Paul Simon - The Sound of Silence 9/11 Ground Zero

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Paul Simon, America's Folk Soul, offers a deeply moving and atmospheric rendering of his signature tune ...
Paul Simon, America's Folk Soul, offers a deeply moving and atmospheric rendering of his signature tune "Sound of Silence," on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 outrage on New York City and the Twin Towers where over 3000 souls were lost. The Live performance was delivered from Ground Zero. *******www.facebook****/NSOTD A word about our comments. We all come from different perspectives and different views but my intention was to share the beauty of this sweet story teller and in someway comfort those who mourn. We all suffer loss from time to time so lets be kind with each other especially at a time like this. Update: requests are coming in to disable all comments as some are personally hurtful. I would hate to do this so please, vote down anything unkind and I will delete the most painful over the next few days. Thanks very much. "Paul Simon took 6 months to write the lyrics, which are about man's lack of communication with his fellow man. He averaged one line a day." - songfacts The Sound of Silence - P. Simon, 1964 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 turn 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 shared No one dared 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 whispered in the sound of silence
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