Who Sang The Sound of Silence? The Ventures

Release information
Release Date: 1970-10-10
Genre: Rock Blues Folk, World, & Country
Style: Surf/Classic Rock
length: 3:15
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Lyrics
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 dare
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 whisper'd in the sounds of silence.

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Everybody's Talkin'
  • 2 Sweet Caroline (Good Times Never Seemed So Good)
  • 3 Medley: Who'll Stop the Rain / Bad Moon Rising
  • 4 Michelle
  • 5 Good Morning Starshine
  • 6 Bridge Over Troubled Water
  • 7 Eleanor Rigby
  • 8 The Sound of Silence
  • 9 Strangers in the Night
  • 10 Those Were the Days
  • 11 MacArthur Park
    12" Vinyl 2
  • 1 Medley: Blowin' in the Wind / Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
  • 2 Up-Up and Away
  • 3 By the Time I Get to Phoenix
  • 4 Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head
  • 5 Let It Be
  • 6 Sugar, Sugar
  • 7 Never My Love
  • 8 Delilah
  • 9 Hey Jude
  • 10 Spinning Wheel

  • Release information
    label: Liberty Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin