I got to bet
that your old man
Became fascinated
with his own plan
Turned you loose,
your mama too
There wasn't a thing
that you could do.
But I got faith in you,
It's a razor love
that cuts clean through.
I got faith in you,
It's a razor love
that cuts clean through.

You really make my day
With the little things you say

Looking through
the window at a silhouette
Trying to find something
I can't find yet
Imagination is my best friend
Got to look out for
the greedy hand, greedy hand
Make a living like a rolling stone
On the road
there's no place like home
Silhouettes on the window.

Who was it made
your eyes flicker like that
Tell me baby,
how'd you get the knack
You came to me with open arms
And I really
took you down the track
Now all I've got for you,
Is the kind of love
that cuts clean through.
All I got for you is razor love
It cuts clean through.

You really make my day
With the little things you say

Now I'm looking through
the window at a silhouette
Trying to find something
I can't find yet
Imagination is my best friend
Got to watch out for
the greedy hand, greedy hand
Make a living like a rolling stone
On the road
there's no place like home
Silhouettes on the window.

You really make my day
With the little things you say.




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Razor Love song meanings
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    My InterpretationI always assumed the song was written for his daughter. Why?

    "I got to bet that your old man"
    Here he refers to himself as a father, not as a boyfriend/husband because he also sings

    "Turned you loose, your mama, too. There wasn't a thing that you could do."
    Children are not in a position to negotiate. He left his daughter and her mother.

    They are the silhouettes at the window when he leaves them to go back on the road. But her arms welcome him back every time in spite of that. It's daddy, after all.

    He feels warmth "by the little things you say" - the musings of a child are often heartwarming. At the same time, she can't stay young forever. He'll have to leave again and it hurts both of them. "It's a razor love that cuts clean through."
    zelifiaon May 29, 2014   Link
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    General CommentIs this song about cocaine?
    notmj20on May 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think of it as a love song but maybe thats naive and wishful. I hate to think such a beautiful song is about coke. I can't say for sure, all i know is it's definitely a great great song. I think it's a love song.
    pezdelon March 01, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis is my favourite Neil Young song and I think you just ruined it for me!
    mrtewon December 27, 2011   Link

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