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Sound of silence

Sound of silence by Disturbed

Sound of silence

(autistic community version)

Hello darkness, my old friend

You’ve come to visit once again

I saw you there slowly creeping

I feel it whenever I try sleeping

And the vision that was planted in my brain

Still remains

And the sound of silence.

In voiceless days, I walked alone

Broken streets of sharpened stone

Felt like I was going insane

I turned my collar to the cold and pain

As my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light

In fight or flight

Held in the sound of silence

But in the distance, I saw

People, thousands, maybe more

People talking without speaking

People hearing always listening

People writing words that voices never shared

And no one once

Questioned the sound of silence

I spoke “Oh you get it, you all know”

Silence, it made my heart grow

Hear my words that I might reach you

Take my hand, know we are with you

And my words, in concrete they will fall

As I break out the walls of silence

And the people that felt the same

Shouldn’t ever feel no shame

A sign should flash out a warning

In the words that it was forming

Then the sign said, “We are different, don’t judge or help us fall”

“No not at all”

Respect, the sound of silence

All my best and love


Words – Ross A Fraser

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Graphic Design App – Canva

Rights – Disturbed and Warner Music Group

Written by Paul Simon

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Ross A Fraser
Ross A Fraser
Jul 25, 2022

Both Jeni and I, absolutely agree on this one, Disturbed has created a really beautiful version of this particular song. We felt that it was the perfect choice for a rewrite, about my experiences not always having my own voice.

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