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

Revenge of the Mouse King.

Revenge of the Mouse King

Knife in teeth and creeping
Little Stuart-esque
Gets his cog key caught in the barbed-wire of his nest
The Wooden Mouse King never falters
His advance remains unchecked
With the better man unfettered Asparagus takes revenge
 
The kitchen lies in darkness
Dust bunnies swept away in fear
In the dungeons of Amana
You'll find the King is here
He may pick his locks most every night
But his friends though caged with whiskers low
He plans to go and set things right
 
Clock spring wound tight
There is murder in his mind
The wooden mouse king hunts with sharpened claws and tooth and knife
The wheel skip ped but he's still turning
He has a plan
He has the mouse-power whittled down to you and I against the world again
 
I said I'd back you all the way I said I'd soak up all the shells
I said I'd mend your wounds and follow you to Hell
But here I am I stand alone, here I am amongst the dead
I find I'm out on the front again
I find I'm out on the front again, oh my friend
 
Something proud and peerless about the strong and fearless
Out in the middle of all harm's way
The battle shakes with legs astompin
The mouse king stands
And invites death down upon him
 
With all my fear you took the danger on again my dear
And you know I cannot soak the shells from here
So with tears held in check and shoulders thrown straight back
The goal is here I have no fear
 
And I've arrived now at the cages
Screams still ringing in my ears
The guards have all been scattered
They took friends and family
Mousehole and cheese
I see they've been raped and slaughtered still on their knees
 
I remember why we fight we always fought to fight
And all you ever need is winding and all I ever need is in your eyes
And all of this and all of me
Never did this mean anything
Oh no not anything
Never did I mean anything
Oh my friend.

© 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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