Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Rocktober 14, 2014 Pink Floyd

Oh boy. Where do I start? I had such a difficult time picking a song from the Pink Floyd library. So many great songs to choose from. I went back and forth between several songs from  the  Dark Side Of The Moon album and songs from The Wall. I listened to so many that I almost forgot that I was to be choosing one to share with you all today!  Finally, I have settled on "Comfortably Numb", one of Pink Floyd's more famous songs.

"Comfortably Numb" is one of only three songs on the album for which writing credits are shared between Roger Waters and David Gilmour. The chorus melody was written by Gilmour while Waters contributed the lyrics and the music for the verses.

The Wall is a concept album about an embittered and alienated rock star. This song contrasts the rock star's memories of being feverishly ill as a child, and feeling nothing at all in adulthood. The lyrics feature interplay between a doctor treating the adult rock star (verses, sung by Waters) and the rock star's inner monologue (chorus, sung by Gilmour).

The video is good. But I've always enjoyed Pink Floyd with my eyes closed and letting the music take me away.