Simon And Garfunkel – The Sound Of Silence Chords

Lyrics and chords:

[Verse 1]

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

[Verse 2]

Am G
In restless dreams I walked alone,
Am
Narrow streets of cobble stone.
C F C
‘Neath the halo of a street lamp,
F C
I turned my collar to the cold and damp,
F C
When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light
Am
That split the night
C G Am
And touched the sounds of silence.

[Verse 3]

Am G
And in the naked light I saw
Am
Ten thousand people, maybe more.
C F C
People talking without speaking,
F C
People hearing without listening,
F C
People writing songs that voices never shared,
Am
And no one dared
C G Am
Disturb the sounds of silence.

[Verse 4]

Am G
“Fools!” said I, “you do not know,
Am
Silence like a cancer grows.
C F C
Hear my words that I might teach you,
F C
Take my arms that I might reach you.”
F C
But my words like silent raindrops fell
C G Am
And echoed in the wells of silence.

[Verse 5]

Am G
And the people bowed and prayed
Am
To the neon gods they made.
C F C
And the sign flashed out its warning,
F C
In the words that it was forming,
F Am C
And the sign said, “The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls
C
And tenement halls.”
G Am
And whispered in the sounds of silence.

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