Simon & Garfunkel - 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 streetlamp
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
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 sounds of silence."





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  1. edward MIKOLAJEK

    Poignant , magnifique !

  2. eugene cirillo

    Just sheer brilliance, writing & singing

  3. David Levene

    Hello darkness mild friend...

  4. Teresa Kieszkowska

    Moja muzyka,wychowałam się na niej

  5. Random Fun

    I love this, but disturbed style hit it closer as far as the ambiance of the lyrics goes.
    its like that song, Pumped up kicks, the message does't quite match the rhythm.

  6. Juppel82

    So schaurig schön und gleichzeitig so traurig

  7. GeekWeek

    sad affleck brought me here

  8. Roger Dean

    Some people just listen to music, and never feel it... This is one song, if you listen to it, you feel it....

  9. You average kid

    Sound of Music: *exist
    Simon&Garfunkel: I think thats too noisy
    *creats Sound of Silence

  10. Jormah Satchel

    "People talking without speaking. People hearing without listening", basically sums up the comments section on YouTube videos.

    firegecko

    exactly

  11. Sam the average lesbian

    A beautiful song that was ruined by some artist who thought it was a good idea to remake it

  12. Woody Adams

    One of the best two part hamronies ever recorded.

  13. Lhu

    the fuck outta here boomers

  14. Riddell Thomas

    https://youtu.be/JX4X87QSF0Y

  15. randi ross

    disturbed's version of this is way better this is too slow for me i know not everyone will agree but thats my opion

  16. Ed Simps

    it's 2020. never gets old. ❤

  17. La fan des animaux

    😭😭😭😢😢😢😢

  18. david mclay

    Thanks for the tune. 👍

  19. Selçuk can

    Parçayı bugün keşfettim. Sanki yıllardır dinliyormuşum gibi. İnsanı sonsuzluğa götüren bulut gibi... (04/01/2020)

  20. my melody

    What a gentle sound.
    What soulful voices.
    What meaningful lyrics. A genius masterpiece never gets old!!! 💖

    Bertrand Quazza

    Masterpiece...I agree

    Riddell Thomas

    https://youtu.be/JX4X87QSF0Y a big influence on me.. but not comparing myself to them of course ✌

  21. steven gardner

    1964 to 2020,This song never gets old.

  22. vishaak sekher

    listening in 2020 ????

  23. That 1 short dancer

    This was my dads favorite song. He always played and listened to this song while he'd drive me to dance or gymnastics. He was always so proud of me and supported my hobbies and talents. 3 years ago he was diagnosed with liver cancer. The doctor told my mother he only had 2-3 years to live. Of coarse she never told me and my little brother until recently. My dad tragically passed away recently. 9/10/2019 to be exact. Its hard to have him gone but i know he isnt in pain anymore. This song has been a huge comfort for me. Its so complex and of coarse it hits close to home. Im planning on learning this song and working on it until im perfect, so I can sing this piece of art whenever I want

    Exodus

    That 1 short dancer im so sorry for you and your das, i hope you will feel better. Love from France 🇫🇷 God bless you and yours 🙏

    That 1 short dancer

    @Exodus thanks so much! I really needed that support today

    Exodus

    That 1 short dancer No problem, i will be always here if you need any support 😊🙏

    Sarai Miller

    So sorry for your loss. It sounds like you had a special dad. Praying for you. 🥀

  24. alain elsen

    dark night of the soul

  25. DIEGO ALE

    te vamos a extrañar animeyt y animeflv :´v

  26. SuperUmizoomiFanAlt

    2020 anyone??

  27. HeroX TV

    2
    0
    2
    0
    ?

  28. KevinBMX22

    I'm currently listening to this on Dec 31st of December, it's about to be January 1st 2020, Happy new year I guess.

    That 1 short dancer

    Hey same. :)

    kevphillips02

    Listening on a dreary Sunday afternoon jan 5th ..........................wooo hoooooooo

    Riddell Thomas

    https://youtu.be/JX4X87QSF0Y

    Pablo Siquiroff

    Happy New Yer for you too !! We are listening the song and we are reading that you are writing . And you are right !
    Laura and Carmen, Buenos Aires Argentina

  29. Azz Matic

    My first time ever listening to this song and I gotta say this is nice, really nice tbh

    That 1 short dancer

    Yea it hits close to home

  30. claudine tondeur

    j ai besoin d'écouter cette chanson, elle me ressource, m'aide à continuer à vivre

  31. Eduard Selskiy

    "This too shall pass, and This too shall pass, and this too"

  32. ccandrew111

    Fuck disturbed, this is the only version for me

  33. john blecker

    From what I remember at age 70 this song came out around Christmas time and according to Garfunkel, the song was first developed in November.

  34. Narc Hunter

    David Draiman sounds like a pussy ...

  35. El chismoso de Veracruz

    ⬅➡⬅➡ 🆎🆗

  36. El chismoso de Veracruz

    Esta canción en México es musica cristiana

  37. Fernando Corado

    Simplemente EXELENTE

  38. FTR Titan223

    antonino davi posted this a year before this was

  39. engelchen100676

    my daddy.. thats all he Left me ans the Family.. .a lil Girl that love Songs like this...even in 2019 with 43 years

  40. NuRo461

    33 years old...and i thank my parents who taught me how to appreciate this great music

    That 1 short dancer

    Im 14. Lets just say my dad had good taste in music lmao

  41. JOSE CASTORENA BARRERA

    Meme Song

  42. Yordano Correa

    Rest in peace THE COMEDIAN.

  43. john kendall

    Maybe it's because this is the first version I heard I like it better than their later version. Much more pure.

  44. JC Denton

    Ориґінал завжди лучче

  45. Peter Rehakrehpet

    super velmi

  46. john blecker

    I can still remember when this was released and saw them at the Fillmore East in 65.

  47. Alexander Thompson

    The original and best-the version by Disturbed adds emotional colour and anger, where only cold reflective monochrome is appropriate.

  48. Ruben cruz hernandez

    Jack Frost x Mavis : Sound Of Silence

  49. Omar El-Shennawy

    "The Sound Of Silence"

    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 streetlamp
    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
    No one dare
    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 sounds of silence”

  50. Hi Baby

    I just heard this song performed by a group called [ DISTURBED ], it was amazing and powerful!, it felt like the arc angels came down to earth to warn mankind of it's own self - destruction!.

    •OSWALDO CASILLAS•

    Hello my baby

    Cooper Hughes

    and it cant even compare to these 2 lads

    Hi Baby

    @Cooper Hughes Cooper, I think the version by Disturbed is powerful!, S&G's version is more haunting!..

  51. Thomas Hanson

    Reminds me of walking the streets of Prague at 3am.

  52. fran sam

    listen to the cover by Jadyn Rylee

  53. Amanda Soares

    Obra prima

  54. T ! M 4 1 K

    Русских нету на горизонте?

  55. Marc C

    If they don't play this at my funeral I wont come

    JC Denton

    Приблизно так я й думаю

    Star Prune

    *Cough, cough*
    Copied comment
    *Cough, cough

    Jormah Satchel

    @Star Prune have you got a cold?

  56. Jon Camilleri

    I like this song ...

  57. Pauley Pavillion

    The mind of democrats; so blind and deaf to American people.

  58. Wayne Morgan

    I love both this and disturbed version but disturbed will never come close to how good this is.

    Ivan Ponomaryov

    Because this is original, and Disturbed is a good copy. Anyway, I think David sung this song good enough.

  59. kashmir

    this song is beautiful

  60. ekbusdriver

    S &G ‘64: a flowing, poetic warning to the world.

    Disturbed ‘16: an powerful, angry reissue of that warning.

    Both, just epically beautiful.

    Alexa KL64

    Most definitely If you haven't, check out the Pentatonix version - excellent as well.

    Amanda Ash

    Pentatonix ‘19: the desperate plea to listen after the anger has disappeared.

  61. •OSWALDO CASILLAS•

    No se lo que dice la cansion pero se que es Algo sad

  62. Dorian Winston

    Ah, this reminds me of before Watchmen became a trainwreck lol

  63. Vad8

    Круто )

  64. Dominique SAUNIER

    J'adore....

  65. Denny Nur

    why so dark here?

  66. Daniel K

    Last day I had to bring my best friend to an animal shelter. Where he can play with other cats. Where he can be happy I could not give him the best ...I miss him so much And this is such a hard time... this song helps me a little

  67. Willy Elli

    maravilloso mientras a otros solo les interesa el dinero y el poder

  68. НЫКИТА:3 ТВ

    КТО ИЗ РАААШКИ?

    The Chatkid

    I don't speak Russian

    НЫКИТА:3 ТВ

    @The Chatkid Ты знаешь русский?

  69. Cosmoose Animations

    Despite all the memes, this is really a beautiful song

  70. MrEbichan

    The Graduate

    Pink Panther

    Just watched it. Fantastic film.

  71. Jb Addams

    nearly 2020 and still poyant
    brilliant song!
    love and peace to us all ♥

  72. Lucien Wellecan

    Genial et inouïe

  73. allison hunter

    Some of my favourite lyrics in this timeless song

  74. Lola Montoliu

    Beautiful. The end... ⚘ 14/12/19

  75. william brun

    énorme énorme chanson merci Simonet garfunkel .wiwi

  76. Luciana Sanches

    Alguém em 2019?

    Brady Patterson

    Eu, e ainda e bom demais! (desculpa, so americano e so tenho teclado americano, e estou esquecendo portugues lol) Ja viu a versao que o Disturbed fez? E um remake, mas e otimo! acho que esta cancao vai pertencer a nossa dia pra sempre, ate o fim!

  77. Jolán Kardos

    A világ egyik legtehetségesebb párosa!!!!!

  78. ruby cachique

    like si vienes por el fail de fernanfloo en deadlocked xd

  79. Robert Butts

    The best version of all

  80. new1 jatzsmitty1304

    Ace song

  81. Adelmo Medeiros

    Música maravilhosa!

  82. Cheryl Kent

    Love this song very much

  83. Macushla XOXO

    Silence is maddening..

    The silent whispers upon my ears,
    The craving of a touch
    Words of love
    A feeling that I'm being thought of in the heart or mind...

    But there is nothing but the void of silence

    It's as coolness if a frightening chill
    That lays upon the skin penetrating deeper within
    The heat of a fiery heart, dampened by the crystals of ice

  84. AO Lad

    Prediction of HELL ON EARTH

  85. A. F. G.

    Bestimmt hat Paul den Song geschrieben! Es schreiben immer Påls die Songs...

  86. Stéphanie Schmitt

    Ineffable!Je laisse le silence parler....Merci.

  87. Stevensonian Carbonator

    According to all of recorded history, the world has almost always been this way. Good people never have power, never enough to override mass cruelty and oppression. I don't know if any nation on Earth is truly a beacon against the anti-human rights movement.

  88. jennifur sun

    found out the late Joe South and the late Glen Campbel played guitar on this song the late Hal Blaine was the drummer

  89. vicente hernandezhernandez

    UNA DE LAS CANCIONES MAS HERMOSAS DE LA HISTORIA DE LA MUSICA

  90. Spasquicky modt

    Best song ever, sad thing thats they grown in a perfect World, after WW2 and they let us the worst world ever made, silence

  91. Isabelle Duffy

    This is my song Blackhill Toi

  92. Mar Cal

    Bitch bitch bitch, people just have to have something to bitch about, meme this meme that who cares, it is still a classic LOL!

  93. Richard Richards

    S&G-would have,with "The Boxer"-maybe 3 songs in my all-time top 100-other artists more,but they-uniquely- have 2 in my top 10,if not top 5-this- and I don't have to tell you the second.

    octavio rezende

    Como amo essa canção amo lembro dó meu primeiro amor que Deus abençoe onde estiver te amo tico

  94. Halid Hamza Yavuz

    Süper👍

  95. AstraD77

    After 50 years we can see what this song means. Everything turning into digital. Even those most important like love and family. We are witnessing it these days.

  96. T W

    Once a classic now a meme

    AstraD77

    Still a classic

  97. goddess goddess

    Beautiful😍