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Sounds Of Silence Lyrics

Artist: Simon & Garfunkel
Album: Sounds Of Silence

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
And 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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Comments/Interpretations
by dsa on 5/20/2008 12:38pm
i really like this song :)
by louis on 5/22/2008 6:01pm
most amazing song ever
by siobhan tikka on 5/26/2008 12:43pm
love this song
was sitting in a mates lastnyt n it came on
reminds me of u musterd monks ;)
xx
by pietro on 6/4/2008 6:16pm
indeed."The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls''

by Ivy on 6/11/2008 9:58pm
Amazing song. Gorgeous, with beautiful lyrics and sound. I loved the fact that it was in The Graduate otherwise I would never have known about it. :(
by mary on 6/14/2008 10:44am
It is a wonderful song!
Wonderful lyric
Wonderful melody
Wonderful S & G performance
by Mello on 6/16/2008 9:56pm
Le agrego al comentario de Mary (a de ser maravillosa) que esta rola vale sobre todo cuando a la palabra ya no se le respeta
by Pete on 6/17/2008 9:56am
This song was written after JFK was..... Lyrics in this song are so powerful, I think of Ron Paul when I hear this song...
by rob on 6/18/2008 11:00am
a perfect song
by Leon Gallego on 6/18/2008 12:19pm
Tres fantastik, c'est jolie, on me transmet beaucoup de messages, je tremble quand je l'ecoute...
ouaissss, felicitations S et G
by an anonymous person with ALS on 6/23/2008 7:32pm
Sounds like life before an awareness of this disease. Education can bring the afflicted back into the light and life.
by vianey on 6/24/2008 4:22am
MARVELLOUS!!
"people talking without speaking, people hearing without listening, people writing songs that voices never share"
This is an everyday thing. We all say things without thinking and that is when we are not speaking. we hear what people tell us, or we sometimes hear songs without actually listening to what the lyrics have to tell us. people write their hearts out and make wonders when they put words together but they never let people her it in the most lovely way...music. these lyrics are some of the best in the history of music. they teach so much with such great melody! i love this song!!
by Eric Kirk on 6/25/2008 7:06pm
Probably the most beautiful song ever written, as haunting as it is - particularly as sung in two part harmony by the S&G voices.

As I read it, it's about alienation and apathy.
by Mario on 6/30/2008 2:04pm
They ae good guys, I really like when they sing together with two voices:-)
by Peter on 7/4/2008 1:01am
I am going thru a bit of personal hell right now and for some reason I keep singing this song in my head -- "Hello darkness, my old friend." It is on my I-pod and I hear it every time I walk or run. It may be strangely therapeutic, at least I hope so. What an incredible song!
by TONNI on 7/7/2008 8:35pm
GREAT SONG
by Bam on 7/9/2008 9:53pm
good lyrics
by Goodtyms on 7/12/2008 7:35am
My friend wanted us to play this song for him at his funereal. i didn't understand until i read it now. :(
by femaleperson on 7/20/2008 8:40pm
i woke up today with an urge to grab the guitar and play this song, which i'd never done.
it just came out so intensely my boyfriend woke up and grabbed his guitar and we played it together a few times.
felt sort of healing.
by elda on 7/22/2008 2:42pm
its the highs't level that could ever exist
by NikiRa on 7/24/2008 3:20pm
It is written after the assassination of JFK
by pili on 8/8/2008 12:20pm
i love this song
me encanta
is the best
felicitaciones....
by kevin on 8/22/2008 7:57pm
My high school class song... 1969
by Nic on 9/4/2008 10:34am
I love this song
"And the people bowed and prayed
To the neon god they made"
my favorite verse
they should use this songin an episode of heroes
by Kayla on 9/7/2008 6:40pm
I love the Harmony, its completly amazing <3 i love it
by Forestles on 9/8/2008 2:20pm
The Graduate Movie..Dustin Hoffman..Mmmm.Cool!
by Walter on 9/10/2008 6:14pm
wow that is a very god song realy its a very very very god song neta k esta de pokamadre yeahhhh
by Lia on 9/14/2008 12:59pm
powerful lyrics, i like it!
by Saul on 9/24/2008 4:21pm
I feel this song as a vestige, a trace, for those who will see the remains of what we lost.
by Rodolfo Aragon on 9/26/2008 9:41pm
He amado esta cancion desde el primer dia que la escuche, siendo un nino-adolecente. Tanto en su version original, como la cristiana o gaspel (ya que en centroamerica hay varias canciones cristianas que utilizan su musica tanto en iglesias catolicas como protestantes.
by Espen on 10/8/2008 3:08am
A good song is open and general, so that the rest can come to our fantasy while we ponder upon what the song is all about.

This song is one of the world's greatest. It can be related to so much. And even if you take it as it is, lyrically - you understand the fact that Silence is quite seldom these days, and that it can be a creative inspiration and a method to gain deep knowledge about ourselves.

This song is just amazing...
by Nya on 10/10/2008 10:49am
I have always loved this song even though i never totally understood it. I read these lyrics and it helped me understand it so much more
! it is an amazing song
by carrie on 10/11/2008 3:09pm
This song is a based in The Beatitudes
by Bobby on 10/12/2008 10:06pm
couldn't agree more with you guys
by Joel on 10/14/2008 8:43am
I agree with a previous comment. I am also going through a personal hell these days and for some reason out of no where came "Hello darkness my old friend" For someone looking to hide from the world right now it seems appropriate to listen to this wonderful song. Amazing how healing a song with the correct words can be.
by hubuly doo on 10/23/2008 9:12pm
I find that it is nice to hear songs like this in a time like ours were every time you turn on the radio you hear rap and other thing like it its just good to go back to s&g and the beatles and others like them
by mukul on 10/31/2008 2:30pm
I am not finding last stanza in my soundtrack!
Is the last one is missing from my song file?
by kleinnak on 11/3/2008 1:41am
brilliance in its finest form. my fav song to listen to when i'm walking anywher ebecause the tempo is exactly the same as my pace.
by suraj on 11/3/2008 11:53am
gosh!!
love this song!!
Everytime i hear this song i get a feeling that am listening for the first time...its magic!!
by alst on 11/9/2008 8:55am
Fits perfectly as a description of our times.. nodody talks, nobody listens.. nobody cares.. profit, ratings & "be famous" is all that matters.. the decay of human intellect is amaizing..

By the time song as this one where written, the US withdrawn from Vietnam due to population preasure and the power of ideas.

Nowadays in this rap-profit-internet communicating era.. nobody has a clue on why a country is being invaded, nobody cares..

With the killing of JFK the era of "what the human kind could be" was replaced by this era of neon gods.

Amaizing how early these guys described what was to come...

by Ida on 11/11/2008 10:32am
amazed by this song.. truly, madly, deeply..
by fudgeebartr3s on 11/12/2008 5:29am
can't really understand the song...but as i heard it i think it's too...it's just good to be true....luvds!!!!!!!
by mygod on 11/18/2008 2:25am
i like this song hay report namen to eh gudluck smen
by k max on 11/24/2008 11:09pm
best song ever it fits every decade if have experienced
by gourav on 12/1/2008 11:15am
cant rite in words how gr8 the song is
by Big head on 12/2/2008 12:01pm
I think its really gay just because i'm kul like that and i can say anything i want when i what and i think they should take if of the internet cuz its gay
by reg on 12/5/2008 8:56am
i hear this song a long time ago when i was a kid and i made it mine. then i heard it in the simpsons no to long ego. now if there are any veterans no matter what conflict, remember you are not along "when the vision softly creeping left it seeds when i was sleeping and the vision that was planted in my brain still remains" you are not along in the darkness
by "D" man on 12/15/2008 11:51pm
I'm using it to teach listening skills in my Psychology class. Could there possibly be a better choice? "People hearing without listening..." kinda says it all doesn't it?
PEACE

by Skypie on 12/17/2008 3:03pm
oh my goodness!!! best song ever made!!! The lyrics fit so well with the harmony and it's just beautiful!!!!
by Wiktor on 12/17/2008 7:03pm
The best song ever.!
by krishna on 1/4/2009 2:52pm
i love this song....it feels good every time i listen to it...
by DR CEP on 1/10/2009 3:18pm
Great Song. Few folks realize they are speaking of the tv...
by BenDemise on 1/17/2009 9:49pm
This song haunts me everyday! Truly an epic song. Also, there is a great cover of this song done by a group called Ascension Of The Watchers. Nothing can beat originals, but I believe this cover is well worth a listen to
by ADRIANA on 1/23/2009 5:35pm
WOW. FANTASTIC SONG..NEVER IN MY LIFE HAVE I HEARD SUCH BEAUTIFUL DEEP MEANING TO A SONG.
FIRST TIME I HEARD IT, IT ABSOLUTELY LEFT ME WANTING TO HEAR IT OVER ND OVER AGAIN...
CLASSIC.
by Norma on 1/24/2009 9:06am
Esta canción es hermosa, los intérpretes hacen una combinación increíble pero sobre todo, el mensaje es genial.
by Anupam;anpm on 1/25/2009 2:25am
I feel this song as the pace of life which turns slowly like in trueman's syndrome.Great and heart touching.....i like it and would be a suggestive jest forever
by bobby d on 2/9/2009 10:01pm
Like many of S&G songs, there is a spiritual element to them. This is no exception. In the Old Testament, the prophets, under Divine inspiration, wrote of the coming of the Messiah - Jesus Christ. No one listened to them. Today, "the words of the prophets are written on the barroom walls, and tenement halls". But "no one listens" to them either. There is so much wrong with today's society. Will anyone listen to the voices of reason? All we have is each other.
by WORC MA on 2/12/2009 10:09pm
my music of choice is normally rap music mostly old school but all day at work the oldies station is playing and when this song came on not to sound gay or anything but something happened to me and i needed to hear it over and over amazing song, luv it
by applepie on 2/15/2009 3:17am
someone dear presented this song to me otherwise i would not have hear abt it. listen to this song reminds me of him..."And the vision that was planted in my brain
Still remains"
by Mode Castillo, de N. Laredo on 2/15/2009 8:17pm
every music player, has this song in the heart, beautiful, amzing...
by syll on 3/6/2009 1:25pm
love it in watchmen..
by Jessie on 3/8/2009 5:57am
This song's an amazing song with very meaningful lyrics. Love it a lot.
by pyrogamer168 on 3/9/2009 2:34pm
OMG Watchmen lololololol
by Rooster on 3/10/2009 9:01am
Am amazing song, along with Bridge over Trouble waters, two of the best songs ever, and I am a hard rocker.
by Subway Prophet on 3/10/2009 1:52pm
The deep connection this song has with many aspects of society these days is touching and terrifying at the same time.

It's application in Watchmen was increadibly appropreate.

When my best friend was 12 years old she would listen to this song as loud as she could comfortably stand and try to explain the various meanings it could have to me and anyone else she could. I didn't understand until I was almost 24. By then we had lost touch and she had fallen prey to society. The tragity lay with this brilliant 12 year old girl who had an advanced understanding of people and human nature and no one would listen to her. She slowly evolved into what she tried to warn people about and was lost.

Now that I think about it, the lyrics could easily be applied to her situation at that time as well.

All in all a beautiful song with deep inflections and enough strength to touch the emoations.

Heed the warning and observe the world.
by SMILES on 3/11/2009 1:00am
this is a awesome song. its also on the new watchmen movie soundtrack (unbelievable movie) i think it goes well wit the movie
by Phil on 3/11/2009 1:10pm
What additional superlatives can be used to describe this song? This song is not only powerful, it has a soothing rhythm too.
by harry riddle on 3/26/2009 5:14pm
i hate this song!
its sooooooo bad
by Zubin on 3/30/2009 3:43am
Man its an amazing song ... i have this song in my cell phone ... and now on my laptop too ... i keep listening to it ...
its like a never ending melody !!!
by Russ on 4/1/2009 4:18am
Great song with a powerful message. By far the best S&G song. You get a hauntingly calm feeling and everytime I listen to this song I can't stop singing it!! Beautiful and mistifying
by Inquier on 4/1/2009 10:19pm
I know exactly what this song tríes to teach. Since one of The original singer is Jewish-Paul Simons, he try to persuade the world tru this song (contrary to popular belief) that originally the true onenes of the Creator was pervade "to their own neon gods they made"
by Greg Shepherd on 4/2/2009 4:34am
This is a beautiful, poignant song promoting a vision of a world where people truly connect with each other in the most fundamental ways. A song of very profound humanity.
by jonathan on 4/9/2009 9:45am
Beautiful........
by The neon light! on 4/15/2009 11:21pm
I love it when they say "-neon light" it really sounded like the lights flashing throughout the city. To me, the lyrics reflect on the people, especially the homeless people and the bad side of a city.
by jondoe on 4/18/2009 8:29am
brilliant lyrics, just brilliant !!!!
by Ashan on 4/21/2009 1:20am
this song is so magical !!!
by hello =) on 5/9/2009 6:38pm
Whoever 'harry riddle' and 'big head'are, they are completely wrong about this song....obviously just a couple of bored teenagers!! I'm willing to bet that they haven't even heard this song--no one who has heard this would think of it like they apparently do....legendary song bro! byebye..
by RAUL IN HAVANA on 5/12/2009 1:12pm
I am in my 50´s now and I have been listening this song for over 40 years. I was a teenager when I first listened over the radio. It must have been at the end of the 1960´s. This song is full of mistery and it portrays something that only masterpieeces can portray. Only the voices of Simon and Garfunkel could produce such a wonder!!!
by RAUL IN HAVANA on 5/12/2009 1:14pm
I am in my 50´s now and I have been listening this song for over 40 years. I was a teenager when I first listened the song over the radio. It must have been at the end of the 1960´s. This song is full of mistery and it portrays something that only masterpieeces can portray. Only the voices of Simon and Garfunkel could produce such a wonder!!!
by Norma in Tasmania(Australia) on 5/16/2009 8:20pm
Having being diagnosed with Breast Cancer this song has significance for me, "silence like cancer grows'. Beautiful poignant song.
by Jediah on 5/17/2009 12:24pm
This is a beautiful song one of the greatest ever
by kiana on 5/19/2009 2:14pm
omgosh this song touched my soul
by michael thiessen on 6/11/2009 6:02pm
the last line of Psalm 88 is "the darkness is my closest friend." It is a depressing Psalm of one who is close to death. I wonder if this song is written with Psalm 88 in mind.
by Eric on 6/13/2009 10:57am
just a great song. S&G one of the best groups ever. I can listen to this song non stop. mellow and calm.
by Alexandra on 6/26/2009 10:36pm
two of the most gifted harmonisers there are. beautiful song, gives me goosebumps.
by Ashwin on 7/3/2009 1:57pm
Awesome song...Wudnt hav heard it if it wasnt in Watchmen...Touched my heart...Hav S&G sung some other songs lik this one...?
by Paul Hisson on 7/5/2009 2:41pm
Not bad !
by rosegane on 7/13/2009 9:59pm
wow.. it's a beautiful song
by anne on 7/16/2009 5:39am
it is great!!! fantastic..
by Paul on 7/25/2009 3:12pm
can't... stop... hearing
by Jim on 7/27/2009 12:25pm
Hmmm, I always thought it kind of had a religious meaning. "neon god" "Prophets" "People talking without speaking" It seems to reference the "god made of gold" in the bible that everyone was punished for worshiping and bowing to. Now you go tme thinking, I'm going to google it and see what comes up.
by darlyn on 8/2/2009 6:48am
i like dis song ,., this song is my midterm requirement,., gosh ,.,
by ask more on 8/3/2009 5:47pm
Seems like the last verse is not in all versions of the song. It is complete without this verse, when you hear it, but I think the extra lyrics sort of tie off and add weight to the message.

The verse suggests that this disease, the mind-numbing thoughtlessness described in the third verse, has already penetrated into society so much that it is evident in "subway walls and tenement halls". A sort of "I have you" message coming from the neon sign, if you will.
by Bryton on 8/23/2009 8:44pm
Love this song, it is truly fantastic!
by James on 9/4/2009 1:29pm
NOT written after RFK was shot. The song is from 1966 'The Graduate' soundtrack and #12 on Billboard for that year. RFK was shot in 1968.
PS: You Americans really need more guns.
by eddie P. on 9/10/2009 1:54pm
Current No. 1 song, 'Party in the USA'-Miley Cirrus. Oh the humanity!!
by Serge on 9/23/2009 12:45am
This is an amazing song. I just love it.

Just a question for the autor of the url: Isn't the last line included in the quote?

Thx
by Jena Makkayla on 9/29/2009 11:36am
I love this song, if I could marry it, I would.
by Pablo on 10/2/2009 8:18am
please where can i download this song for free? you can send a link to feelpablo@gmail.com
by Ankita on 10/6/2009 11:45pm
<3
by Crazy Canuck on 10/12/2009 12:29am
James... you're an idiot... nobody said anything about it being written after RFK... but that it was written after JFK was assassinated. Which holds true, as the song was written by Simon in early 1964... less than half a year after JFK died. You're right in saying that it was used in the Graduate though... it was also used in a handful of other movies such as Bobby (which is where you may have gotten your RFK thing from), Old School, and the Watchmen... and probably a few other movies I've never seen. Overall, a person who sets out to make those around them look foolish ends up being the fool...
PS... I think the song is great, probably one of my favourites by them... and the people that commented on their dislike of the song... why would anyone look up a song they don't like? Paul Simon should beat them with his guitar...
by lexi girl on 10/14/2009 8:03pm
i had to sing this song in social studies cuz i have a problem with talkin so my social studies teacher siad i needed to practice songs of silence
by Martin on 10/31/2009 7:22pm
James, the US DOES NOT need more guns. Look up the AA12. Thats all we'll ever need for infantry combat.
by gum on 11/9/2009 8:44am
a very crazy but wondeful song
by Lin on 11/11/2009 1:53pm
A very beautiful and poetic song, i love it.
Very haunting melody, has a habit of just sticking around
by eddie on 11/22/2009 6:44am
good song for a video of eighteen year old 'in 1967, going to vietnam when his country called, seeing what he saw, returning and seeing clearly that only those who dodged his path, had, and still have today,recognition, as amounting to something worthwhile.
by JJ on 12/1/2009 11:13pm
This song is some fresh stuff. This kind of creation doesn't happen every day.
by lyndon on 12/6/2009 5:22am
..what does it mean??
by no name on 12/17/2009 1:00pm
don't really care for it much then again its not my style i like country and chrisian mostly and Cristmas music a lot to !!!!:D
by no name on 12/27/2009 11:20am
*Christmas
by the people on 12/31/2009 1:27am
this song to me is, yet of a dream.
the dream is of the view on a stage. it is perfect song
by jpopo on 1/1/2010 9:24am
after listening to "jayzee"to bring in the new year last night, i had turned to the "rock & roll hall of fame" show on cable to watch s&g do their sounds of silence.i am so fortunate of being 52 and having these excellent written and sung songs in my head, rather than this crap of what they call music today.
by Jim on 1/4/2010 9:55pm
Timeless. I remember this song when it was first released on vinyl. The lyrics transcend decades and generations. I am including an excerpt in a lecture I am delivering tomorrow.
by Vicki on 1/9/2010 4:33pm
Yes. Art Garfunkel will be here in
Tucson,Arizona Saturday,January 16th.
I grew up with Simon/Garfunkel songs.
I still remember seeing THE GRADUATE for the FIRST time as a child of 4-5 IN 1967- OR 1968.
It was at a drive-in movie.
by John on 1/9/2010 10:56pm
Marcia painted the lyrics in Her kitchen in 1970 when I met Her. She and this Song were planted in my brain and heart and They Blossum every day. Whenever I hear this song I see Her. Marcia passed away in 1990.
by John "Sly" on 1/9/2010 11:07pm
Marcia was "Rainbow." It was the ending time of the Hippy Era or the ending time of Camelot!
by Person Guy on 1/27/2010 2:07pm
I really love this song. My favourite song at the moment. Feels very emotional, quite therapeutic. I <3 this song!
by paradimes on 1/31/2010 8:47pm
Perhaps the greatest song ever written, It has it all, melody, lyric, vocals, timelessness, wonderful.....
by Wolf on 2/4/2010 6:07pm
I am speechless. My friend recomended it, so i found the lyrics and listened to it.

I AM SPEECHLESS. . .

And i am a hard rocker.

by Erin McEwen on 2/19/2010 11:40pm
This song is so beautiful it hurts.

I don't know how S&G feel about this, but to me, every word is about realizing that God doesn't exist. Talking with "darkness." Nonexistence. The "vision planted in my brain" is logic, reason. Turning away from the "halo," the light of God, but being blinded by a harsh flash, someone or something trying to shove it down your throat. Being surrounded by flamboyant religion. Ten thousand religious people, talking without speaking, not using their minds, just repeating the same old phrases they've heard before. No one "dared disturb" it--in our society, we're expected to respect religion greatly. People closing their minds and refusing to listen to your side of the argument. "The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls." People seeing God in everything, seeing whatever they want to see.

In the phrase "the sound of silence," God is the silence, and people are the sound.

That's my interpretation, anyway.
by pre6969 on 3/9/2010 1:50pm
I think everybody who wrote a post is one of the prophets, not the Prophets. It sure makes me think - a beautiful touching song. I think we need to voice our opinions in our lives, not only on this site, stop the cancer from growing by voicing the thoughts I read on this site
by grimthinks on 3/10/2010 1:41pm
I believe that this is about the cultural emes that we have been force fed since birth, that "Ours is the best way, and there is no alternative." all other views are 'silenced'. Food for thought: tribal existence for humans lasted roughly 2 million years...civilization has existed less than 10,000 years and is completely destroying itself, its home, joy, community...Time to break your paradigm.
by blahh on 4/6/2010 10:41am
I'm only a teenager but when my dad played this song for me a few months ago I really started to fall in love wtih it. It's a very meaningful, life-changing song. Simon and Garfunkel are great.
by Art on 4/11/2010 3:24am
Well, simply one of the most beautifull pieces my ears ever "listened" to. Thank you for the Music S&G. You were able to write a song about a particular happening and it still hits all the nails today, think its rare s.o achieved sth as great as this.
by Rula on 4/21/2010 11:02am
"The Sound of silence" days, those were the days my friends.
All respects for S&G.
by Peter W on 4/25/2010 7:08am
This song is amazing!! And it is even more amazing after I saw the film! I love it!!!
by eric on 4/28/2010 11:58pm
what does tenement halls mean
by Sharyn on 5/1/2010 1:22pm
a tenement would be a project or ghetto apartment. S&G are referencing the hallway walls of those buildings.
by Tokay on 5/1/2010 10:17pm
Timeless song which provokes profound thinking!I loved it as a teenager,used it for my Literature classes as an instructor, and recently have been using it in the international conferences where I present.
by marie perpetua on 1/5/2010 10.25 am on 5/2/2010 5:23am
its your inner self telling you something. when my chest started burning this song came into my mind.yes i have and so have most of the others who left comments GRADUATED
by Enoch on 5/22/2010 6:44pm
This is such a beautiful song. Very sobering lyrics. A timeless classic.
by neeley on 5/25/2010 11:36pm
I just read a review over this song, and their perspective was that this song was about how people give in to a lot of things without really thinking about it...
"people hearing without listening"... and even "people talking without speaking"
by Midnight's Queen on 5/29/2010 11:46pm
This song is so true. "Silence, like a cancer grows..." Beautiful, sad lyrics.. S&G were geniuses.
by Brenda on 6/4/2010 12:28pm
This song is a song beyond it's time. Still a classic. Awesome.
by chales brother on 6/6/2010 3:09am
its people like a cancer grow
by gage on 6/8/2010 1:22am
it's a pretty good song
by wendy on 6/14/2010 5:10am
love this song. reminds me of my first son when he was born..he died in 2005
by Mmmmmmm on 6/24/2010 4:45am
i love it:X:X
by Time Traveler on 7/2/2010 1:50pm
Still holds true after 40 plus years..

And now in Silences
She lingers
As his piece of mind she fingers
Reviling all hope and sorrows.
by bernadette pendergast on 7/15/2010 2:45am
Its a great song.its very catchy. I love it.
by Shane on 7/22/2010 9:58pm
Powerful song.

Rush gave props to S&G in their song 'The Spirit of Radio'.
by luku isabelle on 7/29/2010 4:04am
this song is so horrible opposite :)
by Michael S. Campbell on 8/14/2010 1:01pm
Simon is a musical and lyrical genius. The two-part harmony, especially the sweetness of Garfunkle's voice, will give you chills.
by david on 8/14/2010 2:13pm
muy fabulosisisisisisimo es increible
by clarrisya on 8/17/2010 8:42pm
i love this son...........
by lord of the lings on 8/29/2010 8:41am
absolutely beautiful, brings back memories of the best songs written, and always brings a tear to my eyes
by neelu on 9/6/2010 10:21am
i loved this song... I enjoy it everytime i listen....gives peace to the body and soul...
by Moira Portugal on 9/10/2010 3:04am
A song of a lost era, but always in may mind. Remember me days of never ending happyness with my friends in hight school in Oeiras, on the sea side at Carcavelos, at the cinema in Lisbon, ryding bykes all over. Then I never thought it will be so prophetic "silence like a cancer grows". God bless S&G.
by Gelareh. on 9/15/2010 4:51pm
...
the sound of silence.
by Alex on 9/18/2010 12:11am
I'm going through a tough time while being overseas. My girlfriend just broke up with me and as with everything that troubles me in life I went to my music for healing. While I was listening to Nancy Sinatra's "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)" and after the song was over I thought about how alone I felt and how "silent" it was. How silent it was in my room made me think of this song. I downloaded it and must have listened to it about 50 times in a row.

Sitting trapped inside my mind so quiet I cant even hear my heart beat I listen to silence.
by Jeingels on 9/20/2010 8:34pm
I' m going down with 'The Sound of Silent'
The Greatest song ever.
by Rick on 9/22/2010 6:51am
I am going through a bunch of stuff myself, just thought of this tune and had to look it up. Listen to the words and interpret it however it makes you feel. Me, I need to let my words be heard by others, share my pain with them, talk it out, let it out! Rock on!
by PEPE on 9/22/2010 9:48pm
WEBOSSS¡¡!! I LIKE IT
by Mohamed Bayoumi on 9/23/2010 2:29am
One of the best songs i ever heard in my life ... used to hear it when i was 4 years old .. a true taste of music :)
by Dinesh Kumar on 10/2/2010 12:19am
Amazing Song!! One of the best song!
by mike h. on 10/5/2010 9:19pm
this is a song written with thought feeling and talent.rare,though still written in todays talent. there out there,just got to listen,
by Hobo on 10/9/2010 10:29am
Cool
by Jaime B on 10/10/2010 2:28am
i like this song but then i started thinking about it while i was reading Erin McEwens comment, i love his comment, it is true what his saying...
by cha on 10/13/2010 9:29pm
I dont know if you realize but all these comments are exactly what the song is talking about people talking without speaking people hearing without listening.
youre all saying what ever you want and listening o anyone else
by cs on 10/15/2010 7:54pm
the best song ever heard
by Oscar Mejia on 10/16/2010 7:00pm
every time i hear this song i get emotional and tears start rolling down my eyes.
by David P on 11/1/2010 10:30am
You can't ever say what a song "means" but to me, the poet is lamenting that he get these thoughts when he sleeps, but is afraid to speak them when he awakes. Then he is hit with a flash of light: he must speak. His vision is of thousands of people not listening, not speaking anything of import, and the poets aren't heard. "Fools", he shouts, to those who won't listen or be connected to their fellow man -- "my arms" try to reach you -- but you stay out of reach. Instead, the people bow to their "neon God" (to me this is consumerism) and still don't listen. Why do we think another purchase will make us happy? The truths are there: just read them on the walls and subways. Those are the brave poets who break through the "sounds of silence." Or to be simpler, Simon was just pissed at the music industry for telling him to write "pop hits" and disdaining his songs that had meaning?
by akshay sehgal on 11/2/2010 4:04pm
really really love this song. i first heard it in a hotel when i went for a vacation to mauritius and then i just fell for it. it really makes sense in todays world. it made me feel so much better after listening to this song.
by Dreaming on Sunday on 11/3/2010 11:39am
After a long exhausting day I flopped into bed. Darkness & silence were my welcomed friend as I fell deep asleep. I dreamed I was standing above the earth watching the millions of people talking, but I couldn't understand what anyone said. Then I saw a light & I heard words coming from it. It told me to heed not the chattering world, but find the true prophet. In so doing would I find happiness & in truth would I find Him.
by Halfsickofshadows on 11/6/2010 12:06pm
So it seems like sounds of silence are a realm in which the speaker can find some sort of divine truth. However, he tries to share this truth with everyone, but they are engrossed with the neon gods and fail to hear his teachings. He continues to say that silence grows like a cancer, soes this mean that it's like a disease? Then, the neon light which had seemed to block the divine truth that he had come accross blatantly writes the profound statement: "the words of the prophets are written on the subway walls" which is considered to be a whisper of the sounds of silence. There's most certainly an ambivalence toward modernity, because in some ways it blocks this divine realm of sounds of silence, but in other ways it whispers back these holy truths. Any thoughts?
by seekerfor on 11/8/2010 5:31pm
has any body seen an interview to S&G where they explain what they wanted to mean with this message? Please tell me where can i find it to: ramon7oliveros@hotmail.com Thank you
by DIAAN N on 11/11/2010 7:51am
TRULY AMAZING SONG... WOULD LIKE TO KNOW THOUGH WHAT EXACT MEANING BEHIND THE WORDS ARE. iT IS ONE OF THOSE SONGS ONE CANNOT GROW TIRED OF.
BAIE MOOI LIEDJIE, EK LUISER DIT OOR EN OOR.
by Shawn Alicie on 12/8/2010 8:11am
This song is a really good song. it kinda opened my mind for some odd reason. its great.
by DEBASREE on 12/11/2010 1:45pm
its very difficult to describe my feelings when i hear this song but somthing that am very much unaware of but not creepy..


i just love this
thnx S&G
by dokkers on 12/14/2010 10:11am
beautifully sang. poorly written but yet evokes powerful imagery.
by Yanish on 12/17/2010 11:31pm
although ive been listening Simon and Garfunkel ive never heard this one ..until my english teacher played this in class and taught us about the lyrics
ever since then this has been one of those songs that never left my mind..the lyrics are mysterious
spiritual..
Really good advice for life in a song =)
by dan on 12/19/2010 12:09am
saw them sing it live in california in 1965. it was awesome
by wilma@cybersmart.co.za on 12/19/2010 3:05am
Whatever the mood or situation; there's meaning for yourself in this superb song! For me as an Afrikaner-Boer in South-Africa the lyric I connect with most is "and the people bowed and prayed; to the neon (rainbow) god they made.." After apartheid this "ranbow nation" idea was sold to us. It boils down to multiculturalism, which could work, but for certain NOT in our country where cultures differ so much and the the few whites are overpowered by blacks, mostly of the undeveloped working class with ancestral, idol religions. The whites who gave their souls (so to speak) to this rainbow god are silenced as their fellow-white folk are murdered, tortured, robbed and raped by the aforementioned blacks who want to rid the county of every white skin. And the irony is that most of these whites are deeply religious and believe that they should submit to the rainbow "god", come what may!
by sara on 12/25/2010 6:07am
awesome silent
by Scott on 12/29/2010 4:34pm
The only God comes to us in silence. 10 thousand people or more were worshiping to the creator. Pure sound and light and vision
by Brendan on 1/1/2011 4:14pm
This song makes me think of my dad, R.I.P. dad, i still miss you
by Simmom on 1/16/2011 9:35pm
Thank you
by privin on 1/19/2011 10:32am
wonderful song..!
by Ronsilver on 1/22/2011 8:39am
Exelente canción, muy emotiva, con un es muy profundo.
by Ariana on 2/4/2011 9:07pm
I love this song!!!!!
by Steve Dfx on 2/14/2011 4:15am
What a song this is first, heard it in the movie titled "Watchmen". when i did, it triggered memories in my head of childhood. it is one of those songs time make u reflect about life as it is. powerful lyrics borne with meaning beyond it lyrics. i am touched by this song.
by theghostofjon on 2/14/2011 10:42am
good song
by Little Bit Chihuahua on 2/15/2011 5:47pm
In 1969 my high school English class teacher, Mrs Wilson, played it in the record player and made us to write an essay. I fell in love of this song along with another song she assigned "I am a rock, I am an island..."
by Spider on 2/16/2011 4:35pm
I think its saying the darkness is the only one he can talk to becuase he had a vision and wanted to do good but no one listened to him just themselves and it was like he did'nt exist, the neon god the people made is basically what seems good but is not, so the real God sends out signs (the words of the prophets are written on the subway walls and tenement halls) this saying there are signs everywhere but no one will lisson, so the sound of silance is the truth, whats really good and it refers to listening to it because no one will. Atleast thats what I think.
by butterfly girl on 2/17/2011 1:28pm
just luv this song, so happy I found the worda at last...Im 46 yrs old now but still luv this song, I sing it when alone & it takes me back to those days...
by Reema Engg on 2/21/2011 2:08pm
Whenever I listen to this song, it touches me deeply 'coz it really reflects our recent time in my country, Tunisia.

Thanks for Simon & Garfunkel
by Alex on 2/26/2011 1:02pm
The Sounds of Silence are the various "silent sounds" people make that represent who they are, what they are truly thinking, what they are feeling and much more.

The End...
by michaellemen47@yahoo.com on 3/5/2011 11:45pm
Simon & Garfunkle, maybe more than any other "band" you really need to listen to the lyrics, like the Beatles there is VERY little of thier music I don't like
by Jacaranda on 3/6/2011 12:04am
It is beautiful that in all of our realities, a single man, a poet, weaved sense of being into our lives. Thought made real. Creative genius. Inspiration at the core of self and society
by bonesbaker@ymail.com on 3/11/2011 4:38pm
Simon and Garfunkle are one of my favorite groups ever. I had several of their albums when I was a teenager. I was in a group counceling session yesterday and this song came to my mind. We were discussining how getting things out in the open can be healing. "silence like a cancer grows" To me this means that if you keep your dark secrets inside and never tell anyone the silence keeps growing like a cancer and even though we keep it in and the scars grow over it thick and deep eventually someday the cancer will manifest itself and reek havic in our life.
by Joseph J. Kafka on 3/14/2011 12:57am
Pure genius. Too bad I was only 4 years old when the song was released.
by Moses on 3/14/2011 5:27pm
First song I danced to with a girl. 6th Gr....1970. Must have been 11 or 12 yrs old. I think she kissed me too. Just heard it again this afternoon and brought back 40 year old memories.
by sayan biswas on 3/18/2011 2:48am
first heard while watchin d movie graduate..awesome song!
by Robert on 3/25/2011 10:52am
"Silence like a cancer grows." We truly are alienating ourselves from one another! and this is very sad :( because were all a big family!:)
by Percy on 3/25/2011 4:11pm
Great song....Makes me feel so relaxed and calm.
by One guy on 3/29/2011 5:06pm
Nothing Special about the song
by jewelora on 4/1/2011 9:53pm
The first time i listen this song is from Bandari.
by Justin on 4/16/2011 10:43am
A great song. Heard it for the first time on American Idol today - elimination of Paul. Sad fact but that's the reality of competition...
by Tami on 4/17/2011 2:17am
Heard this song a long time ago, but heard it again on American Idol and remembered that I liked it. : )
by paul, the eliminated on 4/18/2011 6:56am
sad sad song. yet so deep and abounding in meaning. life goes on 'turn your collar to the cold'
by Bliss on 4/18/2011 10:55am
Love that song i didn't think to look up the lyrics 'till i saw the Graduate. Good movie and good song!
by sonicethewolf123 on 4/26/2011 4:22pm
THIS SONG IS SO MOTHER F**KEN AWESOME!!!
by jeanmic on 4/28/2011 10:05am
I bought the LP in the 70'ies and rediscovered it very recently on my turntable with the same
deep emotion. Great song indeed!
by sugu on 4/30/2011 9:39pm
gr8 song... Love 2 hear it... Love 2 read it... Love 2 feel it... Since it helps 2 get rid of my lost dreams... My lost feelings...gives voice 2 my silence... Bring me bak 2 ma life..
by johnnie on 5/14/2011 7:36pm
i like this oldies but goldies song ...
by sid on 5/19/2011 5:48am
let god try .he will never sing a song so spirited
by sid on 5/21/2011 1:37am
reveals the best in people
by CoolMom4Real on 5/21/2011 11:38pm
Such a perfect song. No other words needed.
by MICROSOFT on 5/25/2011 8:44am
AND THEN GOD SAID 'LET THERE BE LIGHT'.AND THEN CAME THIS SONG FROM HEAVEN AND CREATED LIGHT IN GOD'S OWN WILL.
by the finger of the singer on 5/30/2011 8:22am
fuck it man. this is one big butt
by Ed. on 5/31/2011 11:50am
I am always amazed at the wisdom and depth expressed in this song. I often sing it to myself when confronted by all knowing wise people who think that an individual cannot have an impact in bringing change when he sees wrong; and therefor must remain silent.
by kram on 6/10/2011 9:30pm
one of the greatest song composed......
by reb on 6/12/2011 11:45pm
full of wisdom; GREAT song; always loved it all these years
by bipu on 6/16/2011 12:18am
this is the song...for ever sang..love this song.
by Benjamin on 6/17/2011 1:01am
I'm sitting on the bottom of the swimming pool and there's all these people talking at a party above me. Now I hear music, aaah the sound of silence and I absolutely love this song...and mrs. Robinson too....
by Dann on 6/19/2011 6:11am
Don't know why i love this song!!^_^
by ekkie on 6/30/2011 4:01am
diep woorde
by Faith on 7/6/2011 3:07pm
I love this song
by escandaliojessie on 7/7/2011 8:45pm
it is the most wonderful and most powerful song,,,..ever!!!!,
by Abegail on 7/11/2011 8:15am
Its Perfect...
Really a sound of silence
by maras98 on 7/14/2011 6:38pm
I don't know what is so touching about it.Is it the lyrics ? Whatever it is, it makes me feel something in my heart which was never there before. It's so impressive, amazing and extraordinary.
by FROGSLEGS on 7/19/2011 6:16am
GOODNESS THIS SONG WAS WRITTEN BEFORE MOST OF THE COMMENTEES ABOVE WERE BORN. LIFE HAS NOT CHANGED, IT IS RELEVANT THEN AS IT IS NOW. THE WORDS ARE ABOUT IGNORANCE AND LACK OF EMPATHY. WE All move through life without thinking, without caring. We did this 40 years ago when this song was written and we do it now. Get over yourselves youngsters. in 40 years your kids wiull listen this and still relate.
by Melanie on 8/1/2011 2:11am
the words of the prophets are written on the subway Walls, and tenement halls
by Adrian on 8/5/2011 10:52pm
I was alive then and I am alive now. If anything we have progressed deeper into the well. Texting, email, do we have a human spirit left, do we connect with our fellow man at all. This is the era I came of age. Bridge Over Troubled Waters, Sounds of Silence, Universal Soldier, Give Peace a Chance, lyrics and poets that expressed the turmoil of the western world.

We actually parsed the song in English literature. T
by Mr. Clark on 8/7/2011 5:37am
Sounds a lot like the story of Elijah the prophet in I Kings Chapter 19.
by pat on 8/10/2011 7:30pm
I always felt like everyone knew the meaning of this haunting masterpiece and that it had eluded me. I feel better knowing that others love it the way I do, but they're not sure what it means either! It makes me know that my interpretation is as valid as anyone's! At my next winter poetry reading, I intend to make copies of the lyrics and see what my friends think. It should be interesting. Maybe we can discern the writing on the subway walls. Or, at least, break the silence....
by humachine on 8/14/2011 2:11am
who's wall would not melt away after hearing this? takes the desire to hear and feel the connection, the world is a better place right now that's all it takes.
by Laezyre on 8/18/2011 11:42am
A rare song that has both powerful lyrics and beautifully haunting harmony. This song is a timeless masterpiece.
by Roger on 8/19/2011 3:57am
this song gives me so much peace and im just 15 i love this song nomatter how old it is
by pacue on 8/25/2011 4:31pm
is an introspection song..to use the razon..coz we have to think before to talk..
by Lahar on 8/26/2011 5:37pm
What an amazing song
I love this song so much because it's true for me
by June on 9/1/2011 10:49pm
This is the sickest song in the world! love it!
by Aaron on 9/2/2011 10:04pm
This song is about the conformity of the 50s
by Barsio on 9/6/2011 7:57am
Its about what you want it to be. For me is about loneliness. It makes me sad in a relieving kind of way. Can cry to it¡¡ and sometimes it does feel good¡
by Bev on 9/11/2011 9:33am
Rumored this will might be sung on 9/11
by Elizabeth Ogedegbe on 9/11/2011 9:50am
This song came up at the tenth anniversary Memorial celebration at the Ground Zero in New York on the 9/11/11. I quickly searched for the lyrics on my IPad. It is to say the least just apt. I pray for the souls we lost on that day.
by adam on 9/11/2011 9:52am
just watched Paul simon sing this in tribute to 9-11 Ten year anniversary... My 11 yr old son asked if the song was written about 9-11-01... I told him maybe--- but it was written 40 years in advance.
by marty on 9/11/2011 10:41am
This song seems to be written for the victims and families of 9-11.
by DoubledayJ on 9/11/2011 10:45am
Just an amazing song! Just heard it live by Paul Simon for the 9/11 tribute. It was beautiful!
by patriot on 9/11/2011 on 9/11/2011 10:53am
Sadly, I have never heard the words until paul simon sang it today at the memorial. read the lyrics over and over until you wake up.
by nick on 9/11/2011 11:19am
Perfect song for the commeration of 9/11 sang by a great writist of forever remaining words-the sound of silence.
by Ed on 9/11/2011 11:35am
I heard Paul Simon sing this this morning for the 9-11 memorial in New York. Very amazing and moving.
by Ben on 9/11/2011 12:42pm
I was looking for the lyrics following the emotional performance by Paul Simon at ground zero today to commemorate ten years anniversary of 9/11. Wonderful and touching.
by Laura on 9/11/2011 1:20pm
Made me cry when player at the 9/11 ceremony today!
by Michele on 9/11/2011 1:49pm
It was written after the assasination of JFK; about the feeling of the time. Paul Simon singing this today at the New York 9/11 memorial couldn't have been more poignant.
by Sandyl921 on 9/11/2011 2:25pm
Touching rendition sung by Paul Simon today at the 9-11 memorial. God Bless America!
by ALAN on 9/11/2011 3:26pm
The SOUND OF SILENCE performed by Paul Simon at the 911 memorial was somehow very appropriate and fitting.
Very moving,it made me cry.
I have always loved that song.
I love it even more now.
by Randy on 9/11/2011 3:47pm
This is such a fitting tribute on such a sad day in our history.
We Will Never Forget
by Henry on 9/11/2011 5:18pm
Beautifully resung today by Paul Simon, in New York, "Ground Zero", 9/11/2011. That which is true is universally true. That which was true in the 60's, more so today. 10,000 people bow and pray .... the words of the prophet written on the subway wall ... echo wells of silence.
by SecondSight on 9/11/2011 5:48pm
I just watched Paul Simon on live video singing this ... and it was heard by thousands of people on the site of 9/11, there in memorial .... they listened.

Their silence spoke loud and clear to those of us who could also hear, and hear their heartbreak, but, more, their hope, too.

It became ours who could not be there but listened to that deafening sound of silence, nonetheless.

We must never forget.
by RACHEL on 9/11/2011 7:54pm
VERY SENTIMENTAL, AMAZING............
by AnaMaria on 9/12/2011 9:01am
...after 40 years this song still says it all...especially for the 911 Memorial.
by lisa on 9/12/2011 11:32am
so poignant and beautiful to mark this memorial.
by james on 9/12/2011 12:42pm
a warning
by Josh on 9/12/2011 1:04pm
Wow. I heard this yesterday morning and can't get it out of my head. Very perfect song for the memorial.

We shall never forget.
by Pauline Gon on 9/12/2011 3:15pm
Silence resonates as meditative experiences of the Tao. It reveals the true self and connection w/others. We are silent before birth and in death. Paul Simon's words of silence are truly beneficial aspects of life many have forgotten.
by Jackie on 9/12/2011 5:01pm
This song has been around forever, and I never really listened to the words until 9/11/11. Could not believe the revelence. It gave me the chills. God Bless America
by Will on 9/13/2011 12:09am
Every person hears this song differently. That's the best kind of poetry. On 9/11/2011, I heard a moment of silence within the song. I also heard a warning of what happens when silence immobilizes our understanding.
by Sara on 9/14/2011 12:09am
My dad has always been a fan of Simon and Garfunkel. I watched a documentary over this song. It was written for the JFK assasination and played in the movie Mrs. Robinson. Silence Best describes a yearning heart. It is a sounds that is engrained in our memory.
by Paul on 9/14/2011 1:16am
Probably, the best song ever.
by Don on 9/14/2011 7:56pm
Amazing song. Perfect for 9/11.
by Bonnie on 9/15/2011 11:48am
My heart pounded and tears flowed. For over 4 decades this song has been a part of America's collective dna. Thanks, Paul, for helping us to hear it, once again, for the "first" time.
by Zibit on 9/15/2011 3:32pm
Like this song? Like Sam Kinison? Check out "The Sound of Kinison" Performed by Fred Norris of the Howard Stern Show.

I've actually never heard the original but now I know who sings it and will find it immediately.
by Jorge on 9/16/2011 5:52am
Maybe u should also remember the 9/11 in Chile 1973. An an act of american terrorism!
by Tiffani on 9/18/2011 2:41pm
This song will be played at my funeral.
by Logan crickmore on 9/18/2011 9:26pm
The reason i love all of these old song is for the fact that theyy have meaning, all the songs now-a-days are about some fake girl or guy that the singer loves or wants to fuck, no meaning at all just a bunch of fucking noise thrown together with a beat.
by Purple Haze on 9/19/2011 3:12pm
I remember this song back in '65, I was crusin' through Telegraph Ave in Berkeley with no place to turn...no ambition...no life!

It changed me, enlightened me and gave me direction. One simple song gave me life!
by Adarsh on 9/20/2011 12:54am
Great songs,one of top favourites
by Alejandra/on 9/20/2011 on 9/20/2011 10:54am
I woke up this morning with a feeling of being trapped in a box.
Then, I found myself singing "The sound of Silence"... I Googled it to learned the true liric. The music relaxes me. The reason why it comes to my mind is because within the sound of silence I could get out free and have the experience of seeing everything from above. It is a great song! I will play it in my guitar...
by Gregory LeGault on 9/21/2011 3:48pm
Dejavu. Class of 65, now 65. Returning to ol haunts and seeing anew how love and hope guide our sojourns through life like a guiding star. Reread again the last pages of Loren Eiseley's Starthrower this morning and I am reminded of the unfinished business of love and that we regretably are "still forced to walk warily among our kind". Don McLean's Starry Starry Night rings a chord, too. John Denver's Sunshine On My Shoulders lightens the mood and brings an innocent smile. I love you.
by Soul on 9/24/2011 7:25am
Let me first admit that it is a great song with a lovely touching rythm.......But every time i listen to a good song , I get to wonder if it is the best way to soften the heart and feelings while we better use those feelings on simpathy for causes that are not imaginary , real very sad events like Famin in Africa ....I just wonder if music is just a way for hypnortising our hearts and brains by living moments we r not actually experiencing or don't influence us in any way.....in anyway, it's just a thought that i wanted to share ....
by chris on 9/25/2011 10:17am
I'm 22 and all I can think of is how good this song would be in a movie after someone has committed suicide in their own home on a farm and the windows are open and there is only a small breeze coming threw blowing the curtins.
by Ariel on 9/28/2011 10:25am
I really like to sing this song while I´m playing my guitar...and when I do that, man, I can´t explain how it does feel...I like to sing this song again and again.
by Bonnie on 10/7/2011 2:50pm
Ten years later, I would like to thank Paul Simon for giving us a new national anthem of 9/11. This song has been a part of America's collective dna for over 4 decades, but hearing him sing it on the 10th anniversary, was like hearing it, once again, for the first time.
by mark on 10/10/2011 2:28pm
was struck by the rendition on 9/11 and am still trying to assimilate the meaning. Perhaps Mr. Simon could enlighten us on this site. Hare Krishna!
by Nate L on 10/13/2011 1:59am
my auntie showed me this song. absolutely beautiful.
by jen on 10/13/2011 10:37pm
such a good song!!! :)..we really have to speak not just talk and listen not just hear.. :)very nice title, too..
by J on 10/17/2011 7:39pm
One of their greatest songs, I love I am a rock too.
by Tofoodie on 10/20/2011 9:02pm
I'm centering my Prose/Poetry piece for Speech competition around this song. It has a wonderfully deep meaning that can be interpreted to whatever is needed. The harmonies are beautiful...I could listen to it nonstop
by DJ Earworm on 10/24/2011 6:36pm
Why isn't my song here?
by Meoww on 10/24/2011 7:25pm
It's about man's inability to communicate to one another.
by David Burnham on 11/5/2011 6:36am
this song touches a part of your soul that nothing else can.It makes the darkest times easier to understand and easier to take.
by Peter Lo on 11/12/2011 3:25am
My girlfriend (wife now)brought me this song in seventy, since we brought two more to replace because we played/listen so much. One of the best of S&G. Enjoy the lyric and think.
by One awaiting fate on 11/12/2011 11:37pm
As my body enters the ground, so shall these words ring clear.
by snoopy on 11/13/2011 12:11am
Best song I have heard in a long time
by That guy on 11/14/2011 6:17am
What they said^
by charlene rioflorido_18 on 11/15/2011 5:22am
what a wonderful song it is....!!!!
by Melissa on 11/18/2011 10:54am
i chosse this song for english class because it has a strong meaning to life
by Ottoman on 11/19/2011 2:08pm
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by etovar on 11/19/2011 2:21pm
i love this song so beatifull
by etovar on 11/19/2011 2:22pm
i love this song so gook
by etovar on 11/19/2011 2:22pm
i love this song so good
by etovar on 11/19/2011 2:24pm
such a good song loving song!!!
by Reema Engg on 11/21/2011 10:41am
So beautiful song, I love it :)
by pants on 11/23/2011 5:10am
All Angels do an incredible cover of it, acapella too so all you can focus on is the words.
Usually I'm not one for covers but yeah..
by Kattis on 11/25/2011 4:45pm
My mother listened to those guys when I was a little girl. I loved the voices but now, when I´m older I even listen to the lyrics. To me this song is about people who hasn´t got the right to have an opinion but people will never stop writing songs, talk or listen to others who has an opinion, even if they are threatened to death.
by Cade "CadeMan" on 11/26/2011 8:27pm
The lyrics have a tone of trueness silence is the best way to solve my problems. When someone comes in, I tell them "Get out, but silently." One of the best songs I've ever heard. Hope to hear another song like this.
by Selina on 11/27/2011 2:19am
Great song filled with emotion. I feel the character in the song is awake and aware of his true spiritual essence. He is out of the box and feels alone in the darkness off reality. That being, he sees all these people are asleep. Like robots they conform and don't hear the truth. They are blinded by the Neon God and are hypnotizes. They only see and hear what the material world wants them to. The truth remains silent. Its the sound of silence that is such a dark place. He so want's them to wake up and become aware of the false reality they are perceiving.
by rose m. mavronicolas on 11/27/2011 3:20pm
I think that Simon and Garfunkel is the greatest duo to come out of the sixties, Bridge over troubled waters is my all time favorite.
by Carla on 12/6/2011 11:05am
Hallelujah !!!
by Rooster on 12/12/2011 9:49am
I'm so glad I was in my prime back in the days when this was what you heard on the radio. The music back then was about the music...not about a bunch of choreographed junk to make the singer look good. Stand up to the mike and sing the song...Cheryl Crow vs. Lady Ga Ga. I'll take Cheryl every time. I think if Ga Ga tried it people might discover that she CAN sing pretty good. Guess I'm just to durn old (60 years) but I'm still playing rock-n-roll w/ two bands down here in Central Texas and I reckon I'm way to old to be dancing around on stage... but I do manage to wobble w/ the beat.
by joshua 3 on 12/14/2011 9:48am
i like realy like this song
by bi durtai ene dyynd on 12/17/2011 12:52am
ene dyy bol mash huchtei setgegdel turuuleh dyy yagaad ch yum dyyniix ni ugiig sonsxod ix saixan medremj abdag xvmvvx bvgd az jargaltai baigaasai bayarllaa naiz naraa
i like this song. When i long time ago heard its song listening. Nowaday i repeat still hearing a songs so cool thanks for share is song of lurics
greeting from mongolia
by Kitty on 1/4/2012 7:31pm
Big head, I'm sorry but this is one of the best songs ever. Few are better, and I know I haven't found it yet. If they need to take this song off, then they need to take every other song off. You have probably never even heard this beautiful song. I need to say that was completely rude of you.
by by Luna on 5/1/2012 20:18 on 1/5/2012 2:26pm
S&G make me remember my wonderful youth ,when I heard them over and over again.And I do consider ' this silence',full of beautiful sounds...
by Colleen on 1/7/2012 1:21pm
Number one on the charts the day I was born and it still touches my soul
by The Vegetarian on 1/7/2012 2:19pm
This song makes me want to go to a garden and take a small artichoke out of the ground and say to it 'hey there little fella, everything is gonna be okay' and cuddle it in my arms and take it home and cook for it.
by G.L. East Jr. on 1/10/2012 2:02pm
and He withdrew Himself into the wilderness and prayed. Luke 5:16
by celine joy burns on 1/15/2012 12:28am
it's a very nice song to everyone....i like it...
by philippians......... on 1/18/2012 6:52pm
i really like the story of the song..the true friend can sacrifice everything..when i hear it, i feel the love of the composer to his friend.... i really love this.
by hater on 1/18/2012 9:34pm
fuck you all
by John on 1/19/2012 12:29am
The song was written by Paul Simon about the lack of communication with his fellow man. he wrote it while in college. although it could have different meaning to whom ever listens to it. at first i thought it was about people being singled out because of being deaf and homeless. but in all the song is a great song
by Skeptimist on 1/19/2012 11:53am
Simon Garfunkel is the greatest poet of the 20th century. Here, he has written its obituary.
by Fyoosha on 1/20/2012 6:11pm
THIS SONG IS SO PRETTY OH MY LANDS.
by @ hater on 1/22/2012 9:18am
Forget you, dude. I believe you have a couple wrists left to slit. Bug off.
by sneha on 1/24/2012 5:37am
awesome song im learning this in my school
by senzhie irashaimaze on 1/29/2012 1:24am
i like the song!!!!!!!!!! even f there is a difficult words
by asxsaxaxas on 1/30/2012 11:00am
Fuck this song
by saxaxasdfvdf on 1/30/2012 11:01am
i hate this song
by asdlkjsdcmascmnxbaweluwqhc on 1/30/2012 11:03am
i like this song :) :) :) :)
by varsha on 2/1/2012 6:39am
Great song wid amazing lyrics:)
by Sylvia Martinez Quevedo on 2/1/2012 8:40pm
The lyrics are amazing,so good, so deep. Love this song.
by bongbuss on 2/3/2012 4:03am
..great song!
by Predrag Naumovski on 2/3/2012 7:16am
After so many years of existence, this song is still "GOING STRONG".Congratulations S&G !
by Anawa on 2/4/2012 8:34am
Great song but its a warning. Warning!
by Peter on 2/5/2012 10:01am
One of the best ever
by Jacobo V.P. on 2/7/2012 6:48pm
1963- JFK Assasinated

"I can't not stop singing this song, for fear that i might see it again."
by Poonam on 2/9/2012 10:42am
Beautyful song, cant stop hearing.
by Deva on 2/9/2012 10:04pm
Great song...resonates because it's true...
by Fred on 2/11/2012 2:46pm
Sometimes, silence is more powerful than screaming words.
by emma on 2/18/2012 12:27pm
This song is so deep and so true.we live next to each other,but we can not understand each other.Life is so hard,but it is a sweet burden.It is God's gift and we have to appreciate it, even if it has downsides too.
by emma on 2/18/2012 12:34pm
Halfsickofshadows if you see this post please announce me.
by Judith S on 2/23/2012 8:12am
Hello darkness, my old friend -very seductive
by Sandra Dale Boughton on 2/28/2012 3:56am
This is a song about going to Hell. And knowing you were always destined for it.
by Steve on 2/28/2012 5:49am
If you haven't already heard it, the band Bobaflex did a cover of this song which is, in my opinion, amazing!
by Anne on 3/2/2012 3:49pm
this is a super song do you have heard him from Nick en Simon, no listen him
by Dave on 3/8/2012 12:45am
I teach high school and one of my students and I are singing it at an "acoustic night" at the school. Every time I play it for my students, they universally love it. S & G's songs have a way of staying true 40+ years after they were written. True poetry for the ages!
by cathy on 3/8/2012 1:42am
i love this song...so much..''
by bryce on 3/9/2012 8:38am
never heard of it
by Mark Francis on 3/11/2012 1:15am
I really like this song when I heard this in our school and we perform this duet with my classmate. It has a gòod lyrics,melody,tune and above all it has a meaningful message. <3 :-)
by Mark 777 on 3/11/2012 1:28am
I really like this song @ first heard in our school becoz of the the tune, but when i discoverd that the lyrics has something wrong and bad I ignore this song. This song is blasphemy.
by SOFI on 3/15/2012 3:23pm
Just amazing!
by shreya banerjee on 3/18/2012 5:38am
it touches my heart
by David Wong on 3/18/2012 6:21am
Fantastic!!! It is the best song what we ever listen to. Our family love it.
by arkee on 3/19/2012 9:25am
this song sucks lol u mad bro?
by Music Lover on 3/19/2012 7:49pm
I think this song is about mans inability to communicate with man, and I also agree that it is about alienation.
by Kathleen Malligan on 3/20/2012 3:35am
It sounds like the internet, face book blogg, people talking without speaking and most of all people hearing without listening and Jesus is screaming at them "hear my words that I might teach you, take my hand that I might reach you" But the sounds just fall on deaf ears into the well of silence!
by Ernesto on 3/21/2012 1:39am
This song? Marvellous!
by SHREYA BANERJEE on 3/21/2012 5:38am
IT'S SLOW BUT CERTAINLY A LOVELY SONG
by Ion on 3/22/2012 9:35am
Muie la jidanii sionisti. in rest, bag pula-n jidovi si jidovitzi.
by Cindy on 3/25/2012 7:06am
Beautiful song! So true, now a days, with all the technology, more than ever people move around but do not listen or hear others around them. Sad but true!
by Ellen1234567890 on 3/31/2012 10:40am
i luvz u
by Gem on 4/4/2012 2:11am
I love this song ever since I was a child! I heard it again after watching Watchmen, my favorite movie. This song really has some wisdom and it's sung calmly and despite its length, it is not boring at all.
by Edgar on 4/4/2012 5:34am
Wow. I CONNECT. Much of what everyone is posting holds true form me. The pace is the same as mine when when I walk. I listen to it almost all the time over n over. Its addictive. In such a comforting, divine way. I think there's more to this song than meets the eye. It speaks to the soul.
by Apurv on 4/4/2012 11:56pm
This is one of my favourite songs...themed on the darkness yet gives you strength and a power in need...
by George on 4/6/2012 10:44am
beautiful...
by Trev on 4/8/2012 7:43am
Thinking of these lyrics in te context of Child Sexual Abuse is... I can't think of the right word. It covers the personal (verse 1) the fronting (verse 2) the commonality (verse 3)the silence (verse 4) and the social response (verse 5)
by Haley on 4/8/2012 11:17pm
I cried when I finally felt the true meaning of this song. How inspiring and profound words can be.
by 24CARATGIRL on 4/8/2012 11:46pm
SELINA, YOU GOT IT 150% RIGHT.
by mars on 4/9/2012 2:42pm
No matter how many times I listened to this song, I just feel something new comes when I listen to it. Songs like this are like something out of this planet. You can't explain it, you feel it. PURE POETRY.
by Ernest. on 4/20/2012 5:02pm
Purfect harmony. Reflective lyrics. Pure beauty. Yeah I can hear the Sound of Silence.
by ladylightshadow on 4/25/2012 10:23pm
have always loved this song...would like to find out how to obtain vocal performance rights for use with instrumental version (without melody)
contact info: lady.light.shadow@gmail.com
by Alicia on 5/1/2012 1:56pm
If you look to listen to what people really have to say, the silence can't overcome the music. Because when people speak, they sometimes say the things they think they need to keep hidden without realizing it.
by abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz on 5/8/2012 11:24pm
48 years old and still kickin:)
by Malcolm on 5/9/2012 1:56am
Saw the graduate in 68 and this is the opening song as Benjamin is walking thru the airport ..actually an escalator ...but it had been out before the movie and was one of Simon and Garfunkels bigger early hits....it's sad that today's music pales in comparison to music from the past....Sinatra ...the Beatles ...Simon and Garfunkel...Peter Paul and Mary...
by what on 5/11/2012 11:48am
Prophetic of psychotronic technology?

People writing songs that voices never share.......

...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...
by Russ on 5/15/2012 9:25pm
Beautiful song - interesting, isn't it - the theme struck by this song in anothyer era - disconnect & alienation - is still fitting four decades later? With technology putting us in touch with each other more than ever, what's happening to the meaning of our words? The more we speak, the less we say?
by Flora on 5/22/2012 8:46am
I love the words; however, it makes me sort of sad in reminding me of working for many years inside a dysfunctional system that labels "silence" no communication under the guise of "ethics" whereas, it simply is means Stockholm Syndrome. People are conditioned to not speak beyond brief, meaningless chit chat, don't think, don't speak, don't feel under the guise of "ethics" keeping power in the hands of those in power.
by Flora on 5/22/2012 4:22pm
Will my comments earlier today be posted?
by Amir on 5/24/2012 2:56pm
I love this song so beatifull


Thank you
by Shobhit on 5/29/2012 3:46am
gr8 lyrics
by kipkoech bor on 6/4/2012 12:43pm
Great song, great lyrics. Its a song with hidden meaning.
by laydiepac on 6/9/2012 1:32am
Amazing and beautiful song. It has gotten me through so many things along with the LORD's help :')
by manga monster on 6/11/2012 12:40pm
this song is awesome like me! It is really amazing

by Nemo on 6/11/2012 3:33pm
It is a wonderfull song about the disappearing of the self, the loneliness, the emptiness of the soul and the global lack of love. All the problems of the modernism is inside the song. Thats why it is genious.
by Anil Cyril on 6/14/2012 11:23am
AWESOME SONG !!!!!!

heard the song on "Watchmen" & really fell in love with it..... amazing touching song that really you feel going down into your heart..... would luv to have such more songs.....
by Yanger lkr on 6/17/2012 7:50am
When i hear this song i remember my oldn days... I just love this song.. Thank u for the song n music...
by usanafspc on 6/19/2012 10:27pm
I had a vision. once the white levels of sea-fulls like white paint everlasting. through my naked eye(sand was thrown "sinisterly" upon me, by my non blood relative. Then I , after understanding what just happened, suffering, continued to bat my eye lashes rapidly on and off like an ocd freak out (light ON light OFF). light ON light OFF)....
sign diligence profound silence -without a word will you go through the day. and then yoy shall be silent all throught the day. listen. and communicate emotionaly.
the latter vision shall bring wings graced upon my back!
-flo
by wolverene on 6/20/2012 3:18pm
my favorite lines are "hello darkness my old friend. I've come to talk with you again" and "the words of the prophets are written on the subway walls" i sing this song to my chickens an the fall silent i love this song!!! it's very good
by neil on 6/21/2012 12:57pm
fuck this song!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by urban legend on 6/29/2012 7:12am
its all about one thing,the gift of GOD
by dj colourzone on 6/29/2012 3:13pm
It's about government mind control using Silent Sound technology available since 1960.
Look it up...Scared yet? you Should BE!
by Robby on 7/3/2012 3:07am
Great song and i never bored to hear it.first time i hear this song is on the movie "watchmen"
by Jose on 7/6/2012 9:11pm
This is one of my favorite songs. It needs no autotuning, no tacky guitar solos and no obnoxious noise. Its pieced together with a professional approach and a great ear. The music lets the lyrics speak for themselves and the whole song flows really nicely. Beautiful.
by Fatty on 7/8/2012 12:53pm
A fatty fatty, a fatty fatty eh eh!
by MyNameIsFatty on 7/10/2012 6:29am
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by Fatty on 7/10/2012 7:43am
Fatty fatty did a poo, must have been Arjun in the loo! He ate so many farty beans, his farts zoomed him out of the earth whoopee! He burped out Anish, a chicken or two, and in turn he swallowed some poo!
by MyNameIsFatty on 7/11/2012 6:09am
Fatty fatty did a poo, must have been Arjun in the loo! He ate so many farty beans, his farts zoomed him out of the earth whoopee! He burped out Anish, a chicken or two, and in turn he swallowed some poo! Once somone told him he was silly, he got undressed and shook his willy. Once he tried to play some sport, but he got laughed at 'cos his legs had warts! His legs were so fat they thought he was a turkey, so they ate him up at Christmas - quite quirky!


by carmen on 7/11/2012 8:09pm
love is song
by Cathy on 7/14/2012 2:38pm
Sometimes we sense something very profound even when we don't fully understand it. This song talks about Darkness - the absence of light and Silence - the absence of sound. When we allow ourself to become familiar with these and other absences we can by meditating allow our mental business to calm to such an extent that we experience inner Nirvana. When we listen to this song we feel a tiny part of that Nirvana. Imagine a place where
"People talking without speaking
People hearing without listening" because they were so united. Know this place exists inside us we just need to give ourselves some inner space to experience it!
by Edgar on 7/17/2012 8:28am
Funny, I keep checking on this thread every couple of months and Its cool to see it growing! Long live truth and beauty! And mr. Fatty. . . Seriously!
by james on 7/19/2012 5:55am
wonderful song
by DaMob on 7/19/2012 11:24pm
I was born in 1954 and saw the 60's bloom. At that time S&G were a bit low key for the times. I am 57 now and more mellow. I just came back from driving up the entire California coast and I brought the new release of their greatest hits with me and The Sounds of Silence was so fitting to much of the scenery. Another tune that I really love is The Boxer. "I am just a poor boy thuogh my story seldom told..." How many million lives does that fit from todays poor to perhaps ancient slaves. Its fun to dream!!
by Charlie on 7/28/2012 11:54am
I cry when i hear this song. AMAZING
by Mathilde on 8/7/2012 2:08am
I've heard this song on the radio and I absolutely love it!
by Kim on 8/13/2012 1:18pm
We had several deaf students perform this back in high school-1985. It gave a whole new meaning to the Sound of Silence and 'people talking without speaking, people hearing without listening' line. There was hardly a dry eye in the place! I still tear up when I hear this song!
by Anonymous on 8/16/2012 7:21pm
To whichever dear reader said that, whilst listening to this song, he thought of Ron Paul: kindly go and gag yourself with a chainsaw. That is the most protracted, unlikely interpretation of any song, ever. Good day, sir.
by Al on 8/18/2012 2:51am
Why is there solace in silence? Why are our dreams oppressed by voices that have supreme sovereignty? If we allow ourselves to speak up against these voices, then the purgatory of silence would be disrupted and thus be exposed and vulnerable to the torment of solitude. Words, however strong we wish them to be will always remain weak. What can we do? What can we say? With dreams that only endeavor to superficial lengths, no matter the intentions, we will all amount to the sound of silence.
by CreuzasImi, Brazil on 8/22/2012 10:36am
It is night in the Serra Catarinense, we hear The Sound of Silence by S&G and we are in awe! AWESOME!
by Dovey on 8/22/2012 11:45am
Thank you Simon&Garfunkel for sharing this wonderfull song with us.
by lois on 8/22/2012 3:00pm
yo and yo
by catman on 8/27/2012 11:07pm
awesome song man
by Liz on 8/28/2012 1:24pm
This is true poetry. I wish songs like this would still be recorded ...
by Deviant76 on 9/4/2012 8:11pm
Truly one of the greatest songs ever written. I see a lot of people mention that it was written after JFKs assassination. A tragic thing to have happened, but as unfortunate as it was, necessary for the civil rights movement. It is widely argued now that the rights if minorities could not have been pushed through Congress by JFK, and in fact was one of the few good things accomplished by LBJ. Many are now saying that he was the only one that could have done it.
by Mr.Mariano on 9/7/2012 12:13pm
This song sucks ass
by yogen on 9/8/2012 10:34am
one of my fav
by Em on 9/13/2012 7:54pm
I cannot express my feelings about this song in words
by Geriatric 73 on 9/19/2012 7:43am
Beautiful and powerful lyric that inspires deep thought and interpretation. Depends where you are and have been in life. A classic in all respects. Deviant76 puts it in a nutshell. Same with Bridge Over Troubled Waters.
by ESP on 9/19/2012 12:16pm
This song is absolutely unexplainable. Take all the unsaid emotion found in some of these comments tie it all together, and you can see a glimpse of what I feel each and every time I hear this song. My mother introduced me to Simon and Garfunkel only a few years ago (I am a teenager), and I can find no song or singer that I like better, and few that I like as well.
by Nam-Vet on 10/4/2012 5:20am
As claimed above, if listening to this song leads you to thoughts of Ron Paul then you must clearly be an early benefactor of the pharmaceuticals for all provision contained within the equally ridiculous Obama-Care legislation
by Ryona rebello on 10/12/2012 5:32am
song is amazing lyrics are out of this world takes the breathe away they touch the heart...speechless
the one who wrote this song...hats off..from bottom of the heart
by Rons on 10/14/2012 2:56pm
Hearing the songs while you are alone staring at a starry night, lying on top of a mountain realy sooths my spiri
by Big J on 10/16/2012 6:36pm
:) Obviously different things to different people, but Paul Simon says he wrote it while reflecting on the assassination of JFK.
by howey 61 on 10/21/2012 9:58pm
Sounds of silence has been my favorite song since it came out.watching them perform live was an outright blast never to be equaled fantastic song
by icecream on 10/24/2012 10:45pm
i love this song, old but awesome, lol
by ANGEL on 10/25/2012 8:54pm
I looooooove this song!!!!! My teacher had us sing it in chorus for the concert were having!!! Even though it doesn't really have a solo she made one for it and im so totally getting that part! Its so beautiful and quiet, perfect to end the loud songs were going to sings. It's tomorrow, wish me luck! lol ;P
by Mitchell Herbert on 10/31/2012 2:11am
sound of silent is ever green song.it really touch my heart.poetry has deep meaning.today the world is running too fast that we don't care to say hello to our friends.love one another.it is a perfect song.so stay tune.
by leah on 11/4/2012 12:05am
this is one of those perfect songs. thank you paul and art.
by Doug on 11/5/2012 12:11am
Beautiful melody...a timeless favourite
by sergi sr on 11/8/2012 5:23pm
one of the greatest songs of the music
by lyle burgess on 11/14/2012 1:55pm
this song is the bomb/ killer yo.
by That Guy on 11/15/2012 6:37pm
Bobaflex does a awesome cover of this song. Check it out.
by Kitty on 11/17/2012 10:42pm
This is a great song, and although I will proberbly never know the true meaning, I have interpreted it acording to my situation, as many others also have. It is AMAZING, and everyone should hear it!!!!
by Liridon on 11/18/2012 6:45am
awesomee song i love it
by Charles Graham on 11/21/2012 7:38am
This is very inspiring. It really shows out the truth of life where ever it places itself. I think of relativity of Einstein and the Third Law of Newton. These guys were really inspired and thoughtful.Listen to the Silence of the Music, there the words are written.
by mohammadasaraei on 11/29/2012 12:42pm
lovely song
it reminds me of the graduate
by S&G Fan on 11/30/2012 4:17am
Yes I'm here because I'm watching WNET!
by Art on 12/8/2012 12:54am
I heard this sound from my neighbor one night before I was told I had HIV, that night I was anxious about the result.
by Semi Automatic Assault Rifle on 12/20/2012 4:54am
Has the silence been broken yet?

Are you idiots listening?

Is the fun I bring really worth more than the lives of little children?

The teachers are the heroes, even though they too are dead.

And the NRA, for once, is silent.
by Eddie on 12/20/2012 4:58am
It's about Paul Simon when he was a kid jerking off in the dark trying to be quiet so he don't wake his parents up. The rest of it is about guilt what he has done, excuses of why, temptation, paranioa, confusion about religion and sin "halo -light-darkness-prophets"
by rebroxana on 12/20/2012 12:14pm
Sung by Paul Simon at the funeral of Victoria Soto, the heroine schoolteacher. "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"
by Kathleen Stansfield on 12/27/2012 12:35am
At 86 years of age and at this time of year I give thanks to those who wrotethose almost biblical verses from their still youthful approach to life and some god given understanding of our human predicament

And those verses ring down to our own tomented times sung for the noble Victoria In the silence e will hear ,one day,the answer,which has to be, the open arms of love and one day they will not fall into the wells of silence
by nonso6T9 on 12/28/2012 8:32pm
this is what music should be all about! I hope S & G jnr have heard this master piece because they can use the sweet voice of their parents to give us somthing like this one of these days. This song is just the best song i have ever heard; sad, meaningful and touching. Not to speak of the harmonization and vocals that were both near perfection. Special thanks to the guy whos suggested the song to be used in the movie ''the watchmen'' it fits the movie and Dr. Manhattan was guilty of the silence. I would luv it to be played in my burial . and why the fuck r these guys not singing good stuff like this...com to think abt it, y r muscians writing songs that voices dnt share?
by dolly on 12/30/2012 8:21pm
the song that wil live on forever . . . . I love this song so much . .
by javs on 1/4/2013 9:38pm
i can't stop listen this song, eternal, the best one song made with no doubt
by melty on 1/7/2013 12:19am
what a prophetic song. anyone ever noticed the mosaic tiles in the subway near the tenement buildings erected after 9/11? illuminati symbols.... prophecy of the end times... scary
by Joe on 1/18/2013 11:45am
It's cool, it's relaxing, it's prophetic and it's mind stimulating. This is one song that keeps bringing nostalgic feelings to wonderful heights. There has been several of such great tunes but this one stands out for sure. I seriously like the calmness of ''the sound of silence....''
by Patrick on 1/23/2013 5:51pm
It's stuck in my head. Such a great song!
by David Guy on 2/19/2013 11:57am
This is a song of ambivalence. The pendulum swings widely. It needs fine tuning. It needs refinement. We want certainty. We want definition. That way, we know where we are going. We know what path to take. We know if our decisions are the right ones for our lives. We talk. We love to talk. We listen. We act. We love to love. We love to be loved. It comes down deep in our sounds of silence.
by Allan on 2/21/2013 9:11pm
This is my first time of listening to this song, and I love it. I now regret that I never listened to any Simon and Garfunkel.



by nlouise on 3/1/2013 6:12pm
These guys were practicing witches and the song is prophetic. Sound of silence technology is what you have in your television since they switched you from monologue to HD. This song is telling you that while you are watching one thing, your neon god is feeding you something entirely different. Yes, its called mind control. People talking without speaking is texting and internet, which we didn't have back when this song was written. This is not a beautiful song, it is about the dumbing down and mind control on the public through the use of interconnected technology. Think about it.
by Supercollider73 on 3/8/2013 1:24am
I would give anything to be able to write something as profound as the sound of silence. It's a snapshot of a perfect moment in music.
by Demosthenes paris on 3/10/2013 1:08pm
Why is it that no-one seems to notice that this song is all about the danger of television. The people bow and pray to the neon god they've made and end up talking without speaking etc. The family sits together in silence, transfixed by the pathetic junk served up on the tv and no longer communicate.
A wonderful song but sadly misunderstood by many who, apparently, hear the song without listening!
by dfdf on 3/12/2013 5:35am
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by Mongodog on 3/16/2013 3:45pm
My favorite song of all after 63 years, and one of the best ever sung. To me it's about being a kid in a scary world...to others many other things. Beautiful.
by DWI / DODO on 3/17/2013 10:12pm
SAYA SANGAT KAGUM DENGAN SYAIRNYA
WALAUPUN LAGU TERSEBUT SUDAH 60 TAHUN LEBIH.
by mat on 3/19/2013 9:24am
yeah i like this song
by vikramaditya chakraborty on 3/19/2013 11:27am
such a lovely and balladic song... i feel moved everytime i listen to this beeeeaaauuutiful song. more than a song...it's genuine poetry in itself. immortal creation...
by carrie on 3/19/2013 4:31pm
i think of ;how often my family listens to; me but never understands o;r cares to hear what i am saying. i sing the lyrics when i am feeling low. my family has no; empathy whatsoever. i also think about the song when i am lonely. sit seems no one really listens with their heart any more except for a few select people.
by Jennifer on 3/20/2013 11:16am
So glad to finally figure out what they were singing! I couldn't figure out who the "anti-Jew" was. Now I know they're saying "that I might teach you"... lol
by klhlkj on 3/20/2013 11:39am
this song reminds me of the catcher in the rye how holden is always so lonely and depressed
by Marion on 3/21/2013 1:29pm
Its my day...my song,...Love it
by Bobby on 3/27/2013 9:30am
To the anonymous person who on August 16, 2012 posted in reference to a comment from June from 17, 2008 lambasting the commenter: how cowardly of you to attack someone 4 years later. Better to have just kept your comment to yourself than to have spoken without speaking. And I pray my comment coming almost a year later isn't as cowardly. Open your mind and escape the silence.
by Ted on 3/27/2013 8:46pm
This is a great song. I agree with a lot of what many have said. Has anyone read Ray Bradbury's novel, Fahrenheit 451. It captures the dark and lonely feelings of the main character which is a result of the thoughtless, disconnected society found in Bradbury's novel.
by kris on 4/4/2013 3:10am
Epic song.

Enough said.
by Zanele Nxasana on 4/6/2013 9:53am
I wouldn't have known this song had it not been for the movie "The Watchmen" Edward Blake's funeral. It is a good song but it's a bit depressing.
by Sonic on 4/9/2013 9:46am
The beat isn't fast enough
by Dr. eggman on 4/11/2013 1:24pm
I LIKE THE BEAT
by Mario on 4/12/2013 10:18am
It's me-a a-mario
by bowser on 4/12/2013 10:19am
raaawwwwwwwwrrrrrrr
by mdm 4/15/13 on 4/15/2013 8:24am
I was a kid when this song hit. English teachers across the country had a field day with it. It is written in a literary style similar to abstract art. Open to interpretation by every listner, in every decade under every circumstance. To me it is anything but comforting, I do not consider darkness a friend at all. But that is just me. As I said, it is written in abstract style, open for interpretation. This is probably the reason for its success across the decades and across generational lines.
by Millie on 4/15/2013 5:11pm
I think its prophetic and about the control and dehumanisation of the human race. Zombies - grow and build our humanity and universal consciousness.
by carla on 4/19/2013 3:18pm
I am of course glues to the Boston bombing news coverage, and this song popped into my head out of nowhere. Hmmmmmm... just so horrified that this is all a reality.....
by himiny on 4/21/2013 9:59pm
i sing this song in choir but some of the verses are different
by irishmo@ mchsi.com on 4/24/2013 2:32pm
My 12 year old son, sang this to me he would have been 56 today if he was alive. He was just getting his 'man;' voice... and I can still see him there in my living room singing that song to me. I had no idea what it was about at that time.
by Gabs on 5/4/2013 4:56pm
I interpret "Hello darkness my old friend" as the words a lonely person would use to accept a fact (s)he can not change: that we're lonely no matter what. Those people 'talking without speaking', 'hearing without listening' - they form this loneliness..
It's sad, but what can we do.. one person can't change the situation by himself..
Beautiful song.. inspired.. I loved it even without understanding the words..
@irishmo - I'm sooo soooory for your son..
by Kareese on 5/7/2013 7:24am
My school & I are singing this for swing choir..it's a good song & it explains so many things & has so many hidden meanings. My friend Sara loves it. (:
by Peter on 5/18/2013 4:29am
How amazing how many comments there are here! My mum had this album when I was young and it was a song we had to sing in primary school music, so it's been in my head for a long long time. I've just recently bought it, thought I should check the real words rather than the mangled verses I was singing along with. :-)
by Tony music lover on 5/21/2013 8:09am
Great song Great singers
by Mary on 5/27/2013 2:55pm
One of my all-time favorite songs. Nearly brings me to tears every time I listen to it. I LOVE the fact that this song is played in the new season 4 episodes of Arrested Development on Netflix!
by GOB on 5/27/2013 9:37pm
This is the musical representation of my mental anguish.
by Wonder on 5/27/2013 9:38pm
@GOB

...Same.
by GOB on 6/3/2013 5:33pm
SAME!
by Marcel on 6/4/2013 12:56am
This is a masterpiece. I loved it.
by alyssa on 6/5/2013 12:41pm
I Love this song with all of my heart, the lyrics are amazing and the tune is even better
by Niles Dixon on 6/9/2013 2:21pm
Im so glad that they put this song in watchmen otherwise I would never have heard of this song
by man on 6/19/2013 11:04pm
I am very like this song
by Cajetan on 6/21/2013 11:26am
I would like someone to explain this beautiful song to me. I'll be grateful.
by Uwakycountry on 6/21/2013 1:59pm
Well people have been asking me why someone of my age do like songs of this nature and I always tell them that when you listen to an old song you are at that time as old as the song itself. But this particular one I must say stand out among others. It makes me think deep what you can hear when everyway is silence and it content as really given me the answer.
by yhbb on 6/22/2013 11:05pm
bjn
by Bob on 6/24/2013 4:45pm
"Fools!" said I. "You do not know! Silence, like a cancer, grows!"

In the 4 decades since this song was written, there have been a lot of such cancers. You'd think people, at least some of us, would learn; but no.
by Roy Willy on 6/27/2013 10:49pm
Listen to the version of this song from Bobaflex, uptodate and soooo nice.
by Bob on 6/29/2013 4:24am
This is DEFINITELY my favourite song! Love the tune, lyrics and harmonies :)
by John on 7/2/2013 11:07pm
Hate to be a naysayer, but some of you need to get remedial English help, worse then me. I always associate this song with the movie that followed "Midnight Cowboy". It is one of the greatest songs of the 60's and possible all times. There are many really great songs from early R&R, find them. Darkness = death. Worst decision ever: S & G break up. Hope G liked "Catch-22".
by Hugo Le Roi on 7/5/2013 7:48am
This song is based on the 8 Beatitudes

Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are the meek: for they shall possess the land.
Blessed are they who mourn: for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice: for they shall have their fill.
Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the clean of heart: for they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
Blessed are they that suffer persecution for justice' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
by ernie gagnon on 7/7/2013 2:42pm
When I first heard this song many years ago, it lbegan my musical journey. Now after many years it is a reoccurring tune that I continue to find myself humming during idle moments. Thank you to the artists for a magnificient tune!
by Aline on 7/10/2013 9:21am
The saddest song EVER.
by ahjeezee on 7/11/2013 12:15pm
To think that I saw the movie "watchmen" and never heard this song. I just finished the movie again and I can't explain it... I've been singing this song in my head for a week now. Never heard anything like it.
by darklight on 7/26/2013 1:59am
hello old friend :')
by Diane George on 8/2/2013 8:38am
This song was great in its day ahead of things..With all the "political correctness" and the sensoring of "words" in today's news, this is quite apropo...genius..
by tyu on 8/16/2013 1:06am
ytuu
by Ruby Lynn Sikes on 8/18/2013 10:46am
you all should try listening to the St Andrew's Girls Choir version of this. its the best ive ever heard.
by karen on 8/20/2013 9:37am
i´m from paraguay... and really i love so much this song too...this song inspirated me to learn so so english...
by Jaime on 8/21/2013 12:41pm
PREACH IT FROGSLEGS! I love you. I live on a cobblestone road in the darkness but all of the rest of the world seems to live for the flash of neon. I can't stand it. I try to teach that darkness is a good thing, but I just don't have the power of the light.
by Florence Ares on 8/31/2013 8:46pm
after so many years, the social relevance of this song is still so evident today. Our society may have progressed because of the information technology, but people's attitude has become worst... the values of the youth today has deteriorated... today young people and adults the same bow and pray to the neon god they make ...spiritual growth fell into the wells of silence... social awareness still remains in the sound of silence... people experience hunger and poverty, war still exist, greed and power too... and many more... the voices still remains in the sound of silence...
by Brooke Goslin on 9/6/2013 2:02am
Such an earth shattering , magnetic , spiritually healing , haunting tune !!! I
just love the harmonizing of the two
Absolutely Beautiful voices of Simon
& Garfunkel , the sound resonates and
sort of hypnotizes the Mind , Body & Spirit
straight into a meditative state !!!! Just love this , such beauty and a gift to humanity !!!!
by Yuen on 9/7/2013 6:36pm
awesome .. i like this song very much..
by mr: Arnold or Mr. Happy call me on 9/11/2013 9:01am
this song is awesome even it is past a days or past a yer it cannot be going old just bec, this song is great
by Art Garfunkel on 9/12/2013 5:34pm
I song it kill mr. obuma. Kill gwb. Kill simon. I know is hi.
by Paul Simon on 9/12/2013 5:38pm
It`s about hating city life and darkness is your escape from the hê11 on earth. I should know considering I wrote it.
by TN flash on 9/13/2013 6:55am
This should be Edward Snowden's song.
People should listen to him and demand better from their governments.
by Hank 3 on 9/13/2013 9:19am
Wh¡+€ p0wër
by ANGEL on 9/13/2013 10:54pm
i Really like it .. ! :) it was sound so great.......
by Elijah on 9/15/2013 11:31pm
¹1 ever
by samshar on 9/17/2013 9:30am
wow! wow! What synchronization, how deep, touching, sentimental!! Funny, this one flopped when released in 1964. only entered the U.S charts in 1966 to reach no.1. HA! HA!......
by andrew cairns on 9/19/2013 8:35am
This song couldn't help but I loved it. It didn't stop me killing but I loved it. it didn't stop me dying but I loved it.
by John Wang on 9/20/2013 7:58pm
I love this song since I watch the movie Graduate. I don't care about the movie but the song is too amazing.
by big on 9/22/2013 8:25pm
I thought the tune was about a nuke going off, flash of neon light,thousands people,cancer etc
people applauding the neon gods(creators ww11 victory).
by alan john maniamkot on 9/25/2013 8:58pm
what a haunting melody.....lyrics are so poetic....
by shariman penang island on 10/6/2013 5:17am
This song is truly the best song ever...
And will last forever....
The both vocalis sang the same lyrics was amazing....
The melody was so harmony come with wow factor lyrics makes this song the best ever....no other song can beat.
by juan de la cruz on 10/8/2013 9:15pm
I dont care i love it
by Andrew Polite on 10/18/2013 12:33pm
Its a nice sound inspired in Jesus using drugs, i will be present in the case and later will going to smoke weed.
by BIg Fart on 10/22/2013 11:54am
Great Song!!!
by mm on 10/28/2013 8:47am
poop
by Huel of Huelhuel. on 10/30/2013 2:02am
Above you is humanity. Below you is your means to contribute. Do better than we did.
by Shaun on 11/5/2013 3:26pm
This a great song
by Cylon and Garfunkel on 11/6/2013 4:32am
This truly is one of their best songs.
by Eden Anna Weinstein on 11/9/2013 12:58am
Truly a heart touching song. Love the lyrics.
by adina farhan iqbal khan on 11/13/2013 5:05am
its touch to my heart I love it
by Oliver on 11/16/2013 9:51am
The most touching song I have ever come across. It makes me think of all beloves present as well as or even more the passed away. Truly a song of peace for mankind ....., if it could understan...
by Oliver on 11/16/2013 9:52am
The most touching song I have ever come across. It makes me think of all beloves present as well as or even more the passed away. Truly a song of peace for mankind ....., if it could understand.
by Cashew on 11/24/2013 6:35am
RIP JFK
by Maja on 11/29/2013 2:13am
nice
by a on 11/30/2013 2:59pm
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by Listener on 11/30/2013 3:02pm
a good song. When I hear this song I think of the today's society, with all the technology "neon god" we have, and how people are so dependent on it all, and no one can think for themselves. It's scary, and just like the song says, "silence like a cancer grows". it only gets worse each day, but maybe someday people will stop and read the writing on the subway walls.

Peace
by Barrack Obama on 12/8/2013 11:13am
Makes me feel guilty for hiding the truth
by Walt Kingsley on 12/16/2013 2:37pm
I was lucky enough to have been there during that time period as I am now in my late 60's.
A timeless masterpiece it is.

But what else would you expect from a generation that produced,
"The Masters of the 20th Century"
by ario on 12/17/2013 6:11am
its a really nice song... listening to the song bring back a lot of good memory.. im just 35y old... but i grew up with this song my parent used to played the song while we are gathering in our family room... talking laughing...
by roland tc on 12/29/2013 1:48pm
heard this on kuschel rock 4 n luvd it
by roland tc on 1/4/2014 3:24am
heard this on kuschel rock 4 and luvd it
by Aobick buguste on 1/8/2014 5:37pm
Your all thinking too deeply.. This song is about graffiti
by rudy on 1/26/2014 4:20pm
Its more then a song its a message simply beautiful
by Silenced on 1/27/2014 5:15am
Glad to see so many love this song. It really does have tons of interpretations. A sign of a legendary song.
by FRAM on 1/30/2014 12:19am
it's poetry about silence, listening to it make people feel better, that's the aim of poetry
by Dominic on 2/12/2014 9:02am
I just love this song
by Kitora on 2/28/2014 7:00am
I wonderful song that describes the condition of todays society noone can argue this song reveals the dark side to tecknology
by saras on 3/3/2014 5:15am
what a wonderful song! no words to express my feelings !
by Frank XL on 3/19/2014 10:43am
A haunting song, in more ways than one. Universal in its themes, rich in its range and depth of meaning and interpretation. Timeless in its appeal. A friend since it came out in 1964; I was 16. A companion as I've meandered thru the the past 50 years. It's taken that long for me to feel drawn to darkness as a friend; well, a kind of friend. Thank you Mr Simon; I'm in your debt.
by Rama Polon on 3/29/2014 3:19pm
Yes, it's haunting song. And mesianic , but in some reverse meaning, yet to be unveiled, and thus understood with clearly, openly spoken text.

Does this lyric not mean this , what had been said almost two and half thousand years ago, in Old Testament?

Namely: "...They see , but do not perceive. They listen, but do not understand"?.

..with the following, even more relevant meanings, which I am not going to quote all of them here further. Just think about it.
by Woot woot on 3/31/2014 7:41pm
The cover by Kina Grannis is really pretty.
by Mandy 3/4/2014 on 4/3/2014 10:57am
It's a very beautiful song, I like to sing it. It's my favourite!
by Sujay Kumar on 4/6/2014 11:05pm
Wow so many comments. This song always makes me feel good and motivates me.
by sanjaydeep on 4/9/2014 11:16am
all above my feelings. .at tims mak me cry. .othr tims mak me quiet n witdrwn frm everytng bt 2 sit smply lukng at d evng sun. . D dpth tat ths songs gvs is hauntin. .still love it a lot. . Thanksss to my Love
by lux on 4/21/2014 2:08am
Whenever i lidten to this song i feel so awesome.i really don't know how much i love this song.it's hard to describe that feeling with words.this song is more than 40 years old.but old is always gold.i'd like to listen this song when i feel down.most of all this song kind of says one story in my life.....
by R.M.P.L.. on 4/22/2014 3:58am
Everything, beyond this particular song, or would I SAY: very very "peculiar" song, i.e. almost all texts written after this song, did not really matter, from my point of view, cause this song did really express everything: yes, it is really really charming lyrics combined with instrumental music into this unique song, with its haunting atmosphere, yet, while still "flashing its warning!...."
by Bagisha Das on 5/2/2014 10:25am
I'm in class seven now, and on my last day of class six, I told my music teacher, 'Sir, if you take our class in seven, will you teach us the sounds of silence?' On the first music class he told us, 'Write the name of the song, children, the sound of silence' :) really beautiful song, has an inner meaning :)
by cbrr on 5/9/2014 6:52am
I feel complete bliss whenever i hear ds song. I play whenever im sad or feeling down. Tnx s&g
by Mel M on 5/14/2014 4:09pm
we played this at my brother's funeral last year. We grew up in the 60-70's and he would play this on the piano or guitar. It will always be a special song and stay in my heart
by Kramer on 5/14/2014 6:54pm
Silence speaks for me: "..........."
by Linda U. on 5/23/2014 10:24am
I'm singing this in my church service this Sunday. Such an amazing song, with profound lyrics!
by Phandira on 6/20/2014 3:45am
Wow wow wow
by Atmega on 7/4/2014 7:09am
cool
by plum on 7/12/2014 4:19am
it is a refrence of an old testament prophet who felt he was afraid and felt he was the only one who worshiped God, then God open the heavens to show him legions who were with him. darkness when he sleeps and has night visions. The vision left a seed, (word of God) Narrow path is the way of God the narrow way, cobble stone is solid spritiual ground. Neon light, is artificial false light. People do not want to see the dark truth so they create a false light. when the hear the truth they see and hear it not. The words of the prophets. on subway wall is a warning to the poor. wake up, but their fear keeps them silent and then the silence like cancer grows, then their fears are brought upon them. hand writing on the wall. Old testament prophecy to king nebachannezar
by plum on 7/12/2014 4:34am
it appears as if all of their songs are written symbolically.
parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme are in reference to bitter herbs eaten at Passover. Mrs. Robinson is reference to the apostate, adulteress church.
by kamal on 7/18/2014 8:57am
wonderfull
by warmachine on 7/23/2014 8:39am
got something meaningful after a long time
by el hached on 8/2/2014 1:34pm
i really like this song .so. many wise ..
by Trellis on 8/9/2014 8:20pm
So many comments..no one see preditive reference to smart phones..neon gods..In the words that it was forming...FB and all unsocial media...anyway..timeless.
by Trellis on 8/9/2014 8:30pm
So many comments..no one see predictive reference to smart phones..neon gods..In the words that it was forming...FB and all unsocial media...anyway..timeless.
by Badara Fomba on 8/30/2014 3:25pm
Amazing voice and acoustic guitar playing !! I've been listening to this song over and over .. In the naked light I saw ... Ten ..
by dan walkes on 9/3/2014 4:46am
best song ever
by Matt on 9/11/2014 5:12pm
Absolutely amazing!!
It's incredible how a "simple song" like this can convey something so profound.
I don't understand very well what they wanted to transmit, but music is so fantastic that I don't have to know it, I feel the song, and I fell the message.
It's incredible, because can not explain in words, it's much more deep, and intimate and intensive
by Peter on 9/18/2014 6:25am
Its a pure magic! This song is about people in their total are blind and deaf, people living their lives inside a head not the heart.


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