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 are 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 anesthetic cover it all
Until one day they call your name
You know it's time for the hammer to fall.
Rich or poor or famous for
Your truth is 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 in 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 want to scream it 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 are waiting for the hammer to, hammer to fall.
It's gonna fall
Hammer... You know... Hammer to fall
Waiting for the hammer to fall now, baby
While you're waiting for the hammer to fall
Give it to me one more time.