"Hammering In My Head" as written by Shirley Ann Manson, Bryan David Vig, Douglas Elwin Erickson and Steve W Marker....
I'm stressed but you're freestyle
I'm overworked but I'm undersexed
I must be made of concrete
I sign my name across your chest

Give out the same old answers
I trot them out for the relatives
Company tried and tested
I use the ones that I love the best

Like an animal you're moving over me
Like an animal you're moving over me

When did I get perverted
I can't remember your name
I'm growing introverted
You touch my hand and it's not the same

This was so unexpected
I never thought I'd get caught
Play boomerang with your demons
Shoot to kill and you'll pop them off
Bang! Bang!

Like an animal you're moving over me
Like an animal you're moving over me

You should be sleeping my love
Tell me what you're dreaming of

You should be sleeping my love
Tell me what you're dreaming of

You should be sleeping my love
Tell me what you're dreaming of

You should be sleeping my love
Tell me what you're dreaming of

I knew you were mine for the taking
I knew you were mine for the taking
I knew you were mine for the taking
When I walked in the room

I knew you were mine for the taking
I knew you were mine for the taking
Your eyes light up
When I walk in the room

A hammering in my head don't stop
From the bullet train
From Tokyo to Los Angeles
I'm leaving you behind
A flash in the pan
A storm in a teacup
A needle in a haystack
A prize for the winning
A dead for the raising
A catch for the chasing
A jewel for the choosing
A man for the making in this blistering heat

Sweat it all out
Sweat it all out
With your bedroom eyes and your baby pouts
Sweat it all out
In our electric storms and our shifting sands
Our candy jars and our sticky hands

Sweat it all out [Repeat: x6]

Don't forget what I wrote you then
And don't forget what I told you then
And don't forget I that meant to win
And don't forget your Ventolin
So a hammering in my head don't stop
In the bullet train from Tokyo to Los Angeles.


Lyrics submitted by sawg

"Hammering in My Head" as written by Shirley Ann Manson Douglas Elwin Erickson

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Universal Music Publishing Group

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Hammering In My Head song meanings
Add your thoughts

16 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +3
    General CommentSomethin' about this song makes me somewhat... horny
    Sirius1on May 10, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think it's pretty much about when you're in a very passionate/sexual relationship with someone & you can't get them out of your head... C'mon, it's so blatantly sexual: "Like an animal you're moving over me", "When did I get perverted?", "Our candy jars and our sticky hands"....
    missmeon January 31, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe music in this song goes off!
    boptonon April 02, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHere's how I see it:

    She is in a relationship with this person who doesn't want her as much as she wants him. It's stressing her out. "I'm stressed but you're fresstyle."

    She's overworked and understressed. She feels made of concrete because he doesn't notice her. She can sign her name across his chest and he still doesn't notice her. She acts as if nothing is wrong but inside she's on the verge of cheating. She really loves him, but she needs to get laid.

    She eventually cheats on him. Things just aren't the same anymore. She gets caught. She eventually gets what she wants. She's happy in the end. She feels as if she's won and he's lost. She used him.
    Mikey Popon August 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love that song...
    :D
    it makes me wanna dance...
    and i love the lyrics
    Nowhere_Girlon September 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"give out the same old answrs, i trot them out for the relatives, company tried and tested," is an admitted attempt to pass as normal to those outside your private life. This song is about secret perversions, contrasted to the public life and manson's reaction to the events that take place in the shadows of her life, where no one but her and a few others are privelidged to see.
    mattlikescheeseon April 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe person who posted these lyrics forgot all the stuff at the end of the song, but at any rate, i love this song.
    StellarColieon April 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthat should be right - hopefully

    best garbage song i believe - i totally agree with mattlikescheese...
    Oceaniaon August 23, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI really love the "a hammering in my head don't stop in the bullet train from tokyo to los angeles..." but I have trouble understanding the rest of the song. I wish I could understand, but it is very dense...
    Auroreon December 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOMG!!! Her voice in this one. It's TEH SEX!! Just wanted to add that...
    Gwirleybeeon March 29, 2006   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain