The Airborne Toxic Event Lyrics: Numb

The Airborne Toxic Event, All At OnceFrom The Album All At Once (2011)
Published by Primary Wave Airborne (ASCAP)
Lyrics by Mikel Jollett


I’ve been in a daze. It seems like days that I’ve been waiting for this dream to pass.
It goes so fast. It seems nothing lasts. I think I’ve lost something.

Stuck here with these people wide awake, the crush of bodies in one space.
I feel your hot breath on my tongue. I wonder where you’ve gone.

And the ever-turning spinning wheel of people, places, lies.
I feel the restless beat of the sleepless night to come.

I just want to be numb.

Hopeless these three years like smoking gears,
I go from place to place just aimlessly and half asleep,
like I’ve fallen alone in some endless breach.

I don’t know where I am. I don’t what I’ve done.
I just go over it and over it again and again and again.
I can’t sleep at night. I can’t breathe.
But if I drink tonight, I’ll get you off my mind.

And the ever-present pit I feel, I’m turning on some spinning wheel.
The faces and the scenes I see, and none of it seems real to me.
Just the bleary haze of the morning still to come.

I just want to be numb.


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