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

bRIDGE.

bRIDGE

I broke my baby's back today
with a mother and a father and a Lover
that I'd thrown away
standing tall and proud
with my knee upon her spine

I got gas for a hundred miles
means I got a while
before I got to think
about trading a limb for a full fuel tank

I've only got four but I'd trade four more
for a change of oil
or a change of mind
or a chance to mend her spine

I'm asking God to pay up on my cliche
it'll rain on the day I die
it'll snow when I stand alone
I will Live fast I will die young
this is my stand my last request
my contract when the day is done

Y2K has come and gone without casualty
but three young squirrels who never knew
that the race was won
or even being run
I say it's one for you
two for me
could it be that they'll break their backs for me?

watch the Sesquehanna run
and the sun go by
from a ledge lodged high
humans trap their own paths back
the way that they had come
track in the mud on the car floor board
start the engine and
run
run
run

I'm asking God to pay up on all of my bills
the sketching sound of me incompleation
I'm asking God to understand
why I've been late for all of these years
you can't be human and an artist too
you've got to give one up when the day is through

mist twixt me and town the bridge bides time
while it turns to rust
mist twixt me and home
bodies bide till bones and dust
mist twist you and I
heart beats hard to show that I am dying
mist twist me and you
shows that I'm alive
well I'm SO alive!

well it's
pedal to the metal and Hellbent for nowhere
I'm searching out a solid spine
swearing this time that I will be so kind

I got a passion for meaness
a passion for distance
a passion for change
and a passion for speed
I got a passion for passion
a passion for people
I'm swearing to you that will be
the last one that I feed.

I'm asking God to fiddle in the middle
straighten the edges and clear the tears
keep my friends so safe from all of my fears
bring them home now
and bring them home soo strong
this is my stand my last request
my contract when the day is won.



©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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