How will Kings of Leon explain “Sex on Fire” to their kids? “It’s ‘Socks on Fire'”

ABC/Randy HolmesWhen you’re known for a song called “Sex on Fire,” it might be awkward explaining the meaning of your music to your children. Luckily, Kings of Leon have a clever workaround prepared for their kids.

“It’s ‘Socks on Fire,'” drummer Nathan Followill tells the U.K.’s Radio X. “Uncle Caleb’s socks caught on fire one night when I was drying them out on the heater.”

Meanwhile, Uncle Caleb, aka frontman Caleb Followill, isn’t as concerned about “Sex on Fire” as he is about other Kings of Leon songs.

“I think that song is the least of our worries,” says Caleb. “We have much bigger things to tackle than ‘Sex On Fire.'”

“‘They won’t listen to ‘Taper Jean Girl,'” adds Nathan, referring to the very explicit song from Kings of Leon’s 2004 album Aha Shake Heartbreak. “Ever.”

Kings of Leon kick off a North American tour in support of their new album WALLS July 26 in Saratoga Springs, New York.

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