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The Numbers is the eighth track from A Moon Shaped Pool, Radiohead's ninth studio album.

Music Video

On October 6th 2016, Radiohead's official YouTube channel released a video of a version of The Numbers played by Jonny and Thom, using a CR78 drum machine. The video was directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, filmed outdoors, in a "Live session" style. The version of the song performed is very similar to the album version, but stripped down, and with Jonny playing a different lead line, and on the guitar instead of the piano.
Radiohead - The Numbers- Jonny, Thom & a CR78

Radiohead - The Numbers- Jonny, Thom & a CR78

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
It holds us like a phantom
It touches like a breeze
It shines its understanding
See the moon is smiling
Open on all channels
Ready to receive
Cause we're not at the mercy
Of your chimeras and spells
Your chimeras and spells
Mmmhm
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

[Chorus]
(One day at a time)
One day at a time

[Verse 2]
We call upon the people
The people have this power
The numbers don't decide
The system is a lie
A river running dry
The wings of butterflies
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

[Chorus]
One day at a time