Thursday, September 13, 2007

Like A Bridge Over Troubled Water

I want to share this powerful song by Simon and Garfunkel. Most of you have heard this before specially the older ones. Based on my research, Bridge over Troubled Water is the fifth and final studio album by Simon and Garfunkel. First released on January 26, 1970, it reached number one on Billboard Music Charts pop albums list. It won a Grammy Award for Album of the Year, as well as for Best Engineered Recording, while its title track won the Grammy Award for Record of the Year and Song of the Year in the Grammy Awards of 1971. It has since sold over 25 million worldwide.

The album proved to be a vast success in the United Kingdom, enjoying several runs at number one, spending some years in the charts and eventually becoming the country's biggest-selling album of the 1970s. In August 2006 the continued popularity of the album was proven when it charted 7th place in The BBC Radio 2 Music Club Top 100 Albums.

In 2001 the TV network VH1 named Bridge over Troubled Water the thirty-third greatest album of all time. In 2003, the album was ranked number 51 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

A great success indeed for that song simply because it carries a beautiful message that will dry your tears away.If you will follow the words carefully you will experience the presence of a loved one or a dear friend reassuring his or her unselfish & unconditional love.

Many will remember how our Mom and Dad struggled to weather every storm that comes their way unwilling to surrender to the pains of life because the lives of their children are at stake.

Thanks Dad and Mom. I like to take this oppurtunity to give thanks for the many sacrifices and at times humiliating experiences you had just to make my life and my sisters'lives better.I guess nobody else can do it any better than what you did to us.I love you Nay and Tay.

Above all this song also reminds me about God's promise to us. I felt the nearness of the Lord as I absorb every word it says. It is as if He is speaking to me in person. I actually heard this song a long time ago like most of us did but only now I began to see and understand that the lyrics must be inspired by a Divine Being.

..."Thank you Lord for drying my tears. I can now see the bridge ahead. Life is great when you are near."....

Bridge Over Troubled Water
P. Simon, 1969

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 you 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


Robin Lee Sardini said...

The message of this song is timeless! The melody is stays with you.
(In my case, for years ;-)
Thanks for sharing your heartfelt thoughts.
Be Blessed,

Doodski said...

Thanks Robin. I agree with you. When I listen to it as if it is new.Timeless like our Lord's promise.

Thanks and God bless.

Sophiagurl said...

this is a beautiful post Kuya and you are really making waves in the blogosphere now with your thoughtful articles.

God bless you always!

Doodski said...

Thanks Lisa. In our own little way we can spread the love of the Lord to His people.

God Bless you too Lisa!

Norie said...

Life is all about love, anak. Beautiful post. Learning to love unselfishly is not an easy task. It runs counter to our self-centered nature. That's why we're given a lifetime to learn it. Love is not the good part of your life; it is the most important part. Life without love is really worthless. Your Nay ang I loves you very much. Thank you for acknowledging our love. Keep loving ...God bless you always.

Doodski said...

Thanks Tay. When you love somebody it will always be spontaneous because it is within your heart.

Pain cannot stop LOVE.It actually conquers pain.

God bless you Tay and Nay. Im glad to have you. said...

It can't succeed in fact, that's what I believe.

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