Rikki Don’t Lose That Number Lyrics - Steely Dan

Steely Dan Pretzel Logic cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1974-3-2
Genre: Jazz Rock Folk, World, & Country
Style: Jazz-Rock/Post Rock/Classic Rock
length: 4:33
piano: Michael Omartian
bass: Walter Becker
background vocals: Timothy B. Schmit
acoustic guitar: Dean Parks
percussion: Victor Feldman
lead vocals & background vocals: Donald Fagen
drums (drum set): Jim Gordon
solo guitar: Jeff “Skunk” Baxter
composer: Walter Becker, Donald Fagen
lyricist: Walter Becker, Donald Fagen
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

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, 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


You tell yourself you're not my kind
But you don't even know your mind
And you could have a change of heart


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12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Rikki Don’t Lose That Number
  • 2 Night by Night
  • 3 Any Major Dude Will Tell You
  • 4 Barrytown
  • 5 East St. Louis Toodle‐Oo
  • 6 Parker’s Band
  • 7 Through With Buzz
  • 8 Pretzel Logic
  • 9 With a Gun
  • 10 Charlie Freak
  • 11 Monkey in Your Soul