people write their hearts out and make wonders when they put words together but they never let people her it in the most lovely way...music. I am going thru a bit of personal hell right now and for some reason I keep singing this song in my head -- "Hello darkness, my old friend." It is on my I-pod and I hear it every time I walk or run.
it just came out so intensely my boyfriend woke up and grabbed his guitar and we played it together a few sort of healing.
He amado esta cancion desde el primer dia que la escuche, siendo un nino-adolecente. I am also going through a personal hell these days and for some reason out of no where came "Hello darkness my old friend" For someone looking to hide from the world right now it seems appropriate to listen to this wonderful song.
"neon god" "Prophets" "People talking without speaking" It seems to reference the "god made of gold" in the bible that everyone was punished for worshiping and bowing to.
Now you go tme thinking, I'm going to google it and see what comes up.
The verse suggests that this disease, the mind-numbing thoughtlessness described in the third verse, has already penetrated into society so much that it is evident in "subway walls and tenement halls". nobody said anything about it being written after RFK...
A sort of "I have you" message coming from the neon sign, if you will. but that it was written after JFK was assassinated.
In the phrase "the sound of silence," God is the silence, and people are the sound. I think everybody who wrote a post is one of the prophets, not the Prophets.
It sure makes me think - a beautiful touching song.
Nothing can beat originals, but I believe this cover is well worth a listen to Like many of S&G songs, there is a spiritual element to them. In the Old Testament, the prophets, under Divine inspiration, wrote of the coming of the Messiah - Jesus Christ. Today, "the words of the prophets are written on the barroom walls, and tenement halls". When my best friend was 12 years old she would listen to this song as loud as she could comfortably stand and try to explain the various meanings it could have to me and anyone else she could. By then we had lost touch and she had fallen prey to society.
The tragity lay with this brilliant 12 year old girl who had an advanced understanding of people and human nature and no one would listen to her.
Tanto en su version original, como la cristiana o gaspel (ya que en centroamerica hay varias canciones cristianas que utilizan su musica tanto en iglesias catolicas como protestantes. And even if you take it as it is, lyrically - you understand the fact that Silence is quite seldom these days, and that it can be a creative inspiration and a method to gain deep knowledge about ourselves. Amazing how healing a song with the correct words can be. profit, ratings & "be famous" is all that matters.. By the time song as this one where written, the US withdrawn from Vietnam due to population preasure and the power of ideas.