Music Monday – ‘Comfortably Numb’ Pink Floyd

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I was naughty and skipped last week’s Music Monday (well, I did actually have a legitimate reason, I was exploring my new university campus) but I’m back now with some more awesome music! Music Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek and is a chance to showcase your epic taste in music! My choice for this week is Pink Floyd’s Comfortably Numb. I’ve had a love/hate relationship with this band over the years, largely due to them being a favourite of my late uncle. I didn’t meet my actual father until I was 18 (and I don’t even know why I bothered, to be honest. He turned out to be an absolute twat) so the two main father figures in my childhood were my grandad (who raised me alongside my nan) and my uncle (well, great uncle, he was my grandad’s brother). When I was 12, he passed away very suddenly. He collapsed and died within a matter of minutes, before the paramedics could even get him to the hospital in fact. His sudden absence left me feeling bereft and sadder than I’d ever thought possible.

At his funeral, they naturally played Pink Floyd and for years afterwards, I couldn’t listen to any of their music without bursting into tears or getting incredibly angry over the fact my uncle had been taken away from us. I loved their music, but I just couldn’t listen to it.

A couple of years back, I had something of lightbulb moment. I realised that my uncle wouldn’t want me to stop listening to the music I liked because of him. He’d want me to listen to it and enjoy it in honour of his memory. Comfortably Numb is one of my personal favourites and I’m very happy to share it with you guys today.

Lyrics

Hello,
Is there anybody in there?
Just nod if you can hear me.
Is there anyone at home?

Come on now
I hear you’re feeling down
Well, I can ease your pain
And 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

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 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.

 

6 thoughts on “Music Monday – ‘Comfortably Numb’ Pink Floyd

    1. I know, right? I can’t go a single day without music. It evokes so much emotion within me! One of my favourite bands (not sure if they could be classed as a band) is Two Steps From Hell and they’re tagline is ‘Music makes you brave’ and I find there’s so much truth in that ❤

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  1. Oh I love Pink Floyd so much. I can see why you have a complicated relationship with their music for sure. This is one of my favorites. I love playing them on vinyl in the evenings and just closing my eyes and listening. They really help me escape.

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