Verse 1 [Em]Hello darkness, my old [D]friend, I've come to talk with you [Em]again, Because a vision [C]soft [G]creeping, Left it's [Em]seeds while I [C]was [G]sleeping, And the [C]vision that was planted in my [G]brain Still [Em]remains Within the [D]sound of [Em]silence. Verse 2 [Em]In restless dreams I walked [D]alone Narrow streets of [Em]cobblestone, [Em]'Neath the halo of a [C]street [G]lamp, I turned my [Em]collar to the [C]cold and [G]damp When my [C]eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon [G]light That split the [Em]night And touched the [D]sound of [Em]silence. Verse 3 [Em]And in the naked light I [D]saw Ten thousand people, maybe [Em]more. [Em]People talking [C]without [G]speaking, [Em]People hearing without [C][G]listening, People writing [C]songs that voices never [G]share And no one [Em]dare Disturb the [D]sound of [Em]silence. Verse 4 [Em]Fools said i, you do not [D]know Silence like a cancer [Em]grows. [Em]Hear my words that I [C]might teach [G]you, [Em]Take my arms that I [C]might reach [G]you. But my [C]words like silent raindrops [G]fell, And [Em]echoed In the [D]wells of [Em]silence Verse 5 [Em]And the people bowed and [D]prayed To the neon God they [Em]made. [Em] And the sign flashed out [C]it's [G]warning, [Em]In the words that it [C]was [G]forming. And the [Em]sign said, the [C]words of the prophets Are [C]written on the subway [G]walls And tenement [Em]halls. And whispered in the [D]sounds of [Em]silence.