Sunday, January 25, 2015

Song #4: Chainsaw Boots!

I wrote this song in the summer of 2014, while I was splitting up my firewood in my steel-toed, orange Chainsaw boots.

I don't have a scan of the journal page for the song, because I never wrote it down, just made the words up and learned it by repeating them over and over again (with occasional tweaks) while I chopped up my wood. The first time I wrote out the lyrics was in the comments on the YouTube page, so you can see them there.

This song is a great favourite in my home community of West Dublin. If I don't wear my boots to the firehall breakfast, I'll almost always get asked where they are. And when I do wear them anywhere, I'm sure to encounter at least one person who'll say "Nice Boots!"

I hope you get an orange, steel-toed kick out of this song.


  1. This is SUCH a fun song! I can imagine a room full of people calling out the "Niiiiice BOOTS" parts. So fun and interactive.

  2. ALSO! I have a request. I've loved "Black and Blue" since the first time you played it in my living room. Any chance you could add that to the list?

    1. Thank you, Chris, for this request! Part of my idea for this project is to bring new life to long-forgotten songs – Black and Blue is one I haven't played in ages! I will brush it up and include it at some point in the coming weeks! <3!