"Comfortably Numb" is a song by the English rock band Pink Floyd, released on their eleventh album, The Wall(1979). It was released as a single in 1980 with "Hey You" as the B-side. The chorus progression and guitar solos were written by guitarist David Gilmour, while the lyrics and verse progression were written by bassist Roger Waters. "Comfortably Numb" is one of Pink Floyd's most famous songs, renowned for its two guitar solos.
What seems to be the trouble Are we feeling out of sorts Do you think they're gone forever Can you show me where it hurts I think I know what's wrong A lot people get this way Take two of these four times a day I'll drop in when I pass this way again 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 You have to pull yourself together You have to take it like a man You mustn't let it get your head down You should go out and do the town There's no good moping here alone Feeling sorry for yourself Go and see what you can find It's saturday night and you should unwind
Songwriters: David Jon Gilmour / Roger Waters
Comfortably Numb lyrics © Peermusic Publishing, Concord Music Publishing LLC, BMG Rights Management