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The Sound of Silence
by Simon & Garfunkel

Hello darkness, my old friend
I've come to talk with you again
Because a vision softly creeping
Left its seeds while I was sleeping
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Still remains
Within the sound of silence

In restless dreams I walked alone
Narrow streets of cobblestone
'Neath the 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 sound 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 sound 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 wells of silence

And the people bowed and prayed
To the neon god they made
And the sign flashed out its 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 whispered in the sounds of silence"

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Paul Simon

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Michael Dressner

When you google "Who sings the sound of silence", Disturbed is what pops up, not S&G. That's a crime in my book.

Kay Oss

@Bat Doot "One could even make a legitimate case that it's better than this original version" No. This type of song was unprecedented for its time. Don't need all the technological hooplah of today. The song is a classic

Alex C

The original is great, but Disturbed brought it to symphony level, not just band level. I love both but I can see why Disturbed’s is more popular.

Richie's Gaming Channel

I agree. It’s the first one to pop up when you search for the song and that version is horrible.

Peter Sedesse

To be fair, every generation does this with a few great songs.

Brian Crowley


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Charlotte Charles

This song has always touched a deep part of my soul, from the age of 20 to 73..

Martin Joseph

Yes every since I can Remember... Age43

Silentsounds Texas

There's nothing more that can be said then.. Wow 53 years that's really once in a lifetime

derek best

@ACE  ACE  I am very much disappointed in my generation and choose not to affiliated with them. This gen of humans made me decide I'm an alien.

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