The Daily Cut: Queen "Hammer To Fall"

March 19, 2018


ALBUM: The Works

YEAR: 1984

WRITER: Brian May

Queen was inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on this day in 2001.

LYRICS: Here we stand or here we fall History won't care at all Make the bed, light the light Lady Mercy won't be home tonight. You don't waste no time at all Don't hear the bell but you answer the call It comes to you as to us all We're just waiting for the hammer to fall Oh every night, and every day A little piece of you is falling away But lift your face the Western Way Build your muscles as your body decays. Tow the line and play their game Let the anaesthetic cover it all Till one day they call your name You know it's time for the hammer to fall. Rich or poor or famous for Your truth it's all the same (Oh no! Oh no!) Lock your door but rain is pouring Through your window pane (Oh no!) Baby, now your struggle's all vain. For we who grew up tall and proud In the shadow of the Mushroom Cloud Convinced our voices can't be heard We just wanna scream it louder and louder and louder What the hell are we fighting for? Just surrender and it won't hurt at all You just got time to say your prayers While you're waiting for the hammer to—hammer to fall. Yeah! Yes. Let's get on the floor! Yeah! Hammer! You know Hammer to fall! Yeah! I've been waiting for the hammer to fall! While you're waiting for the hammer to fall. Give it to me one more time!