Sound Of Silence Lyrics

Simon & Garfunkel

publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Paul Simon
album: Track 10 in album The Simon and Garfunkel Collection: 17 of Their All-Time Greatest Recordings
release date: 1996
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length: 3:07
producer: Tom Wilson
composer: Paul Simon
lyricist: Paul Simon

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Simon & Garfunkel The Simon and Garfunkel Collection: 17 of Their All-Time Greatest Recordings cover art
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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
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 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 signs said, the words of the prophets
Are written on the subway walls
And tenement halls
And whispered in the sounds of silence

Track Listing

CD 1
  • 1 I Am a Rock
  • 2 Homeward Bound
  • 3 America
  • 4 59th St. Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)
  • 5 Wednesday Morning 3 A.M.
  • 6 El Condor Pasa
  • 7 At the Zoo
  • 8 Scarborough Fair (Canticle)
  • 9 The Boxer
  • 10 Sound of Silence
  • 11 Mrs. Robinson
  • 12 Keep the Customer Satisfied
  • 13 Song for the Asking
  • 14 Hazy Shade of Winter
  • 15 Cecilia
  • 16 Old Friends, Bookends Theme
  • 17 Bridge Over Troubled Water