"Hammerheads" as written by David Allen, Martyn Barker, Carl Marsh and Barry William Andrews....
Our time has come, age of the hammerhead
This is our mission, to be the darlings of God
Too late for silence, too late for anything
It's all too much for me, its roots go down too deep for me

A punishing fire, an animal frenzy
These hammerhead people know what danger is for
You let them in and now they're everywhere
If it's mineral or vegetable it's back a little up a little

Shout, push, hammerheads, bold and resolute
Marching, balancing, in too far to go back
Yes, yes, hammerheads, swimming, kissing
We are big and clever and we don't know anything

Purification by immersion in our filthy demon seed
We know the only things you like are paranoid sex and childish greed
Our own worst enemies, they hollowed us out of wood
Look at all the grease inside us, gonna get us this time but good
Whether we pull it out or push it in it all ends up the same
You know a hammerhead is a hammerhead by any other name

Shout, push, hammerheads, bold and resolute
Marching, balancing, in too far to go back
Yes, yes, hammerheads, swimming, kissing
We are big and clever and we don't know anything

Onward hammerheads, bright and dangerous
Jumping running in the field and factory
God save hammerheads, keeping going
We are sleek and special and we're sure of something

Blessed are the apemen
Blessed are the shit kickers
Blessed are the jack hammers
Blessed is the big damage
Blessed are the faith healers
Blessed are the moon walkers
Blessed are the snake people
Blessed are the heat seekers

Shout, push, hammerheads
Yes, yes, hammerheads

Shout, push, hammerheads, bold and resolute
Marching, balancing, in too far to go back
Yes, yes, hammerheads, swimming, kissing
We are big and clever and we don't know anything

Shout, push, hammerheads, bold and resolute
Marching, balancing, in too far to go back
Yes, yes, hammerheads, swimming, kissing
We are big and clever and we don't know anything

Onward hammerheads, bright and dangerous
Jumping running in the field and factory
God save hammerheads, keeping going


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"Hammerheads" as written by Carl Marsh Barry William Andrews

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    General CommentHammerheads are the religious extremists; the scary people like the "Quiverfull" people, like Al-Quaida; they can't be reasoned with because you can't reason a man out of something he didn't reason himself into. They want to drive their philosophy and way of life down the throats of all men because they feel their god is on their side. They might use guns or words or stolen aeroplanes but they're all dangerous, and they'll shout and push until they get their way or civilized men put them down.
    Red Octoberon August 27, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationThe Hammerheads are mid-80s comic-book sci-fi/fantasy/horror, in the British style: hammerheads, demons gated in, apemen created by evolution gone mad, constructs built in a factory, snakemen from a lost world, everything that ever appeared in the pages of 2000 AD or the early Warhammer Fantasy sourcebooks.

    What are they fighting for? Are they government-sanctioned death squads that got out of control, rebels who have become even worse than the fascist government they're fighting, or vigilantes taking over as society collapses?

    It doesn't matter. To them, fighting is all that matters. To everyone else, the only thing that matters is that they're here, and it's too late to stop them.

    So, what does the song mean? The same thing as all mid-80s grimdark. Civilized peace is only a short-lived temporary state; the couple generations between WWII and the nukes coming any day now are all we'll ever get. Most of us try to make the most of it while we can; the best of us try to preserve things as long as possible—but there are always the hammerheads, the ones who can't wait for that future, and their day is coming. The frenzied, chaotic music is the music of the Hammerheads, the lyrics are their chant. More dakka!
    falcotronon May 24, 2016   Link

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