(ill YAY' mee) n.
award-winning percussive rock-folk from Baltimore, MD

Bearclaw's Mule.

Bearclaw's Mule.

this city is built on the ashes of rats
you can grind them underfoot if you wish
thanks for the warning but I think I'll stay
I sit back and sprawl and stare at it all
a curtain in breeze it blocks me
I turn away from the window

with its lights and its gutters the city screams and she mutters
you turn over sleeping
you're catching light in a different way
seems I spend so much time just facing this wall
I don't know what I suppose this wall should do

Bearclaw dreams of saints in the city waiting
Bearclaw dreams of strength
she dreams up something better

Baltimore is built on the bones of rats
you can crack them underfoot if you wish
thanks for the warning but I think I'll just stand here
I sit back and sprawl and stare at the stars
with my hand on your back without feeling

did I stand too tall?
did I stand too firm?
did I listen to you?
did I listen to you at all?

on a night like tonight between thunder and light
North Ave is a war zone
the cops clean up when the shooting stops
on street level it's dog-eat-dog
but on the third floor we hoped and we prayed
we prayed for something better.

did I stand too tall?
did I stand too firm?
did I listen to you?
did I listen to you at all?

Bearclaw dreams of strength in the city waning
Bearclaw dreams of saints
she dreams up something better

© rob hinkal.
written by rob hinkal - arranged by ilyAIMY.

Albums:
i love you And I Miss You | Jumpstarting the Bus | the Grave | Strength in Hare | Clockwork Wooden Mouse Dreams | Wingsweep/Wingswept | Bulldozer Not Included | Myxomatosis Failed | on Luck on Fumes on Spit on Love | Myxomatosis Took Its Toll | Upholstered Fortress | the fifth circle | Between Lover & Twilight | A Gift For Saint Cecilia | Samples | Another Life / Another Live | A Message in the Mess Vol. 1 | cicada



A Perfect Day
Allergy
Argonauts
Asher's Prayer
Ask For Me
Asparagus
Baliset
Bearclaw's Mule
bRIDGE
Bulldozer
Chalk Pit
Choke Cherry
Coal Boulder
the Coffeehouse
Common Song
Counting
Crazy As A Good Thing
Credit
Cricket Hunt
Deep in the AM
Didn't Take It Down
Draw You In
Drift
Drown
Elephant Joke
Embers
Even Now
For Everyone a Reckoning
For Your Sake
Friday
Gaze
Georgetown
this Gift
Glom of Nit
Good Heart
Growing Home
Hands
HARM
Hum
Illinois is Overflowing
In the Water
Leave Me Lonely
Letters from the Front
Looking Back
LooseN
Love a Girl Gone
Lower Thank You
the MARC
the March of the Rabbit
Matador
Molotov Swell
My Awesome Fawm Song
Natural 20
Negative Space
No Blue Left
No Place is Home
Ode to a Heat Vent
oh Damn
Oklahoma Revival (1933)
Oracle
Peat Ice
Pine
Pocketing
Pollock
Protest Song
PUSH
rearview
the Revenge of the Mouse King
Revolutions Per Minute
Rob's Lament
Samples
Save Berlin
Seat
Scene
Secret Surgery
Selkie
Sever
Silent Little Bells
Simile Blue
Slight Departure
Sorry If
Speaking Louder Now
Spinning
Spiral
Spiral Notebook
Spring
Stay Close
Steel
Storm
Strain
the Sundress Song
Swan Song
Terms
Toll
Trouble
U-X
VA29
Valeri
the Vow Song
We Must Be Ships
the Weight
Well Plumbed
Will
the Winter Bride
the Worm Song
Wreckingball
You Never Answer
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