"Razor" as written by and David Eric Grohl....
Wake up it's time
We need to find a better place to hide
Make up your mind
I need to know I need to know tonight

Sweet and divine
Razor of mine
Sweet and divine
Razor blade shine

Patience my dear
We could spend a lifetime waiting here
Maybe this time
I hope I get the chance to say goodbye

Sweet and divine
Razor of mine
Sweet and divine
Razor of mine

Day after day
Cutting away
Day after day
But anyway

Wake up it's time
We need to find a better place to hide
Make up your mind
I need to know I need to know tonight

Sweet and divine
Razor blade shine


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"Razor" as written by David Eric Grohl

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    General CommentI suppose this song could just as easily be about contemplating suicide, but I'm not entirely sure. I suppose the obvious picture on top suggests that, and it being about a razor blade. I think it's about a person, though... that's the impression I get. This person is sharp and beautiful. He feels this person is his (Razor of mine), and beautiful (razorblade shine), but is also damaging and slowly hurtful (day after day, cutting away)

    That's the thing about razor blade cuts, too. You hardly ever feel them cut you, you just get stuck with the effects.

    either way, a great song. It's a good way to end the album, but I kept feeling like, when it builds at the end, that it was going to just explode into some dark, orchestrated bit, which would've been rad, but then it didn't...

    I still love it anyway.
    Childeon June 14, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYou guys are completely missing the point. When Dave first performed this forone of the tsunami benefit shows, he said he had written the song that earlier that day. It's totally about shaving. He's singing about his brand spanking new razor.
    Shibby1985on January 13, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyoure all wrong.

    he just wants to sing about his razor and what it does for him. shaving makes him happy =]

    lol
    witmde2011on July 20, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMaybe the song isn't about suicide/self-harm. Razor are also used for cutting cocaine and the last verse doesn't relate to suicide that much.
    MrHalmyron November 08, 2009   Link
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    General CommentOccum's Razor:

    Cutting Away:

    We are progressing to a simpler understanding of our existence

    Wake up; it's time; we need to find a new place to hide:

    Our old culture of dysfunction is no longer necessary- we need to transform


    Bodhichittaon November 27, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationI don't know about you guys but this screams Sweeney Todd to me. Just think about it...
    beccaahhaon March 30, 2011   Link
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    General CommentWhen thinking about the dark recesses of his mind, Grohl has objectified these parts as a razor; they are deadly and impatient, yet they shine with pure divinity in their own way. Just as we all hide the darker parts of our minds, so has Grohl. This song is about a transition or a loss of innocence as the singer grows up and moves on to another stage in life. Grohl “awakens” this piece of his mind in the first verse and decides that it’s time to move on; he must outgrow this piece of his mind or find a new way to conceal it which isn’t as painful. He also acknowledges that he isn’t in complete control of his mind either; he therefore begs it to “make up your mind,” so he can move on in a concrete direction.

    The chorus is Grohl stepping back and marveling at this piece of his mind. While our inner thoughts can bring us great pain and suffering, there are also times where they bring us great vision and revelation as we walk through the fake American culture we live in.

    The second verse is Grohl realizing how hard it is to let go of this piece of his mind. He even has to reason with his mind in a way by begging it to have “patience,” even though, for all intents and purposes, it’s himself he’s talking to. The second stanza recognizes that change is coming as the singer hopes for a chance to say goodbye, perhaps to reminisce on the good times in the previous stage of his life.

    The bridge focuses on the current dilemma between the singer and his mind; they’re locked in a monotonous cycle of pain which they could stay in for a “lifetime,” as Grohl puts it in the second verse. The bridge then ends with “but anyway,” to bring it back to the dilemma at hand so some sort of resolve can be reached. However, as some people mentioned earlier, that resolve is never reached because Grohl spends the last few seconds of the song ogling those dark recesses of his mind and the times they’ve had together in the past. Furthermore, the song builds to a climax that isn’t there, leaving the song with an incomplete sensation to imply that this is an ongoing struggle for Grohl with no ending in sight.

    Overall, incredible fucking song; best rock band of all time.
    northpaw91on September 18, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI hope i get the chance to say goodbye

    *sigh* good song/sad song. Amazing guitar done by Josh Homme!
    Splaire89on June 13, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"either way, a great song. It's a good way to end the album, but I kept feeling like, when it builds at the end, that it was going to just explode into some dark, orchestrated bit, which would've been rad, but then it didn't..."

    I totally agree. When I was first listening to it, I was expecting it. I could even hear it in my head. Although I do think it's kinda cool how it doesn't because it sounds slighty incomplete which I think is cool.
    burntfireon June 14, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"either way, a great song. It's a good way to end the album, but I kept feeling like, when it builds at the end, that it was going to just explode into some dark, orchestrated bit, which would've been rad, but then it didn't..."

    I expected the same thing, some sort of super crazy string and drum bit, maybe they'll add something like that down the road for an EP or special single--doubt it though.
    paytbiddon June 15, 2005   Link

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