252 – Sound of Silence

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252             The sound of silence

Allen              1. Hello darkness, my old frien – nnnnnd,

I’ve come to talk with you again – nnn

Because a vision softly creepin – nn

Left its seeds while I was sleepin – nnn

And the vision    that was planted in my brain

Still remain – nnns

Within the sound              of silen – nnnnce.


  1. 2. In restless dreams I walked alone – nnn

Narrow streets of cobble stone –nnn

neath the halo of an east streat lam – mmp

turned my collar to the cold and dam – mmp

When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light

That split the night.

And toughed the sound               of silen – nnnnce.


S + A              3. And in the naked light I saw

Mannen        may be more

S + A              Ten thousand people, may be more.

Mannen        may be more

S + A              People talking without speaking

Mannen        without speaking

S + A              People hearing without listening

Mannen        without listening

Allen              People writing songs

that voices never share

And no one deared

Disturb the sound             of silen – nnnnce.


S + A              4. Fools said I, you do not know

Mannen                                           do not know

S + A              Silence like a cancer grows

Mannen                                silence grows

S + A              Hear my words that I might teach you

Mannen                                that I might teach you

S + A              Take my arms that I might reach you

Mannen                                that I might reach you

Allen              But my words

like silent raindrops fell,

Echoed in the sound                     of silen – nnnnce.


Mannen        5.  And the people bowed and prayed

S + A                                                 bowed and prayed.

Mannen        To the neon God they made.

S + A                                                  bowed and prayed.

Mannen        And the sign flashed out its warning

S + A                                                              its warning

Mannen        In the words that it was forming

S + A                                                  was forming

Allen              And the signs said, the words of the prophets

Are written on the subway walls.

And tenement halls

whisper’d in the sounds

of silen – nnnnce. (2 X)







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