"Razorblades" as written by and Adam/phillips Russell....
Yeah, yeah
Walking example of you
Wait for the silence
Talking backwards to you
It meant nothing to me
Watching the world fall on you
I'm keeping my eyes closed
Now I can see what this means to you
It meant nothing to me

This wasted so many nights and again
I've wasted so much time on a friend
Too young, too proud to understand
So this is the end

Perfect timing for you
You'll run 'til your legs break
So here's my reminder of you
It meant nothing to me

This wasted so many nights and again
I've wasted so much time on a friend
Too young, too proud to understand
So this is the end, go!

We should've seen this coming
We should've seen this
Yeah! Yeah!

This wasted so many nights and again
I've wasted so much time on a friend
Too young, too proud to understand
So this is the end

This wasted so many nights and again
I've wasted so much time on a friend
Too young, too proud to understand
So this is the end

Yeah! This is the end!


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"Razorblades" as written by Dan Marsala Adam Russell

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  • +1
    General CommentI think this song is about a guy who was led on. He was crazy about her and she acted like she was just as crazy about him. Then one day he realizes that she really doesn't even want a relationship and just wanted to be friends all along (hence this wasted so many nights and again I've wasted so much time on a friend) but he was (too young, too proud) to see that she really didn't feel the same. He thought they were meant for each other. So now he's desperately trying to get back at her by saying it meant nothing to him. In reality it meant the world. He's trying to hurt her like she hurt him with the hope that she TRULY did like him under the surface... just didn't show it the same way.

    that's how i can relate to it... and that's how i feel about it.
    flyguy33on December 11, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI totaly agree on that one flyguy33. I love this song I listen to it everyday! :D
    punkNemogirl4lifeon March 19, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTotally agree w/ you flyguy. But do you think maybe she led him on only to go out w/ another guy he hated, and maybe that's why he's so angry and depressed?
    Johnny Meloncholyon March 26, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGreat song by a great band. I can really relate to this song, 'cause in a way I'm kind of like the girl in this song who led on the guy to thinking that she liked him the way he liked her. So I'm also going to have to agree with flyguy33 on this one.
    PhasedxIronyon May 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is referring to failed relationships in general, whether they're between a guy and a girl or just between friends. Sometimes you try so hard to keep a relationship alive but in the end it all goes to hell.

    "Watching the world fall on you
    I'm keeping my eyes closed"-- It hurts inside because you don't want to let go but you're coming to that harsh realization bit by bit.

    The way he keeps repeating, "It meant nothing to me" reminds me of how I feel when I want to believe something so badly. You want to believe that everything that happened meant nothing.

    "We shouldv'e seen this coming." If you're trying so hard, wasting so much time on your friend, you know things can't be going too well. You should've seen it coming.

    "This is the end." It's done and over and there's nothing that can be done about it. It's the end and you're hurting but you realize that and you've come to terms with it.

    I have no idea why it's called Razorblades, but it probably is like what pyrokinesis was saying-- helping out a friend whose hurting themself. Or maybe it's just describing that painful feeling of letting someone go. It's like sharp razorblades slowly cutting away at your insides.
    DeafeningSilenceon February 11, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentok. so i love this song. i never really thought about what it meant except something about a friend that wasted your time. and then i read the comments and i DEFINETRLY agree because i did this to a guy...just recently. and hes really upset because i actually left him for a guy that he HATES. so i agree w/ flyguy33 and Johnny Meloncholy
    Haste_Guitar_Gurlon June 29, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLike all songs its open to interpretation, and everyone will relate it to themselves or others in different ways. But Pyrokinesis is spot on, the song is about someone who doesnt want to live anymore and the singer is the friend trying to help but to no avail. If you dont believe it, ask the band. Talking backwards simply means it falls on deaf ears, no matter what or how you say it, it just doesnt make a difference. I personally have never viewed the song in the context of a broken heart, but i can see what you guys and girls are talking about. No matter how you view the song, just enjoy it.
    Saviorselfon September 22, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti kind of agree with -pyrokinesis- and flyguy33. i think it's about either a relationship or a friendship where one of them is hurting themselves, and the other one is really worried about them and tries really hard to help them, but then they realize that the other one doesn't really care about them, and maybe is just hurting themself for attention. so i also think that the line "it meant nothing to me" is a lie, because it really meant everything to them. they're just trying to forget the other person and move on.
    euphiliteon January 22, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti agree with flyguy33 and DeafeningSilence.
    this happened to me 3 days ago, and it is probably called razorblades because it hurts like razorblades cutting you in small pieces.
    when this happened to me, i cutted myself on the arm to replace the hurting feeling of her, with a less painfull feeling of cutting myself. i tryed everything to forget her, and the only thing that helped was pain...
    NrNineon April 17, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHm, I took this song completely differently... I took it as someone trying to help their friend who was suicidal (or cutting themselves) for a completely crazy reason. They thought the person was getting better, but as soon as he/she looked like it was improving, they went and killed themselves, or started cutting themselves again, unintentionally dying in the process.

    "Yeah, Yeah
    Walking example of you
    Wait for the silence
    Talking backwards to you"

    This would be basically how the conversations went. One person in silence, the other "talking backwards" in a sense, because nothing they said changed anything. They might as well have been saying all their words backwards.

    "It meant nothing to me
    Watching the world fall on you
    I'm keeping my eyes closed
    Now I can see what this means to you
    It meant nothing to me"

    Well, "watching the world fall on you" I basically took as the person's death. They're "keeping my eyes closed" because it's hard to admit that the person wasn't helped by them. What it (the help he gave) means to them was nothing... Which is why, now, after the death, it means nothing to him, either.

    "This wasted so many nights and again
    I've wasted so much time on a friend
    Too young, too proud to understand
    So this is the end"

    The refrain really made me think it was about this. He's wasted all his time trying to talk them out of it, but they were too young and too proud to realize he might be right, and it wasn't as big as it seemed. "So, this is the end," obviously implies the end of a life.

    "Perfect timing for you
    You'll run 'til your legs break
    So here's my reminder of you
    It meant nothing to me"

    "Perfect timing" being a cruel, sarcastic remark... "Run 'til your legs break" implying some type of self-harm. If you were running, you would stop before something bad happened, so they were obviously hurting themselves intentionally.


    "We should've seen this coming" is said a lot when something like this happens, in my experience, anyway.

    But, just my interpretation. I do think the title, "Razorblades" goes better with my interpretation than the girl using him interpretation... I didn't really see that one right away, but it could be both.
    -pyrokinesis-on January 07, 2006   Link

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