Hammered:

Words and Music By John Campbell Whitelaw ©2016-2018

 

1. Lead Me On:

 

Now it all seems rosy but it’s oh so complicated

Things just get crazy somehow

I don’t need my lover to become my mother

Just really like hanging out with you

No matter how you take it lead me on

No matter how you fake it you turn me on

 

Now what got lost needs healing

All from too much grieving

But she likes me every once in a while

Been living six feet under and now were lost asunder

Divided now and falling apart

No matter how you take it lead me on

Please

 

And all this endless chatter

Now it just don’t matter

We can kick it round once in a while

You got your creature comforts

To shelter from what falters

Just really wanna see you smile for a while

No matter how you take it you turn me on

No matter how you take it lead me on

 

 

2. Every Time

 

When you run away you know I wont be far behind

And once you’ve packed it in given up say what’s what

I’m hoping that you find it

Baby cant you see what you do to me every time

 

We talked until were blue Confided in a few who do

And on my latest whim I take a swim in paraffin and set alight to you

Baby cant you see what you do to me every time, every time

 

Put down the gun and try and trace the sun

Like dolphin get to do

Its seems so hard just share a smile no way to reconcile

Why would I do it, why would I do it

 

So here I go again tear it up to dream it all again

And once I build it up I break it down to the ground

And curse it once you find it

Baby cant you see what you do to me every time, every time, every time

 

 

3. 16 Blows

 

Tool in his hand coward came up from behind to kill the man, 

I got blood on my walls and I'll never ever really understand. 

 

And they said, they said that he's dead mama 

That's what they said, and they thought it was me mama, yeah 

 

The Fed from downtown said he never even met the fucking clown, 

How many more that we know you'll never ever answer for. 

 

And they said, I said that he's dead mama 

That's what they said, they thought it was me mama, yeah 

 

And that’s what I said, bloods on your hands Fucker 

That's what I said, that's what I said mama

 

 

4. PTSD……really?

 

You know I question in all what seems real

I keep it locked down buttoned up and sealed, yeah yeah

I think your fucking around

I know it’s bringing you down

 

Know you got me all stirred all up again

You know you got me all stirred on all up again

Now you can see how mean you can be, I’ll take you there

 

My latest trauma seems a total bore

You got me feeling, I’m a emotional wreak, yeah yeah

I’m always stuck beneath you at least a peg or two

 

Know you got me all stirred all up again

You got me all stirred on all up again

Try to keep cool plating the fool, I took you there

I can’t stop it

 

Early on you warned me you’d be gone

Your latest thrill don’t seem to last that long

I can’t stop it

 

You know you asked me to stay but that was so yesterday

Got me all stirred all up again

You know you got me all stirred on all up again

Now you can see how mean I can be I’ll take you there

I can’t stop it

I can’t stop it

 

 

5. What you want us to do ?

 

What turns the blackest sky to blue

And what’s inside that pulls us through, is it you

Laid to rest but come to find

Slipped through the cracks without your mind

So unkind

What you want us to do

How could this be

That’s what they said to me

 

Contained inside a jar of glass

Abby’s joke soon came too fast, what an ass

You held me close we watched the flames

Engulfed your thoughts we spoke your name

What you want us to do

 

Sweept up the dust inside your head

Now I’ve got to take you home

 

What you wanna be

What you gonna be

What you wanna be

 

Now Ill pretend that I’m not dead

 

 

6. Still Some Time

 

Kid your gonna run out of time 

You know you gotta make up your mind 

Go on and leave your troubles 

Leave them on down the line 

Cause kid your gonna run out of time 

 

Could it be that I did it wrong 

You turn around and then he's gone all gone 

She told me theres no one waiting 

Guess I didn't listen this time 

So kid you better make up your mind 

 

Tried but undaunted to find peace of mind 

Derailed and still haunted 

But I believe there's still some time 

 

Gonna raise a glass to us all 

And wish a Godspeed to who falls 

God only knows how we'll make it 

From behind this brick wall 

Be sure and not miss your last call 

 

You swore you’d never leave me, through it all

 

 

7. Skinny legged woman

 

You know you got my soul

 

She keeps me running to where I don’t know

She keeps me asking how’d far shell go

I keep me thinking that I’m wrong

She keeps me coming all night long

 

Skinny legged woman you know you got my soul babe

 

She talk words of wisdom she’s never wrong

Cause she said I told you so babe

I keep running down an endless mile

Oh such a woman, you know you got my soul babe

 

Skinny legged woman you got me out my mind

You’re a lovely woman I know I’d never find yea

I’ll give you all I got babe, wont you take it all

Watch her talk

 

Told me seven times……told me seven times

 

Keeps me coming, where I don’t know

She takes my loving she takes my soul

I keep knocking upon her door

Let me in babe you know I want some more

 

Skinny legged woman you know you got my soul babe

You know you got my soul babe

You know you got my soul babe

You know you move my soul babe

 

Skinny legged woman I love ya …….babe

 

Baby I’m a fool…………..for your love

 

 

8. Jimmy needs a 'Oliday

 

Jimmy's a man with a lot on his mind 

So much to do and so little time 

Can't go to mother 

Can't tell your brother 

Just take it a day, a step at a time 

 

Jimmy hangs somewhere between the lines 

Between all the rules and wasting time 

Wishing peace on to you and the restless and sad 

Getting hard to tell all the good from all the bad 

 

Oh you keep running like the wind 

Hammers of hell they've come they've come back again 

Coming so fast I don't know where the f**k I've been 

And Jimmy needs a O'liday 

 

Glory days from where you stand 

Get back on campus be the man 

You're caught in the past now and what you believed 

Are you feeling cheated are you felling diseased 

Jimmy needs a O'liday

 

 

9. Just Getting By

 

What’s to keep all this from crashing down

What keeps good fortune from turning right around

 Shattered dreams get lost and never found

And I’m deafened by voices that don’t make a sound

How could it be I’d been so wrong yeah

 

Been blinded by scars that leave no visible clues

And simple solutions seem so easily refused

I’m pacified with substance that leads to lame abuse

And surrender to all when there’s just nothing left to lose

Swear I never saw it coming

 

Still I keep on hanging on

And it makes no sense at all

Sold on a story that there’s some real reason why

No way that living means just getting by

I’m just getting by

Oh yea, it’s alright

 

Still I keep on hanging on

And it makes no sense at all

Sold on a story that there’s some real reason why

No way that living means just getting by

No way that living means just getting by

I’m just getting by

Ooh yea, I’m alright, ooh yea

 

10. Only Hope

 

We set out onto this dessert sea, no shelter in sight

When you turned your back on to me, I knew it was time

 

We made tracks for a better place, with no absence of faith

Wont you shine your light on to me, no matter how long it takes

 

I watch you spin in circles while it lays you down

Is it too soon to come around

 

There was a place………….Take me back to where it all began

And here was your face....Only thing that I knew of love

Take hold my hand………..Take me back, Take me back

To where we began……….You’re my only hope, you’re my only hope

 

I watch you spin in circles while I lay you down

Is it too late to come around

 

There was a place………….Take me back to where it all began

And there was your face….Only thing that I knew of love

There was this town……….Flipped me out and turned me back around

Then you came around……….You’re my only hope, you’re my only hope, hey!

 

Is it too soon to come around

 

 

11. 7 year Bitch

 

Mondays she’s my girl friend

Tuesdays she’s on the phone

Wednesday she can’t stand me

Thursday she’s buried the bones

Have you seen her, I’ve been searching low and high, my my

Friday’s girl she’s in a whirl

By Sunday she’s all long gone bye bye

 

Somedays she’s so restless

Can’t seem to talk her down

She needs to chill

She needs a thrill

She don’t need me hanging around

Have you seen her, yea yea, I’ve been searching low and high, my my

Too cool for school and never wrong and now she’s just all long long gone

Bye bye

 

Mymymymymymymymymymymymymymymymymymymymymy bye bye

 

Bleeding what she’s wanting

I know she’s got the itch

She’s lost all hope with too much dope

Now I’m a seven-year bitch

 

Have you seen her, seen her, have you seen her low and high my my

Always did just what she should but now’s she’s just long long gone

Bye bye

 

 

12. On The Run

 

Remember when it was way back then

No worries, we thought we knew

I dreamed a kiss while dancing in the moonlight

It’s all I wanted to do

With you, we got’em on the run

 

Now winds of change seem evident

And Echo what used to be

And what we’re saying isn’t what we’re meaning

As it comes down on me

You and me we got’em on the run

On the run

 

I’m not making a big deal, one heartbeat away from raging

Consequence now don’t seem real, so we can carry on

 

Just want me some solace, I’m just trying to lose myself in it

To try to deal with the unreal, so I can carry on

I got’em on the run, on the run

 

Now where we’ve been with my head stove in

And all of what we’ve been through

Misunderstood, reckless past the point of danger

Now it’s me coming too

With you we got’em on the run, on the run