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Sledgehammer

This song is by Peter Gabriel and appears…

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This song has been sampled by 3rd Bass in the song "Pop Goes The Weasel".
This song has been parodied by "Weird Al" Yankovic under the title "Polka Party!".
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Sledgehammer
Hey, how have you been?
Tell me what the news is

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 wanna be your sledgehammer
Why don't you call my name?
Ha oh, let me be your sledgehammer
This will be my testimony, yeah (yeah)

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 wanna be your sledgehammer
Why don't you call my name?
Yeah, you'd better call the sledgehammer
Put your mind at rest

I'm gonna be the sledgehammer
This can be my testimony
Yeah, I'm your sledgehammer
Let there be no doubt about it

Sledge, sledge
Sledgehammer

I get in right
I've kicked the habit (kicked the habit, kicked the habit)
Shed my skin (shed my skin)
This is the new stuff (this is the new stuff)
I go dancing in (we go dancing in)

Oh, won't you show for me? (show for me)
I will show for you (show for you)
Me, show for me (show for me)
Huh, I will show for you
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

I do mean you (show for me)
Only you
You've been comin' through (show for you)
I'm gonna build that power
Build, build up that power (show for me)

Oh, I've been feedin' the rhythm, huh
I've been feedin' the rhythm (show for you)
Gonna feel that power build in you (show for me)
Come on, come on, help me through
Come on, come on, help me through (show for you)
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, you (show for me)

I've been feedin' the rhythm
I've been feedin' the rhythm (show for you)
It's what we're doin', doin'
All day and night (show for me)
Come on, come on, help me through
Come on, come on, help me through (show for you)
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, you

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As of 2011, the music video for "Sledgehammer" is the most played music video on MTV.

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