Hammer Come Down

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Take a stand and put a target on your back.


Wonder why you never seen a revolutionary when they're old?
Maybe for a time they'll speak their mind;
now you see them...
now you don't

Wonder what compels them to be suicidally bold?
Maybe an elevated sense of self?
Or maybe,
just maybe,
They didn't know
that the nail that stick up is the one make the Hammer come down!

Hussein thought he sat under Master's table long enough
when a better behaved breed started slant-drilling for the scraps;
they'll call your bluff! Noriega coulda told you that

Ernesto expropriated from the South American cookie jar:
"Who me? Can't be!" "No flag is gunna fly without our finger in the pie.
You've gone too far!"
He didn't know
that the nail that stick up is the one make the Hammer come down!

Maybe they missed what Stalin meant when he said, "pick Trotsky's brain"!
Maybe they meant to get Mumia captured in a picture frame.
I mean, maybe they didn't know?

King marched onto Washington
singing "We've come for what we're owed".
Memphis sun set on a preacher's son
"Take mah hand, mah precious Lord"
Did you find what you was lookin' for?
Was it gunshots?
Made the heart stop.
You made the Hammer come down!

If you find your brewin' a crazy idea in your head
and your thinkin' 'bout takin' action,
you'll do good to remember what I said...

Want your last breath a gargle of blood
when your riddled with lead?
Or holding the hand of the one you love
in a comfortable bed?

...and you'll think twice!
Or even thrice!
Cuz now you know:
The nail that stick up is the one make the Hammer come down!


from Listen To It Once, released November 27, 2010
Russell Golden: vocals, guitar
Christopher Pothier: bass, guitar
Bucky Cornwell: drums

Music & Lyrics by R. Golden



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