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So today I'm going off the reservation and offering for your consideration a music video that I find really fascinating. It's a video of the song "The Sound of Silence" originally written by Paul Simon and sung by Simon and Garfunkel (I can't believe I'm saying this but look them up if you're not familiar) way back in the mid 1960's. This version is by a group called Disturbed, which is a pretty aggressive heavy metal group and therefore adds to the impressiveness of their version. If you're familiar with Disturbed, this is something you would not expect.

For a little background, here's a link to what is probably Disturbed's most recognizable song which has spawned many memes for the iconic growl by lead singer David Draiman. Just give it about 30 seconds and you should recognize it. It'll give you a pretty good flavor of what Disturbed is all about; again making their version of The Sound of Silence that much more impactful.

The song itself has freakishly prophetic lyrics which are actually much more appropriate to today's world than that of the time when they were written. Draiman's version is, dare I say, not just better, but way better than the original in its emotional impact (blasphemy to many I know, sorry) and its conveyance of the melancholy, desperation and resignation of the lyrics. The video is also great in telling a story of resurrection, reconciliation, and ultimately, hope. In reference to our world today, hope that maybe we can pull ourselves out of this dumpster fire we've created and learn to love our fellow man once again, or at least just get along.

Anyway, check it out. I don't think you'll regret it.

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