Silence Like A Cancer Grows

These two digital artworks below were created/inspired by the iconic tune The Sound of Silence originally sung by the American music duo Simon & Garfunkel.

BUT…. and a big BUT this work came about from the group named Disturbed. WATCH video below a POWERFUL rendition.

Silence Like A Cancer Grows – art meets music or music meets art… it matters not…. my interpretation created by using old painting surfaces, line drawing, collage than my trusty scanner followed by a digital software tool.

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The Sound of Silence by Disturbed [Official Music Video]… Lyrics below video:

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David Draiman Disturbed The Sound of SilenceLead singer from the band “Disturbed” David Draiman
Lyrics for The Sound of Silence

sound of silence disturbedHello 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 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 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
And 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
And 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 sound of silence

Written by Paul Simon • Copyright © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

BELOW Simon And Garfunkel – The Sound Of Silence

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