The Hammer Holds Lyrics

Bebo Norman


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Bebo Norman
album: Track 4 in album The Fabric of Verse
release date: 1996
popularity : 4 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Folk Rock/Acoustic
length: 4:58

Cover Art

Bebo Norman The Fabric of Verse cover art
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A shapeless piece of steel,
That's all I claim to be
This hammer pounds to give me form,
This flame, it melts my dreams
I glow with fire and fury,
As I'm twisted like a vine
My final shape, my final form
I'm sure I'm bound to find

So dream a little, dream for me
In hopes that I'll remain
And cry a little, cry for me
So I can bear the flames
And hurt a little, hurt for me
My future is untold
But my dreams are not the issue here,
For they, the hammer holds

And the water, it cools me gray,
And the hurt's subdued somehow
I have my shape, this sharpened point,
What is my purpose now?
And the question still remains,
What am I to be?
Perhaps some perfect piece of art
Displayed for all to see

So dream a little, dream for me
In hopes that I'll remain
And cry a little, cry for me
So I can bear the flames
And hurt a little, hurt for me
My future is untold
But my dreams are not the issue here,
For they, the hammer holds

The hammer pounds again,
But flames I do not feel
This force that drives me, helplessly,
Through flesh, and wood reveals
A burn that burns much deeper,
It's more than I can stand
The reason for my life was to take
The life of a guiltless man

So dream a little, dream for me
In hopes that I'll remain
And cry a little, cry for me
So I can bear the pain
And hurt a little, hurt for me,
My future is so bold
But my dreams are not the issue here,
For they, the hammer holds

This task before me may seem unclear
But it, my maker holds


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 The Man Inside
  • 2 Picture of Things
  • 3 Walking Away
  • 4 The Hammer Holds
  • 5 Curtis Creek
  • 6 A Page is Turned
  • 7 Wash Me Clean
  • 8 Lake City
  • 9 Somewhere Past the Quiet
  • 10 Angel Fire
  • 11 On the Divide