Paul Simon & Art Garfunkel - Sound of Silence



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 cable stones

Beneath 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...

And nowone dare

Disturb the sound of silence


"Fool!" said I "You do not know

Silence like a cancer grow...

Hear my words that I might teach you

Take my arms that I might reach you."

But my words like silent rain drops fell

And echoed in the wells of silence


And the people bowed and prayed

To the neon god they made

And the sign flashed its warning

In the words that it was forming

And the sign said "The word of the

prophets are written on the subway wall

and tenement halls."

And whisper in the sound of silence.