Simon & Garfunkel’s ‘The Sound of Silence’: Prophetic Visions?

The nights are dark and rather lonely at the Devorian abode, and – strange to say – the longer one lives, the less sleep one is able to get. So, to fill those long evenings I prefer to sit at my desk and write whilst the crooning of Paul and Art pervade the empty space, my good-natured companions through the decades.

It seems I was in a musing mood when ‘The Sound of Silence’ began to play last night, for though I have listened to that particular song at least 500,000 times since 1964 (then it was ‘The Sounds of Silence’,  not entirely sure what the motives for change were), but never had I actually analysed what I was hearing. There was a certain few lines that struck me as uncannily prophetic:

People talking without speaking
(Texting, social media)?
People hearing without listening
(Self-centeredness, brought on by social media)?
People writing songs
That voices never share
(Good Lord… could it be that thrice-damned EDM ‘music?)
I’m sure I’m not the only one to come to this conclusion, but … there you are.
Screenshot 2016-04-04 at 2.21.15 PM

One comment

  1. Devore · April 4, 2016

    Reblogged this on The Devorian.


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