When You’re Holding a Hammer

Everything Looks Like a Nail!

Words and Music by Kyle Hill and Bryan Glover

 

He was a little man, just turned three

Took the present from his daddy’s hand

A genuine toy hammer

He started beatin’ to beat the band

He hit the floors and the wall, broke a lamp in the hall,

Started swinging at the puppy’s tail

When you’re holding a hammer

Everything looks like a nail

 

He was the president, number 44

He says “Trust me, I’m here to help you

I have got some big big plans

You’re gonna love what I’m gonna do”

There’s no problem too big or small

He thinks he’s got an answer that just can’t fail

When you’re holding a hammer

Everything looks like a nail

 

He thinks big thoughts and he dreams big dreams

But it’s another man’s sweat that pays for those schemes

He don’t care how the little people feel

 ‘Cause savin’ the world is a big freakin’ deal

So he does his business behind closed doors

And pretends that the world is just beggin’ for more

When the stuff hits the fan he says “Don’t look at me

If you got trouble, blame 43”

 

Now Congress is saving Wall Street

While they’re watching Main Street fall

They got health care all figured out

But it don’t seem to care much at all

As soon as they save this planet

They’ll put the fire out in hell

When you’re holding a hammer

Everything looks like a nail

 

They think big thoughts and they dream big dreams

But it’s another man’s sweat that pays for those schemes

They don’t care how the little people feel

 ‘Cause savin’ the world is a big freakin’ deal

They do their business behind closed doors

And pretend that the world is just beggin’ for more

When the stuff hits the fan they say “Don’t look at me

If you got trouble, blame 43”

 

There’ll be a party come this November

Where we’re gonna set things straight

All good people gonna gather ‘round

Gonna show what made this country great

We’ll run off the schemers and back-room dealers

So the Red, White and Blue will prevail

When we’re holding the hammer

When we’re holding the hammer

When we’re holding the hammer

Every one of them looks like a nail

 

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