In a great mashup, YouTube channel, ElMuroPinkFloyd combined the classic Pink Floyd song “Comfortably Numb” with pertinent clips from The Simpsons. The final video is simultaneously powerful and heartbreaking.
Comfortably Numb, the famous Pink Floyd composition contained in The Wall is a song capable of moving both in terms of sound and in terms of meaning. That sweet progression, clean and with attention to the smallest details, is accompanied by a disillusioned text, which speaks of pain (legend has it that the text was inspired by a true experience of Roger Waters, who had been injected with antispasmodics before a concert in the ’77) and metaphorically how to manage the sufferings of life. Part of the lyrics of the song, especially the more melodic “prog” part sung by David Gilmour, speak of the sense of torpor and abandonment one feels under the effects of a powerful tranquilizer.
We have discovered various animated parodies of Pink Floyd’s “Comfortably Numb” in addition to this one. The Pink Floyd song was used in an exceptional animated film by Garren Lazar, set to Charlie Brown and the Peanuts. After seeing the Simpsons spoof, we felt obligated to share this one as well.
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