Sledgehammer
Harry Styles Lyrics


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Yeah

You can have a steam train
If you'd just lay down your tracks
You can have an airplane 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, and around the bends
You could have a bumper car, bumping
The amusement never ends

I want to be your sledgehammer call my name
Let me be your sledgehammer
This will be my testimony sledge sledge

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'm gonna be your sledgehammer
Why don't you call my name call sledgehammer
Put your mind at rest
I'm going to be the sledgehammer
This can be my testimony
I'm your sledgehammer
There be no doubt about it

Sledge sledge sledge

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 go dancing in)
Won't you show for me (Show for me)

I will show for you (Show for you)
Will you show for me (Show for me)
I will show for you
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Coming through gotta feel that power
Gonna feel that rhythm
Gotta feel that rhythm

I've been feeding the rhythm
I've been feeding the rhythm
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, you




(Show for me, show for me)
Come on, come on, help me through sledge

Overall Meaning

"Sledgehammer" by Peter Gabriel is an iconic and enigmatic song that Harry Styles covered during his Live Lounge performance. In the lyrics to this song, there is a motif of transformation and empowerment where the singer offers to be a transformative force in someone's life if they just call upon him. The imagery of a steam train laying down tracks suggests building a path forward, while the airplane flying in the blue sky symbolizes freedom and possibility. The lyrics convey a willingness to be whatever the other person needs, showcasing a sense of adaptability and dedication in a relationship.


The mention of a big dipper and bumper cars evokes a playful and adventurous spirit, emphasizing the excitement and unpredictability of life and relationships. The sledgehammer serves as a metaphor for strength and determination, with the singer offering to be a powerful and unwavering force of support and protection. By calling his name, the singer promises to be a driving force in their lives, a source of strength and inspiration. The repetition of "sledge sledge" intensifies the impact of this promise, underscoring the commitment to be a reliable and steadfast presence.


The reference to fruit cakes and honey bees adds a touch of sweetness and intimacy to the lyrics, suggesting a desire to explore the depths of a person's character and emotions. Opening up one's "fruit cakes" can symbolize vulnerability and trust, with the promise of discovering something precious and fulfilling within. The invitation to call his name and put their mind at rest indicates a desire to offer comfort and reassurance, to be a source of stability and peace in times of uncertainty.


The lines about kicking the habit, shedding skin, and embracing the "new stuff" hint at personal growth, renewal, and embracing change. The references to dancing and feeling the rhythm convey a sense of joy, vitality, and connection. The plea to "show for me" and the repetition of "yeah, yeah, yeah" suggest a shared experience and a mutual exchange of energy and emotion. The song culminates in a call for unity, support, and empowerment, encapsulating a message of resilience, transformation, and unwavering commitment.


Line by Line Meaning

You can have a steam train
You have the power and ability to achieve great things in life


If you'd just lay down your tracks
If you put in the effort and dedication needed to reach your goals


You can have an airplane flying
You can reach new heights and aspirations


If you bring your blue sky back
If you believe in yourself and bring positivity into your life


All you do is call me
If you need support or help, I'll be there for you


I'll be anything you need
I'm willing to do whatever it takes to support you in your journey


You could have a big dipper
You can experience adventure and excitement in life


Going up and down, and around the bends
Facing challenges and unpredictability with courage and perseverance


You could have a bumper car, bumping
You can enjoy the thrill and fun of life


The amusement never ends
Life's journey is full of excitement and joy


I want to be your sledgehammer call my name
I want to be your strong support and pillar, rely on me


Let me be your sledgehammer
Let me be the force that helps you push through challenges


This will be my testimony sledge sledge
I will prove my dedication and loyalty to you


Show me round your fruit cakes
Share your inner thoughts and feelings with me


'Cause I will be your honey bee
Because I'll bring sweetness and positivity into your life


Open up your fruit cakes
Be open and honest with me about your emotions


Where the fruit is as sweet as can be
Where honesty and vulnerability lead to true connections


I'm gonna be your sledgehammer
I'll be your unwavering and strong support


Why don't you call my name call sledgehammer
Don't hesitate to reach out to me for help and support


Put your mind at rest
Relax and trust in the support I offer you


I'm going to be the sledgehammer
I'll be the force that helps you overcome challenges


This can be my testimony
My actions will speak louder than words


There be no doubt about it
You can trust in my commitment and loyalty


Sledge sledge sledge
Strength, support, and resilience in the face of challenges


I kicked the habit
I've let go of old behaviors or thought patterns


Shed my skin (Shed my skin)
I've embraced change and personal growth


This is the new stuff (This is the new stuff)
Embracing new experiences and opportunities


I go dancing in (We go dancing in)
Enjoying life's spontaneous and joyful moments


Won't you show for me (Show for me)
Will you be there for me when I need support or encouragement?


I will show for you (Show for you)
I'll always be there to support you and lift you up


Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
An expression of enthusiasm and eagerness


Coming through gotta feel that power
Ready to face challenges head-on with strength and determination


Gonna feel that rhythm
Embracing life's energy and positivity


Gotta feel that rhythm
Acknowledging the importance of staying in sync with life's flow


I've been feeding the rhythm
I've been fostering positive energy and harmony in life


Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, you
Celebrating the connection and support between individuals


(Show for me, show for me)
Be there for me as I've been there for you


Come on, come on, help me through sledge
Encouraging mutual support and assistance in overcoming challenges




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@howardstern

Stream the FULL interview now on SiriusXM: https://sxm.app.link/HSHarryStyles

@MotleyShrew-iz9ms

YES! full interview is stellar! Watched it 2 nights ago.

@junekirk3276

a brilliant cover! he is underused.. XXX. Girl on drums is rocking it. much LLLs

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I'm a 40yr old Latino male, just found this cover and now I'm a Harry Styles fan, wow I didn't see that coming.

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Listen to his new album "Fine Line" 💗

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