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

We Must Be Ships.
"We Must Be Ships" appeared on the 30th Annual Takoma Park Folk Festival Disc and is available for purchase on disc and digital download on CD Baby here. Pick up the whole disc! It includes songs by friends like Jennifer Cutting's Ocean Orchestra, Justin Trawick and Alexandria Kleztet.
This tune appeared on the album Another Life / Another Live buy it on CD here.

 

You know in my heart, you're a stowaway
and though I've sent in the dogs,
I can't seem to make you go away,
In spite of all of the floods.
And I've asked Poseidon to find him who's hiding
safe on my last vintage of hope -
a drug deeper than water
held in something that floats.
 
And you are a barrel-rider -
the most tenacious kind.
And you are all promises,
and I am all wine.
Our chronicle littered with farewell dinners,
you topping off my glass
before we pass,
before we pass.
 
But all I taste is salt
when we kiss, when we kiss
the way we pass in the night
the way we pass in the night
we must be ships.
 
I flashed you a signal
you gave me a bow on your way through.
With all our appointments
it's all that we had time to do.
We love our traveling, though rigging's unraveling,
my canvas sails' getting torn.
Though I lead the way like a mascarone*,
I can't say II know where I'm going.
 
Chorus
 
I found your name
finger-written in sand,
last time I made land.
And I would leave you a note,
but I know
it won't last.
 
And you are a barrel-rider -
the most tenacious kind,
and you are all promises
and I am all wine
 
chorus
*Mascarone: Spanish for the figureheads on the front of wooden sailing ships.
 

© Heather Lloyd.
written by Heather Lloyd - 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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