Comfortably Numb

Jim Adams’ Song Lyric Sunday challenge is to write about a song which captures the ideas of Alone/Confined/Depressed/Isolated/Restless/Solo.  “Comfortably Numb” by Pink Floyd, does that well.  The song from the band’s 1979 The Wall album was ranked 314th on  Rolling Stone’s “500 Greatest Songs of All Time.”

Lyrics:

Hello? Hello? Hello?

Is there anybody in there?

Just nod if you can hear me

Is there anyone at home?

Come on now

I hear you’re feeling down

Well I can ease your pain

Get you on your feet again

Relax

I’ll need some information first

Just the basic facts

Can you show me where it hurts?

There is no pain you are receding

A distant ship smoke on the horizon

You are only coming through in waves

Your lips move but I can’t hear what you’re saying

When I was a child I had a fever

My hands felt just like two balloons

Now I’ve got that feeling once again

I can’t explain you would not understand

This is not how I am

I have become comfortably numb

Okay

Just a little pinprick

There’ll be no more, ah

But you may feel a little sick

Can you stand up?

I do believe it’s working, good

That’ll keep you going through the show

Come on it’s time to go

There is no pain you are receding

A distant ship, smoke on the horizon

You are only coming through in waves

Your lips move but I can’t hear what you’re saying

When I was a child

I caught a fleeting glimpse

Out of the corner of my eye

I turned to look but it was gone

I cannot put my finger on it now

The child is grown

The dream is gone

I have become comfortably numb

 

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: David Jon Gilmour / Roger Waters

Comfortably Numb (Live, Delicate Sound Of Thunder) lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Concord Music Publishing LLC

Padre

 

5 thoughts on “Comfortably Numb

  1. I love this piece of music, the song, the words. I played it lots when I was recovering from encephalitis; the words seemed to fit so well. So, while the track is on my playlists, I’ve taken 5 minutes out to properly listen and… to be thankful I came through it (although it might have left me with a little madness!) 🙂

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  2. I remember my parents giving me a Japanese pressing of “The Wall” when I was in elementary school. They were more excited to get it then I as I never really opened. I think it is time to listen to the album over lockdown.

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