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The Sound of Silence

mystical1

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...the silence echoes off the walls...

...as inside your world falls...

...as it all comes crashing down...

...unable to speak or make a sound...

...your soul just keeps on screaming...

...nightmares plague your dreaming...

...awake you cannot say...

...why you feel this way...

...but you know you are lost because you can't reach out...

...you see salvation yet you drown...

...easier to let the dark drag you under...

...then to let the vultures plunder...

...pick away until there's nothing left...

...cloaked in lies, masked by death...

...bleached bones of broken promises not worth the mention...

...on a sandy lot of good intention...

...is all they ever leave you with...

...even if the sand you sift...

...what treasure left, a cursed gift...

...It robs you of your voice...

...takes away all your choice...

...until the only option remains...

...to look on yourself with less disdain...

...to be reminded of kinder days...

...when people would listen to what you had to say...

...cared enough not just to hear...

...the sound of their own voices...

...doing anything to fill the silence...

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Wow. I love the original so I thought I wouldn't enjoy a cover. But the more varied delivery actually accentuates the meaning of the lyrics. In some areas such as the line "And then the people bowed and prayed/To the neon god they made" I would almost call it savage.

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Powerful yet sensitive...passionate and visually striking...this version of one of my favourite songs...sends me to another place entirely...

I love it!

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I'm partial to the original but was blown away when I first heard this rendition. A perfect post here. For so long, I've felt silenced and alone in the silence. Joining here is a way for me to quietly shatter that silence. Find my voice. I will never forget the first time I parasailed, up over 500 feet in the air, the silence was deafening. I could see the geese fly by but no sound came from their moving beaks and the motorboat so far below was deafeningly silent. It was the most amazing and breathtaking experience that I could never forget. 

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@unknown...Wow! What great descriptive powers you have! I can sense the surrealism and looking forward to feeling it too...in some form...someday!

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@mystical1 great song! This has been one of my fave tracks recently. Not so good when it pops up on my Pandora at work haha...I tend to get lost in it for a few minutes. Everything about it speaks to me - the lyrics, his voice, the instrumentals, the relative dissonance between the purity of the supporting music vs the rock edge of the vocals - perfect. Thank you for sharing :rolleyes:

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