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

Embers.
Embers

And I will trace my i love you's up and down your spine
in script so fine, you will not perceive,
But maybe a Y or V or U will be the clue, will be my undoing,
But then again, you might not believe.
I lie awake nights, the hard edge of your wooden bed
cuts like a nagging thought into my side.
Our bodies speak a language our brains cannot stifle
and our hearts cannot deny.

I've always looked better in the dark anyway,in whites and blacks,
ebony-haired and ivory-skinned.
Here and there a bit of gray.
Or blue in the light of the TV, close your eyes use your hands to see me.
I'm sure they'll have no trouble finding their way.

(chorus)
I don't want to be just another, just one more lover on your list.
You call it virtue, I call it the last bit of will that I have.
But your obsession's with the texture,
your obsession's with the answer to a question
I do not think I can ever be.

I guess I just gave up too much too soon, I've got no secrets left to tell,
no new temptation to draw you in.
I can only play the song of myself so many times before it sounds tired,
and, baby, you've pulled all my strings.
My skin might burn, but I am not a raging fire,
I am slow and warm and subtle. I simmer but I do not spark.
I am not made for arson, destruction or damage
and it's only those who hurt who leave a mark.

CHORUS

I'm sorry I've run out of falling leaves and falling stars,
Shimmer, sparkle, flicker, fade.
In the summer I'll be too warm to sleep beside,
But still leave you too cold to keep.

CHORUS

© Heather Lloyd

"Embers was a response to a comment once made to me by a guy I was attracted to but refused to sleep with. He said that made me 'virtuous,' and this person was not a very excellent example of that term. It also was a reaction to a fear that I was 'uninspiring.'"

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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