Sound of Silence

Hel lo dark ness my old friend
Ive come to talk to you a gain Be cause a
vi sion soft ly cree ping
left its seeds while I was slee ping and the
vision that was plant ed in my brain still re
mains within the sound of silence

In restless dreams I walked a lone
nar row streets of cob stone 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 ne on
light that split the night
and touched the sound of silence

And in the nak ed light I saw
ten thousand people maybe more
people talking without speak ing
people hearing without listen ing people
writing songs that voices never
share and noone dare
disturb thesound 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 rain drops
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 warn ing
in the words that it was form ing and the sign said
the words of the prophets are written on the subway
walls and tenement halls and
whis per'd in the sound of si lence