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Sound Of Silence

Song Jammed On

Song Author
Paul Simon

Recording Session(s)
No Nirvana Studio Recording

A clip of the original version by Simon And Garfunkel can be heard in the full Montage Of Heck.
It was also jammed briefly after Breed during the 1989.11.10 show.

(Thanks to DN member Cough Syrup for their input.)


Alternate/Working Titles
None Documented

Common Mislabels
None Documented

Mislabels in the Bootography
None Documented

1987.03.?? - Raymond, WA

Hello darkness, my old friend, I've come with talk with you again
But there's a ???
And the vision planted in my brain, while I was sleeping

The original as it was performed by Simon And Garfunkel

Hello darkness, my old friend, I've come with 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 streetlamp, I turned my collar to the cold and damp
When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light, 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 shared, and no one dared
To stir the sound of silence

Fool, said I, you do not know, silence, like a cancer, grows
Hear my words and I might teach you, take my arms then 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'd made
And the sign flashed its warning in the words that it was forming
And the sign said the words of the prophets are written on the subway walls
And tenement halls, and whispered in the sounds of silence

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