My Sunday Song – “Numbers or Faith” by Safetysuit

My Sunday Song #15 is an uplifting song by the pop band Safetysuit.  The song is “Numbers or Faith” and talks about how the world is going to hell in a hand basket and that we should all believe in something and why not that something be God.

What is surprising about the song is that these guys are a pop band and not a Christian band.  Their brand new album, ‘Safetysuit’, actually mentions God and Jesus a couple more times and it was really a nice surprise from them.  I couldn’t agree more with the message as the last few weeks have been crazy.  Watching the news and reading Facebook makes me sick and it is nice to listen to something positive.  I hope you get something out of the song like I have.

“Numbers or Faith”

Is anybody listening anymore?
Does someone need to knock on our door here?
And tell us what we’re doing wrong
Cause every time I turn on the news I see somebody so alone who shoots somebody just to be seen
And it’s tearing us apart

Do you agree it’s getting kinda crazy out there?
Don’t you think that maybe we’d do better if we find something, something to believe in?
We just need something to believe in, yeah yeah

So why’re we not talking about God when everything around us is going to hell?
Tell me, if you’re so smart, then why does everything that you do always fail? Yeah
You got faith in numbers
Well I got faith in faith
So hear me out
When you’re in the darkest of spaces, do you want numbers or faith? Yeah
Numbers or faith? Yeah

Now I’m not saying that we’ve all got to agree
God might be something to you and something different to me
But every time I turn on the news I see somebody telling us we’re stupid if we choose to believe
And it’s tearing us apart

We’re all the same, every single one of us
Black, white, gay, straight, none of us above the other
God is love
Love is all we need
And we can figure out the rest if we find to something to believe in, yeah

So why’re we not talking about God when everything around us is going to hell?
Tell me, if you’re so smart, then why does everything that you do always fail? Yeah
You got faith in numbers
Well I got faith in faith
So hear me out
When you’re in the darkest of spaces, do you want numbers or faith? Yeah
Numbers or faith? Yeah

You can’t say that
They’re gonna hate you
Call you a hypocrite
Oh, that’s how they’ll paint you
I don’t really care
What will be will be
I’m not trying to make friends, trying to make music that makes history
I’m on fire
I’m gonna say this
When we lose our faith, when we lose our hope, we can’t replace it
If you don’t think that’s cool, well I don’t think you’re cool
I guess that’s one way we agree

So why’re we not talking about God when everything around us is going to hell?
Tell me, if you’re so smart, then why does everything that you do always fail? Yeah
You got faith in numbers
Well I got faith in faith
So hear me out
When you’re in the darkest of spaces, do you want numbers or faith? Yeah
Numbers or faith? Yeah

Written by Doug Brown

3 thoughts on “My Sunday Song – “Numbers or Faith” by Safetysuit

  1. Couldn’t agree more! The song is dead on with the weight of the world is today! I can’t keep it out of my head LOL, it’s on repeat, it just has that Groove to it! There’s something about the way their albums are produced, when I first heard the album I thought oh God here comes another sound alike! But then I heard that song, plus well the rest of the album, and I was like this totally turned it on its head! Just the way it’s engineered. Is fantastic!

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  2. To add to it, if they use some form of auto-tuning or pitch correction, you can’t tell! And for example on the song looking up, the chorus plus a few bits here and there are actually in Stereo! Which is totally killer, since most vocals are panned to the center.

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