Numb

by Christopher Wilson

Released 2018
Cattle Call Records
Released 2018
Cattle Call Records
"Numb" is written about the emotional isolation of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which can afflict any human being who has experienced injury or severe psychological shock.
  • 03:50 Lyrics
    Numb

    Numb

     

    how do you halt the linkage

    staggered transmission

    black and blank and blue

    a stranger

    reckless

    you I brought way out here

    a storm taking form

    begotten...not made

     

    oh I feel something...I feel nothing at all

    oh I feel something...I feel nothing at all

     

    the dragon and the drama

    I’m dragged into the core

    accompany the problem

    why invent some more

    feckless

    you I brought way out here

    a storm taking form

    forgotten...that day

     

    oh I feel something...I feel nothing at all

    oh I feel something...I feel nothing at all

    oh I feel like someone...I feel so tall

    oh I feel nothing...I feel nothing at all

     

    I was laughing...I was crying

    I was only trying to tell

    of the need...of the greed

    of the infinite hell

    I was laughing...I was crying

    I was only trying to quell

    all my need...all my greed

    the ringing of the bells

     

    oh I feel something...I feel nothing at all

    oh I feel something...I feel nothing at all

    oh I feel like no one...I feel so small

    oh I feel nothing...I feel nothing at all

     

    I feel nothing

    I feel nothing

    I feel nothing at all

     

    (Words and music by Christopher Wilson; copyright 2018 Christopher Wilsongs, ASCAP. All rights reserved.)

NOTES
Christopher Wilson's new rock single "Numb" was awarded finalist placement in the Rock category of the 2012 Song of the Year songwriting competition. Wilson decided to release the rock single in advance of his upcoming third indie album after meeting Portland-based actor/filmmaker Ian Stout at a mutual friend's Seattle film premier in fall of 2016. This meeting of the minds resulted in a music video production of the song, which follows Wilson's storyline detailing the emotional isolation of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Wilson does not appear in the music video, but insisted that Ian Stout take the lead role since he is a war veteran who suffers from PTSD.