I have a guitar on consignment and the owner of the shop and I were talking the other day. Really a great guy. We talked about how many Lennon’s, Cobains, Brian Wilson’s etc. we’re lost to the video game.
I believe music should be as important as English class in school. It fires up a whole nother section of the brain and a creative one.
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 silenceAnd 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
Edit, in case you want to feel the passsion the words can bring.