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  Chords for "Sounds of Silence"

Words & music by Paul Simon 1964



Dm7                      |C      |
   Hello darkness, my old friend,


                            |Dm   |
 I've come to talk with you again,

F6                       |Bb  F    |
  Because a vision softly creeping,

                           |Bb  F    |
 Left its seeds while I was sleeping,

        |Bb             |             |F
 And the vision that was planted in my brain

       |     |
Still remains

Dm F           |C       |Dm     |
     Within the sound of silence


Dm7                            |C   |
   In restless dreams I walked alone

                        |Dm    |
 Narrow streets of cobblestone,

           F6       |Bb     F    |
'Neath the halo of a street lamp,

                         |Bb       F   |
I turned my collar to the cold and damp

       |Bb                      |               |F
When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light

              |     |
That split the night

Dm F               |C       |Dm      |
    And touched the sound of silence.


Dm7                        |C  |
   And in the naked light I saw

                          |Dm  |
Ten thousand people, maybe more

F6                      |Bb  F    |
  People talking without speaking,

                      |B b  F    |
People hearing without listening,

              |Bb        |            |F
People writing songs that voices never share

          |     |
And no one dared

Dm F           |C       |Dm     |
    Disturb the sound of silence


Dm7                           |C   |
   "Fools" said I, "You do not know

                     |Dm   |
Silence like a cancer grows

F6                          |Bb    F   |
  Hear my words that I might teach you,

                         |Bb    F    |
Take my arms that I might reach you"

      |Bb        |                |F
But my words like silent raindrops fell,

   |      |
And echoed

Dm F      |C       |Dm     |
    In the wells of silence


Dm7                        |C     |
   And the people bowed and prayed

                    |Dm   |
To the neon god they made.

        F6                  |Bb F    |
And the sign flashed out its warning,

                        |Bb F    |
In the words that it was forming.

                       |Bb                       |
And the sign said, "The words of the prophets are 

                     |F
written on the subway walls

            |       |
And tenement halls."

Dm F                    |C       |Dm      |
    And whisper'd in the Sound of Silence.

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