Monday, 8 July 2013

The Signs of Silence.

ATR's homage to  Simon And Garfunkle....

The Signs Of Silence 

People signing everywhere, 
weaving patterns in the air
People talking without speaking, 
never hearing but still listening
And the hands, cut the silence with it's shape, 
and it's form,
but they don't hear, 

Our signs of silence....

Others speak but turn their face, 
their life goes on, but without trace
Are they thinking, we must know, 
while their voices hide in dark shadow
Do they know, nothing seen, is nothing read, 
our eyes aren't fed,

So that we can see, 
the sounds  of silence.....

In the street and on the road, 
fish-like mouths suggest the mode,
People talking without speaking, 
people hearing without listening. 
People writing songs that our eyes never shared, 
cos no one cared
If we could see..

the sound of silence.

"Fools," said I, "you do not know, 
anger like a cancer grows. 
See my words that I might teach you, 
take my hands that I might reach you." 
But my words like silent raindrops fell 
and echoed on the dirty floor... 

And no-one learns.....
The signs of silence. 

And outside the hearing bowed,
And to their gods of noise they pray 
and no signs flash out a warning,
just formless  words  are shouting. 
And the signs said the words of the prophets are written on
their spoken walls , 
So no-one  hears

Our signs of silence.

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