Makin' Trouble (EP)

by Markus Rill & The Troublemakers

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1.
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
2.
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
3.
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
4.
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
5.
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
6.
Young Again 03:54
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
7.
Forgiven 04:06
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

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released October 20, 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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