written in 1963 and 1964
My granddaughter Lily recently queried me if I knew "Silence" by a group, Disturbed. And, "Grandma, have you ever heard of a song, 'Sound of Silence'?"
What?? Sound of Silence? You betcha--Simon and Gar...
"No, Grandma! By Disturbed?"
I grew silent, as she did magic on my computer and pulled up this video.
Paul Simon endorsed this album. "Really powerful performance on Conan the other day. First time I had seen you do it live. Nice. Thanks."
Do not find yourselves distracted by his face jewelry.
Few songs have stirred up goosebumps recently. This performance nailed me to my chair and my eyes to the screen. As Lily moved to close the site, I pushed the play arrow once more.
Simon and Garfunkel's version was one of my youth. David Draiman, vocalist of Disturbed, sang this version of my adulthood.
All that had been seen through decades was reflected by his voice, singing this song.