Ninja Sex Party - Sledgehammer Lyrics



Hey hey you
Tell me how have you been?

You could have a steam train
If you 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?
Oh, let me be your sledgehammer
This will be my testimony

Show me 'round your fruit cage
'Cause I will be your honey bee
Open up your fruit cage
Where the fruit is as sweet as can be

I wanna 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
(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 can go dancing in)
Oh, won't you show for me?
(Show for me)
And I will show for you
(Show for you)
Show for me
(Show for me)
I will show for you
(Show for you)
Yea, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, I do mean you
Only you
You been coming through
Gonna 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
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...




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Ninja Sex Party Sledgehammer Comments
  1. Ryan Moore

    I discovered Sledgehammer by Peter Gabriel pretty recently in my life, and it's catchiness has infected me to the point of now being one of my favorite songs.

    And then I find out that the absolute lads, the most ninja of Brians (PhD btw) and Daniel Avidaniel, made a cover of it.

    It was like the universe was speaking, and I was able to hear it. Serendipity.

    I now find myself listening to this at least once every day.

  2. Kyle Coultas

    Perfect song for Dan this is badass! Peter Gabriel's best song

  3. Johnny Speedboat

    Okay can we all just agree that this is a great cover? Real good job on this cover guys

  4. Eggroll Trap

    You should stop motion this like Peter Gabriel did but do it with the people you had on the ten minute power hour that one time

  5. T-man

    God yes I love this, I need more!

  6. Gaussamer

    It's crazy how, not only have their original songs gotten better and better as time goes on, but even their covers. They were always great, but this one and Don't Fear the Reaper especially made me realize that their cover albums have been evolving just as much.

  7. Benjamin Williams

    I never knew I needed this until now.

  8. Springsteppy

    JDJDJJSJAJJAGAGHA I LOVE THIS SONG AND NOW I CAN HEAR DANNY SINGING IT??? THIS IS LIKE A DREAM COME TRUE

  9. Blake Hussey

    The bridge/outro gives me so many goosebumps. I love it!

  10. Maester Mike

    I'm happy he covered one of my favorite songs.

  11. Fire Princess Reviews

    I can't believe that Ninja Sex Party is singing about Peter Gabriel's dick!

  12. Nathann Latimore

    That shift in the speed of the song around 2:47 is something I can't get enough of. I loved it in the original song and I adore it now. There's just so much energy!

  13. Reina Mira Nova

    My sexuality is Dan singing "Hey Hey You"

  14. Tommy Crump

    When will we have Kiss from a Rose????

  15. P0laris74 YT Archive

    You know... I would love to see a cover of Jukebox Hero. I feel like that fits Dan's voice well.

  16. Basim Hussain

    damn this might actually be better than the original imo

    Raving Dave

    No. Just no

  17. Jenni Locke

    DAMN THAT'S FUNKY HELL YEAH DANNY BOY GET IT

  18. Braydin Miller

    This takes me back to the grumps deadrising playthrough.

  19. wyatt judkins

    Everyone go watch (or rewatch) game grumps dead rising 1 playthru for a good laugh related to this song lol

  20. Brett Marlow

    Gives me big Goof Troop vibes

  21. DefinitelyNotJames 41

    oooooh damn this is pretty good!
    you've done justice to the song

  22. Tucker Trenchard

    Play this on 1.5 speed. your welcome

  23. Asgorepapaya

    Imagine if this was Sledgehammer by The Fall of Troy... It doesn't matter though, this sounds better! Amazing job!

  24. LunchMeat

    this is a song about FuCkIn!

  25. Space Dragon

    Hell fucking yeah

  26. Aaron Litz

    HELL YES

  27. remotecontrolaxe

    Never heard the original until now, immediately loved the cover!

  28. Felix Baumgarten

    This is one of my favorite songs on the new album! Danny's voice is so perfect for it.

  29. Youtubeisforcingmetochooseaname

    I really like how little mixing/auto tune is on Danny's voice. The original had so much (not that it was bad) and I feel like Dan's finally saying he doesn't need it.

  30. Jared Hannsohn

    I'm pretty 'ehhhhhhhh' (Avi-esque?) about most of NSP's covers because I like my covers to mix up the instrumentation a lot and put a whole new spin on the song, whereas a lot of the time they do it just like the original but with Danny's vocals. But this is a pretty damn grooving beat. Might have to listen to more of this album.

  31. Smallgremlin Gremlin

    Ofc they covered the musical equivalent of "ayy bby I want sum fuk"

  32. Ethan Hodge

    Am I weird for wishing for Solsbury Hill instead of Sledgehammer?

  33. RealityReCheckups

    Maaaan. The way this just builds and builds until it becomes, well, you know.

  34. Dalton Peterson

    OH MY GOD I'VE WANTED THIS FOR YEARS!

  35. MattChats

    TWRP went hard on this track

  36. Robet Woods

    ex-fucking-scuse me, but what is this bop?!

  37. mjfsuperstar92

    W o w. I'm in love with the original, but this cover was so well done that I truly don't know which I prefer. Just. Amazing job guys.

  38. Roslina Tamold

    Please do a video for this one! I love this! So glad you choose to cover this one.

  39. Roslina Tamold

    Oh my dog!

  40. Bookaholic23

    The horn section is lit. I think I might be too old to make that statement. Mass brass.

    Jenni Locke

    Brass attack 💯

  41. Drew R

    Please, please, please do a video for this one.

  42. Jack Artho

    i'm glad my roommates aren't here because no joke i squealed a little when i heard this

  43. Caelan Hill

    Have you seen "Sledgehammer" by Peter Gabriel? That shit must've taken forever to make

  44. Nyamochan

    We need a stop motion animation video for this but man, it would take forever.

  45. Jack Grieco

    SLEDGEHAMMER, Why don't you hammer shiiit~

  46. jewels lipps

    This is a fun song. You guys did a great job with it!

  47. Cole Johnston

    If they did a video recreating the original one, I would want them to add a chibi Ross onto the Steam Train engine.

  48. Chaedron1

    They need to do a talking heads cover, that'd be awesome!

  49. HeyItsCettefille

    I didn’t think this song could get more sexual but I was wrong

    Seriously tho, from the first “hey” I knew it was gonna be great, Dan has that floaty/spacey voice combined with those harmonies that really does justice to Peter Gabriel 🙌

  50. crazyivan28

    Totally need a gamegrumps/nsp animated parody of the video now

  51. Seiko

    All these people talking about Steam Train. Anyone remember that Danny was gonna be the co-host of Steam Train with Ross instead of replacing Jon in Game Grumps?

  52. videon Mode

    If you haven't seen the original MV of Peter Gabriel Sledgehammer, please go watch it!
    It's one of the most visually stunning and stimulating experimentation of music videos in the 80s.

    Mad props to Danny for this cover

  53. HarleyQ

    Please redo the video with Danny's head like the original ❤❤

  54. Beytamacs

    OH GOD YES IT'S WONDERFULLY BLOOPY

  55. Sick

    Fuck yeah ❤️

  56. TheBrassBrigade

    As a lead trumpet of a jazz big band and a huge fan of TWRP and NSP, this song makes me SO HAPPY. The horns and instrumentals add SOOOOO much to this, the groove is SOOOOOOO tasty!!!! I think this one has to be my favorite of the album!

  57. Benjamin Schellhardt

    Fuck! This volume has too many of my favorites on it!! <3

  58. Nox Nexus

    I actually brought up their covers in my history of rock and roll class in college. Professor says you guys are really good

  59. Bolio INK

    I need a stop motion music video of this!

  60. McClain's Random Crap

    I'm so happy they covered this song.

  61. Richard McGibboney

    I got fucking goosebumps. Badass cover. I honestly prefer this to the original.

  62. The Roborandy

    So am I not the only one that, when this song starts, I see a dancing turkey/chicken?

    SpectrumWarriorR

    I see two.

  63. Gavin Hyde

    Dan talking about the sledgehammer music video in the ten minute power hour.............................now he is a sledgehammer

  64. Caboose 92m

    "...The sledgehammer of justice is my penis...."

  65. 0takuN64

    I like it, but Northern Kings blows this out of the water

  66. MrMoss

    Here's some lyrics for you guys wanting to sing along:

    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

    Nathann Latimore

    Thanks for this!

    MrMoss

    @Nathann Latimore don't worry about it! I gotchu

  67. Tomapella

    Really dig these horns!

  68. Cypher5235

    WHAT I missed this>!>

  69. Luc.

    This deserve an stopmotion video with Apartment D, i mean how awesome could it be

  70. Mr Darknut

    This is so TWRP

  71. Abel G.C.

    I miss the synth flute sounds but other than that amazing cover

    Shelby G

    The horn section makes up for it, though!

    Against The Board-Dom

    @Shelby G As a trumpet player who has played this chart myself, the mix of synth horns and real horns muds it up a bit. The horns sound like they have the chops, so synth strings and the horn section would've been better. IMHO, anyway. Still enjoyed it.

  72. Patrick Pittman

    I so want a music video for this cover... It would be awesome!

  73. Konameme

    we better get a video for this at some point. the original video is just too good to pass up a parody of it

  74. Simão Figueiredo

    This was published when I first found out about the music. Dan, get out of my head

  75. Evan Weaver

    You could have a steam train
    If you’d just bring that series back

  76. origamirock

    Please, please, please can we get a claymation video for this?!

    The Roborandy

    It'd have to be Aardman levels of skilled to do the original justice.

    Nicholas Peters

    I move for LEGO stop motion.

  77. Maxwell The Brave

    The original song and video had this odd sort of off-kilter surrealist feel where it looked and sounded really realistic but was incredibly odd. With the techno feel of this song, I’d love to see something similar to that but maybe with a hearty splash of vaporwave aesthetics.

  78. Johnny Bravo

    Worth the wait!

  79. FredrickTesla

    I've never heard a good cover of this song until now. Holy shit, the complexity of the backing vocals and instruments, just fucking wow.

  80. owler

    this cover is SEXY

  81. Shiriko

    considering how often they made that "sledgehammer, why don't you hammer shit" joke, this was a long time coming

  82. Liam Locke

    I love the horns!!!

  83. The Ghost Gurl Gamer

    Oh, this is sexy. Excellent.

  84. WingedFish 117

    I love that he covered the song after talking about how nuts the video was, how dope would it be if the cover music video he made emulated the original as well

    Kyle Rivera

    This is a cover?

    The Red Scare

    @Kyle Rivera Yes, all songs in this album are covers. This one in particular is a cover of a Peter Gabriel song, the second one they've done, in fact.

    Kyle Rivera

    That explains the strange lack of sexual innuendo and overall weirdness then.

    The Red Scare

    @Kyle Rivera Sledgehammer is actually a song full of sexual euphemisms. I'm not making that up.

    Kyle Rivera

    Guess I just wasn't listening that hard then.

    And no I did not mean that in a sexual fashion although I gladly acknowledge how it could be read that way.

  85. UselessTwat

    Frick
    I would be amazed if they made a music video of this but they get Arin to animate it.

    HappyPotato

    Didn't they do a recent power hour where they where taught stop motion by an animator?

    UselessTwat

    HappyPotato There is. They mention this song in it a couple of times

    Space Dragon

    I think that i'd be way cooler if a lot of artists get together to animate it

    Winzley

    Agreed!

    Paul Dee

    the original music video would be impossible to follow.

  86. PixelCake

    My dad played this song alot when I was growing up so I'm feeling so nostalgic listening to this bomb-ass cover
    Hands-down my favorite on this album, I LOVE YOU DANNY!!

  87. Alannah G.

    I don't like peter gabriel but this cover made me actually enjoy this song

  88. TheEggWhiteKnight EGG

    The only song on this album I've heard before I heard their cover

    Konameme

    thats part of why i love these albums. they introduce me to 70s and 80s songs i've never heard before.

    TheEggWhiteKnight EGG

    @Konameme yea same

    Mr Tiddles

    @Konameme I like seeing if they've done some of my favourites justice ;) they've NEVER failed. NSP are amazing!

    Reno Behnken

    @Konameme You've never heard Owner of a Lonely Heart or Don' Fear the Reaper? Rocket Man? Wish You Were Here? All the songs they do are pretty popular. But hey, if this is the way people get to hear the music, more power to them and you.

    Konameme

    @Reno Behnken i've heard a lot of these songs before, but not all of them. a lot of times they do songs that i've heard but didn't know the name of

  89. Jacob Stringham

    I like to think he's singing this to Ashley. :)

  90. Man of Us

    TRUMPET TRUMPET TRUMPET TRUMPET TR

  91. Martin Wiggall

    Can some awesome person please put who the original artists are here in the comments? If someone will go do it for each of the songs on under the covers 3, it would be a very kind thing of you to do. It’s not on the video (obviously it’s just the cover art but still) and it’s not in ANY of the video descriptions for ANY of these new tracks. I’d REALLY appreciate it, you kind, helpful person reading this message. <3
    -Love, a person who doesn’t know 60s-80s songs very well & wants to be able to talk about NSP intelligently to his friends & coworkers.

    Man of Us

    Martin Wiggall you could look the songs up and find the originals pretty easily.

    TaintedRain22

    this one was originally by peter gabriel, photograph by def leppard, down under by men at work, we built this city by stardust, and safety dance by men without hats

    Laura Natalini

    Here you go:
    We Built This City - Starship
    Photograph - Def Leppard
    Down Under - Men at Work
    Sledgehammer - Peter Gabriel
    Glory of Love - Peter Cetera
    Always Something There to Remind Me - Naked Eyes
    Closer to the Heart - Rush
    Nights on Broadway - Bee Gees
    Owner of a Lonely Heart - Yes
    When You Were Mine - Prince
    Safety Dance - Men Without Hats
    I Won't Back Down - Tom Petty
    Don't Fear the Reaper - Blue Öyster Cult

  92. Jay's Art & Stuff

    STEEEEAM TRAAAAAIIN!!!!!
    But also,
    SLEDGEHAMMAH!!!!!

    Andrew Jenkins

    WE BOUGHT TOO MANY GAMES--

    Oh. You mean the - oh.

  93. Vegetable

    I love how he got rid of the flute part from the beginning. It really makes this cover more unique.

  94. Natrix Natrix

    Thank you.

  95. Marcus Brown

    Was eagerly awaiting this one in particular Danny, ever since you guys dropped the tracklist for this cover album.

    Was not disappointed, this is a top notch rendition and I love it, you guys aced it! 👌👌👌

  96. Grace Ulv

    HELL YES

  97. Oziach ADM

    "Could have a steam train"...?

    ...

    WE BOUGHT TOO MANY GAAAAMES~

    Reno Behnken

    @Michael Beld This comment came from a true fan. Love me some old-school Genesis. And I'm not talking about the Bible book ;).

    heston wroughton

    YEEEEESSSSSSSS

    Bree Not Cheese

    You could have a Steam Train
    If you'd buy Too Many Games™

    ef yu

    You have won

  98. Gecko Takari

    I may miss when we had a Steam Train, but NSP and TWRP are still to this day just what we need. <3