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

Selkie.

Selkie

I played 6 strings to the harbour,
in 6 foot waves, the music crept...
and she stared at nothing
from another 6 strings...
but there's a tower here,
that I'll knock down,
I'll bulldoze it straight to the ground.
No pain here, no war, no decoration.
I know it's not quite you're style.

I ask,
"Did you ever fall for someone of this stage?
Did anyone ever pull so hard,
that you snapped a string?
Or you're hand slipped?"
She smelled like the desert,
like salt, like a dream,
and I went to the ocean
to talk to the sea...
opposites attract, you see.
I walked to the sea and I slipped inside,
"You know I've always feared you, don't you?
But I want to know how it feels to fill this space.
I want to know how you feel, filling all of this space.

You answered, "It's all in the dance,
you fill the space with how you move
how you hit, and how you strike.
and everyone will fall in Love with you one night.

Did you ever wonder how hard you hit
when you hit so hard?
God, I've hit harder than I thought I could.
You struck so hard,
these 6 strings spent,
so now I'll dance for you.

I tell you, its all in your dance,
you fill the space with how you move,
how you hit, and how you strike...
and everyone fell in Love with you that night.

But, clumsy footed me,
I'd forgotten to dance,
tongue-tied and stupid,
I forfeit everything,
I fell to the beach,
I fell to the sea,
I lost sight of everything,
you lost sight of me...
as the waves wound tighter round my stumbling feet.

©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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