Sound of silence (Listen to midi)

 

Am G Am

1. Hallo darkness, my old friend, I`ve come to talk to you again,

C F C

because a vision softly is creeping,

F C

left its seeds while I was sleeping,

F C Am

and the vision that was planted in my brain, still remains,

G Am

within the sound of silence.

 

Am G Am

2. In restless dreams I walked alone, narrow streets of cobble-stone.

C F C

`Neath the halo of a street lamp,

F C

I turned my collar to the cold and damp,

F C

when my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light,

Am G Am

that split the night - and touched the sound of silence.

 

Am G Am

3. 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

people writing songs that voices never share,

Am G Am

and no-one dare - disturb the sound so silence.

 

Am G Am

4. Fools, said I, you do not know, silence like a cancer grows,

C F C

hear my words, that I might teach you,

F C

take my arms that I might reach you,

F ~ C Am ~

But my words like silent raindrops fell -

G Am

and echoed in the wells of silence.

 

 

 

 

Am G Am

5. And the people bowed and prayed to the neon god they`d made.

C F C F C

And the sign flashed out its warning, in the words that it was forming.

F

And the sign said, the words of the prophets are written

C Am

in the subway walls, and tenement halls ,

G Am

and whispered in the sound - of silence.

 

(Simon and Garfunkel)