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

Gaze.

Gaze

the sun is snaking it's shiny self
up over these trees beam by beam
its light's reaching me
it's an unwelcome spy

one half-opened eye watches the clock creep
watches shadows sleep
long-side me again
night is like a long lost Lover
rediscovering.

It's a twitch it's a groan
my body's displeased
I've been awake for far too long
it's sending me a complaint up and down my spine
I send a message back down the line
this is no fault of mine
this is no fault of mine

it's three long months of travel and dust
it's bringing you home to me
I'm waiting at the gate
with the sun in my way
it's hiding Kansas from my
Gaze

the sheets are like sand
yeah they slip but they stick
I've been screaming in my dreams again
last night by the river
I lay my eyes on another
no longer a stranger but not quite a Lover

I was held dear but now you're holding me back
You're under my skin and I am Loving it
I was held down but now you're holding me up
dear
take what you can carry
I surrender it

it's three long months of travel and dust
it's bringing you home to me
I'm waiting at the gate
with the sun in my way
it's hiding Kansas from my gaze

I've been training like a boxer
get my mouth into shape
I'm shaping up as a syren
I'm changing my draw
I'm going to hold your
gaze

the heat of the street
keeps me from sleep
I hear the dust bowl is burning
I hear it's turning to glass
I hear it's a Hell on Earth there
I hear it sucks the breath from your breast dear

I got shelter erected
I got green grass underfoot
after all these words and all these miles
I'm set to slake your thirst

I promise thunder on your arrival
I promise lightning will strike twice dear
maybe three times lady if you are
very
very
good
I promise to crack the sky
I promise to stand so high
I promise to make the ride worth while

you've got to Love what you've got
and Love what you get
and Love it for leaving again
I'm standing at the gate
I'm going to let you in
I just want to hold your gaze
until you leave again
I've been training like a boxer
get my mouth into shape
I'm shaping up as a syren
I'm changing my draw
I'm going to hold your
I Love what you got and I Love what you give
gaze

©2001 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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