Chromatics - The Sound Of Silence 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 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"





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  1. ArtSMR Dianne

    😭💞

  2. Lela Doda

    I am very attached to this song. It means a lot in my life. I have never heard a cover worthy of the original version...I just wanna say that you are an added value of this fabulous melody. ..I love this version and your voice is spectacular.

    Italians Do It Better Music

    amazing! the band really tried to be reverent and pay homage to a beautiful song for the ages

  3. jose vega

    I see someone walking in the middle of the dessert alone with only this song

    Italians Do It Better Music

    is it real or a mirage?

    jose vega

    Italians Do It Better Music it could be both as longest you feel the music

  4. Pick A Dub

    Disturb the silence

  5. Sast Dmm

    Wow! It's so magic ♡
    I listen to you from Peru!

  6. Dave Monfort

    Hello, don't know if it's legal but I made this with your song !

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLXW7HAOs8s

  7. Cassandra

    Wasn't it Albert Schweitzer that said:"there are two means of refuge from the miseries of live: Chromatics and cats."
    Or something along that line.... ;)

  8. Cory Watson

    Been one of my favorite bands since the beginning

  9. Hj C

    Hi from Venezuela❤️🇻🇪

  10. Erika Wolf

    so refreshing from the original and i love how it sort of sounds creepy but also really cool

  11. ManinDandism

    I am so glad I found you guys! I bought your albums! and I mean ALL.

  12. Tara O'Reilly

    Ruth's voice would go so well with 'Baby It's You'
    I often imagine that when listening to the song

  13. EatMyAssBitches

    Absolutely haunting. Love it. ❤️

  14. Saint Seiya

    I finally found my favorite band

  15. gObRoK Music

    How could I know better. If I think I know the best. Whisper away your sweet sorrow.

  16. gObRoK Music

    Are we all the same? like rocks in the sand. What would it be but silence. Would I hold a light to the darkness of my mind. Was I awake in all the blackness. Will I climb higher than any mountain. Just to lose myself in the grey.

  17. Павел Пискун

    (Yandex -Translate)
    Произведено И Смешано Джонни Джуэл
    Мастеринг Майка Боцци На Мастеринге Берни Грундмана
    Фотография Джонни Джуэла


    Привет Тьма
    мой старый друг
    Я пришел поговорить с тобой
    Снова
    Потому Что Видение Мягко Ползет
    Оставил Свои Семена, Пока Я Спал
    & Видение, Которое Было Посажено В Моем Мозгу
    все еще оставаться
    В Звуке Тишины
    В Беспокойных Снах
    Я Шел Один.
    Узкие Улочки Из Булыжника
    Под Ореолом Уличного Фонаря
    Я Повернул Воротник К Холоду И Сырости
    Когда Мои Глаза Были Заколоты
    На Вспышку Неоновый Свет
    Это Раскол Ночь
    & Коснулся Звука Тишины
    И В Голом Свете Я Увидел
    Десять Тысяч Человек
    А Может И Больше
    Люди Говорят Без Слов
    Люди Слышат, Не Слушая
    Люди Пишут Песни
    Что Голоса Никогда Не Разделяют
    И Никто Не Осмелился
    Нарушить Звук Тишины
    Привет Тьма
    мой старый друг
    Я пришел поговорить с тобой
    Снова

  18. WOLF STAR

    Way way better than the overproduced and obnoxious Disturbed cover!

  19. Aleister Satrjan

    This is going to a horror movie. I can already imagine that armchair moving.

    Jack T. SIlver

    If I had the money and resources I would definitely do at least a trailer with this, it's an amazing piece.

  20. gaurav govilkar

    I just wish I get to watch Chromatics live once in my life!
    Come to India!

  21. CowboyKing

    I love you guys... Please come back to Dublin, soon!

  22. Duality Firm

    The name brings so much to light! This is a cover, or partial! I love it!

  23. Bonnie Chingchangchong

    Just as breath taking as I had hoped 🖤

  24. Someone Else

    This is my new addiction

  25. Brian M

    A season 4 teaser cut to this though

  26. Ričijs

    Super dziesma

  27. Danelle Covey

    Lovely ❤️

  28. Twin Crystals

    So HEAVY
    xx <3

  29. San Sone

    Whit this One, all we are.... Closer to Gray.

  30. Iskander Otorbayev

    Thanks for the music!

  31. DAKof theOTA

    Amazing cover. Only downside is it’s too short.

  32. Richard Valentine

    mmmmmmmm i can taste it

  33. Ricardo Gonzalez

    Esperando con ansias en vinyl

  34. Sonny Cook

    Shivers down the spine. A great cover of a great song ❤️

  35. Enrico V.

    👏👏👏👏👏

  36. mcseire

    Love 🔥

  37. Three autistic kids and their mum Just Chilling

    Beautiful I love it ❤️

  38. MagneticElectric454

    ♥️♥️♥️

  39. kay

    One of my favorites ❤️

  40. Stockholm Nightlife

    Brilliant!!!! Thanks CHROMATICS!!! =)

  41. Daniel Post

    Thank you Chromatics,for the beautiful October-Evening in Cologne.

    Italians Do It Better Music

    what a beautiful saturday night! that was amazing xoxo

  42. HARLEEN QUINZEL

    Love it love it loveeee itttttt

  43. Jose Pereyra

    The disturbing pleasure of melancholy

  44. Krzysztof Grajzer

    Beautiful, just beautiful :)

  45. G T

    Beautiful ❤️

  46. G T

    😍😍😍👌

  47. Danger Cobra

    Dude this is better then the original ...dam

  48. Sergej Lovrekovic

    hello <3

  49. Jimmy Foppiano

    This song will be remembered for years as long as talented performers such as Chromatics keep singing it.

  50. Tedesk

    Angel Voice 👼

  51. Shirley Mcdonald

    We love love love this one

  52. Italians Do It Better Music

    "...Hello Darkness My Old Friend..."

    JoeJoe Coco

    Italians Do It Better Music “...I’ve come to talk with you again...”

    Eliezer Alvarado

    I've come to talk with you again...

    Lodogg 3323

    Just out of curiosity, why didn’t you finish the song?


    "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

    I love this version, but it’s incomplete and it’s driving me crazy.