The song title references the expression "going at it hammer and tongs." Guitarist Dan Hawkins explained to Loudwire
: "Hammer and tongs are two of the most popular tools that you would use in blacksmithery; making swords and that. In England, if you're having a really heated argument, you're going at it hammer and tongs. If you're engaged in coitus and involved in coitus, you're going at it hammer and tongs. That's the one that we're talking about. It's about having sex with someone all night."