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Sunday, March 16, 2014

The Sound Of Silence - Can't Get This Song Out Of My Head

Hello there,

I was watching American Idol Season 13 on Thursday when one of its' participants, Jessica 'Jess' Meuse, sang 'The Sound Of Silence'. It is and old song back from 1964 by Simon & Garfunkel. I can't get the song out of my head since then.

Here is the original version of the song on Youtube:

Original version from 1964

Since I know that you will love the song too and attempt to sing along, here are the lyrics to it:

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
And 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 sound of silence.

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