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Welcome to Craig Harr's Second Contribution

Craig has sent more of his thoughts about Roger. Again showing how we see our own lives thru Roger's lyrics. I sometimes wonder what Roger knows of and thinks of others seeing their own lives in his music. Thank you again Graig*

Roger wrote that song about me .....
.....maybe not, but some of his songs sure seem to be about times/experiences in my life. I'm sure all of the fans of Roger his lyrics feel the same way about many songs. Of course he writes about life. The struggles along the way. There are no love songs made for top 40. There aren't any songs that are put on a video shown on MTV or VH1 so people are shown told what to visualize instead of using thier own minds.

In the Aug 1988 issue of Musician magazine Nick Mason mentions its easier to talk about how hard life is and how depressed one gets. I think that theme goes way back with the group with Roger. The song with Roger's lyrics that is about me maybe more than others is Comfortably Numb.

In the fall of 1996 my kidneys failed and I started dialysis 3 times per week for 3 hours at a time. Briefly dialysis is a process where a large needle is inserted blood is recycled. The fluid is removed dialysis patients are unable urinate on thier own the blood is filtered put back into me. It is a miserable process you feel sick lousy most all days.

When I first arrived each time a tech asks how I feel and then takes temp blood pressure.....

....." hear you are feeling down. I can ease your pain. Get you on your feet again...I'll need some information first. Just the basic facts...just a little pin prick. There'll be no more aahhh but you may feel a little sick ".

At the end of the 3 hours most times I had lost about 10 lbs or so of fluid and leg cramps were common....

....." can you stand up I do believe its working good. That'll keep you going through the show "....

...until I come back in 2 days. During the treatment there would be times where blood pressure dramaticaly drops passing out could happen it would be hard understand what was going on. As a patient you were completly out of it..

....." you are only coming through in waves. Your lips move but I cannot hear what you are saying "...

....Then it was come on its time to go. There might be another group of patients following me into the treatment room for their 3 hour tour.

Another part of the song I see for myself is at the end. I was SO lucky to be involved in athletics in the mid 60's when I was growing up. My pals I all saw our future in a professional sports. We just had to decide which one. I'm thrilled that one of my oldest friends did play professional basketball. Our neighborhood was year round seasons of sports. It was a wonderful time. For me shit happens as they say. Nobodys fault but medical situations came along. So...

....." 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 and I have become Comfortably Numb ."

I am SO blessed to have dear friends family especailly two daughters who have allowed me to live my dream through them and that is A Miracle for sure....ummm Its a Miracle that reminds me of something.. oh yeah more Roger. That will be part of another day when I share how Roger Waters his lyrics short stories from Amused to Death other ablums have become a part of my life.. until then. Thanks.... Craig

Craig Harr
Des Moines, Iowa

"Roger wrote that song about me"

" There aren't any songs that are put on a video shown on MTV or VH1 so people are shown/told what to visualize instead of using thier own minds ."
.....and the source of seeing ourselves.  Thank You

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