Demon is up in the attic to the left
My eyes turns to the left to say no
You say first I am a special one
I never hammered my mind out
I never had the bloody hammer
I never had the bloody
Never had the bloody
Never had the bloody hammer

I am the Doctor
I am the Psychiatrist
To make sure they don't think that
They'd hammer their minds out
Or that they'd have a
That they'd have a bloody hammer

Second, I am this special one
My eyes are green and blue
Move safely un-begot
To the left to say no
While the others
With their hair turned white
Each roll their eyes back
To the top of their heads
And hammer the attic,
With a bloody hammer
I never had the bloody hammer
I never had the bloody
Never had the bloody
Never had the bloody hammer

The demon is up in the attic to the left
My eyes turn to the left to say no
You say first, I am a special one
I never hammered my mind out
I never had the bloody hammer

It's not a sledgehammer
It's not a chisel
It's not a train
But a thought of unlimited horror
For Dr. O'Chain

Dr. O'Chain

The baby ghost says
Beat it with your chain
The baby ghost says
Drag your chain away, Dr. O'Chain

All these bats are Dracula vampires
Vampires in rain
Vampires in the lightning
For Dr. O'Chain

Dr. O'Chain

The baby ghost says
Beat it with your chain
The baby ghost says
Drag your spoon, drag your chain away, Dr. O'Chain

The demon is up in the attic to the left
Eyes turns to the left to say no
You say first, I am a special one
I never hammered my mind out
I never had the bloody hammer
I never had the bloody
Never had the bloody
Never had the bloody hammer


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Bloody Hammer (Roky Erickson cover) song meanings
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    General CommentThe story behind this song can be heard on Roky Erickson & the Aliens "The Evil One (Plus One)" deluxe album. It's in the track "Modern Humans Show 5"

    Here's what Roky said: (Please note that I typed the story from listening to the track so there could be some parts that I missed a couple words.)

    "It's a story I read in school, a true story about these college kids. On their initiation into the college they had them go into this house where this man had cut his wife up and they had to stay in there for an hour at night. The first person went in, he didn't come out. The second one went in and he didn't come out and the third person came in and he didn't come out. Finally the other fraternity members went in and went to look for them they couldn't find them. And they heard this tapping in the attic. When they went in the attic there was one of the pledges there and his hair had turned stark white and his eyes had rolled up in his head and he was hammering the attic floor with a bloody hammer."
    doctoraculaon October 14, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think its about drugs.
    HaydenGon July 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentActually this is a cover of a Roky Erickson song. Given Roky's history, I'd say it's about being committed.
    reverendlarryon August 03, 2007   Link

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