Recorded by: Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers
Written by: Kevin Blackmore & Wayne Chaulk

Lyrics

He was skinny as a rake like two by four
Ugly as sin born premature
Mother had trouble trying to take
To a kid that looked like a garden rake
Our sons are sons and Dad wasn’t proud
Didn’t make him feel like one of the crowd
Wood cuttin boys from up in the sticks
Laughed at the sight of Earle

(SPOKEN)
“Wimp!”

He was treated like scum and he felt like dirt
Couldn’t lift the chainsaw
Make it work
Father often said that he didn’t have a clue
Mother didn’t feed him and he hardly grew

(SPOKEN)
“I’m hungry! I’m hungry!”

So Earle disappeared for fifteen years
Father didn’t miss him and his mother didn’t care
After awhile they forgot about Earle
And his girlfriend said, “Who cares?”

Stunned, stunned, stunned, stunned, Earle
Stunned, stunned, stunned, stunned, Earle
Stunned, stunned, stunned, stunned, Earle

In this little town life went on the same
Til one hot July and no rain came
Great big fire set the country ablaze
And everyone cuttin fire breaks

Ah they sawed and they sawed but they couldn’t outrun
The smoky fumes and the fiery tongs
They were loosing fast
It was lookin bad
Who would save their town?

(SPOKEN)
“Save me! Save me!”

And nobody knew neither phone or friend
That Earle had grown to seven foot ten
Arm like cupboards
Legs like trees
Fists like hammers
And hairy knees

(SPOKEN)
“Shave me! Shave me!”

Far off in the woods above the din and the roar
Came a sound nobody had heard before
Trees were fallen like a tidal wave to a monster Johnson red chain saw

Chain, chain, chain saw Earle
Chain, chain, chain saw Earle
Chain, chain, chain saw Earle

His cutter bar was ten foot two
Turn the air all purple and blue
Tasmania devil in twenty minutes flat
Made the landscape look just like Iraq

With the trees all limbed and the fire break made
The town folks saved from a charcoal grave
People gathered
Shouted and cheered,
“Hurray for this force disposal unit.”

Lightin’ up a smoke he laid the chainsaw down
Said, “I’m the guy who saved your town.”
Then Earle knocked over a drum of gas
Just as he threw away his match.
All the gas exploded and the town burned flat
And Earle ran off just like a scalded cat
“It’s been fifteen years”, his father said.
“And he’s still as stunned as me arse!”

Stunned, stunned, stunned as me arse
Stunned, stunned, stunned as me arse
Stunned, stunned, stunned as me arse, was Earle.