"Divine Hammer" as written by and Kim Deal....
I'm just looking for
Just looking for a way around
It disappears this near
You're the rod I'm water
I'm just looking for the divine hammer

One divine hammer
One divine hammer

I'm just looking for one divine hammer
I'd bang it all day
Oh the carpenter goes bang
Bang bang
I'm just looking for one divine hammer

One divine hammer
One divine hammer

I'm just looking for a faith
Waiting to be followed
It disappears this near
You're the rod I'm water
I'm just looking for one divine hammer

One divine hammer
One divine hammer
One divine hammer
One divine hammer
One divine hammer
One divine hammer


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"Divine Hammer" as written by Kim Deal

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  • +6
    General CommentI miss The Breeders.
    myenemyisnearon July 19, 2006   Link
  • +3
    Link(s)Not about sex. It is Kim Deal (of The Breeders) questioning her religious upbringing. Read more here at Rolling Stone Song Stories:
    rollingstone.com/music/song-stories/…
    *pk*on July 19, 2013   Link
  • +2
    General CommentA mix of sexual and religious imagery with unclear but provocative messages on multiple levels.... I think Ms. Deal is in good, and plentiful company in the rock world.

    Another from the rock world, Michelangelo (for context's sake), wrote about seeking a (or the) Divine Hammer. He was no doubt seeking it on many, if not the same, levels himself. Sexual, religious, and as the guy who chiseled the David, one that inspired the creative process:

    If my rough hammer in hard stones can form

    A human semblance, one and then another,

    Set moving by the agent who is holder

    Watcher and guide, its course is not its own.



    But that divine One , staying in Heaven at home,

    Gives others beauty, more to itself, self-mover;

    If hammers can't be made without a hammer,

    From that One living all the others come.



    And since a blow will have the greatest force

    As at the forge it's lifted up the highest,

    This above mine to Heaven has run and flown.



    Wherefore with me, unfinished, all is lost,

    Unless the divine workshops will assist

    In making it; on earth it was alone.
    m4wardon August 22, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General Commentit's making fun of religion.
    Debassplayeron December 19, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentit's actually about a penis.
    neurotic_chickon April 05, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYep, neurotic is right. She can play with my hammer anytime.
    orangebeakeron January 05, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI remember reading an interview in the NME when Last Splash was released. Kelley said like 95% of Kim's lyrics are about sex. Divine Hammer is an obvious example.
    Beekarryon July 18, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song does not make fun of religion nor is it about a penis. "Kim Deal explored and questioned her religious upbringing through "Hammer." "It's not fair that folk singers preach a happy message and the goodness of living off the land and 'If I had a hammer, I'd hammer in the morning,'" Deal told Rolling Stone. "That doesn't exist. That's what I'm saying in 'Divine Hammer.' It's mainly about looking for something so hard through your life that people said was there. When I grew up and went to Sunday school, they said it was going to be really great … I believe everything everybody told me. And that's why I'm so pissed off now."
    typhoniancurrenton March 13, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSpecifically Peter, Paul and Mary.
    elwyn5150on January 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, neurotic chick is right. I'm pretty sure this song is about sex. Good song!
    HappySoulon May 05, 2005   Link

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