"Days Are Numbers (the Traveller)" as written by Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson....
The traveler is always leaving town
He never has the time to turn around
And if the road he's taken isn't leading anywhere
He seems to be completely unaware

The traveler is always leaving home
The only kind of life he's ever known
When every moment seems to be
A race against the time
There's always one more mountain left to climb

Days are numbers
Watch the stars
We can only see so far
Someday, you'll know where you are
Remember
Days are numbers
Count the stars
We can only go so far
One day, you'll know where you are

The traveler awaits the morning tide
He doesn't know what's on the other side
But something deep inside of him
Keeps telling him to go
He hasn't found a reason to say no

The traveler is only passing through
He cannot understand your point of view
Abandoning reality, unsure of what he'll find
The traveler in me is close behind

Days are numbers
Watch the stars
We can only see so far
Someday, you'll know where you are
Remember
Days are numbers
Count the stars
We can only go so far
One day, you'll know where you are


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"Days Are Numbers (The Traveller)" as written by Eric Woolfson Alan Parsons

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  • +2
    My InterpretationI can't believe no one has commented on this song yet. This song has a lot to say to us today ...

    "The traveller is always leaving town
    He never has the time to turn around
    And if the road he's taken isn't leading anywhere
    He seems to be completely unaware" - we endlessly pursue career advancement, wealth, power, fame, completely unaware that following this road will not get us anywhere

    "The traveller is always leaving home
    The only kind of life he's ever known
    When every moment seems to be
    A race against the time
    There's always one more mountain left to climb" - it's never enough for us. Part of the human condition is that we're never satisfied

    "The traveller awaits the morning tide
    He doesn't know what's on the other side
    But something deep inside of him
    Keeps telling him to go
    He hasn't found a reason to say no" - a reference perhaps to the days of the European explorers and conquistadors, but aren't we still of the same mindset today?

    Beautiful song. Very deep.



    LaBradford22on May 05, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLife is short; too many of us, all too often, don't take the time to stop and enjoy our numbered days.
    Hraesvelgon October 20, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionThis is an amazing song. Maybe it would be a better world if everyone just took a little time to think in what is really important. The clock is ticking, and we don't have much time left to do meaningful things.
    Ponchoon April 02, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI won't deny that the song speaks about the sensless of the modern style of life but in my opinion there are many details that relate to the early days of travel and exploration. "Watch the stars", "days are numbers" and "the traveller awaits the morning tide". The early sea explorers like Columbus or Magallanes had to count days and wath the stars with their astrolabes, of course the best time for depart was always the morning tide and they really didn't have a clue of what was on the other side "He doesn't know what's on the other side" the legends then said that there were dragons or gigantic cascades so, why did they go?
    But something deep inside of him
    Keeps telling him to go
    He hasn't found a reason to say no
    But the song speaks also about the travels that the humanity will do, lead by travellers like the early explorers.

    Remember
    Days are numbers
    Count the stars
    We can only go so far
    autoestopistaon June 01, 2012   Link

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