The Sound of Silence

This morning, my friend Kathie from ChosenPerspectives, posted a video of David Draiman, a songwriter and vocalist for the music group Disturbed, singing the 1964 song The Sound of Silence. In her post, she called it a generation bridging song. It indeed is that. I still have goosebumps from listening to Draiman’s version. In fact, for me, it is the most powerful rendition I have ever heard of this much beloved song.

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10 thoughts on “The Sound of Silence

  1. Wow, thanks so much for demonstrating a “pingback” for me, right??

    No seriously, I appreciate you sharing this great song even further. I love this song and I love any music that aligns generations instead of separating them. I used it as my first post on Sunday Song Lyrics too.

    https://chosenperspectives.wordpress.com/2016/07/04/song-lyric-sunday-7-3-16/

    (Is this a pingback also?? Am I allowed to Pingback to myself?)

    Found this interesting quote on Wikipedia re: Disturbance

    “Classified as a heavy metal or hard rock band, Disturbed is also regarded by some critics as nu metal and alternative metal. When asked about die-hard heavy metal fans not finding Disturbed heavy enough, Draiman at one time stated: ‘We probably have too much melody going on or we’re not quite as turbulent or caustic.’ “

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    1. Yes, my connecting it to your blog is a pingback but the web URL you put for your first Song Lyric Sunday post is a link!

      I looked up Disturbed too. I decided not to say it was a heavy metal band because I thought a lot of people wouldn’t have played it if I said that, and it certainly wasn’t heavy metal style. I like the quote you gave here about Draiman saying they had too much melody to satisfy their critics. Sounds right!

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