Been A Long Time Crossing Bridge Of Sighs

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

Bridge Of Sighs – Robin Trower

Take a moment, close your eyes and listen to this song.  Try to put into words the primal reaction you have.  What images come to mind with the agonizing chords, the sound of the wind across your closed eyes.  That’s the power of a great song.

In my mind I feel a great sorrow, a feeling of despair over a deep loss.  His voice exudes a tremendous amount of anguish, but also a sort of resolve to his fate, as though a lover had left with no hope of return.  He wonders why the gods are so angry with him, how long is the bridge of sighs.

We all have a bridge of sighs to cross, and I think it will take our entire life to get there.  There will be missing planks to stumble over, broken rails that cause imbalance.  A heavy fog to cloud our way, strong rains to impede our progress.  I don’t think life was meant to be easy, I think it’s a test.

A test to see what you are made of, a constant hardship ever evolving, no two days the same.  Just when you reach the summit of one difficulty, you see the next hill is larger still.  Those that refuse to give in, those that only see challenge not despair, they are the ones that will understand the beauty in such an existence, the value of overcoming adversity and the timeless achievement of crossing the bridge of sighs.

 

 

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12 thoughts on “Been A Long Time Crossing Bridge Of Sighs

      1. Oh I know that …. In fact if I did a straw poll just of the people I interact with on this platform I’d take a safe bet that the majority are in the boat with me. I’m off to Vermont on Wednesday for a couple of nights in a log cabin with no interruptions. That may jolt the black dog off my shoulder

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  1. So very powerful, the music (that I’m still listening to as I type this comment), the lyrics to this song and your deep thought provoking words. Yes, I think you’re right, life is a test, a series of them that just keep coming. Apt post for me today.

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