Simon Paul – The Sound Of Silence tab
Intro: Dm C Dm Hello darkness, my old friend, I've come to talk with you again, F Bb F Bb F Because a vision softly creeping, left its seeds while I was sleeping, Bb F Dm F And the vision that was planted in my brain still remains, C Dm Within the sound of silence. Dm C Dm In restless dreams I walked alone, narrow streets of cobblestone, F Bb F Bb F 'Neath the halo of a street lamp, I turned my collar to the cold and damp, Bb F Dm F When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light that split the night, C Dm And touched the sound of silence. Dm C Dm And in the naked light I saw ten thousand people, maybe more, F Bb F Bb F People talking without speaking, people hearing without listening, Bb F Dm F People writing songs that voices never share, and no one dare, C Dm Disturb the sound of silence. Dm C Dm "Fools!" said I, "You do not know, silence like a cancer grows." F Bb F Bb F "Hear my words that I might teach you, take my arms that I might reach you." Bb F Dm F C Dm But my words like silent raindrops fell, and echoed in the wells of silence. C Dm And the people bowed and prayed to the neon god they made, F Bb F Bb F And the sign flashed out its warning, in the words that it was forming, Bb And the signs said "The words of the prophets are written F Dm On the subway walls, and tenement halls" F C Dm And whisper'd in the sounds of silence.