I never thought I'd go
But I never thought you so
Until now that I see
All the crazy things you're doing
Why you want to ruin it
And me?

Counting numbered days

I think you know it's true
That's it
It's all over, I'm through
For a while we can smile
For the people that we're passing
And even if they're asking
We can lie

Counting numbered days

Looks like the sun is gonna set
Know that there's nothing I regret
All the things that I learned
Well, I'd like to think I earned it
No need to go and burn it down now

Counting numbered days
Counting numbered days

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"Numbered Days" as written by Mark O. Everett Joe W. Gore

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentGod, this song is so sad and beautiful. It makes me want to have E's man-children.
    Eamonon September 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about relationships that are ending and how you shouldn't think of it as a bad thing like they say "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger"...atleast thats how I see it..great song
    Friendlyghoston March 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentDefinitely my favorite Eels song. Not exactly sure what it means. There seems to be a death metaphor in there ("the sun is gonna set...there's nothing I regret" and then of course the chorus).

    Might be about an elderly man who doesn't want to argue with his old love, or a family member ("no need to go and burn it down now" - like burning bridges).
    TooLongAwakeon April 09, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think it's not so much death as the sun setting on a relationship. sounds like she's done something wrong and knows that he's gonna break up with her, but they can still pretend that it's alright and count the days til it's over.
    stegemreealion June 07, 2007   Link

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