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Comfortably Numb Lyrics & Description


Pink Floyd Comfortably Numb is a song from the album The Wall by Pink Floyd, with music by David Gilmour and words by Roger Waters. Personally, Pink Floyd's Comfortably Numb is many fans favourite song and is definitely my favourite. I just love the soothing guitar solos on this song played by David Gilmour which I must say I can play quite good. You can too! Just go here Comfortably Numb tab


Pink Floyd Comfortably Numb was initially thought of by David Gilmour. What happened was the demo was recorded by David Gilmour while recording a solo album in the South of France Hear this now. He created the essence of the song by singing out the rhythm and feel of the song with a high strung guitar. He then later brought it to "The Wall" sessions, where Roger Waters wrote lyrics to it in which the band was not really too keen on and Roger was asked to come up with new lyrics. You can listen to this second 'development' version of Pink Floyd Comfortably Numb

What is 'Comfortably Numb' about?

The song's lyrics refer to The Wall's character Pink, arguably Syd Barrett, Pink Floyd's former leader who is a burned out and drugged rock star who has passed out in his hotel room, being drugged to enable him to perform. The verses, sung by Waters, are the words of the doctor treating Pink, while the chorus, sung by Gilmour, is Pink's vision and thoughts.

Waters and Gilmour had many disagreements about the song. However, after finally coming up with decisions they both decided that Roger will open the song singing one of his two verses and Gilmour to sing the choruses (Gilmour preferred a more grungy approach to the verses and this is how the song was played on Pink Floyd's tours after Waters left the band).

David Gilmour plays two amazing guitar solos on Comfortably Numb!

David Gilmour plays two cool guitars solos, the first is quite small and the second is longer but both are crazily impressive!!! The final solo, is one of Gilmour's best, an absolute spine tingling version which is an extended solo can be heard on the live album P-U-L-S-E (1994) which is simply stunning!!!.

David Gilmour had pieced together numerous small bluesy solos for Pink Floyd Comfortably Numb to make up one complete big solo. Also, I heard that Gilmour played many small riffs, he then noted them and picked out the ones that he thought were the best riffs.

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Gilmour explains:
"I just went out into the studio and banged out five or six solos. From there I just followed my usual procedure, which is to listen back to each solo and mark out bar lines, noting which bits are good. In other words, I make a chart, putting ticks and crosses on different bars as I count through - two ticks if it's really good, one if it's good, and a cross if it's no go. Then I just follow the chart, whipping one fader up, then another fader, jumping from phrase to phrase and ".trying to make a really nice solo all the way through".

Some people refer to this song as "Pink Floyd Comfortable Numb", but the song is actually Pink Floyd Comfortably Numb


Comfortably Numb Lyrics

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

Come on, come on down,
I hear you’re feeling down.
Well I can ease your pain,
Get you on your feet again.

Relax, relax, relax
I 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.

[guitar solo]

I have become comfortably numb.

Just a little pin prick.
There’ll be no more, aaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh,
But you may feel a little sick.

Can you stand up, stand up, stand up.
I do believe it's working good.
That’ll keep you going for the show.
Come on, it’s time to go.

 Taken From the album:TW


The Wall
Comfortably Numb, is Featured and taken from the album, 'The Wall
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