"Razorblade" as written by and Justin Furstenfeld Blue Miller....
In the day by day collision
Called the art of growing up
There's an innocence we look for in the stars
To be taken back to younger days
When there was no giving up
On the people we held closest to our hearts

Yeah it is you that I remember in that glowing
It is you that took my first away from me
It is you I set my standards to to every walk of life
I haven't met another you since you were with me.

I freak out with a razor blade cut me
I freaked out, thinking people didn't love me
I watched closely as the you I knew forgot me
In letting go, I am so proud of what I've done yeah

In a way, I failed religion
I spit the wine from mouth to cup
And I reached for something more than just your God
Uncle, you spared not your children
And while your praying hands are up
There's no forgiveness for you! You sick fuck!

It is you that I remember in their bedroom
It is you that took their first away from them
It is you they set their standards to
You wounded them for life
You were a preacher and suppose to be above men

Sing with me

A brief bout with a razor blade cut me
I freaked out, thinking people didn't love me
I watched closely as the you I knew forgot me
In letting go, I am so proud of what I've done

Carry on yeah carry on yeah carry on, carry on! yeah!

I freak out with a razorblade cut me
I freaked out, thinking people didn't love me
I watched closely as the you I knew forgot me
In letting go, I am so proud of what I've done yeah

I tried, I tried I tried letting go I tried


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"Razorblade" as written by Jeremy Furstenfeld Blue Miller

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    General CommentHere is an interview with Justin Furstenfield from Blue October saying what the song means. youtube.com/…

    It was not someone he knew.
    musicalsoulon June 06, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis one makes me cry, when I found out it wasn't Justin's personal experience I was shocked. He brought out the feelings so well of someone who had experienced it, you could almost imagine yourself in his shoes. This song is amazing!
    sarahliquidon January 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTo me, the song is about he and his cousins being molested and sexually abused by his uncle (their father,) who is someone who runs around spouting about his own morals and how he is greater than other men (a preacher.) And the song is about how at first, having this happen and seeing it happen tore him apart and led him to self-harming but as he realised his world was crashing down, while the man who did it and should be punished didn't even really give a crap that he had done it was perfectly fine and it wasn't worth hurting himself over it. So he let it go, and he's proud of himself for moving on and not letting his Uncle completely tear him down.
    JeesumCroweon February 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentA lot of things in life are measured by your first experience doing it. Sex, many times, is one of those things.

    This song is so obvious that it is about a man of a higher power molesting vulnerable children. Those children grew up thinking sex was supposed to be like that and if they didn't get it like that again, they weren't loved, and possibly after that they began to cut or slash their wrists.

    This song is so powerful and can speak to anyone who has been molested by someone in their childhood, possibly by a relitive or someone they trust.

    Awesome powerful song.
    violentmonkeyon September 16, 2008   Link
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    General CommentTo me, this song is talking about a family member molesting their kids or other family members. Possibly about a preacher molesting children. Kind of a wierd topic..
    zipped6648on September 16, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about his cousins and him getting raped by their uncle. its a song not nessecarly to get back at him, but to reach out to other ppl and to let his anger out. what a sick guy!
    linds08on April 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think this song has got beautiful poetic diction, despite the subject matter. Especially the lines: "In a way, I failed religion
    I spit the wine from mouth to cup
    And I reached for something more than just your God
    Uncle, you spared not your children
    And while your praying hands are up
    There's no forgiveness for you! You sick fuck!"

    The words and the way it's sung is so passionate and angry and expressive and you can really feel his pain.
    I think this song is one of the best examples of how beautiful Blue October's lyrics can be.
    ohdelilahon April 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song!!!
    rosutoon April 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentA VERY meaningful song and the story behind it, which is pretty obvious, is so sad.
    iforgoton August 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI so love this song! It's my favourite from Blue October!! I also love that it isn't all over t.v. and the radio!

    I think it is pretty obvious what it is about. It's sad = [

    But.... I
    Moo!on October 16, 2006   Link

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