by Tiana Feng This is the first edition of Is This What You Heard?! where we will discuss ridiculous song lyrics, whether they were intentional or a mondegreen. This week we will be looking at The Beatle’s Maxwell’s Silver Hammer which I never really paid much attention to until this video: [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UF5apksk_ps] The song comes off Abbey Road which I have listened to since my childhood, because my parents are in love with the beatles. However this song wasn’t one of the ones I really paid attention to so I never realized it had such gorey lyrics: Joan was quizzical; studied pphysical 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 out to the pictures, Joa, oa, oa, oan?” But as she’s getting ready to go, A knock comes 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 and unpleasant Sce, e, e, ene, She tells Max to stay when the class has gone away, So he waits behind Writing fifty times “I must not be So, o, o, o..” 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 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, o, o, o. 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. Whoa, oh, oh, oh. Silver hammer man.