The Clincher

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"The Clincher"
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Single by Chevelle
from the album This Type of Thinking (Could Do Us In)
Released January 25, 2005
Recorded 2003–2004
Genre Alternative metal
Length 3:43
Label Epic
Writer(s) Pete Loeffler, Sam Loeffler and Joe Loeffler
Producer(s) Michael Baskette, Chevelle
Chevelle singles chronology
"Vitamin R (Leading Us Along)"
"The Clincher"
"Panic Prone"

"The Clincher" is the second single from Chevelle's third album This Type of Thinking (Could Do Us In). The song is about claustrophobia, as confirmed by Sam Loeffler. Despite this, many people still mistakenly infer that the song is the band's take on The Passion of Christ, due to lyrics like "helped to nail down" which refers to the crucifixion.[1] The song appears on the soundtrack to the video games Madden NFL 2005[2] and Guitar Hero Live.


Chart Peak
Billboard Modern Rock Tracks 8 2005
Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks 3 2005


  1. ^ James Montgomery (2005-02-01). "Chevelle Get Poles Shoved Through Their Chests For 'Clincher'". It's about claustrophobia. It's cool to get a song out on the radio that everyone can listen to but it's about such a dark subject. 
  2. ^ "Madden NFL 2005: Soundtrack Revealed - Xbox". 2004-07-01. Retrieved 2012-08-17. 

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