shows great depth as a songwriter, bandleader and producer" - No Depression/USA
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Track Name: The Killer On The Radio
The Killer On The Radio (Markus Rill)

The mail man today brought me nothing but bills
and my regular nine-to-five, it don’t offer much in the way of thrills
but I know just what I’ll do
when the working day is through

I’m gonna hop in my pick-up
and spin the dial until I know
that it’s just me and the road
and the Killer on the radio

Read the paper today and I found nothing but bad bad news
it’s enough to give a grown man the blues
I know something’s gonna make me smile
make me forget about the weight of the world for a little while

I’m gonna hop in my pick-up
and spin the dial until I know
that it’s just me and the road
and the Killer on the radio
I’ll hit the blacktop
and let those four wheels roll
till it’s just me and the road
and the Killer on the radio

Yeah, I know something’s gonna make me feel better
as if none of the things that bother me really mattered

I’m gonna hop in my pick-up
and spin the dial until I know
that it’s just me and the road
and the Killer on the radio
I’ll hit the blacktop
and let those four wheels roll
till it’s just me and the road
and the Killer on the radio
Track Name: Beauty Of The Moment
Beauty Of The Moment
(Markus Rill/Klaus Caprani)

Wind in the trees
sings a song of long-lost memory
beneath the sky
there’s water and earth and I
Waves are rolling in
Some things end and some begin
And I’m open
To the beauty of the moment

I wish you were here with me
just like the times you used to be
When I held on to your hand
and you taught me how to walk jus t like a man
Now it’s your shoes I must walk in
Some things end and some begin
And I’m open
To the beauty of the moment

And it’s alright to feel sorrow
it’s alright to feel pain
Cause there’ll be no tomorrow
I’ll ever walk with you again

Wind in the trees
sings a song of long-lost memory
beneath the sun
the Earth and I are one
Waves are rolling in
Some things end and some begin
And I’m open
To the beauty of the moment
Track Name: Jeremiah Nixon
Jeremiah Nixon

Jeremiah Nixon lived way out in the sticks
Jeremiah Nixon lived way out in the sticks
no-one knew what he was doin’ or what was going down
sometimes at night, we’d hear Jeremiah howl
some nights we’d hear ol’ Jeremiah howl

The townsfolk stayed away from Jeremiah Nixon
they kept their distance from Jeremiah Nixon
sure enough, me & some other kids snuck out into the woods
sometimes we’d see him but we never understood
we used to watch him but we never understood

Jeremiah, Jeremiah Nixon
Jeremiah, Jeremiah Nixon

Jeremiah Nixon was a mystery to most
ol’ Jeremiah remained a mystery to most
some said that he was crazy, dangerous & wild
but he was just alone with his memory and his mind
all alone with his memory and his mind

One day they found the the body of Jeremiah Nixon
they found the corpse of ol’ Jeremiah Nixon
he died in his cabin way out in the woods
he was a man nobody ever understood
he died a man nobody ever understood

Jeremiah, Jeremiah Nixon
Jeremiah, Jeremiah Nixon

Now the years have passed and I’ve seen what life can do
the years have gone and now I know what life can do
my divorce took all my pride, my ex-wife took my son
sometimes I feel like Jeremiah Nixon
I wanna howl just like Jeremiah Nixon

Jeremiah, Jeremiah Nixon
Jeremiah, Jeremiah Nixon
Track Name: Spirit Of Bayou DeSiard
The Spirit Of Bayou DeSiard
(Hope Waits/Markus Rill)

Daddy would visit the bars that Jerry Lee played
he’d smoke and he’d drink and he’d dance in his own reckless way
folks called my Dad “the wild spirit of Bayou Desiard”
”just as wild as the Killer”, they said, and those were the Killer’s wild years

Daddy was dreamin’ and singin’ in a rock’n’roll band
till he put a kid in Jolene Thibodeaux’s belly and a ring on her hand
some more young ‘uns later he’d run out of reasons to stay
so one night the spirit of Bayou Desiard, he just snuck away

The gracious woman who loved him
served food for the kids and tucked them safe into bed
no matter the sermon he heard
the wild spirit of Bayou Desiard he could never be fed

So he ran off to Reno and then drank his way back to Monroe
he found my Momma and figured she’d be the one redeeming his soul
she made him quit drinkin’ and he reckoned this time around he’d be good
put on his steel-toe workin’ boots every day just like he should

But old habits are hard to give up when the whiskey tastes fine
and there’s girls take a married man’s mind right off of the kids and the wife
so he didn’t last long and my Momma, she did not compromise
strapped us kids in the car with popsicles and just went for a ride

The gracious women who loved him
fed the kids and gave them a home
maybe Daddy was not worthy of them
or maybe the wild spirit of Bayou Desiard was better off on his own

Tonight as I’m standing alone here on Bayou Desiard
I love my Mom and my brothers and sisters and yet I feel weird
sometimes I can feel Daddy’s blood rushin’ right through my veins
makes me wonder if the spirit of Bayou Desiard can ever be tamed
Track Name: The One That Got Away
The One That Got Away

I still got her number
if it’s still the same
maybe my biggest blunder
was to let her get away

I still got her picture
I bet she hasn’t changed
I might just see if I can reach her
the one that got away

And I’ll say “I’ve been thinking about you
nearly every day”
And I’ll say “I’ve been wondering what to do
about the one that got away”

I know it’s been a while
my dreams have all been swept away
and I thought I’d get over her in time
the one that got away

And I’ll say “I’ve been thinking about you
nearly every day”
And I’ll say “I’ve been wondering what to do
about the one that got away”

I guess it’s getting late now
I’ll just call another day
she might not remember my name anyhow
the one that got away
the one that got away
Track Name: Young Again
Young Again

Only Ralph and I are out tonight
on our hometown city streets
we’re stopping at a traffic light
he rolls down his window and he winks at me
and just for a second there, he almost looks like Jimmy Dean

I’m singing along with Big River
I’m sure he’s letting Eddie Cochran blast
I wanna find me a good girl and I wanna kiss her
so we’re going way too fast
‘cause you never know just how long the night is gonna last

It’s like being young again
except we’re not quite the same
it’s like being young again

We’re parking up on the hill top
see some lights in the city below
telling old jokes and crackin’ each other up
have you heard about so-and-so
I wonder what’s become of the girl I had a crush on so long ago

It’s like being young again
except everything has changed
it’s like being young again

Maybe we never were carefree
but lookin’ back it sure seems that way
God bless sentimentality
and the feeling of being young again

It’s like being young again
I pray this night will never end
it’s like being young again
Track Name: Forgiven
Forgiven

All my sins will be forgiven
my soul will be set free
a little part of me is gonna go on livin’
this promise I believe

With this guilt I’m all alone
my heart’s cold & heavy, sinkin’ like a stone
I gotta shoulder my history and my grief
and some day I’ll be relieved

All my sins will be forgiven
my soul will be set free
a little part of me is gonna go on livin’
this promise I believe

I wish that I did not know envy
I wish temptation didn’t faze me
no matter where I run, my weakness follows me
but someday I’ll be received

All my sins will be forgiven
my soul will be set free
a little part of me is gonna go on livin’
this promise I believe

I’ll lay down my confession
it’s mercy that I seek
and I’ll account for my transgressions
and I shall be released

All my sins will be forgiven
my soul will be set free
a little part of me is gonna go on livin’
this promise I’d like to believe