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Simon & Garfunkel - The Sound of Silence

[Verse 1]
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

[Verse 2]
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

[Verse 3]
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

Originally titled The Sounds of Silence, "The Sound of Silence" is a song performed by American folk-rock duo Simon & Garfunkel. Paul Simon originally wrote the song over the span of a couple months from '63 to '64, eventually recording it along with Art Garfunkel for their 1964 debut album Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M. The album was a commercial flop and the duo split temporarily. The song, however, began to grow in popularity after regular radio airplay in Boston and Florida in early '65. Tom Wilson, the song's producer, remixed the track and re-released it in September 1965 as a single. The song went to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the first week of '66, topping The Beatles' "We Can Work It Out" and the duo reunited for another studio album. Their 2nd album featured the remixed version and was titled "The Sounds of Silence" to capitalize on the song's popularity. The song later appeared in the 1967 film The Graduate along with a few other Simon & Garfunkel tracks.

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