Don't wanna hear the news
What's going on
What's coming through
I don't wanna know
Don't wanna know
Just wanna hide away
Make my escape
I want the world
To leave me alone
Feels like I feel too much
I've seen too much
For a little while
I want to forget

I wanna be numb
I don't wanna feel this pain no more
Wanna lose touch
I just wanna go and lock the door
I don't wanna think
I don't wanna feel nothing
I wanna be numb
I just wanna be
Wanna be numb

Can't find no space to breathe
World's closing in
Right on me now
Well that's how it feels
That's how it feels
Too much light
There's too much sound
Wanna turn it off
Wanna shut it out
I need some relief
Think that like I think too much
I've seen too much
There is just too much
Thought in my head

I wanna be numb
I don't wanna feel this pain no more
Wanna lose touch
I just wanna go and lock the door
I don't wanna think
I don't wanna feel nothing
I wanna be numb
I just wanna be
Wanna be

Taken away from all the madness
Need to escape
Escape from the pain
I'm out on the edge
About to lose my mind
For a little while
For a little while
I wanna be numb

I don't wanna think
I don't wanna feel nothing
I wanna be numb
I don't wanna feel this pain no more
Wanna lose touch
I just wanna go and lock the door
I don't wanna think
I don't wanna feel nothing
I wanna be numb
I just wanna be
Wanna be numb
I just wanna be
Wanna be numb


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Numb Lyrics as written by Diane Eve Warren

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  • +2
    General CommentI absolutely love this song. It's pretty self-explanitory.
    lanesraon November 25, 2007   Link
  • +1
    MemoryI'll always remember this song playing in a montage on the BBC just after England were knocked out of the 2006 world cup on penalties by Portugal. It was a truly heartbreaking song - yet so right for the moment too. This song is poignant beyond belief. One of the PSB's more underrated songs - it attracts a surprising amount of hate from PSB fans.

    As others have already said, the meaning of the song is clear.
    davidbeckhamon January 30, 2021   Link
  • -1
    General CommentDON'T WANNA HEAR THE NEWS/ WHAT'S GOING ON/
    WHAT'S COMING THROUGH/ I DON'T WANNA KNOW/
    DON'T WANNA KNOW/ JUST WANNA HIDE AWAY/ MAKE
    MY ESCAPE/ I WANT THE WORLD/ TO LEAVE ME
    ALONE/ FEELS LIKE I FEEL TOO MUCH/ I'VE SEEN TOO
    MUCH/ FOR A LITTLE WHILE/ I WANT TO FORGET

    I WANNA BE NUMB/ I DON'T WANNA FEEL THIS
    PAIN NO MORE/ WANA LOSE TOUCH/ I JUST WANNA
    GO AND LOCK THE DOOR/ I DON'T WANNA THINK/
    I DON'T WANNA FEEL NOTHING/ I WANNA BE NUMB/
    I JUST WANNA BE/ WANNA BE NUMB

    CAN'T FIND NO SPACE TO BREATHE/ WORLD'S
    CLOSING IN/ RIGHT ON ME NOW/ WELL THAT'S HOW
    IT FEELS/ THAT'S HOW IT FEELS/ TOO MUCH LIGHT
    THERE'S TOO MUCH SOUND/ I WANNA TURN IT OFF/
    WANNA SHUT IT OUT/ I NEED SOME RELIEF/ THINK
    THAT LIKE I THINK TOO MUCH/ I'VE SEEN TOO MUCH/
    THERE'S JUST TOO MUCH/ THOUGHT IN MY HEAD

    I WANNA BE NUMB/ I DON'T WANNA FEEL THIS
    PAIN NO MORE/ WANA LOSE TOUCH/ I JUST WANNA
    GO AND LOCK THE DOOR/ I DON'T WANNA THINK/
    I DON'T WANNA FEEL NOTHING/ I WANNA BE NUMB/
    I JUST WANNA BE/ WANNA BE / TAKEN AWAY FROM
    ALL THE MADNESS/ NEED TO ESCAPE/ ESCAPE FROM
    THE PAIN/ I'M OUT ON THE EDGE/ ABOUT TO LOSE
    MY MIND/ FOR A LITTLE WHILE/ FOR A LITTLE WHILE/
    I WANNA BE NUMB

    I DON'T WANNA THINK/ I DON'T WANNA FEEL
    NOTHING/ I WANNA BE NUMB/ I DON'T WANNA FEEL
    THIS PAIN NO MORE/ WANA LOSE TOUCH/ I JUST
    WANNA GO AND LOCK THE DOOR/ I DON'T WANNA
    THINK/ I DON'T WANNA FEEL NOTHING/ I WANNA BE
    NUMB/ I JUST WANNA BE/ WANNA BE NUMB/ I JUST
    WANNA BE/ WANNA BE NUMB/ ALL THE MADNESS/
    I WANNA BE NUMB

    This is a bit more complete...i love this song! to me its about always having to deal with something, and being exhausted, and wanting to just shut the door on the world and be apathetic for a while.
    Audreymooon December 01, 2006   Link
  • -1
    General CommentWiki:The liner notes show that the album Fundamental is dedicated to two executed Iranian gay teenagers, Mahmoud Asgari and Ayaz Marhoni, who were hanged on 19 July 2005. Some reports have suggested the two may have been executed for engaging in homosexual behaviour, though the official Iranian report was that they were hanged for raping a 13-year-old boy. The boys (and probably the 13 year old too) claim it was consensual sex.

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…

    I wonder if the song Numb was inspired by this horrific event.
    chadergeist82on August 20, 2019   Link

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