Fagen & Becker are missing the gravy train by not putting out live albums from that era. His keyboard work helped define the Muscle Shoals sound and make him an integral part of many Neil Young recordings. Rikki-Tikki-Tavi! Steely Dan: 10 Essential Songs In honor of the late Walter Becker, we look back at some of the sly jazz-rockers’ best "You go to Lost Wages,” meaning Las Vegas. ), Yeah, I always assumed was about a guy who was only just beginning to come out of the closet in his mind...though now I'm sort of amazed that I just. I always thought it depicted a guy stalking a woman who's dumped him ("you don't even know you're mine"). Now it would have to be "send it off in an e-mail to yourself." RIKKI DON'T LOSE THAT NUMBER. No court has ever recognized one. yeah i don't get the speculation at all. it's there, but it's not omnipresent. Wasn't Riki Tiki Tavi a male .. weasel? the house that Rikki lived in is still there on Annandale Road. A monthly update on our latest interviews, stories and added songs, The keyboard riff was taken from "Song For My Father," which was released in 1964 by the jazz composer and pianist Horace Silver. Not that he did in this case, but seems like he would get great pleasure out of seeing it in print. Rikki don't lose that number; It's the only one you own. ! I love this song but will forever associate it with John Mahoney singing it while driving during a scene in "Say Anything". I read a Fagen interview years ago where he said that Rikki was Eric Clapton and the "number" was Clapton's and Becker's dealer. It doesn't necessarily have to have a "meaning" but I guess if you want to take it literally you can. I digress the song was ridiculing another band. I don't know - I kind of like the idea of mailing a letter to yourself for some reason. Could be male or female. ― dave225 (Dave225), Monday, 24 November 2003 14:16 (seventeen years ago) link, ― Dan Perry (Dan Perry), Monday, 24 November 2003 14:31 (seventeen years ago) link, ― dave225 (Dave225), Monday, 24 November 2003 14:36 (seventeen years ago) link, ― amateur!st (amateurist), Monday, 24 November 2003 14:52 (seventeen years ago) link. Fagan seems like the type of guy who would totally bullshit an interviewer. Steely Dan's Rikki don't lose that number-Steely Dan + Lyrics music video in high definition. Drastic measures! The man sounds slightly older, since it almost feels like he is trying not to feel/sound creepy about pursuing this young woman. T (President Keyes), Wednesday, 15 September 2010 20:35 (ten years ago) link. she was, i think, the child of a professor living on the campus of the university attended by members of the band. It never, ever occurred to me that a man would spell his name "Rikki" at the time this song came out. Now, how a father fits into the lyric is for better SD interpreters than I. http://www.bigozine7.com/MP3/SDlondon/SDlondon106.mp3, http://www.insidesocal.com/outinhollywood/ricki-lake2.jpg, http://www.bombsite.com/images85/ducornet2.jpg, http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=3204, Mormons come out of the sky and they stand there (Abbbottt), kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Fruitless and Pansy Free (Dr. Joseph A. Ofalt), Zeppelin to Howlin Wolf: "Suck It" (Bill Magill), Ride decided to give birth to a giant poop log & disguise it as a CD (jamescobo), Drastic times require what? No I mean before the piano kicks in there's this dull, faint marimba thing. I really don't care very much about lyrics. See if you can spot the real ones. He is in a dominate position and can easily manipulate her. None of it's exactly fluffy. Rikki Don't Lose That Number" appropriates the bass pattern from Horace Silver's 1965 song "Song for My Father", while "Parker's Band" features Charlie Parker–influenced riffs and a lyric that invites listeners to "take a piece of Mr. Parker's band." However, though a great and valid idea, in truth its an urban myth. Rikki = Richard = Nixon. why? I guess you kind of scared yourself, you turn and run. danbunny we shoulda gone by rikki's house last week. It’s the only one you got!!! Write a song, seal it in a letter, and send it to yourself. The line about playing games sounds to me as if he is trying to make it all sound innocuous, like "hey we could just play Scrabble, you know..." Not to be manipulative, but to actually try and convince HIMSELF, as well as her, that the relationship is innocent. ― Mormons come out of the sky and they stand there (Abbbottt), Wednesday, 15 September 2010 00:49 (ten years ago) link. It was the most successful single of the group's career, peaking at number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 in … I never considered the gay angle, though that makes sense. (sorry, it's just a pet peeve of mine that folks like Fagan or, say, Elvis Costello, seem to get caught in this trap where their praised more for the content of their lyrics more than their skillz, to the point that if it's not vengeful spiteful bile, it's either not their best work, or it's subversively insincere), ("their praised" = "they're praised", obv, and "it's either" was meant as "it is perceived as either not..." etc.). I heard this song on the radio last night and liked it. In any case, I absolutely love the song. Money talks BS walks in America baby, if you ever in front of a judge better put up or shut up. I always assumed Rikki was a woman. I may like those lines a lot, and they may have meaning to me. It didn't used to be that way though. However, she has the thing he most wants, her sex. ― Olde Executioner 8hundo (Eazy), Wednesday, 15 September 2010 21:03 (ten years ago) link, ― incarcerated moonfaces (how's life), Thursday, 23 August 2018 12:51 (two years ago) link, ― droit au butt (Euler), Thursday, 23 August 2018 12:56 (two years ago) link, ― mark s, Thursday, 23 August 2018 13:26 (two years ago) link, ― lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Thursday, 23 August 2018 13:38 (two years ago) link. I remember hearing something about it being on sole ol' gay shit, but I'm not picking up on it. Go to your CD collection and get out, Speaking on the subject of playing their hit songs in concert, Donald Fagen told. T (President Keyes), lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre). The Sam & Dave classic "Soul Man" was re-recorded by Sam Moore and Lou Reed for the 1986 movie Soul Man, about a white guy who pretends to be black so he can get a scholarship to Harvard. In the 1999 Destiny's Child song "Bug A Boo," they complain about a guy who bugs them on MCI, AOL, and their pagers. Yeah, I always assumed it was a girl's name as well. ― gaz (gaz), Monday, 24 November 2003 04:01 (seventeen years ago) link, ― gaz (gaz), Monday, 24 November 2003 04:05 (seventeen years ago) link, ― Sterling Clover (s_clover), Monday, 24 November 2003 04:10 (seventeen years ago) link, ― Alex in SF (Alex in SF), Monday, 24 November 2003 04:24 (seventeen years ago) link, ― hstencil, Monday, 24 November 2003 04:26 (seventeen years ago) link, ― Al (sitcom), Monday, 24 November 2003 04:35 (seventeen years ago) link. again its quite possible the the multiplicity of interpretations suggested here is precisely the effect desired by the songwriters. I thought our little wild time had just begun. Sting wrote "Fields of Gold" after buying a house near a barley field and enjoying the majestic sunsets. "And here's Fagen's conception of "Rikki Don't Lose That Number," the single from "Pretzel Logic": "That's a very simple love song to a young lady. We hear you're leaving, that's OK. Famous songs that lent their titles - and in some cases storylines - to movies. ― Mark G, Wednesday, 15 September 2010 08:16 (ten years ago) link, ― skip, Wednesday, September 15, 2010 2:33 AM (10 hours ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink, ― Mark G, Wednesday, September 15, 2010 8:16 AM (4 hours ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink. Rikki don't lose that number; You don't wanna call nobody else. Anyway I am now mentally combining "Rikki, Don't Lose That Number" with "Billy, Don't Lose My Number" and hating all of you heartily as a result. That is the reality of american justice people, follow the money and you'll learn the truth. I think it's funny how I've accepted this folklore about it being about a gay fling of some sort. "I guess you kind of scared yourself. I think the line is actually "you don't even know you're mind", which is a bit less stalkerish. Music, Film, TV and Political News Coverage. The band’s best-known songs included ‘Do It Again,’ ‘Reelin’ in the Years,’ and ‘Rikki Don’t Lose That Number… Rikki Don’t Lose That Number “It wasn’t written for Rickie Lee Jones. Drastic measures! Wasn't that guy who used to host Headbanger's Ball on MTV named Rikki Rachman? but it could simply be designed for maximum utility. I don't know And you could have a change of heart Rikki don't lose that number. Like, it's a kind of joke in the United States to call Las Vegas 'Lost Wages' 'cause it's a gambling centre. He also talked about Chase the Dragon being a smack song. I was going to make a sarcastic comment about Donald Fagen writing a song specifically to get jiggy with a mongoose, but then I realized that I COULD IMAGINE THAT. 2 Questions- when was that live version from & does anybody know if Horace Silver ever commented on the tune? ― Drastic times require what? What, this song isn't about Rickie Lee Jones? I don't think the "poor man's copyright" method holds up in court. But if you have a change of heart. Rikki, don't lose that number You don't wanna call nobody else Send it off in a letter to yourself Rikki, don't lose that number It's the only one you own You might use it if you feel better When you get home I have a friend in town, he's heard your name We can go out driving on Slow Hand Row We could stay inside and play games, I don't know We hear you're leaving, that's okay I thought our little wild time had just begun I guess you kind of scared yourself, you turn and run But if you have a change of heart Rikki don't lose that number You don't want to call nobody else Send it off in a letter to yourself Rikki don't lose that number It's the only one you own You might use it if you feel better When you get home I have a friend in town… Although the introduction, played by British jazz musician Victor Feldman, was cut from the original ABC single version, the MCA single reissue restored the flapamba intro but fades out just before the actual end of the track. I'm talking out of my ass... ― Debito (Debito), Monday, 24 November 2003 05:12 (seventeen years ago) link, ― Credito, Monday, 24 November 2003 05:34 (seventeen years ago) link, ― Kenan Hebert (kenan), Monday, 24 November 2003 05:41 (seventeen years ago) link, ― Al (sitcom), Monday, 24 November 2003 05:49 (seventeen years ago) link, ― Kenan Hebert (kenan), Monday, 24 November 2003 05:51 (seventeen years ago) link, ― jaymc (jaymc), Monday, 24 November 2003 05:56 (seventeen years ago) link, ― gusbot (eternal_fields), Monday, 24 November 2003 05:57 (seventeen years ago) link, ― Debito (Debito), Monday, 24 November 2003 05:58 (seventeen years ago) link, ― Al (sitcom), Monday, 24 November 2003 05:58 (seventeen years ago) link, ― Al (sitcom), Monday, 24 November 2003 06:02 (seventeen years ago) link, ― Al (sitcom), Monday, 24 November 2003 06:03 (seventeen years ago) link. I think the theme of some sort of gay encounter with someone unsure of his sexuality makes more sense. I thought our little wild time had just begun. I think that the interview was in Musician; Listener and Player mag. I saw it as a simple song from a man to a woman, too. "- Don, Gladwin, MI, ― Mormons come out of the sky and they stand there (Abbbottt), Tuesday, 14 September 2010 23:56 (ten years ago) link. Money talks BS walks in America baby, if you ever in front of a judge better put up or shut up. I think pretty much any interpretation goes well with John Mahoney singing along with it in "Say Anything". Rikki, don't lose that number You don't wanna call nobody else Send it off in a letter to yourself Rikki, don't lose that number It's the only one you own You might use it if you feel better When you get home [break] You tell yourself you're not my kind But you don't even know your mind And you could have a change of heart Rikki, don't lose that number You don't wanna call nobody else I particularly like it when I've been conscious of a song for a long time (in this case 25+ years) and have no idea what it's about and have never really worried too much about divining what it's about and am content to go on not knowing what it's really about, instead allowing my own perceptions to be ambiguously framed by Becker and Fagan. Jeff "Skunk" Baxter played the guitar solo on this track. I'm gay and like searching for gay subtexts in pop songs but never got that from this track at all. About Rikki Don't Lose That Number "Rikki Don't Lose That Number" is a single released in 1974 by rock/jazz rock group Steely Dan and the opening track of their third album Pretzel Logic. You don't wanna call nobody else Send it off in a letter to yourself Rikki don't lose that number. From an article about/interview with Fagen in. However, I generally don't really know 'what a song is about. Misheard lyrics (also called mondegreens) occur when people misunderstand the lyrics in a song. Especially the intro and the delivery of the "stay inside and play games" line. I always assumed it was a drug dealer's number (perhaps 'cause my dealer's name was Ricky. You tell yourself you're not my kind But you don't even know your mind It's a good example of how, This is Steely Dan's highest charting single, reaching #4 on the Hot 100 in 1974. Learn the full song lyrics at MetroLyrics. 10, 1981). The B-side was ", Frank Zappa fans of course have a different context for this song. because if they did thier useless copyright lawyers would be out of a great deal of money. And do you mean that's not a smack song? Two things I don't like about the song (the original version): The piano intro is ripped, I mean is an homage, from "Song For My Father", Horace Silver. If you can recall the days when MTV played videos, you know that there are lots of stories to tell. ― jaymc (jaymc), Monday, 24 November 2003 20:46 (seventeen years ago) link. ― Mark F (mflaum), Monday, 24 November 2003 21:47 (seventeen years ago) link. It sounds kind of quaint but mysterious. If your gaydar is not flashing, beeping, or vibrating, you should probably have the nozzle checked. A look at some very similar covers. And it was on Billboard's Top 100 the week Nixon resigned. Rikki Don't Lose That Number Lyrics. ― skip, Wednesday, 15 September 2010 02:33 (ten years ago) link. You will recieve a federal, dated postmarked song in a sealed envelope. ― clemenza, Wednesday, 15 September 2010 02:30 (ten years ago) link. ‘You might feel better when you come home’ Come home to your signature vibration. The theory being if anyone ever challenged your intellectual claim to that song you would have the evidence. Lyrics are usually irrelevant to my listening enjoyment. I always thought it was a rather erotic, decadent sort of thing. I feel vindicated. You might use it if you feel better, When you get home. The opening of both songs is nearly identical. Rikki was a real person and Barrytown is a real place and there once was a Gamma Chi (but not "way back when in '67") tho I have little doubt that the songs are actually. Danbunny, thanks for that! Baxter, who joined the Doobie Brothers in 1975, later became a consultant in the audio industry and also leant his technical expertise to the defense industry. ― Kenan Hebert (kenan), Monday, 24 November 2003 14:56 (seventeen years ago) link, it's totally about picking up a transgendered hooker and getting a hand job in the back of his car, ― JaXoN (JasonD), Monday, 24 November 2003 20:43 (seventeen years ago) link. Misheard Lyrics-> Song-> R-> Rikki Don't Lose That Number. Except "letter" is so much more poetic. ― master of retardment (ENBB), Wednesday, 15 September 2010 01:51 (ten years ago) link, ― kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 15 September 2010 01:55 (ten years ago) link, ― master of retardment (ENBB), Wednesday, 15 September 2010 01:56 (ten years ago) link. CHORUS: Rikki don't lose that number. Send it off in a letter to yourself. ― "pack a bisquit" (carry a gun) (lpz), Wednesday, 15 September 2010 00:44 (ten years ago) link. ― paige, Monday, 24 November 2003 21:21 (seventeen years ago) link. Rikki don't lose that number It's the only one you own You might use it if you feel better When you get home I have a friend in town, he's heard your name We can go out driving on Slow Hand Row We could stay inside and play games, I don't know And you could have a change of heart Rikki don't lose that number You don't want to call nobody else Who said that? Rock dudes be hyper-sensitive about people not losing their numbers. [Intro] [Verse 1] We hear you're leaving, that's okay. RIKKI DON'T LOSE THAT NUMBER - Steely Dan [RUN] e|-----| B|-----3-----| G|-----1-2---1-2---| D|---1-----2-| A|-2-----| E|-----| [Verse 1] E D A sorry, I just think, especially from that recent SD-love thread, that people (here at least) grossly overestimate the black humor element in their lyrics. It never, ever occurred to me that a man would spell his name "Rikki". . I guess its probably about that real person they went to college with, whutever.. its just the way the lyrics are written, and without any specific genders ever mentioned or implied I always interpreted it as a gay/coming out/drug scene stuff song. Anyone have the skinny? When a waitress wouldn't take him home, Jack wrote what would become one of the Eagles most enduring hits. My favorite fictional mongoose. Yeah, but it also sounds (as do many SD lyrics) like a rich older guy trying to talk a virgin into giving him head. (He still is, as far as I know, I just don't buy any more. Chordie does not index songs against artists'/composers' will. Steely Dan has always taken Bard College (not a university)/Dutchess County references and twisted them around to fit into songs. These are NOT intentional rephrasing of lyrics, which is called parody.This page contains all the misheard lyrics for Rikki Don't Lose That Number that have been submitted to this site and the old collection from inthe80s started … ― master of retardment (ENBB), Wednesday, 15 September 2010 20:57 (ten years ago) link. The Spacehog song "In The Meantime" samples an obscure recording of telephone noise, which is used at the beginning of the song. "You tell yourself you're not my kind" takes on a lot of irony. "We hear you're leaving, that's OKI thought our little wild time had just begunI guess you kind of scared yourself, you turn and runBut if you have a change of heart...". Spooner is also an accomplished songwriter, whose hits include "I'm Your Puppet" and "Cry Like A Baby.". Not that that is a bad thing. .. and you could have a change of ARSE!!! does every SD song have to have some juicy inner demon? ― roger adultery, Monday, 24 November 2003 03:39 (seventeen years ago) link, ― Alex in SF (Alex in SF), Monday, 24 November 2003 03:46 (seventeen years ago) link, ― Rockist Scientist, Monday, 24 November 2003 03:48 (seventeen years ago) link, We hear you're leaving, that's OKI thought our little wild time had just begunI guess you kind of scared yourself, you turn and runBut if you have a change of heart, CHORUS:Rikki don't lose that numberYou don't wanna call nobody elseSend it off in a letter to yourselfRikki don't lose that numberIt's the only one you ownYou might use it if you feel betterWhen you get home, I have a friend in town, he's heard your nameWe can go out driving on Slow Hand RowWe could stay inside and play games, I don't knowAnd you could have a change of heart, You tell yourself you're not my kindBut you don't even know your mindAnd you could have a change of heart, ― Alex in SF (Alex in SF), Monday, 24 November 2003 03:49 (seventeen years ago) link, ― Michael Daddino (epicharmus), Monday, 24 November 2003 03:54 (seventeen years ago) link. We hear you're leaving, that's OK I thought our little wild time had just begun I guess you kind of scared yourself, you turn and run But if you have a change of heart. its not that lyrics are irrelevant but that the perfect comprehension of them is irrelevant or not so relevant. ― Green Manalishi (Viceroy), Wednesday, 15 September 2010 00:26 (ten years ago) link, ― Green Manalishi (Viceroy), Wednesday, September 15, 2010 12:26 AM (16 minutes ago) Bookmark. About Rikki Don't Lose That Number "Rikki Don't Lose That Number" is a single released in 1974 by rock/jazz rock group Steely Dan and the opening track of their third album Pretzel Logic. Rikki don't lose that number! The 'official' explanation is similar to my impression of the subject matter. Also, a work becomes copyrighted in the US the moment you sign your name to it. I often hear a line or two in a song and form an impression of the general subject matter. John Mahoney sings part of this song in the movie, Steely Dan used elements of jazz in pop songs, More songs with girls' names in the title, More songs with marimbas or other mallet instruments. I don't actually care too much what it's specifically about. Steely Dan, American rock band that drew from the gamut of American musical styles to create some of the most intelligent and complex pop music of the 1970s. Lots of life lessons in these Eagles lyrics - can you match them to the correct song? Bruce Sprinsteen said "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" was "the best love song I ever wrote.". mongoose? Rikki don't lose that number You don't wanna call nobody else Send it off in a letter to yourself Rikki don't lose that number It's the only one you own You might use it if you feel better When you get home You tell yourself you're not my kind But you don't even know your mind And you could have a change of heart Rikki don't lose that number You don't wanna call nobody else The beginning of this song features a flapamba, a rare and unusual instrument that is a variant of a marimba. could make sense in other contexts, but it fits this one well. My theory, which I've proposed elsewhere: there's a connection, maybe subconscious, to Nixon. Instead of being down/ jaded/limited. Who said that? because if they did thier useless copyright lawyers would be out of a great deal of money. Favorite Answer The notion that the "number" Rikki shouldn't lose is a joint is also suggested by the next line, "Mail it in a letter to yourself", which was, supposedly (I wouldn't know) a way … Baxter's guitar playing drew on jazz and rock and roll influences. I have a friend in town, he's heard your name. “It’s the only one you got” ... your signature vibration! Thier services would become academic. why? "And what about "Show Biz Kids" from "Countdown To Ecstasy." Bob Seger's "Beautiful Loser" was inspired by a book written by Leonard Cohen called Beautiful Losers. I believe he spelled 'Rikki' that way. Thier services would become academic. You mean Time Out of Mind? 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