"The Hammer" as written by Edward Alan Clarke, Ian Kilmister and Philip John Taylor....
Let the killers go, don't let your mother know
Don't go out tonight, don't even try to fight
'Cause I can see, I've got the thing you need
And I'm here to stay, it's gonna be that way

Oh, don't try to run, don't try to scream
Believe me, the hammer's gonna smash your dream

I'm in your life, just might be in your wife
Could be behind your back, I might be on your track
And it might be true, I might be onto you
I'll scare you half to death, I'll take away your breath

Oh, don't try to see, don't you try to hide
Believe me, the hammer's gonna make you die

Ain't that right?

There ain't no way, you'll see another day
I'm shooting out your lights, bring you eternal night
And your eternal tricks, begin to make me sick
The only thing I know, is that you've gotta go

Oh, don't you try it, babe, don't look around
Believe me, the hammer's gonna bring you down

Believe me, the hammer's coming down

Lyrics submitted by a scar in the sky

"The Hammer" as written by Cole Taylor Jon Thomas Langston

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    General Commentgreat! such a meaningfull song and no comments :(

    "don't let your mother know"

    such lyrics deserve to be interpreted, pls guys....
    ttrkayaon September 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is just bad-ass! Great song. About being tough and kickin' ass I reckon.
    FRYEGUYon February 16, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about a stalked/serial killer. But it's more of a fun song than a serious song.
    FRYEGUYon February 16, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentProbably about some killer that uses a hammer, but yeah, classic Motorhead badassery.
    The_Antithesison September 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentHEROIN ! ! ! Its about how HEROIN will absoloutly FUCK you're life in any which way possible and then probably KILL YOU.
    chemhedon July 12, 2010   Link
  • -1
    General CommentIts about drugs - heroin addiction aka Hammer. Lemmy is very anti heroin.
    Once its got you in its grip its gonna take you down, fuck up your life and theres nothing u can do about it.
    Metallica has even pinched the line "smash your dream" for Master of puppets, which is also about drugs.

    don't let your mother know - all junkies try to hide it at first, too ashamed to have their mother find out.

    Azztecon March 12, 2009   Link

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