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Is there anybody in there?
Just nod if you can hear me
Is there anyone home?

Come on
I hear you're feeling down
I can ease your pain
Get you on your feet again

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

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
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


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    GreenAsJadeAug 3, 2008 at 11:12 am
    BTW, watch the video to the left. That tells the whole meaning, it's not holding back any punches!

    Check out the drug trips on war during the solo!

    Have someone to hug close by.

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    GreenAsJadeAug 3, 2008 at 11:01 am
    Dude, it's about a rockstar out of his mind on drugs and depression.

    The verses are the people around him trying to get him going to play the next show.

    The choruses are his experience of it.

    The first reference to childhood is a simple comparison of the feeling of disconnection of depression and drugs to a fever episode he remembers.

    The second reference to childhood is a lingering memory that back then there was a fleeting glimpse of something more to life than this, but he's lost it now.

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    UnregisteredMar 31, 2012 at 3:52 am
    It is about shooting coke or hernion i have felt this feeling before and my demons always come back and i love it. You cant replace it with anything.
  • U
    UnregisteredFeb 3, 2012 at 2:35 am
    For me the song is akin to an aged man staring into a mirror back at himself and
    seeing that all he thought he knew is now
    null and void. The black void of his soul is
    consuming him and a bitter cold shakes him
    awake as a single tear streams down his face.

    - artemis hamon, singer/songwriter/guitarist
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    UnregisteredMay 20, 2012 at 11:08 am
    It's when you've had or are having a nervous breakdown and the doc brings out the meds. The serious psychiatric meds !!!

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