Questions tagged [simon-and-garfunkel]

For questions regarding the lives or works of Simon and Garfunkel, a popular American rock duo of the 1960's.

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What is the significance of the words of the prophets being written on the subway wall?

The fifth verse of "The Sound of Silence" runs thusly: 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 ...
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What was the original “The Sound of Silence” about?

I've had this version, by the Maccabeats, of the classic song "The Sound of Silence" stuck in my head for a while. (because @Shokhet linked me to it.... -_-) This version, by Jew in the City and the ...
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What is the “Neon god” in “The Sound of Silence” by Simon and Garfunkel?

In Simon and Garfunkel's song The Sound of Silence1, there is the following passage in lyrics: And the people bowed and prayed To the neon god they made What is this neon god? Obviously, they ...