The Sound Of Silence

Simon & Garfunkel

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Capo 6th fret

Am                      G                                   Am
 Hello darkness, my old friend, I've come to talk with you again
          C           F      C                           F       C
Because a vision softly creeping, left its seeds while I was sleeping
        F                             C                   Am
And the vision that was planted in my brain still remains
C           G        Am
 within the sound of silence

Am                            G                             Am
 In restless dreams I walked alone, narrow streets of cobblestone
            C       F        C                               F        C
Beneath the halo of a street lamp, I turned my collar to the cold and damp
        F                                        C                          Am
When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light that split the night
C                G        Am
 and touched the sound of silence

Am                        G                              Am
 And in the naked light I saw ten thousand people, maybe more
       C           F        C                       F         C
People talking without speaking, people hearing without listening
               F                       C                     Am
People writing songs that voices never share and no one dare
C            G        Am
 disturb the sound of silence

Am                            G                           Am
 "Fools!" said I, "You do not know, silence like a cancer grows."
         C             F          C                         F          C
"Hear my words that I might teach you, take my arms that I might reach you."
       F                           C    Am
But my words like silent raindrops fell
    C             G        Am
and echoed in the wells of silence

Am                        G                           Am
 And the people bowed and prayed to the neon god they made
        C                F       C                        F       C
And the sign flashed out its warning in the words that it was forming
                        F                                               C                         Am
And the signs said "The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls and tenement halls."
C                     G         Am
 And whispered in the sounds of silence