Peter Gabriel - Sledgehammer Lyrics

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You could have a steam train
If you'd just lay down your tracks
You could have an aeroplane flying
If you bring your blue sky back

All you do is call me
I'll be anything you need

You could have a big dipper
Going up and down, all around the bends
You could have a bumper car, bumping
This amusement never ends

I want to be your sledgehammer
Why don't you call my name
Oh let me be your sledgehammer
This will be my testimony
Show me round your fruit cakes
'Cause I will be your honey bee
Open up your fruit cakes
Where the fruit is as sweet as can be

I want to be your sledgehammer
Why don't you call my name
You'd better call the sledgehammer
Put your mind at rest
I'm going to be-the sledgehammer
This can be my testimony
I'm your sledgehammer
Let there be no doubt about it

Sledge sledge sledgehammer

I kicked the habit (I kicked the habit)
Shed my skin (Shed my skin)
This is the new stuff (This is the new stuff)
I go dancing in, (We could go dancing in)
Oh won't you show for me (Show for me)
I will show for you (Show for you)
Show for me (Show for me), I will show for you

Yea, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, I do mean you
Only you, you've been coming through
Going to build that power
Build, build up that power, hey
I've been feeding the rhythm
I've been feeding the rhythm
Going to feel that power, build in you

Come on, come on, help me do
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, you
I've been feeding the rhythm
I've been feeding the rhythm
It's what we're doing, doing
All day and night, come on and help me do, come on and help me do
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Red Rain
  • 2 Sledgehammer
  • 3 Don’t Give Up
  • 4 That Voice Again
  • 5 In Your Eyes
  • 6 Mercy Street
  • 7 Big Time
  • 8 We Do What We’re Told (Milgram’s 37)
  • 9 This Is the Picture (Excellent Birds)


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    writers: Peter Gabriel
    album: Track 2 in album So
    release date: 1986-5-19
    popularity : 160 users have visited this page.
    genres: Electronic Rock Funk / Soul Pop
    styles: Art Rock/Pop Rock/Synth-pop/Funk
    length: 5:15
    drums: Manu Katché
    piano: Peter Gabriel
    lead vocals: Peter Gabriel
    trumpet: Wayne Jackson
    recorded by: David Bascombe
    background vocals: P.P. Arnold, Dee Lewis and Coral Gordon
    guitar: Daniel Lanois and David Rhodes
    saxophone: Mark Rivera
    sampler: Peter Gabriel
    trombone: Don Mikkelsen
    synthesizer: Peter Gabriel
    bass guitar: Tony Levin
    tambourine: Daniel Lanois
    composer: Peter Gabriel, Peter Gabriel
    lyricist: Peter Gabriel, Peter Gabriel
    Album Information
    label: Virgin
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 5012981237622
    script: Latin