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Pink Floyd – Comfortably Numb lyrics

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.
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
.

O.K.
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
.



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    therealmeaning
    All of us have the propensity in this life to become comfortably numb. We no longer feel deeply or passionately about our purpose in life. When we are young, we believe there is someone or something out there that can fill our inner need for acceptance in what ever construct we exist in. Yet, over time, we try all things (as King Solomon did) and learn that nothing on this earth fulfills us. Nothing provides enduring peace. Every goal or plan once achieved never quite places us at the finish line. So, we stop searching. So, we let our dreams of a real fulfillment die. The fleeting glimpse of a realized dream that we had as a child is no longer felt. We become comfortably numb to the still small voice. My advice. Don't let the things of this world stifle your search. Seek and you will find. It may take time, it may never be complete, in most likely will not be comfortable at all. Yet, what you find will be enough. Enough to keep you alive! In every sense of the word.
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    All of us have the propensity in this life to become comfortably numb. We no longer feel deeply or passionately about our purpose in life. When we are young, we believe there is someone or something out there that can fill our inner need for acceptance in what ever construct we exist in. Yet, over time, we try all things (as King Solomon did) and learn that nothing on this earth fulfills us. Nothing provides enduring peace. Every goal or plan once achieved never quite places us at the finish line. So, we stop searching. So, we let our dreams of a real fulfillment die. The fleeting glimpse of a realized dream that we had as a child is no longer felt. We become comfortably numb to the still small voice. My advice. Don't let the things of this world stifle your search. Seek and you will find. It may take time, it may never be complete, in most likely will not be comfortable at all. Yet, what you find will be enough. Enough to keep you alive! In every sense of the word.
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    From Wikipedia: "According to Rolling Stone, the lyrics came from Roger Waters' experience when he was injected with tranquilizers for stomach cramps by a doctor prior to playing a Pink Floyd show in Philadelphia on the band's 1977 In the Flesh tour. "That was the longest two hours of my life," Waters said, "trying to do a show when you can hardly lift your arm." The experience gave him the idea which eventually became the lyrics to this song."
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    I was 17 when this classic was released and through the years I contemplated it's meaning. I drank, I drugged and never did come up with anything deeper than the idea that roger waters was telling the world how he gets amped for concerts.
    Then I went clean at the age of 44 and the meaning struck me unexpectedly.
    Again, not very deep but deep enough, it speaks of my dependence on drugs as a way of finding acceptance of myself. I despised myself in every way but I wasn't a scumbag or anything. I just had no self-esteem. That's why I got high and "comfortably numb" goes into that life and speaks of my way out as well.
    The first "half" of the song describes my life as an active addict while the second uses the similar lyrics to describe the moment of revelation where my life changed for the better. I especially like where "the dream is gone" falls because it reminds me that my nightmare is over.
    Keep in mind, this is a very personal interpretation of the lyrics.
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    This song is about Sid's depression and how he was going out of his mind and yes he did do alot of drugs but come on who did not back then he just happend to have mental issues on top of the drug useage and then he lost his mind but the others made the best of what they had left and that was the memories of what a truely gifted man Sid was and continued on with the best music ever made as far as I am concerend I think most of the "kids" posting on here only wish they were from the floyd generation that way they could appreciate what real music is.
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