Ecoutez la sublime reprise de The Sound of Silence par James Blake

Durant une émission à la BBC Radio 1 en Angleterre, James Blake a dévoilé une sublime reprise d’un classique de Simon & Garfunkel, The Sound of Silence, daté des années 1960.

Le producteur anglais, qui a été rejoint par le chanteur et musicien américain Justin Vernon du groupe Bon Iver, a délivré une version émouvante et mélancolique de la chanson. A écouter sans modération !

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La version originale

Les paroles de la chanson

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 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 dared
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. »

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