Chainsaw
Screeching Weasel Lyrics


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sittin' here nothin' to do sitting here thinking only of you but you never get out of that chell never get out of that sitting here nothing to do sitting here thinking only of you but you never get out of that shell never get out of that i don't care texas chainsaw massacre they took my baby away from me but you never get out of that shell never get out of that texas chainsaw massacre they took my baby away from me but you never get out of that shell never get out of that i don't care when its over I'm a goner so tell me tell me tell me she didn't go far no i know there's too much to know she's the only girl that I'm ever thinking of texas chainsaw massacre they took my baby away from me but you never get out of that she'll never get out of that texas chainsaw massacre they took my baby away from me but you never get out of that they chopped her up and i don't care i don't care texas chainsaw massacre texas




Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Screeching Weasel's song "Chain Saw" tell a story of a person who is sitting around with nothing to do, unable to stop thinking about someone who is stuck in their own shell and unable to break free. The repeated chorus of "Texas chainsaw massacre, they took my baby away from me, but you never get out of that shell" adds an air of mystery and darkness to the song.


The singer's obsession with the person in the shell is all-encompassing, as evidenced by the line "she's the only girl that I'm ever thinking of." The use of the Texas chainsaw massacre as a metaphor for the situation adds a horror element to the lyrics, as if the singer is being held captive by this person's emotional detachment.


Overall, the lyrics to "Chain Saw" are dark and intense, portraying a sense of helplessness and obsession that is seared into the listener's mind.


Line by Line Meaning

sittin' here nothin' to do
I'm bored and have nothing to occupy my time with


sitting here thinking only of you
My mind is preoccupied with thoughts of you


but you never get out of that shell
You're constantly stuck in your own limitations


never get out of that
You never break free from your own constraints


i don't care
I'm indifferent to your situation


texas chainsaw massacre
A reference to a horror movie that involves graphic violence


they took my baby away from me
My loved one was taken from me


but you never get out of that shell
You remain trapped in your own limitations even in the face of tragedy


i don't care
My apathy towards the situation remains unchanged


when its over I'm a goner
If things don't improve, I won't survive


so tell me tell me tell me she didn't go far
I'm in denial about the distance between us


no i know there's too much to know
Deep down, I understand the reality of the situation


she's the only girl that I'm ever thinking of
My thoughts are consumed by my love for her


they chopped her up
A gruesome description of the violence that occurred


and i don't care
Despite the horror, my apathy remains unchanged


texas chainsaw massacre
A repeated reference to the graphic violence depicted in the movie




Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Douglas Colvin, Jeff Hyman, John Cummings, Thomas Erdelyi

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