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[color=BED9D9]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
[color=BED9D9]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 out to 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 its warning
In the words that it was forming
Said the words of the prophets are written
On the subway walls and tenement halls
And whispered in the sounds of silence
NPR's Margot Adler, who has been covering the New York ceremony, tells us that Simon (according to the official program) had been expected to perform Bridge Over Troubled Water. The response to his choice to do The Sound of Silence instead, though, indicates it was a good decision.
"Many family members were crying; many others were singing along," Margot writes. It was, "perhaps the most moving moment of the ceremony in New York."
It was the biggest body they couldve give him and his heart still doesnt fit there