Friday, April 20, 2001

COMFORTABLY NUMB


Hello, hello, hello? Is there anybody in there?
Just nod if you can hear me.
Is there anyone 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 got that feeling once again.
I can't explain, you would not understand.
This is not how I am.
I have become comfortably numb.
I have become comfortably numb.
Ok. Just a little pin prick.
There'll be no more --Aaaaaahhhhh!
But you may feel a little sick.
Can you stand up?
I do believe it's working. Good.
That'll keep you going for 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.

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