Pink Floyd — Comfortably Numb
Album: The Wall
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9

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Released: 1979
Length: 6:15
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Hello,
Is there anybody in there?
Just nod if you can hear me
Is there anyone home?

Come on
Now
I hear you're feeling down
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's 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

O.K.
Just a little pin prick
There'll be no more aaaaaaaah!
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's 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

(Solo)
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10, always
Increasing from 8 to 9 - O U T S T A N D I N G
Aahhhhhhh just in time, simply adore this.  Thanks as always.  RP must stand for ROCKSpeople... is that corny?  Well I guess there are way worse things to be than corny ;)
I think Bob Lind has a suit against PF for the stolen line.......'I had a fleeting glimpse'
A great song arriving during the decline of the Floyd.  I'd grown tired of this song until I heard the live version with Van Morrison; incredibly passionate vocal from Van the Man.

I remember when this song first truly resonated with me, it was around 4am one Saturday morning (really, Friday night to us) in 1995, the summer between HS and College, waiting in my car for a 'hook-up' to go down and this tape (dubbed from another tape) was in my stereo.  Sitting there, silently, in the pre-dawn coolness, un-sober to be sure, the melodic charm of this tune made it to my bloodstream and throughout my body.  I could almost feel it in my brain; the numbness, the state of calmness with undertones of unease, and then that marvelous guitar solo at the end.  Yeah....I was HOOKED on PF then, and soon thereafter I was introduced to DSOTM, which prompted my first loud car stereo setup. 

And all these years later you better be DAMN sure I rate this bad boy an 11!  PEACE and Long Live RP!!


 On_The_Beach wrote:

Roy Moore lost; that's a baby step but we'll take it.

 

Well, at least we know President Trump is a brave and courageous man.  He had unprotected sex with a porn star.  (Shortly after his 3rd wife gave birth to his child.)
This is to me 8 - Most Excellent
 westslope wrote:
December 2017.  Nothing has changed.
Should we feel comforted?
 
Roy Moore lost; that's a baby step but we'll take it.
 kingart wrote:


My God! Where did you find this photo of infant Der Trumper? I see nothing has changed. 
And it's his theme song! Comfortably Numbnuts! 

 

 
December 2017.  Nothing has changed.

Should we feel comforted?
 junebaby65 wrote:

Gilmour, like Carlos Santana, proves that you do not need speed to reach the goal line.  Tone, feel, touch are just as important.

 
More so actually. Case in point, Paul Kossoff of Free.  
November 13. Maybe this sequence has been played here before, but the theme is really well thought through tonight. A series of really well crafted songs about alienation and pain. Fantastic.
never ceases to amaze me, just doesn't get much better .... . . . !
 Wardleader wrote:
Floyd haters, really, too much.    A 10.  They are so good and the care to the sonic quality of the recordings equals the creative music.  It is the bright shiny object of sounds that was in the 1970s amid the Darkness With Scattered Light.   I hate so much of the music of today, but fortunately I don't spend my time spreading negative emotions.   I turn to something else.  A book.  Peace and Quiet.  Roku.   But why would I want to take the time out to express my hostility to some song, or artist or group?

De gustibus non est disputandem.

 
De gustibus non est disputandum.

Latin is all about cases (how the words end).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_gustibus_non_est_disputandum


Inredably legendarily great music.
This is so beautifully written and played.  Pink Floyd are one of the main reasons I went out and bought a really good stereo with fantastic speakers.

Gilmour, like Carlos Santana, proves that you do not need speed to reach the goal line.  Tone, feel, touch are just as important.
38 years on, and still. . . . wow!  Defines "Godlike" for me. 
Just incredible!!! PURE 10!!
Floyd haters, really, too much.    A 10.  They are so good and the care to the sonic quality of the recordings equals the creative music.  It is the bright shiny object of sounds that was in the 1970s amid the Darkness With Scattered Light.   I hate so much of the music of today, but fortunately I don't spend my time spreading negative emotions.   I turn to something else.  A book.  Peace and Quiet.  Roku.   But why would I want to take the time out to express my hostility to some song, or artist or group?

De gustibus non est disputandem.