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Paul Simon – Bridge Over Troubled Waters lyrics

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 Silver Girl,
Sail on by
Your time has come to shine
All your dreams are on their way

See how they shine
When 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

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  • u
    UnregisteredMar 17, 2012 at 9:29 pm
    Life is simple, it just isn't easy. This song is simple. It is about being a friend. We all have times in our lives when we are down, sometimes way down. During those times, a friend who loves us unconditionally can be the bridge we need to get over the troubled water.
    The last verse was added as an afterthought and paul simon never felt it belonged in the song. Neither do i.
  • u
    UnregisteredMar 19, 2012 at 12:44 am
    Per history on this song written by simon who said it came out of nowhere and who called it 'a tiny hymn' before the recording companys got ahold of it. I would think it means many different things to many different people however I think it was meant to be a message from god, our 'bridge over troubled waters' and the 'silver girl' is the moon that 'I'm sailing right behind' indicating 'where he's coming from' so to speak:)
  • u
    UnregisteredDec 17, 2011 at 1:02 pm
    It's saying that this person will comfort you when you think everyone is on your case and your world is turned upside down. It is saying that if you are going to die then now is your chance to truly live. Also if you've made errors this person is willing to give you back your confidence and make you feel like you are important and are worth everything. The person singing it are saying that no matter what the circumstances are they will help and that life is not about regrets. The troubled water are the person who he's speaking to's problems and the singer is saying that he will solve them out of the kindness of their heart.
  • u
    UnregisteredAug 2, 2012 at 5:32 am
    When you're down and out, when you're on the street when evening falls so hard, i'll comfort you. C'mon, seriously the song is about heroin.
    "silver girl" also known as a "silver bird" is a reference an old fashioned hyperdermic needle that had the two "wings" on top for your fingers with the plunger in the middle. "I'm sailing right behind. Damn straight cuz I'm loaded too. Now go read the lyrics again and see the I'm right. And you don't have to stretch anything to make it fit.

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