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

Protest Song.
this tune appeared on the album a Gift for Saint Cecilia buy it on CD or digital download here

Because sometimes a protester's worst enemy is their own lack of substance - and because my generation never really got a slogan they could believe in.

I’m so sorry
I hear you have a cause again
To skip school and act the part
And max your card out
on red paint and cigarettes
Wound up and wounded
Your voice should be hoarse by noon
Your friends will be high by 3
But I’m sure your cause will be heard 5x5 by 5

And what was I ever going to be
If I’m satisfied I’m stupid
And what was ever going to please me?
If you’re not angry you’re not listening
How did I ever get born between the signs?
My God is mitichlorians now
X just ain’t divisible by me.

And I’m so sorry
I hear that you’re pissed again
I heard from a friend of a friend who read it on your journal
And you’re angry when it’s read
And you’re angry when it’s not
You’re just fighting in this war
But you’re angry that it’s fought
my friend
I’m trying to be kind

And what was I ever going to be
If I’m satisfied I’m stupid
And what was ever going to please me?
If you’re not angry you’re not listening
How did I ever get born between the signs?
Give peace a chance now
X ain’t divisible by me.

And if they don’t buy what you’re selling now
Don’t come crying back to me
I said songs should be true from the get-go
But what you are selling now
It’s girl-power and rage
from a child in the suburbs
Crying cause things
Don’t go your way
Crying cause things
Don’t go your way

Oh - I’m so sorry
I just get a bit stressed
Drinking didn’t solve it
I’m too scared for pot
coffee makes me crazy
but there’s something to be said for that
I don’t get what you’re getting
And I don’t want what you’ve got
I don’t care what you’re selling
and I don’t need what you’ve sought
Out side there’s something beautiful
Outside there’s something kind
But I’d forgotten what I’m doing here
In the midst of all your yelling
So despite my Love for RPGs
Despite my Love for you
I’m sorry but sick of all these games
We’re playing

And what were we ever going to be
If you’re satisfied you’re stupid
And what was ever going to please us?
If you’re not angry then you’re not listening
And how did I get born between the signs
No child left behind now
X just ain’t divisible by me.

© 2008 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



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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
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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
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the Revenge of the Mouse King
Revolutions Per Minute
Rob's Lament
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Save Berlin
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Secret Surgery
Selkie
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Simile Blue
Slight Departure
Sorry If
Speaking Louder Now
Spinning
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Stay Close
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Strain
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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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