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11 Sep

I am not a Pink Floyd fan, but this song is powerful, hypnotizing, and I can't get it out of my mind since hearing it sung with Eddie Vedder during the 12-12-12 Concert.It means a lot to me.....reasons that are only important to me! The following part describes my state further by mentioning "you are only coming through in waves" which is to say that I was very introverted, selfish and off in my head somewhere most of the time.Not the same but still there was no doubt that as important as Roger might have been to the band, pink survived beyond him and that means he might have been Floyd but he was not Pink... Really this is more than music, its a part of my being you know?Its like the song is saying what my soul has been screaming for forever.I was 19 when "The Wall" debuted and "Comfortably Numb" meant something altogether different to me then than it does now. The "fever" is another way of describing my addictive tendencies that began to emerge (in retrospect) when I was just starting elementary school.I too thought it was about drugs and that was par for the course when it came to my interpretation of the entire album - meaning I got all of it wrong. I was awkward at many things social hence, my hands felt like two balloons. That'll keep you going through the show Come on it's time to go.Just listened to another performance of Comfortably numb on BBC TV, David Gilmour live at the Albert Hall in London.

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Great music speaks to people across time and space.

I had 104 and up, fevers at least 4 times and I would get a shot, I remember feeling "comfortably numb" and my body parts feeling bigger and counting them, I don't know why, I was sick one time I've even ran out of my home and the police were looking.

I was 5 maybe, and it was raining which broke my fever at a neighbors house 10 houses down, and I stood there very small trying to come up w/ a reason as to why I was pounding on their door at 3 am, I said I was being chased and in my state I might have thought I was, it was scary to all. Then when I was having my child I was in the 23rd hour of labor and they gave me something for the pain, and I was wasted, in a way that took me back to the days when I had those wild fevers, I told me doctor: "when I am thinking I am talking and when I'm talking I'm really thinking it, coming through in waves."It's wild but I do believe Waters when he says the song is about that feeling, because it's one you cannot accurately describe because right now I am not that person.

Having survived a 32 year career of drug and alcohol abuse, I write this opinion as I enter my 101st month clean and ironically, I find the lyrics to this song to be a metaphor which describes my transition from druggie to a recovering addict. Well I can ease your pain Get you on your feet again. That awkwardness comes back to me every once in a blue moon and for the life of me I can never expect when it will actually strike. I've left out the repeated lines to focus on the closing lyrics which basically describes the missed opportunity of growing up a normal kid.

This isn't what I think Pink Floyd was writing about, it's just my way of finding inspiration in the lyrics. There is no pain you are receding A distant ship, smoke on the horizon. Your lips move but I can't hear what you're saying. But now that I'm grown, and having survived three decades of drug and alcohol abuse, my relationship with my Higher Power has been such that my restoration to sanity has made that all just what it is - in my past.