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

Asparagus.

Asparagus

The Wooden Mouse King he surrendered
with dawn's early morning light
his forces were surrounded
he'd been hounded
he had been hounded through the night

dust bunnies dropped their armour
I think I must've dropped my spear around here somewhere
the mouse king retreated
his forces now were beaten
I couldn't see the kitchen through my tears.

(whack whack)

the march into Amana
froze those tears upon my face
I saw the fate before us
imprisoned and hard
my little heart began to race

but I saw his eye's were flashing
you know I never gave up all my hope
they bound him with chains
links made just for him
they tied him up
whiskers low

but a clockspring and gears
they make his whiskers and his ears
but his brains and his heart are of flesh and blood
like a city he is red sun and steel

in his eyes there is a madness
in his brain there is a wheel
on his inside spinning madly
if it skipped he'd fly apart
if it stopped we'd all just fly apart

they had caged him thought him beaten
taken friends and family
mousehole and cheese
they don't know he just needs winding
that way they can not take away anything

the Wooden Mouse King he surrendered
with dawn's early morning light
he's twitching in his cage all day
gathering strength you know
he will escape into the night.

but you know that I'll be waiting
he'll need his whipping boy again
he said "You know, I'll fly you apart my friend"
I said "Damn you, then fly me apart then,
damn you then fly me apart!"


©2000 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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