Live by the Numbers

from by Airlooms

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Risk in the breeze,
Riding our backs
As Cadillac cars
Come trampling past.
The luxary nightlife,
It comes with a cost:
You drown in the bullshit
To be something you're not.

Smile like you're satisfied,
Laugh like you're cured
You pose for the freak-show,
Whatever it's worth.

Measure the moments
And cut out the waste.
We live by the numbers
And we die by the days.


Breathe in the poison
And brush off the stains.
The pains in your chest
Pound to keep you awake.

Through heartache and romance,
Love as a game:
A gamble for passion,
A slap in the face,

A try for the moment
When time fades away,
Where the answers are simple
But they're all that remain.


Measure the moments
And cut out the waste.
We live by the numbers and we die by the days.

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from By the Numbers EP, released September 6, 2012

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Airlooms Kent, Ohio

Kent, OH.

A basement recording project that never went anywhere.

Originally inspired by James Tilly Matthews and the Air Loom described in John Haslam's Illustrations of Madness.

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