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

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

The snow came fast
After all these lies and tired skies
She sent poetry and ice
and all the while
it blocks the roads
and drives me crazy.
 
not fast enough
slip and skid and sit and fall and taste me in your mouth
don't think too much
I'll drive you crazy
 
And the snow would snap and vanish
And sleet upon the flame
You know we're reflex and we're passion though we're trying to stay away
and oh how slow will all this burn me when you've tired of your game
it drives me crazy
 
so lay down all your arms and show those marks upon your back
and lay down cross your arms and hide your scars from me and laugh
we're shoving static at each other and you know we're mutilating facts
you know the weather looks so good when you pass
 
and wait
and keep your home from me
I'd burn it down
For the noise and all it's beauty
Just to see
If you were beautiful when angry
And I think you are
 
I'll give you time
I'll be leaving in the sun when the road is clear
I'll just pretend I never feared you
and I'll lie and say we're fine
 
just give me space
it's not a complicated question
I've dumped money in this engine
and dreams upon your fire so let it burn
let them say it's crazy.
 
and wait just wait
and leave your home for me
we'll burn it down
For the noise and all it's beauty
Burn it down
cause you're beautiful when angry
I think you are
and I drive you crazy.


Trouble was the last song to make it on the album. We wanted something genuinely new that most people weren't going to have heard yet, but it takes so much time for us to work things out... we're BAD at learning our new material (much to the chagrin of EVERYONE). This was recorded at the Evening Muse in Charlotte, NC on a particularly awesome night. I remember feeling like we were surrounded by friends and there was a LOT of joy to being able to debut this tune there (I think it was the first time we'd played it for an audience). We ended up jamming with friends on the street corner long into the night after the show - it was a great time.

Of course, by now, Trouble has a full band arrangement and Sharif's piano just makes it PERFECT, but i don't know that there's been a better performance of it. You can hear my lament.

© 2007 rob hinkal.
written by rob hinkal - arranged by ilyAIMY.

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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