Tess Arkels

Tess Arkels

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Heartfelt soulful pop/rock blending Americana with strong, penetrating vocals. "Think Bonnie Raitt without the crackle," says Kevin Gibson of Louisville Music News.

Biography

Tess is a native of Louisville, Kentucky and currently performs in the Louisville and Southern Indiana area at singer/songwriter-focused events.

Lyrics

Joe's Song

Written By: Tess Arkels

Still keep thinking of you
can't help wonder about the truth
Don't miss you no reason I should
wouldn't have you back even if I could

Once upon a time wasn't I your girl
you must have been everything
in my little world

Tell me do you remember me
did it break your heart like mine
or did you take it easily
Tell me if you could do it all again
would you hold me or would you
leave me alone again

Young hearts are funny you know
so fragile and easily broken
yet so willing to forgive
I must have done something wrong
or why would he leave

Orphan of the Heart

Written By: Tess Arkels


You can feel me I might be soft to the touch
but the real me you're never gonna see too much
You can love me baby you can love me baby
but don't look for love from me in return

You can talk to me and never know me too well
and you'll never know just exactly what it is I feel
You can look at me or what you think you see
but baby you'll never be able to see me through

I am an orphan of the heart
tell me where I lay my head

I may be distant I need you here just the same
and if I'm lonely I only have myself to blame
And as I turn away I want so much to stay but then
I know I'd never be able to see it through

I am an orphan of the heart
tell me where I lay my head

Wasn't it Me

Written By: Tess Arkels

Wasn't it me who said wasn't it you who said
who was it that said love lasts forever
Wasn't it me who cried wasn't it you who tried
we tried so hard to keep it together

We've been stumbling along
kinda like a skip in a favorite song
you know it’s over but you hate to let it go for good
I know that you love me still
but it's just not the way you used to feel
We've talked about leaving well maybe we should

Wasn't it me who said wasn't it you who said
who was it that said love lasts forever
Wasn't it me who cried wasn't it you who tried
we tried so hard to keep it together

The winds of change aren't always good
when the winter's taken hold
and a chill has come to settle in
to a fire that’s long been cold

Wasn't it me who said
Wasn't it you who said
Wasn't it me who cried
No matter how hard we tried

Discography

Orphan of the Heart

Set List

Typical set list includes selections from Orphan of the Heart and cover tunes of artists such as Linda Ronstadt, Carol King, Bonnie Raitt, and Sheryl Crow.