The Sounds of Tinnitus - cover of Sounds of Silence by Simon and Garfunkel

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  1. So Cal Cyclist

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    "Sounds of Tinnitus" -to the tune of Simon and Garfunkel's "Sound of Silence"

    Hello Tinnitus my old friend
    You’ve come to talk with me again
    Because a sound slowly increasing
    Left its seeds while I was sleeping.
    And the noise that was planted in my brain
    Still remains
    And invades the sound of silence.

    In my dreams I seek escape
    From the incessant noise you make
    The buzzing, chirping, ringing tones
    Sounding like a million telephones
    While my damaged ears bear witness to my fate
    I sit and vainly wait
    For the sound of silence.

    In place of silence I cannot hear
    Ten dozen sounds maybe more
    Drowning out people speaking
    Twisting words I am hearing
    Listening to songs that voices never share
    And no one dared
    Join my world without silence

    ”Fools” say I, “You do not know
    Tinnitus 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 could not be heard
    Through the sounds of Tinnitus

    As their ears began their ringing
    With the same tones that keep me from sleeping
    The people searched and tried
    All the remedies far and wide
    They screamed, “How can you live with all this constant noise?”
    ”Day and Night?”
    ”When it invades your sound of silence?"
  2. Seadog

    Seadog Ambidextrous dumb-ass with out coffee

    That was,,,,Brilliant
  3. lulu48

    lulu48 New Member

    Sad but true....excellent So Cal.
  4. So Cal Cyclist

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    Thank you.
  5. tm53

    tm53 New Member

    good stuff so-cal!
  6. Aladdin-Fae

    Aladdin-Fae New Member

  7. jesseandalison

    jesseandalison New Member

    Great one !
    I tried to play the tune while reading, by the second line I couldn't hear, but the tune in my head was great!
  8. Max Stooge

    Max Stooge New Member

    Awesome! A keeper for sure.
  9. JMsScottie1

    JMsScottie1 New Member

    This was beautiful!! So true.
  10. So Cal Cyclist

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  11. Aladdin-Fae

    Aladdin-Fae New Member

    read it gaina

  12. Funshine

    Funshine New Member

    Inspired! Wow! so sad and so true!
  13. So Cal Cyclist

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    Thank you all.
  14. CGR

    CGR Guest

    I kinda miss my tinnitus. The crickets were my friends after so long. Oh well....
  15. June-

    June- New Member

    It is scary true.
  16. Rhemajoy

    Rhemajoy New Member

    Well, someone had his muse goin - nice job!
  17. So Cal Cyclist

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    <<taking a bow>> Thank you.
  18. Rhemajoy

    Rhemajoy New Member

    You're welcome. Actually you pretty much match it rhythmically to the melody itself and I'm suspecting if I went and read the original lyrics I might find that you followed the same rhyming scheme.
  19. Michael

    Michael New Member

  20. So Cal Cyclist

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    Hello Tinnitus, you've found me again. :(

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