"Hammer Horror" as written by and Kate Bush....
You stood in the belltower,
But now you're gone.
So who knows all the sights
Of Notre Dame?

They've got the stars for the gallant hearts.
I'm the replacement for your part.
But all I want to do is forget
You, friend.

Hammer Horror, Hammer Horror,
Won't leave me alone.
The first time in my life,
I leave the lights on
To ease my soul.
Hammer Horror, Hammer Horror,
Won't leave it alone.
I don't know,
Is this the right thing to do?

Rehearsing in your things,
I feel guilty.
And retracing all the scenes,
Of your big hit,
Oh, God, you needed the leading role.
It wasn't me who made you go, though.
Now all I want to do is forget
You, friend.

Hammer Horror, Hammer Horror,
Won't leave me alone.
The first time in my life,
I leave the lights on
To ease my soul.
Hammer Horror, Hammer Horror,
Won't leave it alone.
I don't know,
Is this the right thing to do?

Who calls me from the other side
Of the street?
And who taps me on the shoulder?
I turn around, but you're gone.


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"Hammer Horror" as written by Kate Bush

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    General CommentIt's actually an actor expressing his fears after he takes the lead role in a production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame from a friend who has died. He feels this way, as the guy who died had really wanted the part yet it was taken away from him, therefore he haunts the new actor.

    'It wasn't me who made you go, though,
    Now all I want to do is forget you, friend.'

    While he feels a slight sense of guilt, he knows he isn't to blame.

    gaffa.org/cloud/music/…

    There's a better summary there. Aside from that, it's a great song and I love the video!
    ambrielon September 21, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt seems reasonable to say this is a love song to Hammer Films?
    owennnnnnnnnnon January 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so frigging weird, heh heh.
    Reynard Muldrakeon March 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIsn't it about a girl thinking about her boyfriend's previous girlfriend?

    "I'm the replacement for your part,
    But all I want to do is forget you friend."

    "Oh God, you needed the leading role,
    It wasn't me who made you go, though,
    Now all I want to do is forget you, friend."
    jasinon June 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenttotally about the ex-g/f...been there, felt this...
    musicatokcon October 27, 2006   Link

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