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Forum Name: Symphony of the Sword / The Order of the Rose
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#0, sotd, 2017.03.09
Posted by Gryphon on Mar-09-17 at 00:22 AM
Ran across this cover of an old favorite the other day. Obviously Kate's voice is completely different from this chap's, but I rather fancy that if she covered this song, she'd do it in a similar sort of style. That constant, relentless escalation.

(The original was by Simon & Garfunkel; such is popular music's essential atemporality nowadays that I suspect you all knew that, but for the record...)

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Ceterum censeo Carthaginem esse delendam.

Hello, darkness, my old friend
I've come to talk with you again
Because a vision softly creeping
Left its scenes 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 streetlamp
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 shared
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
In tenement halls
And whispered in the sound of silence

- Disturbed
"The Sound of Silence"
Immortalized (2015)