Sound of Silence

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Sound of Silence

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Capo of the 7th fret
 
Am                                  G
Hello darkness, my old friend,
                                           Am
I've come to talk with you again,
                                    F          C
Because a vision softly creeping,
                                     F            C
Left it's seeds while I was sleeping,
               F                                               C
And the vision that was planted in my brain
                     Am
Still remains
                  G             Am
Within the sound of silence.
 
                                                G
In restless dreams I walked alone
                                          Am
Narrow streets of cobblestone,
                               F          C
'neath the halo of a street lamp,
                                         F             C
I turned my collar to the cold and damp
                  F                                         
When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon
C
light
                       Am
That split the night
                             G             Am
And touched the sound of silence.
 
 
                                        G
And in the naked light I saw
                                                    Am
Ten thousand people, maybe more.
                                 F            C
People talking without speaking,
                                   F          C
People hearing without listening,
                           F                                      C
People writing songs that voices never share
                      Am
And no one dare
                     G            Am
Disturb the sound of silence.
 
 
                                         G
Fools said i, you do not know
                                      Am
Silence like a cancer grows.
                                    F                  C
Hear my words that I might teach you,
                                   F                  C
Take my arms that I might reach you.
             F                                           C
But my words like silent raindrops fell,
 
And echoed
          G            Am
In the wells of silence
 
 
                                                G
And the people bowed and prayed
                                      Am
To the neon God they made.
                                           F        C
And the sign flashed out it's warning,
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In the words that it was forming.
                                       F
And the sign said, the words of the prophets
 
 
        Am                               C
Are written on the subway walls
                         C
And tenement halls.
                                    G               Am
And whisper'd in the sounds of silence.