The Sound of Silence

No podemos empezar la semana de mejor manera: escuchando la canción de Simon & Garfunkel que se popularizó durante la década de los 60. Paul Simon la escribió meses después del asesinato de John F. Kennedy para expresar el sentimiento que sufría el país por el triste y desafortunado suceso.

Os dejamos la letra para que practiquéis inglés con una de las canciones mejor valoradas:

«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
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 dare
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»

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