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K:C "Dm" z4 | z D/2D/2 F/2F/2A/2A/2 | "C" G4 | w:Hel-lo dark-ness my old friend % |:z/2 C/2 C/2C/2 E/2E/2G/2G/2 | "Dm" F4 | z/2F/2 F/2F/2 "F" A/2A/2c/2c/2 | w:I've come to talk to you a-gain. Be-cause a vis-ion soft-ly % "Bb" d2 "F" c2 | z F/2F/2 A/2A/2c/2c/2 | "Bb" d2 "F" c2 | w:creep-ing left its seeds while I was slee-ping % [M:2/4] z F/2F/2 | [M:4/4] "Bb" d/2 (d3/2 d) d/2e/2 | f/2 f3/2 e/2 d3/2 | "F" c3 d/2c/2 | w:And the vis-ion - that was plant-ed in my brain still re- "Dm" A4 | [M:2/4] "F" z/2 F/2 F/2F/2 | [M:4/4] "C" c3 z/2E/2 | w:mains With-in the sounds of "Dm" F/2 (D3/2 D2) |1-2 "Dm" z/2 D/2 D/2D/2 F/2F/2A/2A/2 | "C" G4 :| w:si-lence - In rest-less dreams I walked a-lone % W:1 W:Hello darkness, my old friend W:I've come to talk with you again W:Because a vision softly creeping W:Left its seeds while I was sleeping W:And the vision that was planted in my brain W:Still remains W:Within the sound of silence W: W:2 W:In restless dreams I walked alone W:Narrow streets of cobblestone W:'Neath the halo of a street lamp W:I turned my collar to the cold and damp W:When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light W:That split the night W:And touched the sound of silence W: W:3 W:And in the naked light, I saw W:Ten thousand people, maybe more W:People talking without speaking W:People hearing without listening W:People writing songs that voices never share W:And no one dared W:Disturb the sound of silence W: W:4 W:"Fools", said I, "You do not know W:Silence like a cancer grows W:Hear my words that I might teach you W:Take my arms that I might reach you" W:But my words, like silent raindrops fell W:And echoed W:In the wells of silence W: W:5 W:And the people bowed and prayed W:To the neon god they made W:And the sign flashed out its warning W:In the words that it was forming W:And the sign said, "The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls W:And tenement halls" W:And whispered in the sound of silence % % % % % % % % % %]


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Song by Paul Simon

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