When razors first came on the scene
they only had one blade.
And that was fine for cheek and chin--
men thought they had it made.
But then the ads for razors ran
with two blades by and by.
They said you’d get a closer shave:
C’mon, give it a try!
(The first blade gives the hair a tug
to pull it from the skin.
The second blade then follows up;
how we are taken in!)
And then a third blade came along
as razors grew in size.
It was a scheme to up the cost;
most did not realize.
Oh advertising dances to
the gullible today.
As long as it is profiting,
it thinks that it’s okay.
Now razors hold a slew of blades--
more metal scrapes the face.
When truth is slain for dollar signs,
promotion ads disgrace.
And yes, "ads" is what I mean in the last line.