"Razor Boy" as written by Walter Carl Becker and Donald Jay Fagen....
I hear you are singing a song of the past
I see no tears
I know that you know it may be the last
For many years
You'd gamble or give anything
To be in with the better half
But how many friends must I have
To begin with to make you laugh

Will you still have a song to sing
When the razor boy comes
And take your fancy things away
Will you still be singing it
On that cold and windy day

You know that the coming is so close at hand
You feel all right
I guess only women in cages can stand
This kind of night
I guess only women in cages
Can play down
The things they lose
You think no tomorrow will come
When you lay down
You can't refuse

Will you still have a song to sing
When the razor boy comes
And take your fancy things away
Will you still be singing it
On that cold and windy day


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"Razor Boy" as written by Walter Carl Becker Donald Jay Fagen

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    General CommentI agree Ulthar that this song is about drug addiction. I also think it's a conversation between a stripper/dancer "women in cages" and her boyfriend who has a bad coke habit. She is trying to explain to him that his friends aren't really his friends. She also is sleeping with his dealers so he can score coke for free "You'd gamble or give anything/To be in with the better half/But how many friends must I have/To begin with to make you laugh". The girlfriend is trying to keep this guy from losing everything including her. The woman in this song is streetwise and knows how hard it is to live homeless but the rich junkie has no clue and she's trying to warn him.
    Udiceon September 21, 2008   Link

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