The Sound of Silence
Simon & Garfunkel

Simon & Garfunkel, Paul Simon ve Art Garfunkel'dan oluşan bir şarkıcı ve şarkı sözü yazarı ikilisi. 1957 yılında "Tom ve Jerry" grubunu kuran ikili ilk önemli başarılarını "Hey, Schoolgirl" adlı şarkılarıyla elde ettiler. Simon & Garfunkel olarak "The Sound of Silence" adlı şarkılarıyla ünlü oldular.

İkili yakın vokal harmonileri ve istikrarsız ilişkileri ile biliniyor. Son albümleri Bridge over Troubled Water sanatsal anlaşmazlıklar nedeniyle birkaç kez ertelendi.

Simon & Garfunkel 1960'ların en popüler sanatçıları arasında yer aldı. "The Sounds of Silence"ın yanısıra diğer hit parçaları arasında şunlar bulunuyor: "I Am a Rock", "Homeward Bound", "A Hazy Shade of Winter", "Mrs. Robinson", "Bridge over Troubled Water", "The Boxer", "Cecilia", and "Scarborough Fair".

İkili 1970'de dağıldıktan sonra zaman zaman yeniden bir araya geldi. Bunlardan en ünlüsü 500 bin kişiyi bir araya toplayan 1981 Central Park konseri oldu.

 

 
 

Şarkı Sözleri

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.

In restless dreams I walked alone
Narrow streets of cobblestone,
'Neath the halo of a street lamp,
I turned my collar to the cold and damp
When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light
That 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 share
And no one dare
Disturb 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

And the people bowed and prayed
To the neon god they made.
And the sign flashed out 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 whisper'd in the sounds of silence.