Just to clear up a generation's worth of rumors about the lyrics of "Rikki Don't Lose That Number," Walter Becker stated for the record in a interview in the pages of Musician that the "number" in question was not slang for a marijuana cigarette "send it off in a letter to yourself," supposedly a way to safely transport one's dope back before the post office abolished general delivery mail, was held up as the key lineand an uncharacteristically forthcoming Donald Fagen has similarly revealed that the "Rikki" in question was simply a woman he'd had a crush on in college.
It says something about Steely Dan's reputation as obscurantists that even a straightforward lost-love song like "Rikki Don't Lose That Rikki Dont Lose That Number - Steely Dan - Rikki Dont Lose That Number / Pretzel Logic could be so widely over-interpreted.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved May 28, Retrieved Retrieved 4 December Library and Archives Canada. Archived from the original on 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 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. Listen Now. Go Unlimited Start your day free trial.
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Supposedly about a girl Becker and Fagen knew in college, but could also be about them asking Rick Derringer to be a permanent member of the Dan, which he passed on. Login Register Login with Facebook. All lyrics are property and copyright of their owners. All lyrics provided for educational purposes only. Login Create Account.
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