"Sledgehammer (Peter Gabriel cover)" as written by and Peter Gabriel....
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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 skies 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 fruitcage
'Cause I will be your honey bee
Open up your fruitcage
Where the fruit is as sweet as can be

I want to beyour sledgehammer
Why don't you call my name
You'd better call the sledgehammer
Put your mind at rest

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

Yeah, sledge sledgehammer

I've kicked the habit
Shed my skin
This is the new stuff
I go dancing in, we go dancing in

Oh won't you show for me
And I will show for you
Please, show for me, I will show for you
Yea, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, I do mean you

Oh, I mean you

You've been coming through
Gonna build me power
Gonna build that power

Feed in the rhythm
Gonna beat in the rhythm
Gonna build me power
Yeah, It'll be you

Come on come on help me through
Come on come on help me through

Yeah yeah yeah yeah yes,

I kicked the habit
I have shed my skin
This is the new start
That I go dancing in

Won't you show for me
And I will show for you
Please, show for me
I will show for you

Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah I do mean you


Lyrics submitted by T_D_Phoenix

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    General CommentOne of the more popular of the 2008 Summer Tour covers. Originally from So, 1986. 'twas Pete's biggest hit on either side of the Atlantic Ocean.

    Eh, I don't like it as much as most people seem to. It would actually be pretty boring to me if it wasn't for Timmy, Fonzie, and Dave's occasionally good vocal delivery. But Boyd and especially Carter must be bored out of their fucking minds on this song.

    Was okay when I saw it. Which leads me to mention, the outro has varying lyrics based on which one you're listening to. The lyrics I submitted were derived from the 8/13/08 version.
    T_D_Phoenixon September 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI was at the show they first played this at! It was the best concert I've been to! :) :)
    I liked this version, but I think most versions are pretty good anyway.
    tigglet2101on September 17, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationI wonder if this means Dave has kicked the hard stuff. "H". I hope so.
    fazzpowellon June 18, 2009   Link
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    General Comment@fazzpowell....you can't make an inference about lyrics that Dave didn't write...it's merely a cover
    underparman04on June 22, 2010   Link

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