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Robin Trower – Bridge Of Sighs lyrics

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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    UncleAlzheimersAug 6, 2011 at 3:48 am
    The Bridge of Sighs was built in the 16th century, in Venice, Italy. A covered bridge, it straddled between the Doge's Palace Court and the Prison/Execution area. Prisoners, upon their sentencing, were immediately transported across the bridge, and either locked up, or summarily executed. At the end of Trower's title track, "Bridge of Sighs", Reg Isadore, the drummer, snaps the snare drum once, hard, followed by a silence filled only with whispering winds. The sound of the gallows trap door falling down, the end of life, and the sigh the earth emits as it witnesses one more life that has crossed the bridge. To the other side.
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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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