Achilles Friend

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about

About:-

When I approached Joe (from Lookhappy Design) in 2016 to ask if he’d be keen on working with me on the artwork/layout of the album, he asked me to send him key lyrics from the album to not only come up with a front and back cover, but also to draw specific pictures that fit with the themes of each song for the lyric booklet. The lyric for ‘Achilles Friend’ I sent him was “I used to know this old town like the back of my hand” and he came back to me with a mock-up drawing of what is now the front cover. I fell in love immediately with it and then every drawing he did after that for the album booklet. In a nutshell, this song is about how a couple of months after moving to Cardiff, I went back to my hometown to catch up with some friends and ended up bumping into someone I hadn’t seen in a long while. We had some laughs, we had some drinks and I ended up taking a drunken stroll through the town back to where I was staying that night. Even though I had only been away a few months, the place just looked (and felt) different. At my parents’ house the next day, I came up with the main guitar riff for this song and the rest of it just fell into place. **Fun Fact #2** The album title ‘Things I Wish I’d Said’ is lifted straight from this song!

lyrics

Lyrics:

There was a thought process that I can’t quite recall
When I was drunk beyond repair and barely standing strong at all I’d grown accustomed to the kerbside by your house
But that’s no excuse for the concrete feeling that I’m feeling now

I’ve got a catalogue of things I’ve felt at 2am
But now I’m looking for the sense in all the things I wish I’d said

I used to know this old town like the back of my hand
But now I can’t see past my nose
So I’m following a road that’s led me to
Your white like paper door and that car bought by your dad It’s a sign that I never saw
You’re out of line and I know for sure That you’re still here on my back

And there’s not a damn thing I can do about that

I left a message but you can’t have found it still
Because I haven’t heard a thing and I don’t think I ever will
And on the journey home it came from out the blue
There was a thought process but it’s not like I’d ever thought it through

I used to know this old town like the back of my hand
But now I can’t see past my nose
So I’m following a road that’s led me to
Your white like paper door and that car bought by your dad It’s a sign that I never saw
You’re out of line and I know for sure That you’re still here on my back

Now there’s not a damn thing that I’ll do about that

credits

from Things I Wish I'd Said, released May 19, 2017

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