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

Stay Close.

I've been searching the mirror
And every day it is a new face
A little older than the old face
You are not welcome here

And every day I use a new tool
A little sharper than the old tool
Cause scratch the surface doesn't cut it
You are not welcome here

You'd think the feeling was familiar
With common cause could come an instinct
But you just don't seem to get it
You are not welcome here

You signed up for the mission
And signed on with your children in tow
Committing crimes of omission
You are not welcome here

Starved on redaction
Yet grown fat on the fiction
Still hungry for action
You are not welcome here

And now you've come to convince me
Or at the very least to judge me
I say "you & what army?"
You are not welcome here

And now you've come to the table
And pretend that you'll listen
But it's clear that you're wounded
And we both know how this ends

I'm still searching the mirror
And every day it's still a new face
A little older than the old face

And I'm still using the same tools
Using the same fools
Losing the same wars

But I'll draw you all close to me
I'll keep you all close to me
But I need to keep you closer still
closer still
Closer
Still
You are not welcome here

And now you've come to the table
I'll pretend that you'll listen
But it's clear that you're wounded
And we both know how this ends

©2015 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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