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Song Parodies -> "Jackhammer ( construction workers lament )"

Original Song Title:

"Sledghammer"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Peter Gabriel

Parody Song Title:

"Jackhammer ( construction workers lament )"

Parody Written by:

Red Ant

The Lyrics

Definately not a job I could ever do ( hard construction ). This is mainly from the view of the jackhammer, and one that has feelings as well ! PS- the words in parentheses are the background vocals as best as I can remember them from TOS, lyrics sheet didn't provide them.
You could get a bad sprain
Or some bruises blue and black
You will get a hernia trying
Or a slipped disk in your back

You don't want to use me
I break everything you'll bleed

You could use and earth mover
Bobbing up and down, all the dirt it sends
You could use a tractor for, tracting
The construction never ends

Don't want to use the jackhammer
Why do you call me names?
Oh not again, the jackhammer
But I will pay your alimony

Toss inside your big truck
Torture we can plainly see
Keep it in the big truck
It's where this tool is supposed to be

Don't want to use the jackhammer
Why do you call me names?
You'd better use the jackhammer
You want your pay check?
I'm going to to need-the jackhammer
Have to pay that alimony
I'm the jackhammer
and there is no doubt about it

Jack, Jack, Jackhammer

I break the concrete ( break the concrete, break the concrete )
Shred your skin ( shred your skin )
This isn't new stuff ( this isn't new stuff )
I go hammerin', we go hammerin'
Oh won't you play with me ( play with me )
and I will break you too ( break you too )
Play with me ( play with me )
I will break you too!
Yea, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, I demean you
Only you
I am busting through
Going to break that concrete
Break, break up that concrete, ha!
I'm hearing criticism
Ignoring criticism
You're going to feel my power, breaking you
come on, come on, help me to
yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah YOU!
Now you're into the rythym
Now you've gotten the rythym
It's what we're doing
all day and night




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Dumb Ass Kid - March 27, 2005 - Report this comment
Man, this rocks! A definate contender for Parody Of The Month! 555
Red Ant - March 27, 2005 - Report this comment
Perhaps, thanks for the POTM contender mention, but only time will tell. I was shocked to find that this parody name had not been used before, there are about 10 or so Sledgehammer parodies and this one wasn't taken.
MrMacphisto - March 27, 2005 - Report this comment
I was thinking of making one called "Fudge Crammer" (about a baker, of course), but I decided not to... anyway, good job...
Red Ant - March 27, 2005 - Report this comment
Yeah, Fudge Crammer had better be about baking, or it would be relegated to whatfreaks. :)
Rex - March 27, 2005 - Report this comment
I am the fivegiver, here to vote for you.
Johnny D - March 29, 2005 - Report this comment
Wow, excellent work ... seems like you're headed for the BIG TIME next!
Red Ant - March 29, 2005 - Report this comment
Thank you Rex and Johnny D. TSB already did " Big Time " a few days ago and was very good ( I thought ), and I probably won't parody it.
Leo Jay - July 19, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC) This is terrific!
Agrimorfee - July 20, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC05) It didn't make much sense in parts, IMHO.
Red Ant - July 21, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks Leo Jay and Agrimorfee. Agrimorfee, I suppose having the jackhammer referring to itself in 3rd person perspective in a few parts is confusing, aside from a jackhammer that can sing this.:)
Rick D - July 23, 2005 - Report this comment
There was an old comedy show called "Sledge Hammer!" One of the lines was, I knew your father, Sledge. Good old Jack!" Good job with an old joke.
Johnny D - July 28, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC) See above!
Rick C - August 01, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC05) Fun to sing along with the OS
Stuart McArthur - August 01, 2005 - Report this comment
( J ) Good stuff, Red Ant - hated the OS, so it was good to see you put it thru the chopper
Jake A Ralphing (Luke Brattoni) - August 03, 2005 - Report this comment
You jackass! Solid work here, it had a nice earthy feel to it.
Phil Alexander - August 03, 2005 - Report this comment
Excellent, Luke.
Red Ant - August 03, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks Rick D, although I'm not sure how you can extrapolate an old joke from this parody. Thanks Johnny D, Rick C, Stuart (really? overplayed for a long time but an odd video which ruled), Luke and Phil (you call me Luke for some reason there Phil?).
Jeff Reuben - August 03, 2005 - Report this comment
Not bad. You know your jack. This one kept pounding away until it was stuck in my brain. I'm done now.
Jake A Ralphing (Luke Brattoni) - August 04, 2005 - Report this comment
Obviously a Freudian slip, it's quite impossible to write 'excellent' without immediately thinking of me... ;)
Peter Andersson - August 04, 2005 - Report this comment
You sure this isn't about another kind of "sledgehammer"? It would take much to change it in that direction anyway. :-)
Peter Andersson - August 04, 2005 - Report this comment
It wouldn't...
Red Ant - August 05, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks everyone, and Peter: I suppose with some modifications it could be about a different "tool".=)
Ash - March 13, 2010 - Report this comment
I have always wondered about people that have to operate one of those things. My hell. Great parody, great idea. Great job,

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