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

An Elephant Joke.
This tune appeared on the album Another Life / Another Live buy it on CD here.

This one-sided blind side was not the right side for me
Just cause I’ve got something for you does not mean you’ve anything for me
And falling through the cracks with no safety net at all
Makes the cheap seats even cheaper and gives a surer sharper fall

What did any of it mean?
Who’s gonna save me?
I think I’ve overlooked something in the room…

This over-arching roof is guaranteed you’ll have nothing left but no fear of anything
Never cold and never hungry just stay huddled close to me
I am the sum of every little thing you need
You poor and huddled masses yearning to be me
You’ve got nothing left to fear but fear itself and me

What did any of it mean?
Who’s gonna save me?
I think we’ve overlooked something in the room…

Fool me once and blame the student
Fool me twice and blame the teacher
Fool me thrice and blame the master
Or maybe start looking back…

I’ve heard it causes cancer
I’ve read it cures the same
It’s been known to shift its stance and ask askance if you thought everyone else here had changed
It’s been known to toe the line and place its weight upon the scales it’s been known to slowly shift around
It’s been known to tell a joke and call the shots and pull the strings
And everybody knows it really gets around

What did any of it mean?
Who’s gonna save me?
I think we’ve overlooked something in the room…

Fool me once and blame the student
Fool me twice and blame the master
Fool me thrice and blame the system
Or maybe start looking back…


- © 2013 rob hinkal

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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