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The last train is nearly due
The underground is closing soon
And in the dark deserted station
Restless in anticipation
A man waits in the shadows

His restless eyes leap and scratch
At all that they can touch or catch
And hidden deep...


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    Jul 14th, 2010 7:20pm report

    The daring renegade, a graffiti artist expresses his anger, alienation and frustration. "A single word, only comprising... four letters." This theme is introduced in "The Sounds of Silence" in the line, "And the sign said the words of the prophets are written on the subway walls, and tenement halls..." Comments on the lack of meaningful communication between people.

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