Comfortably Numb - Ani Difranco Lyrics

by Dar Williams

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 need some information first
just the basic facts
can you show me where it hurts

there is no place, you are receding
a distant ship's 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 now how i am.

ahh, i have become comfortably numb

ok, it's just a little pinprick
they'll be no more, ah
but you might 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 place you are receding
a distant ship's 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

ahh, i have become comfortably numb