Very Great

by HAMM

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released October 27, 2016

composed, performed, arranged by Theda Hammel

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HAMM aka Theda Hammel has released an EP of original music called "Very Great" and a set of Sondheim covers called "SondHamm." She also occasionally releases video podcasts to YouTube.

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Track Name: Fun
Why does everybody love me so much
You know I never try to sell them nothing
I only try to dish my body out to leave no one hungry

They wanna kiss my mouth
They’re always coming up behind me and tearing my clothes
They’re breathing down my neck
But to me it’s all just something over my shoulder
Over my shoulder
One of them reminds me of a man I used to know
And anytime anybody wants me no matter how i feel or who they are
I just put on my little hat to have fun, but i’m faking it

(Fun)
Am I having it yet?
I’m faking it
I’m faking it

Why do I feel so sick
I guess I’d rather feel sick than nothing
Cause I’ve got nothing else going on but the promise of unending tedium

My one private thought
Is just embarrassing shit everyone already knows
That this a heat I’m giving off
To draw them toward me is only leaving me colder
Leaving me colder
And I’m only down among them them because I needed a place to go
Anytime anybody wants me no matter how I feel or who they are,
I just put on my little hat to have fun
But I’m faking it

(Fun)
Am I having it yet?
I’m faking it.
I’m faking it.

I sit up
On the mattress
I sit up

Am I having it yet?
I’m faking it
I’m faking it
I’m faking it
Track Name: Brick
You think your walls are enough
You think your tower’s tall
You think you're made of stronger stuff
Than any cannon ball

Then I come in hurtling through space
I break your windowpane
There is a message tied to my face
And you can read it orbital plane

Saying that you should not have ever tried
To build a life with me
I might seem like i’m fortified

But I will come crashing down
I will go flying
I am not just a rock
In the background
Unless you can lift me up
Without even trying
Your better just brace yourself
For the let down

Before you dug me from the earth
i was as soft as clay
I hardened on the day that you gave me birth
and now my edges must be sanded away

I tried to keep the pirates out
By holding back the sea
But there was never any doubt

That I would come crashing down
That I would go flying
That I am not just a rock
In the background
Unless you can lift me up
Without even trying
You'd better just brace yourself
For the let down

And it's rue you could bruise if you use me to practice your self defense
But i’ll break like a brick on the blade of your outstretched hands

I will come crashing down
I will go flying
I am not just a rock
In the background
Unless you can lift me up
Without even trying
Your better just brace yourself
For the melt down
Track Name: A Life With No Joy In It
You were a tarpaulin
On which I projected a silent movie
Of shadow and light

It wasn’t often
In fact you never once said you loved me
But that wasn't quite

What I wanted
What I wanted
When I loved you
When I thought
Shutting up was just what I should do
Because I saw that
That you no longer felt it
But could almost get used to that
You could always lie
I could always get by
By just feeling nothing

Because once I'd felt it
It was only a matter of time
It was only a matter of time
Before it went
Before I lost it
and this feeling of being upset
was the only return i could get
on the time i’d spent

I never thanked you
You left me with so many happy memories
That I've got stored away

You didn’t have to
You could have ended it more abruptly
But you chose to stay

Which I wanted
Which I wanted
When I loved you
Because I thought
Shutting up was just what I should do
And I saw that
That you no longer felt it
But I almost got used to that
And by the time we were done
This was almost as fun
As us being nothing

but I guess we lost it
and if i'm no longer bereft
it’s because there’s not anything left
to discuss

and it might be impossibly sad
But it's more than the nothing we had
Ahead of us