30 January 2008
Sound of Silence
You know what rules? Sound of Silence by Simon and Garfunkel. The song. The album is ok, but the title track is really the jewel.
It's dark. I could totally see some heavy metal band do a cover of this song. Maybe someone already has, who knows, but the lyrics and the melody would work perfectly for a hard heavy song, like A Perfect Circle or some such. It's got that haunty feel... minors and what have you.
It has the problem of being one of those songs that you have heard too many times, so that you don't appreciate it anymore. My solution to this problem is listening to things with headphones on. Like, big, cover your ears, surround sound. It always helps you shed new light to an old favorite. Try it today with Sound of Silence.