Beatles: Maxwell's Silver Hammer Meaning
Song Released: 1969
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Maxwell's Silver Hammer Lyrics
Science in the home
Late nights all alone with a test-tube
Maxwell Edison, majoring in medicine
Calls her on the phone
Can I take you out to the picture
But as she’s...
anonymous Apr 1st 2008 report
I've always figured that he grabbed his hammer off of the evidence pile for one last run.
anonymous Dec 3rd 2007 report
This is a metaphor for good things in your life going wrong, not a true story about a serial killer or a werewolf hunter.
anonymous Jul 12th 2007 report
How in gods name did this kid get a gun, or a hammer for that matter into a court?
anonymous Mar 23rd 2007 report
Wow I can't believe I am the first to come up with this. The silver hammer isn't a metaphor. It's literally a little silver hammer. Now...where do you find a little silver hammer...we know it's a weapon because he was killing people...let's think...how about A GUN! Isn't it so obvious now?! The hammer crashing down was the hammer hitting the back of the bullet which went into the people's heads! It didn't really come down upon their head, but it works out kinda.
anonymous Feb 13th 2007 report
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anonymous Sep 14th 2006 report
It's about the pope.
anonymous Jul 24th 2006 report
Because of the people that were killed in the song (e.G. A scientist, a teacher, and a judge) I believe that the song is about the stifling of those three branches, but mostly education and justice.
anonymous Jun 17th 2006 report
Duh, Maxwell was a serial killer.
anonymous Jan 13th 2006 report
Heh... hey don't forget the Incubuses! (I don't know the plural of incubus, so let's leave it at that.)
anonymous Jan 11th 2006 report
Maxwell Edison was actually tirelessly hunting werewolves to protect the public.
anonymous Dec 17th 2005 report
As Paul said, the song is about how in life, as soon as things are going good, something goes wrong. Maxwell's Silver hammer comes crashing down on everyone's good time.
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