Sounds of Silence Paul Simon
[Capo Fret 6]
H[Am]ello darkness my old fri[G]end,
I've come to talk with you ag[Am]ain.
Because a vi[C]sion softl[F]y creep[C]ing
Left it's seed while I w[F]as sleep[C]ing,
And the vis[F]ion that was planted in my br[C]ain
[C]Within the s[G]ounds of si[Am]lence.
In restless dreams I walked al[G]one,
Narrow streets of cobble[Am] stone.
'Neath the halo of a[F] street l[C]amp,
I turned my collar to the c[F]old and d[C]amp,
When my e[F]yes were stabbed by the flash of a neon l[C]ight
That split the ni[Am]ght
[C] And touched the sou[G]nds of si[Am]lence.
And in the naked light I s[G]aw
Ten thousand people, maybe m[Am]ore.
People talking witho[F]ut speak[C]ing,
People hearing witho[F]ut listen[C]ing,
People writing so[F]ngs that voices never sha[C]red,
And no one da[Am]red
[C] Disturb the sou[G]nds of si[Am]lence.
"Fools!" said I, "you do not kn[G]ow,
Silence like a cancer gro[Am]ws.
Hear my words that I mi[F]ght teach y[C]ou,
Take my arms that I mi[F]ght reach y[C]ou."
But my wo[F]rds like silent raindrops fe[C]ll
[Am] And echoed in the wel[G]ls of si[Am]lence.
And the people bowed and pra[G]yed
To the neon gods they ma[Am]de.
And the sign flashed out i[F]ts warn[C]ing,
In the words that it w[F]as form[C]ing,
And the sign said, The [F] words of the prophets are written on the subway [C] walls
And tenement halls[Am]."
And whis[C]pered in the so[G]unds of sil[Am]ence.
[A4] pluck strings 3,1,2,1 3,1,2,1,3,1,2,1, [Am] Strum
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Original is capo on 4 and play plus 2. should start off with Bsus2 and A
If no capo play plus 2 Bsus2 and A to start off.