"Safety in Numbers" as written by Joan Osborne and Erik Della Penna....
What are you going to do with your new ways?
What are you going to do with your new wave?
Maybe it's that you no longer care.
Now you're so great.
You've just got to stand there.
Or were you never even bothered anyway,
About the new wave.

What about the new wave?
Did you think it would change things?

Here we all are in the latest craze.
Stick with the crowd,
hope it's not a passing phase.
It's the latest thing to be nowhere.
You can turn into the wallpaper.
But you know you were always there anyway,
Without the new wave.

What about the new wave?
Did you think it would change things?

It's just safety in numbers,

When it's tricky, when it gets tough,
When you need to feel that you're good enough,
All you pretty people who've been taken over.
Had better start looking for your own answers.
'Cause there's no safety in numbers anyway,
Or in a new wave

What about the new wave?
Did you think it would change things?

It's just safety in numbers.


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"Safety in Numbers" as written by Joan Osborne Erik Della Penna

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    General CommentThis song seems to mean the new wave accomplishes nothing. I agree, it doesn't. Awesome song.
    spork542on August 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI'm not so sure that this means that new wave accomplishes nothing. TV Smith, in his solo career, did have a tendency to veer more towards the new wave genre. In my opinion all punk (before '79) is new wave, BUT not all new wave is punk.

    I think this song deals more with hipsters, and following trends for fear of being an individual. New wave maybe refers to the music, but maybe, it just refers to the new wave of trends, ideals .. the latest thing.
    If "new wave" is referencing the music genre, it may be important to reference the first song on CTRS, "One Chord Wonders" where TV Smith jokes ""We must be new wave, they'll like us next year" - suggesting that The Adverts are just gonna have to wait 'til these hipsters find 'em and flock.
    Ladybaconon May 04, 2008   Link

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