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

Revolutions Per Minute.
This tune appeared on the album Another Life / Another Live buy it on CD here.

Everyone loves a revolution
spin in a circle, 'til it comes round
everyone loves a revolution
'til it's on your doorstep, 'til it's on your ground 

I got complaints, I can't deny
I got concerns, keep me awake at night
and I got my problems with the way of the world, see
But I'm not a soldier and I never will be 

The tv's like a fast car
they're cheering it on
Revolutions per minute
and the Beatles' song:
"you say you want a revolution"
make sure it's the one you want ... 

Everyone loves a revolution
all the liberty they bring
everyone loves a revolution
but one man's Che
is another man's King 

You never know
what you'll get when tyrants fall
and a revolution's just a circle
after all 

The radio's a fast car
they're singing along
revolutions per minute
and the Muse song:
you can "stand up and take the power back"
it's easy to sing,
but would you do it if they asked? 

Easy to say
far away, oh so safe
No sacrifice
ain't that nice
just you wait 'til it comes
who'll be the chosen ones? 

'Cause everyone loves a revolution
spin in a circle, 'til it comes round
everyone loves a revolution
'til it's on your doorstep, it's on your ground 

I got complaints, I can't deny
I got concerns, keep me awake at night
and I got my problems with the way of the world, see
But I'm not a soldier. I never will be 

The tv's like a fast car
they're cheering it on
Revolutions per minute
and the Beatles' song:
"you say you want a revolution"
careful of what you want ...
You say you want a revolution ...

Here are the lyrics, which I've had some requests for. There are two videos for the song up on youtube. One with the full band, and one with just me solo. The song also appears in video for the Acousticsongs radio show we recently did in PA. The song was the last one of the regular Java Mammas challenges, on the topic "loopholes and roadsigns," hence my choice of the rpm reference to write a timely song about the complications of revolution. I had also just heard the news story about the "Go Army" sponsored NASCAR, and linked the two.


- © Heather Aubrey Lloyd

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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Asher's Prayer
Ask For Me
Asparagus
Baliset
Bearclaw's Mule
bRIDGE
Bulldozer
Chalk Pit
Choke Cherry
Coal Boulder
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Common Song
Counting
Crazy As A Good Thing
Credit
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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
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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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Secret Surgery
Selkie
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Simile Blue
Slight Departure
Sorry If
Speaking Louder Now
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Stay Close
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Trouble
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VA29
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We Must Be Ships
the Weight
Well Plumbed
Will
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Wreckingball
You Never Answer
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