"The Numbers" as written by and Jonathan Greenwood Colin Greenfield....
It holds us like a phantom
The touch is like a breeze
It shines its understanding
See the moon smiling

Open on all channels
Ready to receive
And we're not at the mercy
Of your shimmers or spells
Your shimmers or spells

We are of the earth
To her we do return
The future is inside us
It's not somewhere else
It's not somewhere else
It's not somewhere else

(One day at a time)
One day at a time

We call upon the people
People have this power
The numbers don't decide
Your system is a lie
The river running dry
The wings of a butterfly
And you may pour us away like soup
Like we're pretty broken flowers
We'll take back what is ours
Take back what is ours

One day at a time

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"The Numbers" as written by Jonathan Greenwood Colin Greenfield

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    General CommentThat last stanza is so unbelieveably powerful. An absolute call to arms, for people to start caring before this world is irreversibly broken. And seeing the song live only amplifies it.
    justburningon September 14, 2016   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's about the destruction of the planet. Climate change, nuclear winter, etc. And it's up to us to stop it. We may be too late.
    taverneron December 20, 2016   Link
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    General Commentnumbers can be computer coding. perhaps political votes. clocks ticking away and our lives at this point unconsciously revolving around the concept of minutes, hours, and days. listening to this and reading the lyrics, i thought of The Matrix. the lines of scrolling numbers, especially the closing scene. seeing the numbers for what they are and not being bound by them.
    getthoselyricsrighton August 24, 2016   Link
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    General Commenti think of it as the top 100 pop boards and things of that nature. The numbers say "firework" if the best song but its really not, and only people can change the fucked up music system
    jackdalisaon December 29, 2016   Link

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