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
The 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

Lyrics submitted by headofradio, edited by BIRDDUDE830

The Numbers Lyrics as written by Jonathan Greenwood Colin Greenfield

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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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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