The Hammer Holds

Artist: Bebo Norman | Album: Ten Thousand Days | © 1999 Bridge Building Music, Inc / AppStreet Music (BMI)

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

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

A 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