and the story goes like this: everything went numb for the money and the guns
and everytime he'd think it out: "there's nothing to worry about
get in the van, don't deviate from the plan
if everything goes smooth then you'll walk away a rich man"
so it begins, everybody walks in
could this be the way or the day that the underdog wins?
i think not, so i bet on the feds because the black hat men never win in the end

ski mask (check)
sawed off (check)
guilty conscience, fear of death (check check check)
everything went numb when he stumbled upon what he thought
was going to be another means to the end
the silence
the sirens
it all went down like his nightmare the night before
i don't want to hear
i don't want to be near
i do what i got to do just to keep my nose clean

the story doesn't end here
don't fear for our hero ain't near the end
my friend
let's take it back to how it all began: with a proposition
and proposition starts with a capital p
"or at least for me" is what he said to himself
but himself ain't a lot when he's got nothing left
of what was once a man, loved and loving
he took that trip that turns something to nothing
right and wrong
there's not a lot a difference when you're singing that poor man's song
and that song it goes just a little like this:

na na na...

ski mask (check)
sawed off (check)
guilty conscience, fear of death (check check check)
everything went numb when he stumbled upon what he thought
was going to be another means to the end
the silence
the sirens
it all went down like his nightmare the night before
i don't want to hear
i don't want to be near
i do what i got to do just to keep my nose clean



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Everything Went Numb song meanings
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  • +1
    General Commentthis is one of the best song that i have ever heard by any band, and i love thire style that you have to think about waht ey are saying and not just listen to the song
    Chewy038on April 28, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPure genius. A man plotting to rob a bank, and then gets nervous and thinks about what will happen. Intense and pleasing.
    everythingg0esnumbon April 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI disagree, at the beginning he's getting nervous, but he goes through with it only to be caught. Hence, everything went numb, because he turned against his gut instinct, "Went Numb" to his gut instinct only to be caught.

    "It all went down like his nightmare the night before"

    That says he went through with it.

    Brilliant song, especially live.
    nullseton April 21, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFirst song of them I heard, and it is my favorite. Its so well written, I love their lyrics.
    Vroom_rockson June 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat goes numb is the rest of his life because he lost focus on everything except the "money and guns", but with that loss of the rest of his life, he was due for a downfall of sorts(getting caught.)
    The_Unibomberon June 22, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTwo words....9mm and a three piece suit
    italiansqueekon October 23, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentconsidering that tomas kolnoky wrote both....yeah...there are a lot of similarities between 9 mm and a three piece suit, but overall there's a different feeling to them
    angrellamaon October 24, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentawesome song about conscience
    jba205on November 07, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat song about an inner battle inside a mans head, but yea 9mm and a three piece suit by c22 is similar it just goes with the motife of tom kolnoky
    i think these lyrics are much better tho
    allsystemsgoon November 15, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is not about a man plotting to rob a bank. He is put in the situation against his will, most likely, which is what leads him to his "how did it come to this?" state-of-mind. Also, there's nothing about a bank in this song.
    stevenlelandon November 30, 2004   Link

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