“Comfortably Numb” is a song by the English rock band Pink Floyd, which first appeared on the 1979 double album The Wall. It was also released as a single in 1980 with “Hey You” as the B-side. It is one of only three songs on the album for which writing credits are shared between guitarist David Gilmour and bassist Roger Waters. The chorus music and guitar solos were written by Gilmour while Waters contributed the lyrics and the music for the verses.

The song is one of Pink Floyd’s most famous, and is renowned especially for its guitar solos in the middle and at the end of the song. In 2004, the song was ranked number 314 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. In 2005, it became the last song ever to be performed by Waters, Gilmour, keyboardist Richard Wright, and drummer Nick Mason together. In 2011, the song was ranked 5th in the BBC Radio 4’s listeners’ Desert Island Discs choices. The two guitar solos were ranked as the greatest guitar solos of all time by both Planet Rock listeners and WatchMojo.com.

COMFORTABLY NUMB

Artist: Pink Floyd

Bm
Hello?
  A
Is there anybody in there ?
  G G/F# Em
Just nod if you can hear me  
  Bm
Is there anyone at home ?
Bm
Come on now
  A
I hear your feeling down
G G/F# Em
I can ease your pain
  Bm
And get you on your feet again
Bm
Relax
  A
I’ll need some infor- mation first
G G/F# Em
Just the basic facts  
  Bm
Can you show me where it hurts?
D A
There is no pain you are re- ceding
D A
A distant ship smoke on the ho- rizon
G/B C G
You are only coming through in waves
G/B C G
Your lips move but I can’t hear what you' re saying
  D A
When I was a child I had a fever
  D A
My hands felt just like two bal- loons
G/B C G
Now I’ve got that feeling once again, I can’t explain,
  G/B C G
You would not understand, This is not how I am
A G/B C9 G D
I have be- come comfortably numb.
  A D A C G C G A
Guitar Solo:    
  G/B C9 G D
I have be- come comfortably numb.
Bm
O.K.
  A
Just a little pinprick
  G Em
There’ll be no more aaaaaa- aah!
  Bm
But you may feel a little sick
Bm Bm9 Bm
Can you stand up?  
  A
I do believe it’s working, good
  G Em
That’ll keep you going through the show
  Bm
Come on it’s time to go.

Chorus

  Bm A G Em Bm
Solo  
Comfortably Numb