"Numbers" as written by Brad Warren, Brett Warren and Lance / Miller....
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
I don't wanna be a number
Just like being a prisoner
I just wanna stay free
Don't wanna be a number three
O I don't wanna be a 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Signing on the dot
Got my name on a form
Thought I had it made
They treat you just insane
Oh I don't wann be no 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
You are just a number
And I ain't got a name
You are just a number
And I ain't got a name
Sitting in a prison cell
Numbers on my chest
Age is just a number
Mummy does know best
Oh I don't wanna be no 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
You are just a number
And I ain't got a name
You are just a number
And I ain't got a name
I don't wanna be a number
Just like being a prisoner
I just wanna stay free
Don't wanna be a number three
O I don't wanna be a 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
You are just a number
And I ain't got a name
You are just a number
And I ain't got a name
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8






Lyrics submitted by punker87

"Numbers" as written by Melvin Leroy Ellis Peter Jonnathan Davison

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, Spirit Music Group

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    General CommentHe is talking about the brutality and constricting feeling of prision. And there are 7 numbers on a prision from.
    Bones DeLargeon June 23, 2005   Link
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    General Commentmaybe he feels restricted by numbers via age..
    haaaton August 31, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI get the feeling that he is refering to numbers as uniformity. Having a number isn't anything really speical. But if instead of a number you had a name then you could be different from everyone else.
    CantKillAViruson June 23, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe hives did a good cover of this
    draculamountain666on July 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSocial Scüm did a better cover than The Hives in my opinion, Social Scüm made a great live cover of this song. Altho' The Hives did a good job (I'm not a Hives fan), but nothing beats the original
    Steiroon May 24, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationMy take on this song is maybe he is talking about being signed to a company the line "signing on the dot got my name on a form" or maybe he is talking about getting IDs or any kind of Documentation that gives you a number.You have your name but a number to go along with it. Maybe he is saying he just wants to be free nothing to bind him like in the modern day. he dosnt want documentation or a number like a prisoner he just wants to be free. Tell me your take on it. it could just be as simple as he dosnt want to be a prisoner, but i feel like theres more to it.
    robsmagicon October 04, 2010   Link

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