Simon And Garfunkel – The Sound Of Silence (ENG)

Guitar chords and lyrics of The Sound Of Silence by Simon and Garfunkel
Published 1964
Original key Cm

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Capo first fret

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


Bm                                        A
In restless dreams I walked alone
.                                      Bm
Narrow streets of cobblestone,
.                                   G        D
‘Neath the halo of a street lamp,
.                                       G               D
I turned my collar to the cold and damp
.                   G                                                     D
When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light
A                   Bm
That split the night
D                              A            Bm
And touched the sound of silence.


Bm                                     A
And in the naked light I saw
.                                                Bm
Ten thousand people, maybe more.
.                               G               D
People talking without speaking,
.                               G               D
People hearing without listening,
.                        G                                     D
People writing songs that voices never share
A                 Bm
And no one dared
D                    A              Bm
Disturb the sound of silence.

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

Bm                                         A
And the people bowed and prayed
.                                   Bm
To the neon god they made.
.                               G               D
And the sign flashed out its warning
.                               G               D
In the words that it was forming.
.                                      G                                                               D
And the sign said, The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls
A                    Bm
And tenement halls
.          D                       A               Bm
And whispered in the sounds of silence.


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