“The Sound Of Silence” by Disturbed Março 29, 2016Posted by paulo jorge vieira in musica, Uncategorized.
Tags: "The Sound Of Silence", musica
“The Sound Of Silence”
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
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 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 sounds of silence.”
(aqui fica uma nota do site The Verge sobre esta belíssima versão)
Simon & Garfunkel’s The Sound of Silence is over half a century old now, and in all that time no one had thought to do a nu-metal cover of it. Probably because that sounds like a really terrible idea. But Disturbed, one of the most prominent (and unintentionally hilarious) alternative metal acts from the early 2000s, has done its own version of the song and, well, it’s surprisingly good. Hearing this song without any preconceptions about its copiously pierced singer may not be easy, but it’s rewarded by a very satisfying little tune. It’s at once faithful to the original and to the band’s innate predilection for exaggeration.