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On a sunny day
That I wake
I doubt that I'll get better tomorrow
Maintained by the reasonable thing that I wish
Underneath my eyelids
So much hate and violence
What it took to build me
Wasn't enough to kill me

Oooooooh, let me lie some more
I really needed a friend
Who'll listen till the end

Such a pleading case that I made
Convinced them that we could do again
What we did back then but even better tomorrow
Just another number
Dropped for better value
To nothing but build me
Wasn't enough to kill me

Ooooooh, let me lie some more
I really needed a friend
At least until the end

Would you give me life support?
It never has to end
These are the numbers
Let me look at the numbers

Now, what will be, will be, will be, kills me

Ooooooh, let me lie some more
It never has to end
But look what we began

You gave me life support
And never let it end
And listened till the end

Cuz you, you were my support
When I really needed a friend
Just look at the numbers
Cause we are the numbers


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    General CommentI think this song is about getting older "just another number, dropped from better value," and friendship. Everything he has been through wasn't enough to kill him. He had a friend that helped him through the hard times as the "numbers" kept piling up.

    We all act oblivious to the fact that we are dying and what we do adds up. We are the "numbers" it all adds up. We think we can do better tomorrow than we did today but the fact is we are numbered. We all need friends to get us through until the ultimate end.

    I love Hurt. I can't believe they aren't more popular. A deep rock song.
    diamondblu7on April 19, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThe song is about the value of one life. You and I are just numbers, 1 out of 6.8 billion. The song also refrences time, in the way that we never have enough; always wanting more. Its is an old man telling his story on his death bed. Looking for someone to listen to how hw got there and his trials and tribulations. 'What it took to build me , wasnt enough to kill me'; the perverbeal what doesnt kill me makes me stronger. The real number is one more day, one at a time... Just a number. What's your number gonna be, when is your number going to get called. We all hvae a time, is today your day. Think about it and wonder is today my number.
    owl458on April 27, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThe song is about the record label. They were dropped from Capitol Records, and this song is just about the band, the fans, etc. They're "just another number, dropped for better value". The chorus "listen to the end" line is pretty self explanatory. The song is saying that they want fans of the music, to hell with labels who don't care about different music (such as Capitol who mislabeled the band as "metal"). The "let me lie some more" line is a reference to music that was persuaded by Capitol. They were told to alter songs just for singles and sales. The jab at Capitol is made most evident by "Such a pleading case that I made, Convinced them we could do again what we do back then but even better tomorrow", referencing the sales of Vol. 1 and Vol. II and the sales numbers they had. It could also be the transition from Capitol to Amusement and J. Loren saying "we can sale as well as we did with Vol. 1 and Vol. II and even do better".

    I can see the misrepresentation of the song being about how bad the world is, based off the first verse. But notice "underneath my eyelids", meaning, in J. Loren's head. He has all this in him. Music is his release, that is obvious. This song is about the band and Capitol records. I will look for something more concrete, but I think it is fairly obvious if you REALLY look at the lyrics and listen to it. Very much a song like Et Al and Thank You For Listening.
    RoleMartyrXon January 03, 2011   Link

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