Atom and His Package reminds us of what we can destroy with just a hammer. Party on Señor.

So I was just listening to Beirut and getting really angry at how terrible they are, and I decided I needed to take a trip to a purer time. Atom and His Package will always make me feel good again.

Me and Jan and Brian bought a pretty little hole.
It was cheapish and we split it and we’re fixing it up.
So Mr. Sokol does everything: rewires, fixes cracks.
I can only break walls, move stuff, and get snacks.

And I am downright amazed at what I can destroy with just a hammer.
And I am downright amazed at what I can destroy with just a hammer.

Nails in drywall, paint haul, blah blah.
Move in, no sink, new broom, I think.
I bribed the garbage man!
I am a super bad boy again.

And I am downright amazed at what I can destroy with just a hammer.
And I am downright amazed at what I can destroy with just a hammer.

Brian, don’t stay mad with us.
Come on, eat some food with us,
We own a home together.

And I am downright amazed at what I can destroy with just a hammer.
And I am downright amazed at what I can destroy with just a hammer.

I have a totally baseless theory that this song is not about owning and renovating a home together, but really a tragic allegory about the inevitability of post-revolutionary in-fighting, corruption, and the betrayal of ideals.

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