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La canzone venne originariamente registrata come pezzo acustico per il primo album del duo, Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M., del 1964, ma in seguito furono aggiunte le parti degli strumenti elettrici ed uscì come singolo. Nel 1965 Paul Simon la inserì nel suo primo LP solista registrato a Londra, “The Paul Simon Songbook”. L’anno seguente il singolo scalò lentamente le classifiche e raggiunse il numero uno il giorno di Capodanno del 1966. La canzone fu quindi inclusa nell’album Sounds of Silence (1966).

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