[Verse I] F#m E ...Hello darkness, my old friend, F#m I've come to talk with you again, D A Because a vision softly creeping, D A Left it's seeds while I was sleeping, D A And the vision that was planted in my brain F#m Still remains E F#m Within the sound of silence. [Verse II] F#m E In restless dreams I walked alone F#m Narrow streets of cobblestone,
F#m D A 'Neath the halo of a street lamp, D A I turned my collar to the cold and damp D A When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light F#m A That split the night E F#m And touched the sound of silence. [Verse III] F#m E And in the naked light I saw F#m Ten thousand people, maybe more. D A People talking without speaking, D A People hearing without listening, D A People writing songs that voices never share F#m And no one dare E F#m Disturb the sound of silence. [Verse IV] F#m E Fools said I, you do not know
F#m Silence like a cancer grows. D A Hear my words that I might teach you, D A Take my arms that I might reach you. D A But my words like silent raindrops fell, F#m And echoed E F#m In the wells of silence [Verse V] F#m E And the people bowed and prayed F#m To the neon God they made. D A And the sign flashed out it's warning, D A In the words that it was forming. D And the sign said, the words of the prophets A Are written on the subway walls F#m And tenement halls. E F#m And whispered in the sounds of silence.