About The Song

Simon & Garfunkel’s “The Sound of Silence,” released in 1964, is a haunting and introspective folk rock ballad that has become one of the duo’s most iconic songs. Written by Paul Simon, the song’s introspective lyrics, haunting melody, and evocative harmonies have made it a timeless classic in the realm of folk and rock music.

With Art Garfunkel’s angelic vocals and Simon’s poetic lyrics, “The Sound of Silence” explores themes of isolation, alienation, and the search for meaning in a noisy and chaotic world. The song’s melancholic tone and introspective mood resonate with listeners, offering a sense of solace and reflection.

Upon its release, “The Sound of Silence” became a major hit, topping the charts and earning widespread acclaim for its emotional depth and musical artistry. Its success helped to establish Simon & Garfunkel as one of the most influential and enduring duos in the history of popular music.

As we revisit “The Sound of Silence,” we celebrate Simon & Garfunkel’s enduring legacy and the lasting impact of this iconic song. Its timeless message and haunting melody continue to resonate with audiences, reminding us of the power of music to touch our hearts and souls.



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
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
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
No one dared
Disturb the sound of silence
“Fools” said I, “You do not know
Silence like a cancer grows
Hear my words that I might teach you
Take my arms that I might reach you”
But my words like silent raindrops fell
And echoed in the wells of silence
And the people bowed and prayed
To the neon god they made
And the sign flashed out its warning
In the words that it was forming
And the sign said, “The words of the prophets
Are written on the subway walls
And tenement halls
And whispered in the sounds of silence”

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