Before listening to the song, try to guess the missing words after reading their definitions at the bottom of the page
THE SOUNDS OF SILENCE
Hello darkness, my old friend,
I’ve come to talk with you again.
Because a vision __________ creeping
left its seeds while I was sleeping.
And the vision that was __________ in my brain
still remains within the sounds of silence.
In __________ dreams I walked alone
narrow streets of cobblestone,
´neath the __________ of a street lamp
I turned my collar to the cold and damp
when my eyes were stabbed
by the flash of the __________ light, that split the night
and touch the sounds 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 sounds 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 __________ fell,
and echoed in the wells of silence.
And the people __________ and prayed
to the __________ god they made.
And the sign flashed out its __________
in the words that it was forming.
And the signs said the words of the prophets
are written on the __________ walls and tenement halls.
And whispered in the sounds of silence.