I'm numb as a statue
I may have to beg, borrow or steal
Some feelings from you
So I can have some feelings too

I'm pale as a ghost
You know what I love about you
That's what I need the most
I'm gonna beg, borrow or steal
Some feelings from you
I'm gonna beg, borrow or steal
So I can have some feelings too

I don't care if it's superficial
You don't have to dig down deep
Just bring enough for the ritual
Get here before I fall asleep

Ain't nothing special
When the present meets the past
I've always taken care of business
I've paid my first and last


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Numb As A Statue Lyrics as written by Jorge Calderon Warren Zevon

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  • +2
    General Comment

    This one is pretty basic - sadly, it's about Warren Zevon's terminal lung cancer and his pending death.

    sean961807on June 24, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    This is a song about a girl that provides all the excitement in the narrator's life. Modern society has numbed his senses. He's oblivious to everything, bored out of his mind, etc, etc. But when she's around, things happen.

    TheThornBirdson February 25, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretation

    I feel like this talks about a man's addiction to a drug, it is only through this drug that this man could feel any sherd of emotions without it he's is (numb as a statue). long periods without the consumption of this drug put his body in a withdrawal which makes him ( pale as a ghost). ( I'm gonna beg, borrow or steal Some feelings from you) This line show us that the desperate man will try by any means to get his feelings (high) back.

    lifekillson April 21, 2014   Link
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    General Comment

    In parts Warren is talking about his impending death here. The line "get here before I fall asleep" is very touching. He is telling whoever he is addressing to get there before he dies. Maybe he has to tell that person something - I don't know exactly what he was referring to but I find it very powerful. He expresses that line in a such a melancholic way that it is hard to believe he would be talking about anything else. He's also reflecting on his life: "I've always taken care of business I've paid my first and last". Really touching song and one of the best of his fantastic final album. Lindley's playing really elevates the song to a whole other level. Warren may be gone but he hopefully will never be forgotten.

    WarrenZevonFanon January 09, 2015   Link

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