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