Friday, 28 February 2014

Pink Floyd "Comfortably Numb"

I was listening to this amazing track again tonight and the lyrics "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..." really hits home to me. I believe they mean about how you lose your childhood innocence once you hit your teens but also when I was 11 or 12 I had sussed what life was all about - the whole meaning of it. Sounds ridiculous doesn't it - a 12 year old knowing the secret of life but I did. As I got older I forgot it...then one night on a warm summer evening I was sat all on my own on a huge round hay bale about 9.30pm watching the sun go down over the horizon, its final rays dancing over the green hills I then remembered it again. I also knew then at that point I didn't want to get any older - sure there would be additional benefits but I knew my innocence of life was going to be shattered by getting older and there was nothing I could do about it. I have tried to try and remember "the trick, the answer to life" but I am too old now...

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