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Sue Rogers
# Sue Rogers
Sunday, June 10, 2012 1:49 PM
Hey Chris! We never saw this song posted cuz it was just posted in the Individual Songs category so it didn't show up on the Feb 2012 list! If you're still game - here it is!
Charles de Lint
# Charles de Lint
Monday, June 11, 2012 1:26 AM
Great choice, Chris, but why is it a password protected file?
Charles de Lint
# Charles de Lint
Monday, June 11, 2012 1:34 AM
Here's a non-protected version for anybody who prefers that:

The Sound of Silence
written by Paul Simon (1964)

[Em]Hello darkness my old [D]friend
I've come to talk with you a[Em]gain
Because a [G]vision soft[C]ly creep[G]ing
Left it's seed while I [C]was sleep[G]ing
And the [C]vision that was planted in my [G]brain
Still rem[Em]ains
With[G]in the [D]sounds of [Em]silence

In restless dreams I walked alone
Narrow streets of cobble stone
'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 sounds 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 shared
And no one dared
Disturb the sounds 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 gods they made
And the sign flashed 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