You Never Heard “Comfortably Numb” As Emotional As on This Saxophone Cover!


SUCH an amazing, but sad song … that almost makes you cry. This lyric is so moving:

“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 found this description of the track and I tend to agree:

“The meaning of this track turns into clear if you consider it in context: Photo man who has been changing into steadily more alone and isolated all his life, and who some how ended up changing into a rock star. Now think about that one day right earlier than a gig he becomes incapacitated, so the supervisor has to send for a doctor. The doctor does not care about the rock star, he does not want to CURE him, he just wants him to last through the show.

The song is made up of the issues the physician says, and the rock star’s internal response. Being “Comfortably Numb” isn’t a drug reference, it is a description of what all these years of detachment have performed to this man, “Comfortable” doesn’t mean pleasurable, it simply means not immediately painful. At the end of the last chorus, the recollection from his childhood shows a deep, innermost longing for the time earlier than all of the pain, earlier than he had to be numb.The entire album is the story of this individual, that’s an undisputed fact. Whether of not it is also about members of Pink Floyd on some level is debatable (Though Most likely true), however that is clearly how it fits in with the story line. Listen to the song with this in thoughts and you will see.”

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