Chainsaw

Album: Love and War (2009)

Songfacts®:

  • Merriweather explained to We7 that this song "is about drinking too much."
  • This song features the lyric "Givin' myself to you is like givin' myself to a chain saw." Producer and mentor Mark Ronson told Rolling Stone: "His songwriting is amazing. His lyrics are not disturbed in a Marilyn Manson sense, but his mind is a bit weird."
  • Merriweather told the Daily Mirror August 21, 2009 that he is keeping a check on the heavy alcohol intake, which he sings about on this song. He recalled: "I did about 85 shows with Ronson's revue. I coined a phrase 'What happened on tour never happened' - that's how bad it got. I was only doing four songs a night, then I'd come off stage and crack open a bottle of Jameson and be up to seven in the morning. It's different now. I have to hold things down on my own and I've calmed it down a little bit."

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