Disturbed The Sound Of Silence cover

The Sound Of Silence
by Disturbed
Lyrics and Meaning

Aug 21, 2015

The Sound Of Silence Lyrics

Song Meaning
Verse 1
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
Verse 2
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
Verse 3
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 dared
Disturb the sound of silence
Verse 4
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
Verse 5
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 sounds of silence

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What's Your Interpretation?

1 Thoughts and Song Meanings

Thanks Patrick; listening to it; your explanation makes perfect sense. Cheers Ange - Comment by Ange23 1 year ago
It is about god and the devil.... The first line in the song ...... Hello darkness my old friend... God refers to darkness as the devil, his old friend The title sound of silence is.... _The fall of man_ ...And God said: "who will go and save my people?" No one in heaven. There was absolute Silence in heaven. - Comment by patrickknetzer 1 year ago

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