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The sun don't shine
The moon don't move the tides,
To wash me clean
Sun don't shine
The moon don't move the tides,
To wash me clean
Why so unforgiving and why so cold
Been a long time crossing Bridge of Sighs
Cold wind blows
The Gods look down in anger,
On this poor child
Cold wind blows
And Gods look down in anger,
On this poor child
Why so unforgiving and why so cold
Been a long time crossing Bridge of Sighs



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    JnandaSep 4, 2008 at 8:07 am
    The true meaning of this song is based on the gallows walk from a prison in England across the bridge to the execution area. The bridge is called...nick named (The bridge of sighs.)
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    Tom LeechFeb 22, 2013 at 5:11 pm
    And here I thought it was my mere presence! This is a great song, the guitar work and mood are awesome.
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    UnregisteredJun 10, 2012 at 9:35 pm
    But i digress. The song is about a lover who finds himself in a slow, protracted ending of his relationship--a dirge-like walk across the bridge of sighs--to it's death. He's being frozen out; the gods are against him, the ocean tides, themselves, have ceased. He gazes from side to side at what he once had, as he makes his seemingly endless "crossing". All is lost, but the painful ending goes on and on.
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    UnregisteredJun 10, 2012 at 5:13 pm
    The venetian "bridge of sighs" marked your last look at the outside world and freedom before being jailed/executed in the tower prison one would "sigh" walking across this bridge and truly comprehending this reality. For me, this song represents the deepest love affair of my life, and my sorrow for losing it. Many years later, i have cleaned up and have a good life. But my love for this man, so long gone, will not leave me--haunts me still.
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    UnregisteredDec 2, 2011 at 5:13 am
    I was there in 1985 and i was told by some locals, if you did cross the bridge you would "sigh" in relief, because to turn off before the bridge to the doge's courtyard would mean you were to be hanged--hence the bridge of sighs.

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