Metal Church - By The Numbers Lyrics




Living my life by the numbers
Counting backwards every day
Seeing things a little clearer
I've been watching everyday

I hear you screaming, get off of my back
I hear it every day
How will it feel when your world's turning black?
I cannot feel this again

'Cause you're living
Living by the numbers
Living
Living by the numbers
'Cause you're living
Living by the numbers

Looking for the signs and wonders
Live your life in disarray
When you look into the mirror
Do you have to look away?

When will I stop living life in the black
A debt I continue to pay
Why does it feel like a knife in the back?
Why can't I just walk away?

'Cause you're living
Living by the numbers
Living
Living by the numbers
'Cause you're living
Living by the numbers

Never again
Never again
Yeah

Living my life by the numbers
Counting backwards every day
Seeing things a little clearer
I've been watching every day

I hear you screaming, get off of my back
I hear it every day
Why does it feel like a knife in my back?
Why can't I just walk away?

'Cause you're living
Living by the numbers
Living
Living by the numbers
'Cause you're living
Living by the numbers

'Cause you're living
Living by the numbers
Living
Living by the numbers
'Cause you're living
Living by the numbers

'Cause you're living
Living by the numbers
Living
Living by the numbers
'Cause you're living
Living by the numbers





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  1. FELIPE AUGUSTO MARTINS SKUG

    HEAVY/THRASH METAL IS FOREVER...80 YEARS ...!!!

  2. Jeremy

    This song needs more veiws!

  3. Jimmy Magana

    Great song....

  4. monstergarage

    High End

  5. psiklops71

    so sexy mike i do miss the long hair .......

  6. Paul Stadnyk

    I love the drums on this album. Very Kirk Arrington vibe.

  7. Tony P

    Dang. At end of day still blowing same patch of yard. Nope, cant hire ya. Lol

  8. Fabio Bozzolan

    Very cool !

  9. AD mzo

    Heavy metal: few love songs

  10. BKelly Photography

    Stet Howland on drums !!!!!!!! Fuck Yeah !!!!!!

  11. Brett Murphy Murphy

    My favorite band ,I put them ahead of what many people say is the greatest band and that’s Iron Maiden .Classic live did it for me long live Metal Church
    PS Up the Irons but do it at Church

  12. Trevor Turek

    Remember kids; it's not the length of your hair, nor the style that makes you Metal... It's not the clothes you wear, nor fashion that makes you Metal... IT'S ATTITUDE!! 🤘 😎 🤘 😈

  13. Matt DOE

    Saw metal church hell ya im on it god they still rock and there true metal they stayed true

  14. metalgodz69

    That time of the day again...Time to go to church.....:)

  15. Dave Weston

    Kick ass video and song!

  16. Jack Daniels

    Love the drum entrance.... And all boxer/slip like Mike. "Date With Poverty" next...
    Givvin my shirt in a minute....

  17. Ahmed siddiqui

    I wonder if the video was shot in the lead singer's house.

    RatPakRecords

    No, it wasn't Ahmed...it was filmed in the friend of the producers home :-)

  18. Robert Rubey

    Yessss metal church is back and kicking ass!!!! The looks may not be the same but the music is blessing in disguise!!!!! Awesome!!!

  19. Steven Carter

    Dude seriously when is iron maiden and metal Church going to do a tour together

    Kevin Scarborough

    I'd rather see Metal Church tour with Judas Priest. Both bands will have a new album in 2020.

  20. IPK- International Punk Kings

    Now that's a cool video- by Metal Church-
    1st time i saw it but, like damn !!! great video!!!

  21. thedeadonmusic1

    Helluva way for a 55yo man to make a living...It looks like the guys are taking care of themselves. Kool!

  22. TheVideoNorm

    Thanks guys, for great, straight-up Metal! YOU DELIVER AND THEN SOME!!!

  23. Yuma

    Damn it steve get out of here

  24. Rick Cope

    I love Metal Church, seen them in Indianapolis at a small venue...

    Would have been great if their head roadie wasn’t being a dick to everybody. Highly disappointed!!! Not mad at the band, who were class acts... but me and another fan watched him spill someones beer just because it was in his way or something, ripped the set list out of my hand (it was before the encore, so not like the band was going to be lost without it), and he was a dick to the promoter apparently who is a super cool guy... I Drove home from NC to see them and he pretty much spoiled it! Never thought I’d be sorry to say I seen one of my favorite bands live 😐

  25. Curia1349

    fucking awesome guys! i love MC for fucking ever \m/

  26. Toni Trifonov

    Wow,wow,wow

  27. Murasama

    This is "Howe" a lot of corporate CFO's start off their day and then secretly let off steam... xD

  28. Luki Pilch

    :D wtf in swimsuit in 04:40 :D :D probably big tools

  29. Patrick Kesler

    Great song. Googy video.

  30. Louis Csanko

    THE MONSIGNOR SAID I AM A HOPELESS SINNER// I SAID, BUT FATHER I AM A HUGE FOLLOWER OF THE CHURCH// THE METAL CHURCH \,,,/

  31. Nicole Tuttle

    I am seriously in love with this song
    Can't wait to see (and meet) these guys in a few weeks!

  32. CaptainFailTV

    Lyrics suck

  33. BL Davis

    I think we can all relate...

  34. Michael K

    Ok that’s freakin spooky. Mike is looking an awful lot like my dad when I was in high school in this vid 😮 lmao! Good job guys!

  35. Hillbilly Headbanger

    Holy Shit!!! I just keep coming back!!! DAMN I LOVE METAL CHURCH!!!!! They are every bit as good now as they ever were at any point!!! I mean that!! Rock on Brothers I will always be a fan till the day I die!!

  36. Vlodimir Bumazhnikau

    How much pounds? Was very fest

  37. Hillbilly Headbanger

    METAL CHURCH!!! Glad to see new stuff with Mike!!!!! I love it!!!! Awesome stuff!!

  38. John Scorpion

    liking the new album. Not one dud on the whole thing. Been a fan of thrash since the 80's and still am today. Rock on MC.

  39. gaetan landry

    Nice, awesome

  40. Alien

    All video suffering for the Kurdt's head,,, headbanging too near of the roof

  41. Mike Are

    jesus Christ is that Mike Howe?? Shit...he plays suit and tie guy well \m/ Voice is still the shit..always was. \m/

  42. Louis Csanko

    LOVE THIS VIDEO// COUNTING COFFEE PACKS// TIME ON COFEE MACHINE// NUMBERS ON RECORDING EQUIPMENT// STOCK QUOTES//INTERNATIONAL TIME//MIKE AND VIDEO PRODUCERS HAVE GREAT SENSE OF HUMOR// AT THE END OF VIDEO MIKE'S WIFE COMES HOME AND ONE OF THE GUYS IS LAYING IN POOL// MIKE LOUDLY WHISPERS GET OUT OF HERE/// FUNNY AS ALL HELL \,,,/FORGOT WEIGHT ON SCALE// lol!!! \,,,/

  43. danziger69

    Everything good about 1980s metal revisited. Great job, Metal Church!

  44. TheAvenger62

    0:49 He lives in LA,California but his office is in London, England. No wonder his getting burn out with all that commuting lol

  45. 2WheelTonio

    A band that should have had and have more success... gravely underrated.

  46. Louis Csanko

    WE ARE ALL LIVING BY THE NUMBERS

  47. Frank Gooch

    The riffmaster Kirk Vanderhoof is doing it again...Mike Howe sounds fantastic..Loving this...

  48. Louis Csanko

    I WENT TO CONFESSION AT THE METAL CHURCH// I WAS TOLD BY THE JUDAS PRIEST TO SING// 3 ( GODS OF WRATH) AND 2( BY THE NUMBERS)

  49. Louis Csanko

    METAL 4 LIFE\'''/

    Louis Csanko

    THANKS GUYS\,,,/

  50. Ronnie Riveros

    Funny video

  51. Louis Csanko

    RAT PAK RECORDS\,,,/

  52. Louis Csanko

    THE ONLY MASS I ATTEND IS AT THE METAL CHURCH\,,,/

  53. Rick Animal Taylor

    Still killing it after all these years and still just as bad ass as ever!!!

  54. Louis Csanko

    MIKE HOWE\,,,/

  55. Louis Csanko

    80 PEOPLE DO NOT KNOW METAL

  56. madometal

    Now he looks more like Graham Bonnet and there's nothin' wrong with that

  57. Louis Csanko

    LOVE METAL CHURCH// I SAW THEM OPEN UP FOR METALICA IN NYC // LIKE 1986// AFTER CLIFF( RIP) BURTON HAD PASSED AWAY// VERY SAD DAY// METAL CHURCH WERE GREAT LIVE\,,,/

  58. Louis Csanko

    RAT PAK RECORDS RULE\,,,/

    RatPakRecords

    Thank you Louis! We appreciate the kind words :-)

    Louis Csanko

    THANKS RAT PAK RECORDS\,,,/MIKE HOWE AND THE GUYS SOUND GREAT\,,,/

    Louis Csanko

    @RatPakRecords // THANK YOU GUYS // LOVE THE METAL CHURCH\,,,/

    RatPakRecords

    @Louis Csanko Yes they do!!

    Louis Csanko

    @RatPakRecords \,,,/

  59. Preacher M.

    Wow Mr Howe cool👍

  60. Louis Csanko

    LOVE THIS SONG// METAL CHURCH STILL HEADBANGING\,,,/

    Louis Csanko

    RAT PAK RECORDS RULE\,,,/

  61. Louis Csanko

    US OLDER GUYS CAN STILL ROCK THE FUK OUT \,,,/

    Louis Csanko

    THANKS RAT PAK RECORDS\,,,/

  62. J Mendez

    Who says old guys can’t rock🤘🏼fuck yeah Metal Church still bringing it.Guitar’s sounding badass 👍🏼

    Louis Csanko

    MR.MENDEZ THAT IS TRUE// I AM IN MY 50'S AND I AM ROCKING OUT AS IF IT WAS 1985 AGAIN// KEEP HEADBANGING \,,,/

  63. Alexandr A

    Хеви металл жив

  64. Oskeyt

    see you in leyendas del rock 2019 :D

  65. SacrifyX

    Mike sounds as good today as he did in 1989. I love this!

    Louis Csanko

    HELL YEAH// I LOVE HOW GREAT MIKE HOWE SOUNDS 20 PLUS YEARS LATER// I AM STOKED// A LOT OF MY FAVORITE BANDS ARE KICKING ASS TODAY\,,,/SORRY IT HAS BEEN MORE LIKE 30 YEARS// MIKE HOWE AND METAL CHURCH ARE SOUNDING GREAT\,,,/

  66. agecross72

    This is how metal is done folks. Driving, staccato, melodic, and pissed.

  67. Lord Belial

    I got this album a few days ago. I then decided to play Far Cry 4 while downing several glasses of Gordon's Gin (with lemonade) and use this album as the soundtrack to the carnage. The entire album felt like it lasted 20 minutes. I was so carried away with it all. Metal Church suits Far Cry 4 nicely.

  68. Honey Badger 11 Bravo

    HEAVY METAL!!!!!!!!!!

  69. diego ferrero

    Vocals & screams incredibles!

  70. Tony Martens

    great album

  71. MrMegaFredZeppelin

    Metal Church RULES!!!!!!! \m/ \m/ ROCK ON!!!!!!!!

  72. Nick

    Mike is actually more convincing as a straight business man type nowadays 😂! But what a voice.. still sounds awesome quarter of a century on!... Love these guys 🤘

  73. vincenzo fatharta

    One of the best Metal vocalists ever...killer lp...only Church I follow...\m/

  74. chuck gardner

    north raleigh and cary,nc

  75. Zandar X

    hi! we;re Metal CHurch because everyone worshiped us before Metallica,,, this is awesome stuff.

  76. Jorge Paul

    With low budget kurt made magic on that video..if I saw mike on suit I cant not recognize it at all walking down wall street.

  77. Marcio Coelho

    Man, these guys can do no wrong. Another great album.

  78. William Krajewski

    F*** math!!!
    write music!!0

  79. Александр Никулин

    Ветераны выдали шедевр! Spasibo from Russia!

  80. cesar zabunov

    metal churh

  81. Louis Csanko

    I LOVE METAL CHURCH// 2019 STILL SOUNDS GREAT \,,,/ HE SOUNDS LIKE THE ORIGINAL.A LITTLE// DAVID WAYNE ( 🎸 ROCK IN PEACE\,,,/

  82. david reynders

    Lars is watching to learn

    Louis Csanko

    LAUGH OUT LOUD\,,,/

  83. Rick Animal Taylor

    Bad Ass tune!!!Still kicking ass after all theses years!!!

  84. Michael R

    When I was broke I lived by the numbers. Once I became a multi millionaire I didn’t have to 🤘

  85. Heavy Herti

    🤘Awesome! Heroes of my "long time ago" youth - but they are still here with me! Metal Church rules!

  86. José Pastor Hernández

    La segunda juventud de Metal Church, la voz ideal para ésta banda. Un saludo.

  87. Harvey Putnick

    just letting this play today started with the badlands...while im facebooking about abortion and near catastophic government shutdowns.

  88. Chino7

    Awesome!!! Love the ending! Reminds me when I was a teenager and being told “you guys got to go, my parents are home”, by the host (teenage friend) throwing a party.
    LOL😂😂😂

    Louis Csanko

    YES I REMEMBER WAKING UP AT 4:00AM AND MY FRIEND'S MOM IS POINTING TO THE DOOR// lol!!!!!!

  89. Serpentine Rob

    Got my package from Rat Pak last week with a few CDs, shirt, and other swag. Metal Church have never stopped kicking serious ass! I discovered Metal Church like many when the "Badlands" video was released and their albums were a huge influence on my teenage self. Thank you for inspiring me as a future guitarist and songwriter though the countless hours of listening that my friends and I engaged in growing up. So glad to hear Mike again and sounding phenomenal! Also great to see Stet in the band as he's been one of my favourite drummers since his phenomenal work on 'The Crimson Idol". Any plans for a Canadian tour? Greetings from Toronto!

    RatPakRecords

    There is a rumour that Metal Church might be headed to Toronto ;-)

    Serpentine Rob

    @RatPakRecords Ooh very exciting! Let's hope it's true hehehe. If they show up, I will be there :)

    Serpentine Rob

    @RatPakRecords I've got my ticket to the Toronto show! Glad to see the rumour was true.

    RatPakRecords

    You'll have a great time Rob, they're amazing to their fans and will hang out after the show, so make sure you stop by and say hello :-)

  90. Mike Gardner

    Why does this video only have 92 k views...

    Louis Csanko

    127K // WE WILL HIT 1MILLION SOON\,,,/

  91. Ozz Freak

    68 people are LIVING BY THE NUMBERS \m/ .. \m/

  92. TheMotor29

    this songs kicks ass

  93. Yunnanblack

    Выдающийся вокалист. Мастер.

  94. Herr Schnabbel

    Great !!!!!!!