Pink Floyd : Comfortably Numb [Songs Of Childhood Nostalgia] [reblog]

from Oannes Songs Of Childhood Nostalgia #38

& another contribution to his theme by me!

🎧 click on the image to see original post and listen…

Mετά τα δύο αριστουργηματάκια των Pink Floyd, που ανέβασε ο Oannes, κι ένα τρίτο από μένα. Ενα κομμάτι που τόσα χρόνια αργότερα, με συγκινεί το ίδιο. Comfortably Numb από το The Wall, 1979. [από το άλμπουμ και από το Live 8 στο Hyde Park το 2005]

Following Oannes two gems by Pink Floyd, here’s a third one from me. A song that moves me the same way as it did when I first heard it. Comfortably Numb from The Wall, 1979. [album version and at Live 8 in Hyde Park in 2005]

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Hello? Hello? 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
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
Okay
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

and this…

Character No20 • ink & acrylic • © Marina Kanavaki

Enjoy!

and

Stay Safe!

31 replies »

  1. Ahhh… One of the greatest songs by one of the greatest bands from one of the greatest albums… You can’t go wrong with this song. The epic guitar solos, haunting lyrics… And of course the movie at this point… Brilliant piece of work!

    And your art to go alongside was excellent – not easy to go up against Scarfe with his iconic images from this album 😊

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  2. Brings back memories of going to see The Wall when it came out.

    For some reason, the phrase “How can you have any pudding if you don’t eat your meat?” sticks in my mind from way back then (perhaps because of the Scottish accent)

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    • I remember the scene!
      Song was never a favorite of mine but the film… I was very young when I saw it and the scene where kids go into a meat machine was engraved in my mind.
      …”What have we here… poems no less…”!!!!!!

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  3. Comfortably Numb came up on my playlist driving in to work this morning. Whenever I hear the first two lines: “Hello? Hello? Hello? Is there anybody in there?”, I think about how that question applies to so many people, especially our elected officials, with all the idiocy they espouse. “Hello? Is anybody really in there?” I love the watercolor.

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