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― Mormons come out of the sky and they stand there (Abbbottt), Wednesday, 15 September 2010 00:49 (ten years ago) link. …

"- Don, Gladwin, MI, ― Mormons come out of the sky and they stand there (Abbbottt), Tuesday, 14 September 2010 23:56 (ten years ago) link. heheh. again its quite possible the the multiplicity of interpretations suggested here is precisely the effect desired by the songwriters. Does it *really* matter what the intention was, or just *who* inspired the lyrics? mongoose?

In any case, I absolutely love the song. why? From an article about/interview with Fagen in. This song is about a guy that just had his first gay experience and it scared him. 2 Questions- when was that live version from & does anybody know if Horace Silver ever commented on the tune? The B-side was ", Frank Zappa fans of course have a different context for this song. The opening of both songs is nearly identical. because if they did thier useless copyright lawyers would be out of a great deal of money. Back in the 60's and 70's, a number was code for joint. The Texas songwriter Jerry Jeff Walker wrote "Mr. Bojangles" after a weekend in jail where a fellow inmate told him his life story. And he didn't have a torrid affair with Ricki Lee Jones in college, since she would have been in her early teens in the late 60's. Victor Feldman's flapamba[2] (a variant of the marimba) introduction to the song, which opens the album, is cut from the original ABC single version. ― Fruitless and Pansy Free (Dr. Joseph A. Ofalt), Wednesday, 15 September 2010 12:53 (ten years ago) link, It never, ever occurred to me that a man would spell his name "Rikki".― Dan Perry (Dan Perry), Monday, November 24, 2003 9:31 AM (6 years ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink, ― Zeppelin to Howlin Wolf: "Suck It" (Bill Magill), Wednesday, 15 September 2010 13:49 (ten years ago) link,, ― Shock and Awe High School (Phil D.), Wednesday, 15 September 2010 13:52 (ten years ago) link,,0.jpg, ― Ride decided to give birth to a giant poop log & disguise it as a CD (jamescobo), Wednesday, 15 September 2010 20:14 (ten years ago) link,, ― Ward Fowler, Wednesday, 15 September 2010 20:25 (ten years ago) link. Who said that? However, she has the thing he most wants, her sex. Still have questions? I love this song but will forever associate it with John Mahoney singing it while driving during a scene in "Say Anything". Now, how a father fits into the lyric is for better SD interpreters than I. "You're not my kind" for Rikki? He knows your name." Rikki-Tikki-Tavi! why? I just have listening fatigue. Print and download Rikki Don't Lose That Number sheet music in pdf. ), My pot dealer was gay, so that proves it. I was heavy metal/pop/grunge/punk. Drastic measures!

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. You mean Time Out of Mind?

I think the theme of some sort of gay encounter with someone unsure of his sexuality makes more sense. I remember something about them writing a song and before protecting it with a copywrite, the idea was used by someone else, thus the verse "send it off in a letter to yourself"...dont open it and the postmark date would be a way to prove your case. What, this song isn't about Rickie Lee Jones? Money talks BS walks in America baby, if you ever in front of a judge better put up or shut up. Yeah, I always assumed it was a girl's name as well. "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. ", It's about a woman named Rikki Ducornet, a faculy wife at Baird College who was a friend of Don Fagen's and is now well known as a writer. Frank Zappa fans of course have a different context for this song. Not that he did in this case, but seems like he would get great pleasure out of seeing it in print. Richie talks about producing the first two Kiss albums, recording "Brother Louie," and the newfound appreciation of his rock band, Dust. If your gaydar is not flashing, beeping, or vibrating, you should probably have the nozzle checked. Though the gay interpretation is very intriguing. i thought it was elliot randall who played the open guitar licks on reelin' in the years. Great tune, though. (function() { "And what about "Show Biz Kids" from "Countdown To Ecstasy." They met at a college party(she was married at the time) and Rikki was worried that she was becoming attracted to Donald and decided to leave before things went too far, but not before Donald gave her his phone #.This explains most but not all the lyrics.

This is not recommended. And it was on Billboard's Top 100 the week Nixon resigned.

I doubt it. However, I generally don't really know 'what a song is about. ― jaymc (jaymc), Monday, 24 November 2003 20:46 (sixteen years ago) link.

It was the most successful single of the group's career, peaking at number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the summer of 1974. Sung by John Mahoney's character (poorly) while driving in the Cameron Crowe movie "Say Anything. 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. Everyone reads whatever they wish into the song. This song was written for a one time guitarist for steely dan who left,not sure of his name.The song is reminding him that if he ever wants to come back he is welcome,"don't lose that number""you could have a change of heart",it's a great song. The guitar solo is by Jeff "Skunk" Baxter who would soon go on to join The Doobie Brothers. I may like those lines a lot, and they may have meaning to me.

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