Wednesday, Sep. 20, 2017

Maxwell’s Silver Hammer

Maxwell’s Silver Hammer (Lennon-McCartney)

Joan was quizzical, studied metaphysical science in the home
Late nights all alone with a test-tube,
Oh, oh, oh, oh.
Maxwell Edison majoring in medicine calls her on the phone,
Can I take you to the pictures, Joan.
But as she’s getting ready to go, a knock come on the door.
Bang, bang, Maxwell’s silver hammer came down upon her head,
Bang, bang, Maxwell’s silver hammer made sure that she was dead.
Back in school again, Maxwell plays the fool again, teacher gets annoyed,
Wishing to avoid an unpleasant scene,
She tells Max to stay when the class has gone away,
So he waits behind,
Writing fifty times I must not be so
But when she turns her back on the boy, he creeps up from behind,
Bang, bang, Maxwell’s silver hammer came down upon her head,
Bang, bang, Maxwell’s silver hammer made sure that she was dead.
P.C. thirty-one said, we’ve caught a dirty one,
Maxwell stands alone
Painting testimonial pictures, oh, oh, oh, oh.
Rose and Valerie screaming from the gallery say he must go free. (Maxwell must go free)
The judge does not agree and he tells them so, oh, oh, oh.
But as the words are leaving his lips, a noise comes from behind,
Bang, bang Maxwell’s silver hammer came down upon his head,
Bang, bang Maxwell’s silver hammer made sure that he was dead.
Silver hammer.