23 Νοε 2011

"Τα πάντα ρή-τος / This history of music and poetry : Comfortably numb" - No 111

Written by Roger Waters & David Gilmour

Hello?
Is there anybody in there?
Just nod if you can hear me.
Is there anyone at home?
Come on, now,
I hear you're feeling down.
Well I can ease your pain
And get you on your feet again.
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, 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.

I have become comfortably numb.

O. K.
Just a little pin prick.
There'll be no more AHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
But you may feel a little sick.
Can you stand up?
I do believe its working. Good.
That'll keep you going through 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.

Σαν σήμερα – 23 Νοεμβρίου

1859: Γεννιέται Γουίλιαμ Μπόνεϊ, γνωστός ως Billy the Kid, διαβόητος φυγόδικος για το φόνο 27 ανθρώπων στην αμερικανική Δύση.

1874: Εκδίδεται το Far from the Madding Crowd, από τον Thomas Hardy.

1887: Γεννιέται ο Βρετανός ηθοποιός Μπόρις Καρλόφ, ο πρώτος "Φραγκενστάιν" της μεγάλης οθόνης

1979: Βγαίνει ένα από τα θρυλικά άλμπουμ της ροκ, το "The Wall" των Pink Floyd και πουλάει μέσα σε δύο εβδομάδες 6 εκατομμύρια δίσκους.