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Simon and Garfunkel – The Sound of Silence Lyrics 4 years ago
Simon might of been young, however he shows great understanding about the world around him. Some comment believes that Simon was incapable to write something that would have such a great depth to it because of his age. I come across people who were only 14 years old yet had more depth about life then a 60 years old man. It is not the age, it is what life offered to you which gives you depth, understanding and sympathy toward others. For example if you were bullied at school or had troubles at home, you are under racism, it will cause pain but at the same time it will give you greater understanding about the world. I suspect Simon might of been through some hard time which made him not only an artist but an enlightened person.

The meaning of the lyrics is about darkness, representing ignorance,
silence representing people are not allowed to express their opinion.
"people talking without speaking" meaning they just talk, without any meaning...
"people hearing without listening" people hearing but do not understand.
"When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of neon light" is advertising and advertising equals money. Therefore, he is talking about wealth.
"and people bowed and prayed, To the neon god they made" worshiping money and wealth, and wealth become the prophet even in the subway walls where advertising is shown.

Hello darkness my old friend.. we are living in a shallow world in darkness, enslaved by wealth.

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