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Pink Floyd – Comfortably Numb lyrics

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

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
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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    CORNHOLEJan 31, 2010 at 4:18 am
    Every one thinks its A drug song. It is, and it is'nt. It's about sid barrett. The guy started, and was the leader of the floyd. Until he went mad from way to many L. S. D trips, and that's made him nuts. The album was'nt about him. Just one or two other songs. "WISHING YOU WERE HERE" was all about sid, and how much he was missed. The band wishs was sid there to be part of the sucses of the band that he started. That album was the begining and the end of pink floyd. They made one of the best albums in rock history. Only album to be on the charts for over 500 weeks.(Do the math)Was "DARK SIDE OF THE MOON"no onr else can say that. Not even the beatles or the stones.
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    UnregisteredApr 3, 2012 at 5:19 am
    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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    purple69queenDec 21, 2010 at 4:21 pm
    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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