People talking without speaking, people hearing without listening, and no one dared disturb the sound of silence

May 14, 2017 (TM)

Bổng nhiên bài hát chơi mãi trong đầu tôi hôm nay … Hello darkness, my old friend, I’ve come to talk with you again… in the naked light I saw ten thousand people, maybe more, people talking without speaking,  people hearing without listening, and no one dared disturb the sound of silence.  The sound of silence,  làm sao tôi có đủ từ ngữ để kéo ra hết ý nghĩa của những giòng này bằng tiếng Việt nhỉ.  Và có bao giờ có được một tia sáng xé rách cái màng câm lặng giữa người và người không.

Có một clip của Nouela đầy hình ảnh rút ra từ những cuốn drama tôi vấp phải trên youtube xem thảm ghê.

Tống Mai

 

Sound of Silence
Simon & Garfunkel
Nouela

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4oInT79CUk

 

 

 

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 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
And tenement halls”
And whispered in the sounds of silence

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