Nothing Has Changed!


As you “party” tonight, and pretend that 2017 will be oh so much better than 2016, just remember the following Simon and Garfunkel lyrics; lyrics written a half century ago and totally ignored by the masses.

Nothing has changed:

“The Sound Of Silence”

Hello darkness, my old friend
I’ve come to talk with you again
Because a vision softly creeping
Left its seeds while I was sleeping
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Still remains
Within the sound of silence

In restless dreams I walked alone
Narrow streets of cobblestone
‘Neath the halo of a streetlamp
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 sound 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 share
No one dare
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 silence

And 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”


12 thoughts on “Nothing Has Changed!

  1. Upps, I’ve forget one wish, actually WD reminded me:)

    A good luck for all of us at this new year!

    By the way, I will stop by after 24 pm, about 3,5 hours later under this post again, and we can tell you our first impressions of the new year to you:)

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  2. As understood from the first minutes of the year, the year of 2017 will be a kind of dizzy, my dear Earthling friend. But this could be the effect of Vodka, haha! According to WD, this new year is a complete disappointment, because of he entered again this year without the new lady dog friend, or any lady dog friend 🙂

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  4. Tell WD I can relate! I don’t have a lady dog friend either!;-)

    Happy New Year, my friend. We still have about four and one half hours before midnight.

    But I will be asleep by then!

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