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  • Published on Dec 22, 2009

  • 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 shared 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 sign said "The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls And tenement halls And whispered in the sound of silence" This is the original version from 1964 from the album "Wednesday Morning, 3 AM." Just Simon's guitar and the vocals. The famous version was released in 1966. After "Wednesday Morning, 3 AM" flopped, they split up. Without either their knowledge, electric guitars and drums were added and that version of The Sound of Silence became very popular, reaching #1 on the charts in America on New Years Day, 1966. Because of this, Simon and Garfunkel teamed up again and created three more studio albums, one of which one a Grammy award for album of the year and song of the year (Bridge Over Troubled Water).
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  • Jonah Clark
    Jonah Clark 2 years ago

    why must the best songs become memes

  • Olivier Grabiec
    Olivier Grabiec 2 months ago

    Me:Hello darkness my old friend

  • Paavo Pesusieni
    Paavo Pesusieni 1 month ago (edited)

    1965: "Wow, this song is amazing!"

  • Lujain Ararawi
    Lujain Ararawi 1 month ago

    One problem with this song...

  • J Bro
    J Bro 1 month ago

    Hello darkness my old friend

  • Brian Kasprowicz
    Brian Kasprowicz 3 years ago

    When you look in your wallet

  • Smepsi
    Smepsi 2 months ago (edited)

    Hey guys it's February 14...and I'm going to spend this day alone...like always...yeet

  • tsun yiu mok
    tsun yiu mok 1 month ago

    Contrapoints brought me here, with her "edgy" darkness

  • Susan Yanas
    Susan Yanas 2 months ago

    This song is epic, and will always remind us of the greatness of our singers in the past. Through music they basically were having a vision of our future as well. So not only were Simon and Garfunkel visionary singers, so were many others. Even now when you hear their songs and you are from another generation, you fall in love with the songs from the 60's through the 80's and even 90's . Because music from then made a lot sense, and touched everyone with it's lyrics. It continues to touch us!That is the beauty of music. That it reaches your soul and spirit and gets you to sing the words with it, to raise your spirits and give you positive vibes to help you get through another tiring day on earth!

  • Smepsi
    Smepsi 2 months ago

    When Brightness unfriends you

  • Jeongyeon x Nayeon
    Jeongyeon x Nayeon 2 years ago

    When you see the first question on your final exams

  • Your neighbourhood default skin

    This song is actually so beautiful ❤️❤️❤️

  • dragan šupe
    dragan šupe 2 months ago

    Anyone listening in 2019...?

  • Lazlo Crush
    Lazlo Crush 1 month ago

    When you tried to kill the spider, but you failed and it fell somewhere on your bed.

  • Alex Pagliari
    Alex Pagliari 3 years ago

    When it's April 2nd and she's still pregnant

  • Ahmed.k
    Ahmed.k 1 month ago

    Cant believe disturbed version got way more views then this

  • Dream Evil
    Dream Evil 2 months ago

    I remember listening to this in the back seat when on a road trip with my family, 25 years ago. Can still smell the cigarette smoke and the cool breeze from the back window with nobody else on the road.

  • Jesus Christ
    Jesus Christ 2 months ago

    God, they were decades beyond their time.

  • lolbit Foxy
    lolbit Foxy 1 month ago

    Helo darkness my old friend