Monday, 28 May 2018

And there's the Eiffel Tower as well!

The Sound of Silence – Simon & Garfunkel

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

I think The Sound of Silence is both timeless and iconic.

Paul Simon wrote the song when he was only 21.  It is said that the reference to darkness is about his habit of playing the guitar in a darkened bathroom because he liked the acoustics.  But I don't know – I always thought it referred to being blue/depressed.

To hear the glorious harmonies of Simon & Garfunkel just head on over to this YouTube clip.