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Numb
The Family Jewels album artwork
Released November 23, 2007
Length 4:18
Label 679, Atlantic
Format Digital download, CD (with album)
Producer Liam Howe
The Family Jewels (UK edition) track listing
"Numb" is track number 12.
Previous track
"Rootless"
Next track
"Guilty"
The Family Jewels (US edition) track listing
"Numb" is track number 13.
Previous track
"Seventeen"
Next track
The Family Jewels (US iTunes deluxe edition) track listing
"Numb" is track number 13.
Previous track
"Seventeen"
Next track
"Rootless"

"Numb" is a song by Marina and the Diamonds on her first studio album, The Family Jewels.

Commercial Performance and Charts

Despite no music video and no official promotion, Numb still managed to chart on the UK Singles Chart, peaking at #135.

Chart (2010) Peak

Position

UK Singles Chart[1] 135

Official version

  • Album version — 4:18
  • Demo version — 4:20

Lyrics

One track mind like a goldfish
Stuck inside my petri dish
I can't breathe and I can't smile
This'd better be worth my while

I feel numb most of the time
Lower I get, the higher I'll climb
And I will wonder why
I got dark only to shine
Looking for the golden life
Oh it's a reasonable sacrifice
Burn, burn, burn bright

Forgo family, forgo friends
It's how it started, how it ends
I can't open up and cry
'Cause I've been silent all my life

I feel numb most of the time
Lower I get, the higher I'll climb
And I will wonder why
I got dark only to shine
Looking for the golden life
Oh it's a reasonable sacrifice
Burn, burn, burn bright
Burn, burn, burn bright

Ooh, I get dark, ohh, and I'm in hell
I need a friend, ooh, but I can't yell
Yeah I'm no good, no good to anyone
'Cause all I care about is being number one

Shine, looking for the golden life
Oh it's a reasonable sacrifice
Shine, looking for the golden life
Oh it's a reasonable sacrifice, sacrifice

I feel numb most of the time
Lower I get, the higher I'll climb
And I will wonder why
I got dark only to shine
And I light up the sky
Stars that burn the brightest
Fall so fast and pass you by
Puff like empty lighters

I feel numb most of the time
Lower I get, the higher I'll climb
And I will wonder why
I get dark only to shine
And I light up the sky
Stars that burn the brightest
Fall so fast and pass you by
Spark like empty lighters

Dum-da-dum da-dum da-dum
Dum-da-dum da-da-ah-ah
Dum-da-dum da-dum da-dum
Dum-da-dum da-da-ah-ah

References

  1. http://www.zobbel.de/cluk/CLUK_M.HTM