Bridge Over Troubled Water

One of the most iconic songs of my lifetime is Bridge Over Troubled Water. It spoke to the turbulent times of the 1960s Civil Rights/Viet Nam War Era and it speaks to our situation today. As we wait for the final vote count in US Presidential election, we wonder what the reaction will be. The days ahead may be just as turbulent as the 60s, or we can choose to build bridges that bring the nation back together again. This song, I believe, speaks to the choice we make. Our future as a nation depends on it.

Angry words divide

Time to build bridges of peace

Winter’s discontent

This is a very interesting back story telling how the song came to be!

Videos fromYou Tube

49 thoughts on “Bridge Over Troubled Water

  1. “Bridge Over Troubled Water” has always been a favorite song of mine, Dwight. The hiabun is just the right message for this unsettling time. We surely don’t need a return to the sixties on top of the Pandemic…maybe a return to the ideals of the sixties! ❤ Have an enjoyable weekend, Dwight!

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  2. It’s a beautiful song, rich in meaning! Thanks for sharing the video link about the backstory. I believe that inspiration of this nature comes from the Universal Mind to guide or give us hope when we most need it. I agree, this song also speaks to the choice we must now make going forward. Blessings, brother ❤

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  3. We have an uphill battle building that bridge, my friend, what with some prominent politicians calling for blacklists of supporters of the current president. I love this song too! Remember singing it round many a church campfire 🔥 😀

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  4. I love this song since i was a young girl, and I practiced for a long time before i could sing the text by heart.
    At that time i learned english at school.
    At home i practiced my english on the songs that I liked very much.
    “Bridge Over Troubled Water” was one of them. 🙂
    Greetings from the beautiful Rhine-Highlands / Germany…
    Rosie

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