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

Letters from the Front.
This tune was on the Fifth Circle (2006) and you can pick it up on Amazon or iTunes

I bought a Che Guevara T-shirt
and vowed my revolution,
But I have yet to wear it –
It’s still hanging in my closet
beside the blue jeans I had on
when we abandoned our stalemate.
I know they’re the ones –
There’s still ammunition in the pocket,
and grass stains on the knees …

(Chorus)
It would have been easier by bayonet, by bullet,
instead of by degrees,
but we always were so stubborn,
waiting on the wait and see …
no stomach for execution.

Ours is a language of pine cones and razorblades,
codes unbreakable,
but this flesh can only take so much.
Like the paper of our letters,
like the jeans that are my uniform,
we are weaker than we think,
more used up than we know,
and worn out at the knees …

CHORUS

I am open to suggestion. I am open to solution.
And in the quiet between fire, we could trade absolution.
Cause I tell you that I doubt that we know what we are doing,
And if you see a way out, I will follow you into it.
You are not my enemy. You are not my enemy.

We get no peace of armistice
from these battles in our hearts -
No one gets their way. No one gets away.
We are the POWs
of our abbreviated sin,
wielding our grenades
with all the pins half-in.
And we are down upon our knees …

CHORUS

© Heather Lloyd

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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