Watch: Paul Simon Sings ‘Sound of Silence’ at 9/11 Memorial

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If this song didn’t bring tears to your eyes before, it sure will now.

Paul Simon was one of the featured performers at the ten-year 9/11 memorial service in New York on Sunday, where he played Simon & Garfunkel’s hauntingly beautiful 1964 classic, “Sound of Silence.”  Simon was reportedly meant to perform “Bridge Over Troubled Water” at the service, and as much as NewsFeed loves that song, we think the change was perfect. Somehow, the lyrics seem as if they were written for this occasion.

Of course, this isn’t the first time Simon, a native New Yorker, has used his music to comfort in the wake of the attacks; he was Saturday Night Live‘s musical guest on the first episode back on the air after the Twin Towers fell. Back then he performed “The Boxer.”

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10 comments
mike1988
mike1988

This is what happens when people elect a liberal politician.  They are not interested in what you want or vote for, they are only interested in their agenda.  They don't care if the overwhelming majority voted for something, they know better then you what you really need.  Sorry Arkansas, you got what you voted for so stop whining.

SiegIntheWind
SiegIntheWind

What would one expect from a federal judge representing a federal gay agenda.

no_to_the_gay_agenda
no_to_the_gay_agenda

this is not how democracy works


this is the limiting of freedom - rise up against this Arkansas



aboutbebout
aboutbebout

Amusing how these bans must be STRUCK DOWN.

PaulHanson
PaulHanson

@mike1988  You mean the agenda to preserve rights and protect minorities from the majority, which our law is designed to do?

Channah
Channah

@no_to_the_gay_agenda -Not how democracy works?  Please explain yourself.  Someone should have no equal rights under the law if s/he is gay?

PaulHanson
PaulHanson

@no_to_the_gay_agenda  What freedom has been lost? Last I checked, expanding rights to include other groups of people is a good thing. Also, we're not a democracy.

bnsilver
bnsilver

@no_to_the_gay_agenda  Hahahaha "limiting freedom" -- limiting your freedom to deny civil rights to others??  No one has that freedom, sweetie.

no_to_the_gay_agenda
no_to_the_gay_agenda

@PaulHanson @no_to_the_gay_agenda


correct- I have noted that USA is no longer a democracy governed by a constitution


As for freedoms- the evidence is already clear how it affects freedom- do you really want to play that "what me "card?

PaulHanson
PaulHanson

@no_to_the_gay_agenda @PaulHanson  No, we never were one. America has always been a republic; our government is based on British Parliament and Common Law and the Iroquois Nation, neither of them democracies but republics where people are elected into positions to represent their constituents. That system is literally spelled word for word in the Constitution.


Yes, I want to know what freedoms. Last I checked, expanding freedoms to disfranchised groups who were denied them is a good thing.