"Razorblade" as written by and Julian Casablancas....
Razor blade, that's what I call love,
I bet you pick it up and mess around with it
If I put it down
It gets extremely complicated.
Anything to forget everything.

You got to take me out,
At least once a week
Either I'm in your arms,
Or I'm at your feet.
I know exactly what you're thinking
You won't say it now
But in your heart it's love

Oh, my feelings are more important than yours.
Oh, drop dead, I don't care, I won't worry.
Let it go.

Oh, the razor blade,
Wish it would snap this rope
The world is in your hands
Or it's at your throat
At times it's not that complicated
anything to forget everything.

He would never talk,
But he was not shy
She was a street-smart girl,
But she could not lie
They were perfect for each other
Say it now
'Cause in your heart it's loud

Oh, my feelings are more important than yours
Oh, drop dead, I don't care, I won't worry

Your feelings are more important of course
Of course
Everyone you wanted,
Everything that we would take from them
I don't wanna know, I don't wanna know
Tell me, tell me, tell me

Oh, don't, okay.

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"Razorblade" as written by Julian Casablancas

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  • +7
    General CommentI think it's about a relationship that had it's falling out. I like what Nitty said about how men may try and try and it still seems like there is no salvation or satisfaction.

    It's that feeling of unrequited love, where the girl seems to act so indifferent, most especially AFTER the falling out, to where the guy feels like she doesn't care at all. And so he put the words into her mouth, since she won't say them, "My feelings are more important than yours. Oh, drop dead, I don't care. I won't worry..."

    Sometimes all we need is an answer, and a straight one at that. But hardly ever will we get it. He's hanging on by that string, and wants to just "cut the rope." So he eggs her on by making her out to be so insensitive, to the point where she finally gives in and decideds to let him have it. At which point he no longer wants to know, because he knows he's about to get the closure he so longed for, when in reality he really wanted to hold on to that little string of hope, because he wanted it to work out.

    I enjoy bands that can be cleverly spiteful. So my favourite part has to be where he switches up and says "Sweetheart, your feelings are more important, of course... Of course!" It's such a sharp statement after the rest of the lyrics, figuratively speaking, and the exclamatory "of course!" is just the twist of the knife.

    I love it.
    TheMattfordon January 16, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI can't believe after 3 pages of comments, only like 2 people have touched upon the proper meaning of this song...

    He's drawing comparison between relationships and self-harming. One would imagine the premise is that the pain and suffering involved (in both self-harming and damaged relationships) is exciting and almost part of the fun, thus making it worth it.
    thediscobiscuiton June 09, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYou can't read songs line after line when you analyze it. Of course that is how you read but you have to look at the whole picture and THEN get down and dirty with the details. Love what everyone said I just wanna add my own 2 cents. Isn't like girls...kind of aloof and in their own little world..."I'd bet you'd pick it up and mess around with it if you put it down".

    This song is so much about how men have to (and to a certain degree) like tending to their ladies. Everything that we do for them, take them out, massages, valentines day, reassuring their confidence, dousing them in our warmth. I mean its like everyday you have to make it special for them. And ya feel kinda jaded sometimes when you come up short and their dissapointed, Even though you try so hard for them! "Your feelings are more important, of course.

    My take on the end of the song is that he doesnt' wanna know whatever it is. But of course the girl is persistent and she has to let him know. So go ahead. Tell me, tell me, tell me

    No, ..Don't--Okay You have to let the girl win sometimes. Girls are delicate
    Nittyon January 15, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love that last "of course", and yes there is obvious built to spill influence imo.

    The one point that I'm emphatic on.

    The lines:

    "oh, no my feelings are more important than yours
    oh, drop dead, i don't care
    I won't worry"

    are not the guy speaking, but instead the guy expressing his opinion about what he believes are the girls hidden feelings. This type of subtle dialog is common stylistic element of stokes songs.
    don1979on February 08, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe chorus sounds like the chorus to Mandy by Barry Manilow... honestly it does
    lobbol187on November 25, 2008   Link
  • +1
    Song Meaningi think that this song is about a guy who falls for a really self-destructive girl, she's really controlling and manipulative, selfish, dramatic, she wants and she wants but she never gives back. I think that he's singing from what he thinks she feels, but he still cares and he still wants her even though she's all of that. Which probably reminds him of a true razorblade. Because like a razorblade all she does is make things better temporarily but later you end up regretting it, until you do it again, and you keep doing it cause it helps you feel better. In the same way I think that she might make him feel a little better when she's feeling like it, but in the end just like a true razorblade all she does is cause more harm than good.
    hotchagurlon January 08, 2018   Link
  • 0
    General Commentim privileged to be the first one to comment on this...its a brilliant song and probably my second favorite of the new songs that i have heard (after you only live once)
    it reminds me of someday....not really sure why but it seems to have the same feel to it
    mojo_pinon October 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgood song.
    a_transienton December 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAwesome song, im not completely sure but i think he says "Oh the Razorblade thats what i've called love" in the first part...but i dont know, great lyrics though
    dan_lasekon December 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"got to take me out,
    at least once a week
    whether I'm in your arms,
    or I'm at your feet.
    I know exactly what you're thinking
    you won't say it now
    but in your heart it's love "

    *sigh* :(

    Loving the new album.
    lvanceon December 22, 2005   Link

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