World on Fire

Album: World on Fire (2014)
  • songfacts ®
  • Artistfacts ®
  • Lyrics
  • The title track of Slash's third album, this was released as the first single from the project. Asked by Blabbermouth.net why he led the album with this song, Slash replied: "I think there's a lot of singles on the record, but it's a good kick-off song. It's up-tempo, aggressive, it's a fun song. I love the whole world on fire, larger-than-life kind of vibe that the title and lyrics have."
  • Asked about the song's meaning, Slash replied: "To be literal about it, we have the global warming thing. But that's not the catalyst for the title. 'World On Fire' is more of a tongue-in-cheek, positive, fun thing — it has a lot of sexual connotations in the actual song itself. It's a euphemism for going a little bit crazy and pulling out all the stops."
  • Slash told The Pulse of Radio why he decided to title the album after this tune. "It was a song on the record basically about sex," he said. "But when I started looking for an album title, something about that title stuck out to me. I think it was because a lot of stuff has been going on - the whole thing with the Malaysian flight, and Israel, and all the stuff going on with Russia at the time. So 'World On Fire' all of a sudden had a much broader connotation."
Please sign in or register to post comments.

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Joe ElySongwriter Interviews

The renown Texas songwriter has been at it for 40 years, with tales to tell about The Flatlanders and The Clash - that's Joe's Tex-Mex on "Should I Stay or Should I Go?"

Chris Frantz - "Genius of Love"They're Playing My Song

Chris and his wife Tina were the rhythm section for Talking Heads when they formed The Tom Tom Club. "Genius of Love" was their blockbuster, but David Byrne only mentioned it once.

Cy Curnin of The FixxSongwriter Interviews

The man who brought us "Red Skies" and "Saved By Zero" is now an organic farmer in France.

Second Wind SongsSong Writing

Some songs get a second life when they find a new audience through a movie, commercial, TV show, or even the Internet.

John Doe of XSongwriter Interviews

With his X-wife Exene, John fronts the band X and writes their songs.

Justin Hayward of The Moody BluesSongwriter Interviews

Justin wrote the classic "Nights In White Satin," but his fondest musical memories are from a different decade.