Clay Aiken – To You And Your Family


Bridge Over Troubled Water

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

Sail on Silver Girl,
Sail on by
Your time has come to shine
All your dreams are on their way

See how they shine
If 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!


  • Paul Simon wrote this song about providing comfort to a person in need.  It started out as a modest Gospel hymn but became more dramatic as he put it together.
  • Art Garfunkel sang this alone on the album, although he thought Simon should have sung it.  Says Simon, Many times I’m sorry I didn’t do it.
  • Clive Davis at Columbia Records is the one who heard the commercial appeal of the song, and insisted they market it like crazy and use it as the album title.
  • This song was included on the 2001 Columbia Records benefit CD, God Bless America.  Proceeds from the disc went to the Twin Towers Fund.
  • The first time this song was broadcast on TV was a special called Songs of America.  Clay Aiken released this as his first single right after the show.
  • Bridge Over Troubled Water was the last album Simon & Garfunkel released before they split up.  It is the biggest selling album ever for Columbia Records.
The source for these facts is the webpage, Song Facts!

Clay…May fond memories of your grandmother bring you comfort during this hard time.

Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family.


When I don’t really know what to say…

I listen to Clay Aiken sing Bridge Over Troubled Water.  

It makes me feel a bit better.

Still So Beautiful!

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8 thoughts on “Clay Aiken – To You And Your Family

  1. This song seems right at this time. May God's love and peace flow down on Clay and his family at this very sad time.

  2. Our warmest thoughts and prayers to Clay & his family for the loss of his beloved grandmother
    Thank you CANN for the beautiful "Bridge Over Trouble Waters" videos performed by OMC!

  3. I am always moved by Clay singing this song. So appropriate for now. Prayers and love to Clay and his family.

  4. I always thought that no one could sing this song better than Art Garfunkel, then I heard Clay perform it on AI2. Blew my mind!

  5. Memory is one gift of God that death can not destroy.

    Sympathy to Clay & his family, Prayers from Northern Ireland.

  6. this song does seem right at this time thanks also cann for the video the song sure is beautufull sympathy to clay and his family as the go through loss and greif prayers from pennslyvinia usa

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