"The Razor's Edge" as written by and Angus Mckinnon Young Malcolm Mitchell Young....
Razor's edge
There's fighting on the left
And marching on the right
Don't look up in the sky
You're gonna die of fright
Here comes the razors edge
You're living on the edge
Don't know wrong from right
They're breathing down your neck
You're running out of lives
And here comes the razors edge
Here comes the razors edge
The razors edge
Razors edge, to raise the dead
Razors edge, to cut to shreds
To raise the dead
Here comes the razors edge
Here comes the razors edge
Well here it comes to cut to shreds
The razors edge
The razors edge
Gotta razors edge
You'll be cut to shreds
By the razors edge
Gotta razors edge

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"The Razor's Edge" as written by Malcolm Young Angus Young

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    General Commentyeah this song seems to use the example of a battle. but more generally its about what its like when the pressures really on you and you will have to be tough to pull through.

    It could easily also apply to a grand final game or something.
    freelance_mercenaryon March 25, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti believe its about war in general
    jimmykon September 30, 2005   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThere are several possible meanings.
    But I'm not convinced it has to do with a battle.
    After all, it's "the razor's edge", not "the bayonet's edge".
    I think of it as a reference to an execution by guillotine.
    The people to the left and right are simply the spectators.
    It's either this, or I've just seen too many horror movies.
    SoapboxMotrinon November 06, 2017   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love the beginning.. the first 80 seconds.. I think its about a man in a battle or something like that.

    AC/DC rocks... I wonder if there will ever be something new...
    Sashmanon July 06, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentummm.....
    LizardMan3500on July 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNothing to add apart from how awesome this song is.
    DarkenRahlon September 26, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHey Mikus Fikus you obviously dont know what you are talking about when it comes to music do you. Spice girls suck, and Madonna sucks as well. So do the human race a favor and be sure to shave your neck next time.
    omega104on January 28, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt's pretty clearly an anti-war song. particularly an anti-nuclear song.

    "There's fighting on the left/There's marching on the right" refers directly to the political situation. Leftists remain divided and ineffectual while the right-wing, in spite of their best efforts, keeps marching closer to fascism.

    "Don't look up in the sky/ You're gonna die of fright" seems to refer to nuclear weapons being the source of our eventual annihilation.

    The general theme is that we are standing on the figurative razor's edge. If we slip a little, it's game over.
    ThirdRevolutionon October 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe Razor's Edge is death. The rest is inconsequential.

    Or it could have something to do with Malcolm's alcohol addiction and his recovery prior to and during the making of the album.
    NoSacredCowon April 01, 2012   Link
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    General Commenti think its possible that for this song (and one of very very few) ac/dc reflects on the consequences of living such a filthy life filled with sex, sex, sin andmore sex and not caring about anything except just getting laid and having a good time freely without any worries about consequences. Don't you think? The "razor" could refer to God's sword and Judgment Day.
    scarface2on May 13, 2008   Link

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