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"Bridge Over Troubled Water" - Simon & Garfunkel

Artwork for "Bridge Over Troubled Water" by Simon & Garfunkel.

Andrew Luke
"Bridge Over Troubled Water" was released in 1970 and featured on the album of the same name. It has been classed as one of the greatest songs recorded.

"Bridge Over Troubled Water" - Simon & Garfunkel

Music video of "Bridge Over Troubled Water" performed by Simon & Garfunkel (from the DVD "Paul Simon and Friends").

Andrew Luke
The song was a huge hit upon release and sold over six million copies worldwide!

Lyrics for "Bridge Over Troubled Water"

When you're weary, feeling small,
When tears are in your eyes
I will dry them all
I'm on your side
When times get rough
And friends just can't be found
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down

When you're down and out
When you're on the street
When evening falls so hard
I will comfort you
I'll take your part
When darkness comes
And pain is all around
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down

Sail on, silvergirl
Sail on by
Your time has come to shine
All your dreams are on their way
See how they shine
If you need a friend
I'm sailing right behind
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will ease your mind
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will ease your mind

 

Andrew Luke
"Sail on, silvergirl" is not a reference to drugs, it is a reference to Paul Simon's wife at the time, who had just found her first gray hairs!

"Bridge Over Troubled Water" - Simon & Garfunkel

Lyric video for "Bridge Over Troubled Water" by Simon & Garfunkel.

Andrew Luke
The song has become one of the most performed songs of all time, with people like Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Linda Clifford singing it.
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