Discretion is a must, rising from the dust,
on your feet but just a bit unsteady
you want to close your eyes, be taken by surprise
but not before you're absolutely ready
so lay low, as time permits
and you'll know it when it hits:
it's gonna sound like a big
it's coming down like a big
it's gonna pound like a big, strange, beautiful

You're feeling like a saint, powerful but faint
like you want to call for an attendant
heavy in your hand, courage on demand
you feel safe, and strangely independent
once baptized in pain and light
you'd be advised to hold on tight
when you collide with a big
you coincide with a big
filled inside with a big, strange, beautiful

it's coming down on you
it's gonna drive you home

hammer, hammer,
big hammer, strange hammer

Discretion is a waste, now you've had a taste
you see yourself as well-maintained and polished
existence is a test, we try to do our best
but we're on a quest to be demolished
it's your right, so don't be shy
day and night you're smitten by
the might of a big
the blinding light of a big
in the night of the big, strange,
beautiful hammer

hammer, hammer,
big hammer, strange hammer

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Big, Strange, Beautiful Hammer song meanings
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    General CommentMy first impression of this song is that is is all about the epiphany. No matter what you try to figure out about your life or future, you are either way off, or really have no idea the magnitude of what will happen. With this song Dr. Frank is just kind of saying a 'chill out and just let it fly, becuase either way its going to be a total suprise' type of thing. At the beginning of the song it talks about being steady and getting going, where as the end speaks of discretion as a waste of time. It stages growing up. You begin by building yourself as a person(first verse), then you become comfortable with it, inspired, and infuential (second verse) and then you just decide that it hadn't worked out as you planned (verse three) and through it all everything worked out. The big strange beautiful hammer? Life!
    kamakazicopiloton January 07, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthat makes perfect sense. its definalty a song refering to different stages in ones development. its actually a pretty good message if you ask me. if you spend so much time trying to make things a certain way for your self, you could miss out on other things in life, and things quite possibly might not turn out how you planed, so it would be kind of a waste.
    tomscahillIVon January 11, 2005   Link

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