Sound of Silence – Simon & Garfunkel

The Sound of Silence è il titolo di una delle canzoni più famose di Simon & Garfunkel. Il chitarrista Paul Simon affermò in un’intervista che il verso iniziale “Hello, darkness my old friend” deriva dal fatto che nel periodo in cui scrisse il brano trovava conciliante comporre nel buio completo.

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INTRO = REm

VERSE 1
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REm DO
Hello darkness, my old friend,
REm
I’ve come to talk with you again,
SIb FA
Because a vision softly creeping,
SIb FA
Left it’s seeds while I was sleeping,
SIb FA
And the vision that was planted in my brain
REm
Still remains
DO REm
Within the sound of silence.

VERSE 2
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DO
In restless dreams I walked alone
REm
Narrow streets of cobblestone,
SIb FA
‘neath the halo of a street lamp,
SIb FA
I turned my collar to the cold and damp
SIb FA
When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light
REm
That split the night
DO REm
And touched the sound of silence.

VERSE 3
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DO
And in the naked light I saw
REm
Ten thousand people, maybe more.
SIb FA
People talking without speaking,
SIb FA
People hearing without listening,
SIb FA
People writing songs that voices never share
REm
And no one dare
DO REm
Disturb the sound of silence.

VERSE 4
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DO
Fools said i, you do not know
REm
Silence like a cancer grows.
SIb FA
Hear my words that I might teach you,
SIb FA
Take my arms that I might reach you.
SIb FA
But my words like silent raindrops fell,

And echoed
DO REm
In the wells of silence

VERSE 5
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DO
And the people bowed and prayed
REm
To the neon God they made.
SIb FA
And the sign flashed out it’s warning,
SIb FA
In the words that it was forming.
SIb
And the sign said, the words of the prophets
REm FA
Are written on the subway walls
FA
And tenement halls.
DO REm
And whisper’d in the sounds of silence.

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