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Pink Floyd

Comfortably Numb

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“Comfortably Numb” (working title “The Doctor”) is a song by the English rock band Pink Floyd, which first appears on the 1979 double album, The Wall. It was also released as a single in the same year with “Hey You” as the b-side. It is one of only three songs on the album for which writing credits are shared between Roger Waters and David Gilmour. The melody and most of the music was written by Gilmour while Waters contributed the lyrics and some additional notes. The song is one of the most famous Pink Floyd songs and renowned especially for its guitar solos. In 2004, the song was ranked number 314 on Rolling Stone Magazines list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. In 2005, it was the last song ever to be performed by Waters, Gilmour, Wright and Mason together. Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Your lips move ... A distant ship's smoke on the horizon ... Come on

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This song is listed #314 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

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Popular in Progressive Rock (See Charts): Wish You Were Here, Time, Have A Cigar, Money, Echoes, Freewill, Aqualung, Roundabout, Close To The Edge, and Schism.


fred wrote on October, 7th 2013 at 8:45am:
isn't this one played in one scene of the movie departed? #soundtrack

Anonymous wrote on August, 15th 2008 at 12:47pm:
best song ever.enuff said

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