Surfing the Internet can have you end up anywhere. Searching for news about, say, "Steely Dan", can have you land on a blog where a man writes that contrary to the title one of his Steely Dan albums (Can't Buy A Thrill) you really can buy a thrill.
And he tells a story of an older man and a young woman that would make perfect fodder for a Donald Fagen and Walter Becker lyric. In the seventies with a wry, cynical twist. These days perhaps with an older, more reflecting view a la 2003's Everything Must Go.
At any rate; if D&W need some inspiration for the new album, they could follow this link and take it from there.