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

Ode to a Heat Vent.

Our bathroom had a heat vent
A dusty vision of heaven
No clothes no needs
just an envelope of heat
And a steady firm belief that
Nothing ever changes
I'm never going to leave this place
Where nothing ever changes
It's home

We had a hammock
And I would ride it
Like a ship in to the storm
between the two old oak trees
Cicadas made it treacherous
Those alien things and
Eventually we grew too big
To pretend that nothing ever changes
I'm never going to leave this place
Where nothing ever changes
It's home.

We had this dishwasher
It rumbled & grumbled but it kept things clean
And I would lean
Rest my head & dread the ending of the cycle
You know what that would mean
Chores & homework
nothing ever changes
I never get to leave this place
And nothing ever changes
It's home

And off to bed
I would dread
The long dark walk
Down the hall
Where I was sure
that shadows crawled
Behind me
From the closet
With the hidden door
I can make it back to my bedroom doorknob...

Watch the clock and
Listen to my freedom tick away
Midnight came & went
And dawn's so far away
I can't sleep
What was I supposed to say?
Pray for death
In my sleep
I don't want Him to take me

Now my bathroom has a radiator
I need to clean it & it costs me cash
Still that envelope of heat
Is something you know it might just get me through the night

nothing ever changes
I don't want to leave this place
nothing ever changes
It's home x2

©2016 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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