The Sound of Silence
Simon & Garfunkel Lyrics


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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Rian Cloutier

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



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Being a late 20's person having a potential identity crisis with no real direction in life brought me here.

The Hitman

That's your heart crying out for JESUS. Believe me.

Theophilus McArthur

Also late 20s. I feel that. It gets easier with time. Alot of times people with these problems hold hard to whatever creed or code they have been shown in order to find an identity. Be careful with that though. Alot of false religions prey on that to get your paycheck. Religion is beautiful but a man who lines his pockets with the money of those who believe his message is a curse upon the world.

Robert Miller

That's a shame man I hope you figure it out.

Jacob

Same

Lumen Wolf

Good. ❤️

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Krackerchops Entertainment

My father passed this morning in his sleep. This was his favorite song. RIP Pappy

MAK FF

hope you are doing great well

Ernest Ross Wyatt

I'm so very sorry. I lost my mother last August. God Bless you and your father.

Valerie

RIP

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