Days Are Numbers (The Traveller)

Album: Vulture Culture (1985)

Songfacts®:

  • In this song, a young man drifts from town to town, affair to affair, afraid of becoming attached to anyone or anything: "The traveler is always leaving home, the only kind of life he's ever known." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Mike - Santa Barbara, CA
  • Chris Rainbow, who sang backup on many Alan Parsons Project tracks, took the lead on this one. The song was written by Parsons and Eric Woolfson.

Comments: 3

  • Mary from Phoenix, AzUmmmm...that video is like a live version of the Coyote and Roadrunner. Strange and cheesy. Although the actors look very familiar. I wish I knew their names.
  • Soutiman from Mumbai, IndiaThe song is absolutely amazing .. super amazing.
  • Gaj from Nagoya, JapanI am.
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