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

This Gift.

This Gift

I wrote this upon my brother's bed
on a sunbeam that used to be mine
dust motes make it so solid
it's just colour passing time
sunlight discolours these photographs
it's what it does
taxforms they cover these photographs
it's what they do
and when the dust and the numbers
when they get too thick
it's the sunbeam that used to be mine
that remains so pure

mother dont leave me
not when I need you so badly
it's only the rest of the time
that I need you so badly

the sun slips,
it's a kamikazee
it's a suicidal waste of time
and it's the setting sun that we sit here breathing
tears drip off of lashes it's just water keeping time
children are called to the table
we sit at the big table now
eyes closed and the dream is ending
the silverware is tarnished and filthy
the candlelight that marks this night
remains so pure

CHORUS

this bed was built by my father
this table was built by my father
who am I to sleep anywhere else?
who am I to know any better?
for this gift was not my choice.

©1998 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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