Though the gay interpretation is very intriguing. Wasn't Riki Tiki Tavi a male .. weasel? 2 Questions- when was that live version from & does anybody know if Horace Silver ever commented on the tune? I think the theme of some sort of gay encounter with someone unsure of his sexuality makes more sense. 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 ― Mark F (mflaum), Monday, 24 November 2003 21:47 (seventeen years ago) link. It doesn't necessarily have to have a "meaning" but I guess if you want to take it literally you can. ." ‘You might feel better when you come home’ Come home to your signature vibration. You might use it if you feel better, When you get home. ― o. nate (onate), Monday, 24 November 2003 21:48 (seventeen years ago) link, ― Dan Perry (Dan Perry), Monday, 24 November 2003 21:53 (seventeen years ago) link, ― Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Monday, 24 November 2003 21:54 (seventeen years ago) link, ― Ned Raggett (Ned), Monday, 24 November 2003 21:56 (seventeen years ago) link, ― Dan Perry (Dan Perry), Monday, 24 November 2003 21:57 (seventeen years ago) link, ― Dan Perry (Dan Perry), Monday, 24 November 2003 22:01 (seventeen years ago) link, ― hstencil, Monday, 24 November 2003 22:02 (seventeen years ago) link, ― Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Monday, 24 November 2003 22:11 (seventeen years ago) link, ― Mark G, Thursday, 10 May 2007 13:40 (thirteen years ago) link, ― baaderonixx, Thursday, 10 May 2007 13:47 (thirteen years ago) link, ― danbunny, Thursday, 10 May 2007 13:58 (thirteen years ago) link, ― danbunny, Thursday, 10 May 2007 13:59 (thirteen years ago) link, ― Hurting 2, Thursday, 10 May 2007 14:16 (thirteen years ago) link, ― ellaguru, Thursday, 10 May 2007 14:42 (thirteen years ago) link, ― Hurting 2, Thursday, 10 May 2007 14:48 (thirteen years ago) link, ― ellaguru, Thursday, 10 May 2007 14:54 (thirteen years ago) link, ― Hurting 2, Thursday, 10 May 2007 14:55 (thirteen years ago) link, ― Sparkle Motion, Thursday, 10 May 2007 15:01 (thirteen years ago) link, ― o. nate, Thursday, 10 May 2007 15:02 (thirteen years ago) link, ― danbunny, Thursday, 10 May 2007 15:28 (thirteen years ago) link, ― Hurting 2, Thursday, 10 May 2007 15:30 (thirteen years ago) link, ― Tinky-Winky, Thursday, 10 May 2007 17:58 (thirteen years ago) link, ― mike a, Thursday, 10 May 2007 18:00 (thirteen years ago) link, ― billstevejim, Thursday, 10 May 2007 18:02 (thirteen years ago) link, ― The Deacon, Thursday, 10 May 2007 18:04 (thirteen years ago) link, ― o. nate, Thursday, 10 May 2007 18:59 (thirteen years ago) link, ― hstencil, Thursday, 10 May 2007 19:13 (thirteen years ago) link, ― Sparkle Motion, Thursday, 10 May 2007 19:20 (thirteen years ago) link, ― Brad C., Thursday, 10 May 2007 20:19 (thirteen years ago) link, ― PappaWheelie V, Thursday, 10 May 2007 23:10 (thirteen years ago) link, ― chaki, Friday, 11 May 2007 01:26 (thirteen years ago) link, ― baaderonixx, Friday, 11 May 2007 07:45 (thirteen years ago) link, ― Whiney G. Weingarten, Friday, 11 May 2007 08:43 (thirteen years ago) link, ― Whiney G. Weingarten, Friday, 11 May 2007 08:46 (thirteen years ago) link, ― Hurting 2, Friday, 11 May 2007 13:56 (thirteen years ago) link, From http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=3204, "Judy from Arlington TX is right on, it use to be refered to as " a poor mans copyright ". I was gonna point out that Rikki could totally be a girl's name but too late. 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. Like, it's a kind of joke in the United States to call Las Vegas 'Lost Wages' 'cause it's a gambling centre. because if they did thier useless copyright lawyers would be out of a great deal of money. Not that that is a bad thing. I thought our little wild time had just begun. ― 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. ― clemenza, Wednesday, 15 September 2010 02:30 (ten years ago) link. T (President Keyes), Wednesday, 15 September 2010 20:35 (ten years ago) link. mongoose? Lyrics are usually irrelevant to my listening enjoyment. does every SD song have to have some juicy inner demon? ', ― Debito (Debito), Monday, 24 November 2003 06:59 (seventeen years ago) link, ― billstevejim, Monday, 24 November 2003 07:16 (seventeen years ago) link, ― Speedy Gonzalas (Speedy Gonzalas), Monday, 24 November 2003 08:58 (seventeen years ago) link, ― amateur!st (amateurist), Monday, 24 November 2003 10:15 (seventeen years ago) link, ― Rockist Scientist, Monday, 24 November 2003 12:17 (seventeen years ago) link, ― amateur!st (amateurist), Monday, 24 November 2003 12:51 (seventeen years ago) link, ― Al (sitcom), Monday, 24 November 2003 13:44 (seventeen years ago) link. 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