Simon & Garfunkel: Bridge Over Troubled Water Meaning
Song Released: 1970
Covered By: Aretha Franklin (1971), Michael W Smith (2005), Glee Cast, Clay Aiken (2003)
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Bridge Over Troubled Water Lyrics
When tears are in your eyes, I will dry them all (all)
I'm on your side, oh, when times get tough
And friends just can't be found
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down
Like a bridge over...
anonymous Oct 16th 2007 report
'anonymous' is completely right: "While many people criticized the Â´Silver GirlÂ´ lyric as a reference to drug needles, Paul said that he wrote it because his wife Peggy had prematurely gray hair."
anonymous May 2nd 2006 report
This song was wriiten by Paul Simon about his wife ... The sail on silver girl bit refers to the time Paul's wife was upset over the fact that white hairs were beginning to appear on her head. Read this in an interview of Paul Simon. This song certainly hasnt got anything to do with drugs ...it's simply the best love song ever!
anonymous Nov 6th 2005 report
This song is actually rumored to be about the troubling things going on in the 1960s and 70s... such as the assasination of John F Kennedy and the Vietnam war. According to some interpretations, they are actually singing "Fly on silver bird, fly on." and this is a reference to the plane (Air Force One) that carried John F Kennedy back to Washington after he died.
This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
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