World on Fire

Album: World on Fire (2014)

Songfacts®:

  • 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."

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