Pink Floyd — Comfortably Numb
Album: The Wall
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9

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Total ratings: 3945
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Released: 1979
Length: 6:15
Plays (last 30 days): 2
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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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.
This is at least an "11" on the RP scale.
 LowPhreak wrote:

Once again Gilmour was right.

Sometimes, Waters should have learned to just his pie hole.

 
I would think it depends on what the alternative music was.
 Ghiaap wrote:

And I gave it 1, so you're not alone! Floyd Haters Unite! {#Hug}

 
Floyd Hater?
You are very pathetic!
 Clyde_Bedow wrote:
IMO one of the top, greatest yet simple guitar parts ever. Still moves me every time.
{#Notworthy}{#Good-vibes} fully agree.

There are some live versions that do not fade out though...
I wonder how many people really understand what it is to become comfortably numb?  Without the aid of drugs or alcohol...
And what drove them to it?
 LowPhreak wrote:

Once again Gilmour was right.

Sometimes, Waters should have learned to just his pie hole.

 
Humans and egos lol imagine that! {#Stupid}
 Clyde_Bedow wrote:


As I understand it, Gilmour and Waters disbanded over disagreement over this guitar solo. Waters wanted something different. Gilmore said no.

 
Once again Gilmour was right.

Sometimes, Waters should have learned to just his pie hole.
 robertomiller wrote:

Same. Only question I have is why does this great guitar solo fade out when it is hitting it's stride… ? 
I've wondered this for years. Anybody know? Some argument in the studio perhaps?  

 
You might say that.

As I understand it, Gilmour and Waters disbanded over disagreement over this guitar solo. Waters wanted something different. Gilmore said no.

IMO one of the top, greatest yet simple guitar parts ever. Still moves me every time.

So I continue to side with Gilmour's opinion.
 Skydog wrote:

really!!!
even I gave it a 2

 
And I gave it 1, so you're not alone! Floyd Haters Unite! {#Hug}
Ha.  Cowboy Junkies just came on after this masterpiece and I think the server crashed.  Not surprised. It's not even mentioned in the track listing.  Sentient machinery?
 djblitz wrote:

Does this clownshoe think rating every single Pink Floyd song that comes on RP a "1" will actually bring the overall score down?  

 
really!!!
even I gave it a 2
 linzie wrote:

I could listen to that riff all day.....



 
Same. Only question I have is why does this great guitar solo fade out when it is hitting it's stride… ? 
I've wondered this for years. Anybody know? Some argument in the studio perhaps?  
 djblitz wrote:

Does this clownshoe think rating every single Pink Floyd song that comes on RP a "1" will actually bring the overall score down?  

 
I doubt he is concerned with song ratings; it seems he just wants to express his displeasure with certain songs.

I could listen to that riff all day.....


This was always our Wintertime in Northern California surfing theme song!
 On_The_Beach wrote:

http://www.parentnormal.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/cryingbabyincrib.jpg
Poor baby! Still hating and trolling and no one cares.

 

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! 

 
Still sends a chill through my old bones.
 djblitz wrote:
Does this clownshoe think rating every single Pink Floyd song that comes on RP a "1" will actually bring the overall score down? 
 
Some clownshoes have no sole.
 thewiseking wrote:
.....the ponderous, bombastic, plodding .....

 
To go down tempo and plodding, yet remain melodic and emotionally charged (at least for some listeners) while attaining incredible popularity is quite a feat if you ask me.  
Cue one of the most soulful, moving, lovely guitar solos ever.
 thewiseking wrote:
Comfortably Dumb. One thing ya gotta give the ponderous, bombastic, plodding dullards over at Corporation Floyd, they sure knew their audience. 

 
Does this clownshoe think rating every single Pink Floyd song that comes on RP a "1" will actually bring the overall score down?  
{#Mrgreen}
 thewiseking wrote:
Comfortably Dumb. One thing ya gotta give the ponderous, bombastic, plodding dullards over at Corporation Floyd, they sure knew their audience. 

 
You sound like a pretentious asshole. Feel free to hate all you like, but a sold 9 in Radio Paradise land is a pretty solid rating IMHO.
My fav guitar solo.  David Gilmour - sublimely brilliant virtuoso.
 thewiseking wrote:
Comfortably Dumb. One thing ya gotta give the ponderous, bombastic, plodding dullards over at Corporation Floyd, they sure knew their audience.
 
http://www.parentnormal.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/cryingbabyincrib.jpg
Poor baby! Still hating and trolling and no one cares.
Comfortably Dumb. One thing ya gotta give the ponderous, bombastic, plodding dullards over at Corporation Floyd, they sure knew their audience. 
Song should be called Uncomfortably dull.
this is an absolute masterpiece
 BoFiS wrote:

Agreed, I logged in to check the play count too, since it played last night, right around when I was packing a post-work bowl {#Innocent} not that I'm complaining either...

 
That's because one can never hear enough Floyd!
 ElCamoteLoco wrote:
Memory says and play count confirms you played this yesterday. Doesn't matter. If RP consisted of just playing it in a loop I'd still listen.

 
Dat's right. And the track is about 20 minutes too short. 
 poetdancer wrote:
Tickets for Roger Waters in Sacramento (for next June!) go on sale in... 25 minutes.
 
Tickets for the Vancouver show went on sale more than a year before the show.
Even as a Floyd/Waters fan, it's kind of nauseating to think how much he'll make on interest alone during that time.
"Grab that cash with both hands and make a stash", indeed.
Tickets for Roger Waters in Sacramento (for next June!) go on sale in... 25 minutes.
Lots of Pink Floyd on RP these days. 
 ElCamoteLoco wrote:
Memory says and play count confirms you played this yesterday. Doesn't matter. If RP consisted of just playing it in a loop I'd still listen.

 
Agreed, I logged in to check the play count too, since it played last night, right around when I was packing a post-work bowl {#Innocent} not that I'm complaining either...
Memory says and play count confirms you played this yesterday. Doesn't matter. If RP consisted of just playing it in a loop I'd still listen.
Every year, it gets better. New Gilmour album is good, too.
 arnimf wrote:
Division Bell Tour 1994. The moment the guitar solo goes into this dive and every single light in the house hits onto the largest mirror ball ever build on this planet. 
That was it. No other concert after that came ever close to this moment. 

 
You are correct...saw that concert {#Bananajam}