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

Slight Departure.
this tune appeared on the album a Gift for Saint Cecilia buy it on CD or digital download here
This tune appeared on the album Another Life / Another Live buy it on CD here.

I know I should not leave
something's caught me by the collar
but oh what a kiss could mean
it's departure with a promise

My fellow passengers are discontent
the FAA has much to say
it's too much baggage anyway
Pull me out of line and have your way with me
Throw me back again I am no danger after all
It's what you get for looking out of place
and seeming, well hell, OH so excited before dawn

And if I look like something other than I am
I can't bitch about delays

I know I should not leave
this girl has caught me with her Je n'ai sais quoi
but I know well what want could mean
it's going to be a long HARD departure

A harder landing still
the pilot has apologies
I can't hear him for the racing of my heart
They nearly lynched me on the plane
for speaking out of turn
I must've muttered something about God.
But really who could blame me now
as the light exploded round
it's what you get for flying late for dawn

and if I look like something other than I am
I can't bitch about delays.

The day is coming once again
And people sit and rage
I haven't cared in years for what they think
Fingers claw upon the clocks
as they try to stretch the time
with surgery and perjury and God
I'm so sorry sweetness
but I booked this years ago
and I am leaving in the morning for my fight
I've got too much on my mind
and now there's someone on my lips
You must be crazy to be ready for my life

Oh how I hate to be late!

Now I know I need to leave
cause something's caught me by the conscience
It's dead of fall and 90 where I'm going
Christmas won't find Texas and back home I hear it's snowing

Give me back to trains these DCs take their toll on me
I swear to you that I won't make a fuss
Clinging beasts of steel and concrete
did you feel the want of it for me?
yeah, I know you felt the heat
And if I look like something other than I am
Won't you please excuse the dust and pardon all my mess
these trains they aren't like planes
they will let me board regardless
of the fireworks exploding in my chest

So hold me in the station I'm no danger after all
yeah kiss me like it's snowing and they won't let us take off
I'm talking trusting, slow and sweet
and I won't bitch about delays.

©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



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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