Sounds Of Silence


by Simon & Garfunkel (Paul Simon)
Hello darkness my old friend
I've come to talk to you again
Because a vision softly creeping
Left it's seeds while I was sleeping
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Still remains, within the sounds of silence

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C - - - /    / G - - > / Em - - - / G - - - / D - - - / Em - - - /    //

In restless dreams I walked alone
Narrow streets of cobblestones
'Neath a halo of a street lamp
I turned my collar to the cold and damp
When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light
That split the night, and touched the sounds of silence

And in the naked light I saw, 
Ten thousand people maybe more
People talking without speaking,
People hearing without listening
People writing songs that voices never share,
No one dared, disturb the sounds of silence

`Fools', said I `you do not know 
Silence like a cancer grows
Hear my words that I might teach you
Take my arms that I might reach you'
But my words like silent raindrops fell
And echoed in the well of silence

And people bowed and prayed
To the neon God they'd made
And the sign flashed out it's warning
In the words that it was forming
And the sign said, `the words of the prophets
Are written on the subway walls, and tenement halls
And whisper in the sounds of silence'



 1964 Paul Simon/CBS Records::  on their "Wednesday Morning 3am" & "Sounds of Silence"

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