Wednesday, August 23, 2006

The Bridge

The world continues to revolve in such a way these days that some would describe as serendipitous. I maintain the description I've held all along: It's not that these things are meant for me, but that I am meant for them.

There is a new Elton John single. It speaks to me a great deal just now. It says everything about this journey that I feel today. Here. Now.

Run to iTunes and get this. Don't walk, run. You won't regret it.

I've seen the bridge and the bridge is long
And they built it high and they built it strong
Strong enough to hold the weight of time
Long enough to leave some of us behind

And every one of us has to face that day
Do you cross the bridge or do you fade away
And every one of us that ever came to play
Has to cross the bridge or fade away

Standing on the bridge looking at the waves
Seen so many jump, never seen one saved
On a distant beach your song can die
On a bitter wind, on a cruel tide

And every one of us has to face that day
Do you cross the bridge or do you fade away
And every one of us that ever came to play
Has to cross the bridge or fade away

And the bridge it shines
Oh cold hard Iron
Saying come and risk it all
Or die trying

And every one of us has to face that day
Do you cross the bridge or do you fade away
And every one of us that ever came to play
Has to cross the bridge or fade away

Has to cross the bridge or fade away

3 comments:

Michael Anderson said...

That's a Great song.

Kerri said...

I heard this song yesterday for the first time while driving home from work, and I just can't seem to get it out of my mind. It is soooo beautiful. I love it.

Anonymous said...

This song is terrible. I hear it every day while working at a grocery store.

I fantasize about killing people that enjoy this sort of music. It's pretentious and not very thoughtful ... tries to reduce the mystery of life to some ill-fitting metaphor that satisfies armchair philosophers who never think much beyond their jobs or getting home to watch NBC.

In other words, what the hell are you thinking?