"The Razor" as written by and Palumbo....
This is television, late night television, scripted with precision
A corner store pulp fiction sits where your heart isn't
And with your eyes so green, and your pinkish theme
You made an old friend seem rather dead to me
Alas, the weapon sex can be

Your body is a weapon and you're afraid it could get out
A friend of the devil and you're afraid it could get out

Don't say I don't cut when I do, I do, I do
Don't say I'm lying when I'm true, I'm true, I'm true
The razor

You rub of suspicious, so vile and aniscious, with a heart so vicious
And dare you ask what this is, this is so delicious
To eat the best of you like the others do
We take your pride from you
The drive-in, the embassy, the jets, it's all the same to me

Your body is a weapon and you're afraid it could get out
A friend of the devil and you're afraid it could get out

Don't say I don't cut when I do, I do, I do
Don't say I'm lying when I'm true, I'm true, I'm true
The razor (the razor)
Don't say we're healing when it's just not what we do

So many suitors, I don't even have a suit to wear
So many influential fingers running through your hair
I am the razor in the hands of your heart
And I am the razor in the hands of god

Don't say I don't cut when I do, I do, I do (i do, I do)
Don't say I'm lying when I'm true, I'm true, I'm true (i do,I do)
The razor (the razor)
Don't say we're healing when it's just not what we do (the razor)[Repeat: x1]
Don't say we're healing when it's just not what we do


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"The Razor" as written by Daryl Palumbo

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    General Commenti personally think this has to do with someone that daryl cares about, but they won't convey the same caring back to him. i mean, when he says "don't say i don't cut when i do" is the person denying his influence on them, but he knows that they are just lying. the person is being bombarded with other people trying to get their attention, but he is still the one who 'cuts' the deepest. in the other person's heart, they know that he is the one they should be with, and he just wants they to stop bullshitting and admit it.

    that is just my interpretation, maybe it'll make sense to other people too.
    MizunoPunkon December 16, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think this is about everything being looked up inside, and well, you cut. "don't say i don't cut when i do".

    i love this song. <3 head automatica <3
    .nevermindon October 27, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyes, head automatica owns....i dunno if you people actually read these, but oh well. but there's definately another meaning to this song besides the whole cutting thing.
    IntriguedMonumentoon December 15, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is using self abuse as a metaphor I reckons, I think it's about sex and how people become sluts and stuff and how it can harm them.. I think it's about the way that having belief in god can can be a bad influence on the way you act how god carries a "razor" and he cuts into self esteem and emotional like feelings and stuff... I dunno just what I felt... but then I'm a very strong atheist bordering on anti-christ...
    Wilf_xon January 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentis that Adam from taking back sunday singing towards the end of the song?
    Johnnyfender43on January 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI also believe this song is about a girl who is losing all her self respect threw sex, as well as the whole cutting thing. "to eat the best of you, like the others do we take your pride from you " this line and many more reffer to sex. And she believes in self abuse, it is like a g-d to her.
    deepwateron January 30, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is obviously about sex but more so towards what deep water said then wilf x. i dont think religion is a factor and that the reference to god is more of cutting through others beliefs.i think ya just let your own feelings get into what you thought the song meant...

    maybe this song reveals more about the dark nature of selling sex and what that nature can do to a person and the people trying to cover up their acts.

    the first verse speaks this way:
    this is television
    late nite television
    scripted with precision
    a corner store pulp fiction
    sits where your heart isn't
    but with your eyes so green
    and your pinkish theme
    you've made an old friend seem
    rather dead to me
    alas the weapon sex can be ..

    the old friend being sex, and the person being descibed is the woman... a corner store pulp fiction? being a prostitute.
    Thewon February 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmy bad the old friend being lonliness.
    Thewon February 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI fell in love with the "Don't say we're healing when it's just not what we do," line. It's so simple yet describes exactly how I feel.

    Maybe some people are somewhat addicted to being hurt.. since they've dealt with it/lived with it for so long.. they get used to it and are afraid of it being the other way around.

    Favorite song by this lovely band right here.
    OneSecondRegretson February 09, 2005   Link
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    General Commentglorious example of individuality...noone sounds like head automatica....cept maybe for glassjaw...kinda
    redeemeron March 07, 2005   Link

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