Oh, please don't send me out
Said the man with the hammer, hammering the anvil
I been walking on a road of rocks
And I keep on hammering, keep on hammering, keep on hammering
Hammering the anvil

Don't let the sun go down
Said the man with the fire, firing the furnace
I've been buried in the snow
And I keep on firing, keep on firing, keep on firing
Firing the furnace

Oh, don't talk to me
Said the man with the chisel, chiseling the surface
I been sleeping far too long
And I keep on chiseling, keep on chiseling, keep on chiseling
Chiseling the surface

I don't know what you mean
Said the man with the shovel, shoveling the ashes
I been digging in the frozen ground
And I keep on shoveling, keep on shoveling, keep on shoveling
Shoveling the ashes

Chiseling the surface
Firing the furnace
Hammering the anvil
Hammering the anvil
Firing the furnace
Chiseling the surface
Shoveling the ashes
Hammering the anvil
Hammering the anvil
Oh, don't send me out
Yeah, hammering the anvil
Yeah, hammering the anvil
(Don't talk to me)
(I don't know what you mean) hammering the anvil
Shoveling the ashes
(I don't know what you mean)
Chiseling the surface (oh, don't send me out)
Firing the furnace (don't let the sun go down)
Chiseling the surface (oh, don't talk to me)
Hammering the anvil (oh, don't talk to me)
Oh, hammering the anvil (I don't know what you mean)
Oh, hammering the anvil (I don't know what you mean)
Shoveling the surface (oh, don't send me out)
Hammering the furnace (don't let the sun go down)
Hammering the anvil (oh, don't let the sun go down)
Yeah, hammering the anvil (oh, don't send me out)
Yeah, hammering the anvil (oh, please don't send me out)
Oh, hammering the anvil (don't send me out)
Yeah, hammering the anvil (don't talk to me)
Yeah, hammering the anvil (don't talk to me)


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The Hammer Song [Kicking Against The Pricks] Lyrics as written by Alex Harvey

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    General CommentThese are completely the wrong lyrics, this is the song of the same name by The Sensational Alex Harvey Band. Correct lyrics:
    I set out on monday
    The night was cold and vast
    And my brother slept

    And though I left quite quietly
    My father raged and raged
    And my mother wept

    Now, my life was like a river
    All sucked into the ground
    And then the hammer came down
    Lord, the hammer came down

    Many miles did I roam
    Through the ice and through the snow
    My horse died on the seventh day

    I stumbled into a city
    Where the people tried to kill me
    And I ran in shame

    Then I came upon a river
    And I laid my saddle down
    And then the hammer came down
    Lord, the hammer came down
    It knocked me to the ground
    And I said, "Please, please
    Take me back to my home town"
    Lord, the hammer came down

    Now I've been made weak by visions
    Many visions did I see
    All through the night

    On the seventh hour an angel came
    With many snakes in all his hands
    And I fled in fright

    I pushed off into the river
    And the water came around
    And then the hammer came down
    Lord, the hammer came down
    And it did not make a sound
    And I said, "Please, please
    Take me back to my home ground"
    Lord, the hammer came down
    olgavshelgaon May 21, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYou're confusing it with The Good Son's "The Hammer Song." This is a cover of Alex Harvey's "The Hammer Song" in Kicking Against The Pricks.
    mote71on February 15, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can't say that I really understand what this song is about (if someone does, I would be grateful for a hint), but it certainly has some similarities with "Papa won't leave you Henry", that came on the next album...
    soboton January 29, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSimilar theme to Sorrow's Child? The hammer, the child - both references to depression?
    Bubba14on July 10, 2020   Link

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