the blade of life

Neal Whitman nwhitman at AMERITECH.NET
Wed May 28 01:52:27 UTC 2014

Tom Lehrer, "Bright College Days"

"Soon we'll be out, amid the cold world's strife,
Soon we'll be sliding down the razor-blade of life.
But as we go our assorted separate ways,
We shall ne'er forget thee,
Thou golden college days."

On 5/27/2014 9:23 PM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
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> CNN's Jake Tapper prefaced some remarks the other day with the phrase, "As
> you slide down the razor blade of life...."
> 257 raw Google hits, at least back to 2005. One person attributes it to Tom
> Lehrer.
> JL
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