Hello darkness my old friend,
I’ve come to talk with you again.
Because a vision softly creeping
Left it’s seed while I was sleeping,
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Within the sounds of silence.
Narrow streets of cobble stone.
‘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 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 shared,
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 raindrops fell…
And echoed in the wells of silence.
To the neon gods they made.
And the sign flashed out its warning,
In the words that it was forming,
“The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls
And tenement halls.”
And whispered in the sounds of silence.
Intro: Dsus4 D A7sus4 A9 Em Em7 A7sus4 (2x)
We swing high we swing low never worry ‘bout a dull moment
You’re mine I’m yours We fight while we know that we shouldn’t
Ten dollars ten times on sale to the highest bidder
Ten dollars ten times is the price of love considered
You’re right I’m wrong you always knew a good thing in the first place
One sundown one moon-down one hole in a sky blue ceiling
Ten dollars ten times ev’ry time you hold the trigger whoa
Ten dollars ten times It’s the price of love____
Why do I hurt you so why can’t I just let you go
Why do I hurt you so while I idolize you for ever more-
Your yes ‘gainst my no We never worry ‘bout a dull moment
You’re mine and I’m yours we fight while we know that we shouldn’t
Ten dollars ten times On sale to the highest bidder
Ten dollars ten times It’s the price of love_____
D Bm G Em7 F#m
Ten dollars ten times The price of love____
Why do I hurt you so Why do I hurt you so
Why do I hurt you so Why do I___________
C/Bb means B-bass and C-chord (and so on).
In the bridge, it sounds like variations over Eb
C C/Bb Am7 G
C C/Bb Am7 G
Tell everybody I’m on my way
New friends and new places to see
With blue skies ahead yes
I’m on my way
And there’s nowhere else
that I’d rather be
And I’m loving every step I take
With the sun beating down yes
And I can’t keep this smile off my face
‘Cause there’s nothing like seeing
No matter what the distance between
And the stories that we tell
will make you smile
Oh it really lifts my heart
And to sleep under the stars
Who could ask for more
With the moon keeping watch over me
Not the snow, not the rain
The sun will come out, wait and see
And the feeling of the wind in your face
Can lift your heart
Oh there’s nowhere I would rather be
‘Cause I’m on my way now
well and truly
I’m on my way now
(I’m on my way now)
And I just can’t wait to be there
And nothing but good times to share
And I just can’t wait to be home
And nothing but good times to show