"Uncomfortably Numb" as written by and Butch Walker....
Detox, detox, where are you?
You coulda saved me from a disaster
With all these cell phone numbers
It's gonna be weeks cleaning off my dresser

I love it, I hate it, I can't live without it
I love it, I hate it, baby

The first time's the worst time,
Then you become so uncomfortably numb
That you can't hide the fake smile,
Stare into space with a look on your face
That says: gotta get outta Los Angeles
So blind I can't see,
Gotta get outta Los Angeles,
Gotta get Los Angeles outta me

Sober, sober, send yourself over
I did it again last night
I wasted a good conversation
Bout music and god
On an outta work coked up A&R guy

I love it, I hate it, I can't live without it
I love it, I hate it, baby

First time's the worst time
Then you become so uncomfortably numb
That you can't hide the fake smile,
Stare into space with a look on your face
That says: gotta get outta Los Angeles
So blind I can't see
Gotta get outta Los Angeles
Gotta get Los Angeles outta me


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"Uncomfortably Numb" as written by Butch Walker

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    General CommentThis and "Race Cars and Goth Rock" is about Butch's first mistake- I mean... relationship he had when he moved to L.A. Uncomfortably Numb is an extension of the "So At Last" narrative telling Butch's story about saving up and moving to L.A., and is later concluded in "Lights Out" and "Race Cars and Goth Rock."

    Basically this song is about having the first real relationship or the first real love of your life, and not being able to "fake love" somebody in a later relationship, and you just become so numb to anything and everything. It's also about wanting to leave a place because everything around reminds you of your past relationship, and then drinking yourself to high hell trying for a remedy.
    thapetdetectiveon June 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWhat does "Sober, sober, send yourself over" mean?
    ImNotScaredAnymoreon June 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentPink Floyd, no?

    I love this song. Butch is so incredibly underrated.
    milk23on October 16, 2008   Link

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