Clay Aiken – Music Helps Us All!

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!

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  • 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!

“I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.” ~ Billy Joel

The last few days have not been the greatest time…

so

If I want to feel good

 I listen to Clay Aiken sing Bridge Over Troubled Water.

How about you?

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Comments

  1. I love this song so much & know it helps when we feel alone. I’m so glad Clay recorded it for us.

  2. Thank you for the pictures and the video. The country now need to heal. The song is beautiful. Thank you for sharing. Thank you to CANN.

  3. The years of 2018 and 2019 were recasting for me. I had two major injuries and lost my son, my mother and my husband all within 13 months. I had fallen into a deep depression and was not doing well. I stumbled onto Clays music on you tube and listening to him sing really saved me from a bad time in life. Thank you Clay. You will never know what you did for me.

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