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Hello Darkness… #SongLyricSunday

Hello darkness, my old friend

I’ve come to 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

Song Lyric Sunday

Such a difficult choice.

Here is the theme for the week.

So many songs, made up of powerful lyrics, to choose from.

Hmm.

Well, if you hadn’t guessed by the sampling of lyrics at the beginning of this post, here is the song and its remaining words.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zLfCnGVeL4

I’d known of this song of course, but it wasn’t until it appeared in a film about the night Robert Kennedy was assassinated, that came out about ten years ago, I never would have heard its words and felt their meaning so deeply.

***

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 share

No one dare

Disturb the sound of silence

***

It’s fifty years since that assassination, but things feel similar, with the racial tensions in the US lately. How much really changes?

Okay okay, I shouldn’t leave it like that. Change does happen, however painfully slowly it might do.

Lyrics for Simon & Garfunkel’s “The Sound of Silence”

“Fools” said I, “You do not know

Silence like a cancer grows

Hear my words that I might teach you

Take my arms that I might reach you

”But my words like silent raindrops fell

And echoed in the wells of silence

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3 thoughts on “Hello Darkness… #SongLyricSunday

  1. This has always been one of my all time favorite songs. Thinking of it in terms of a protest song or surviving this life is poignant and tragic. I know we are getting better at speaking out and not keeping silent and I believe things will get better, even if it is a slow process. Thanks so much for sharing this! ❤

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