Sounds of Silence

Paul Simon

 Capo Fret 6

 AmG
Hello darkness my old friend,
 Am
I've come to talk with you again.
 CFC
Because a vision softly creeping
 AmFC
Left it's seed while I was sleeping,
 FC
And the vision that was planted in my brain
 Am
Still remains
 CGAm
 Within the sounds of silence.

 G
In restless dreams I walked alone,
 Am
Narrow streets of cobble stone.
 FC
'Neath the halo of a street lamp,
 AmFC
I turned my collar to the cold and damp,
 FC
When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light
 Am
That split the night
 CGAm
      And touched the sounds of silence.

 G
And in the naked light I saw
 Am
Ten thousand people, maybe more.
 FC
People talking without speaking,
 AmFC
People hearing without listening,
 FC
People writing songs that voices never shared,
 Am
And no one dared
 CGAm
      Disturb the sounds of silence.

 G
"Fools!" said I, "you do not know,
 Am
Silence like a cancer grows.
 FC
Hear my words that I might teach you,
 AmFC
Take my arms that I might reach you."
 FC
But my words like silent raindrops fell
 AmGAm
      And echoed in the wells of silence.

 G
And the people bowed and prayed
 Am
To the neon gods they made.
 FC
And the sign flashed out its warning,
 AmFC
In the words that it was forming,
 AmFC
And the sign said, "The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls
 Am
And tenement halls."
 CGAm
And whispered in the sounds of silence.

 A4Am
  pluck strings      3,1,2,1 3,1,2,1,3,1,2,1,        Strum


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guitarhero13 (report comment to admin):
capo 6th

brassboy (report comment to admin):
If no capo play plus 2 Bsus2 and A to start off.
brassboy (report comment to admin):
Original is capo on 4 and play plus 2. should start off with Bsus2 and A 
pneal1989 (report comment to admin):
7th fret
pneal1989 (report comment to admin):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-JQ1q-13Ek