If I Had A Hammer

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"If I Had A Hammer"
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Mercury cover
Song by American Music Club from the album Mercury
Released March 15, 1993
Format LP / CD / CS
Length 3:36
Label Reprise Records (US) / Virgin Records (UK)
Writer(s) Mark Eitzel
Producer(s) Mitchell Froom
Mercury track listing
  1. "Gratitude Walks"
  2. "If I Had A Hammer"
  3. "Challenger"
  4. "I've Been A Mess"
  5. "Hollywood 4-5-92"
  6. "What Godzilla Said To God When His Name Wasn't Found In The Book Of Life"
  7. "Keep Me Around"
  8. "Dallas, Airports, Bodybags"
  9. "Apology For An Accident"
  10. "Over And Done"
  11. "Johnny Mathis' Feet"
  12. "The Hopes And Dreams Of Heaven's 10,000 Whores"
  13. "More Hopes And Dreams"
  14. "Will You Find Me?"

"If I Had A Hammer" is the second song on American Music Club's sixth album, 1993’s Mercury.

Lyrics

The love cry of the traveling man goes
No one knows who I am
But I'm as priceless as a brass ring
That's losing the heat from your hand

A quiet man sits quietly learning his lesson
The slow smooth wheel of disintegration
You don't want them to talk to you
No you don't want to take part
You say, "Just get me back to the leper colony
'Cause that's where you left my heart."

I feel time pass by like a joy no medicine can preserve
Somewhere along the line I lost my nerve

Maybe I'm almost there

Give me the keys to your theme park
Bury me under your layer of snow
And watch me ride all the rides
Around and around I go

I don't know if I've reached the bottom yet
And I don't know if the ice has finally begun to set
I feel time pass like a joy I tried so hard to relearn
But somewhere along the line
I passed the point of no return

Maybe I'm almost there

The love cry of the traveling man goes
No one knows who I am
But I'm as priceless as a brass ring
That's losing the heat from your hand

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