Friday, March 18, 2011

When you're weary...


I have linked this post to Natasha's Sunday Song meme.

...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 now,
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


The world seems hard right now. This song has been on my mind for so many people living in fear and pain and suffering and worry and heartache...

Never forget...

Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down.

PS. Thank you Simon and Garfunkel. I only changed one word in this perfect song.

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54 comments:

Joanne Lendaro said...

It is a fabulous song......

Terra said...

Beautiful. And so timely.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

This so fits what it going on in the world right now and Easter which is quickly approaching!

5thsister said...

Thank you Jenny...something many of us needed to be reminded of this day. God bless.

summersundays-jw said...

I, too, say thanks to Simon & Garfunkel & to you for printing them. Some days there almost seems to be too much. That's when I have to stop & thank Him for the peace I have in my life -- today. We certainly never know what tomorrow may bring. Jan

Arkansas Patti said...

The words do fit so well don't they? A lot of comfort there.

La said...

My mother loved this song. Yes, so many of our international friends need us to be that bridge over their troubled water.

You're the best, Jenny. :o)

Willoughby said...

Beautiful.

knitwit said...

My mother always said that song was overrated. I disagree. Great song, great images, great way to start my Friday!
Have a good weekend!

Wanda..... said...

So appropriate, Jenny.

Theresa said...

Perfect to me! Have a blessed day, HUGS!

Donnie said...

That was a beautiful song and this was a beautiful post. Have a great weekend.

ain't for city gals said...

This is my absolutely favorite song! I sometimes put it on repeat and listen to it over and over again..I always thought it would be a perfect song for the first dance at a wedding...

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I cannot listen to this song without tearing up...love it.

I am contacting everyone as a reminder and an inquiry to see if they're attending the AZ blogger's luncheon on March 26th as I have to call the tea room on in the next few days with a head count.

Details are on the Monday (3-14) post of my blog.

If you are attending please leave a comment on that post.

Busy Bee Suz said...

The lyrics are very comforting.
Bless you Jenny.
xo

blueviolet said...

That's a perfect set of lyrics. Beautiful.

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Makes me wonder... How is your mouth doing...??????????????

Leslie Morgan said...

Thank you, silver "girl" ~ it was beautiful then and it's beautiful (and perfectly appropriate) now. Peace on earth, goodwill to all.

PeggyR said...

I love that song.

Allie said...

Did you have your guitar out playing and singing along Jenny? I hope so because you are soo very talented. I loved the gift of song you gave me when I visited last time. I love you cuz!
Allie

Lisa H. said...

There are so few songs of comfort on the radio these days. Thank you for putting that one in my head for the rest of the day.

Mighty M said...

The song says so much. Wonderful.

Karen S. said...

This is a most perfect song! A few days ago I wouldn't even opened this post, just knowing how fragile I was, even these beautiful words of such hope really, and calmness are so truly tearing breaking as well! Thanks for sharing this Jenny...hopefully it will be spread around like wildfire!

Judie said...

Jenny, I am speechless. There is nothing I can add that has not already been said.

Connie said...

Perfect!
My heart is also aching for the people of Japan.

Amy said...

One of my favorite songs by them. I sang it in HS with a friend. For an assembly. It was scary, but I love the song even more now.

So timely. Jenny, you are wonderful and good and I am so happy to call you my friend.

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

Love it! That's a song I listen to every single day on my drive down here...only it's Johnny Cash singing on my CD.

Holly said...

Beautiful. I have not heard that song in a long while. Brings up lots of feelings.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

This is one of my all time favorite songs. I have the video of them reuniting last year and singing it, it brought tears to my eyes. The world does seem hard right now. I finally turned off the news this morning and turned on some happy music. I just couldn't take anymore and wanted to stick my head in the sand if only for a couple of hours.

Jo said...

the world does seem so very very hard right now ... my heart aches for so many people and animals, pets ...
wonderful song choice Jenny ...

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Jenny,
This post is so poignant...I love that song. When I think of what the people of Japan are going through and the helplessness we feel here in regard to it, oh I pray that we can help in some way to be their bridge over troubled waters.

Sending (((hugs))) your way,
Cindy

Nezzy said...

There ya done went and did it Jenny...ya know it doesn't take much to set me off and now I'm whalin' out, "Like a Bridge Over Troubled Water...."

Yes, how very fittin' this song is for the world right now.

God bless and have a wonderful weekend sweetie!!! :o)

Country Dreaming said...

Now you have made Nezzy cry goodness. Well I don't think it takes much right now for any of us to let go and have a good cry.
This is a hard old world right now, I just hope and pray soon things will turn around.
There is good news though....
SPRING is around the corner and
I have a guest at Dreaming with
good news.
have a wonderful weekend.

melinda

Cait O'Connor said...

That is a fine song for our times. I have just been catching up here and I love your blog.

Ms. A said...

That song will be stuck in my head now. Very fitting!

noexcuses said...

I love this song, too and it makes me well up! Thank you for the beautiful pictures to accompany the timeless words in this song.

Mumsy, Chancy and Co. said...

I think this is one of the most beautiful songs ever written. Very fitting for all going on right now. Great post sweet Jenny. Hugs

criticalcrass said...

howdy.

i missed alphathursday this week. sowwy. (and yeah, those w's are intentional. hah!)

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Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Beautiful, Jenny! The tragedy in Japan has been so heartbreaking. I have been praying for comfort and healing for their nation.

Mama Zen said...

Beautiful!

Sue said...

Dave and I were at a concert in Salt Lake City when we first heard "Bridge Over Troubled Water" at a Simon and Garfunkel concert. They were introducing their "new song," and it just blew us away.

It's a masterpiece. And so appropriate just now.

Thanks.

=)

The Words Crafter said...

A wonderful song and a beautiful sentiment.....

Pat Tillett said...

If ever there was a time for these beautiful words, it is now...

My Grama's Soul said...

What a perfect song to share during these troubled times...it is just as meaningful now as it was when it was written so many years ago.

Xo

Jo

Natasha said...

Jenny, I would love it if you could join in with this week's Sunday Song meme as this post is just perfect. I am dedicating my song and the post to Japan. I was actually going to post this song and changed my mind this morning.

Best wishes and happy weekend,
Natasha.

Ⓙ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

What a lovely, heartfelt post, Matlock! Just beautiful!

Pondside said...

That is just what we all need - when Japan is suffering and we are all so worried for the people over there. Thank you.

Lenny Lee* said...

hi miss jenny! music is a real good way for coping out with bad stuff. theres songs thats been a big help for me and this is one of them. im loving listening on all the ones you got singing it. this is just a really nice post.
...hugs from lenny

Annesphamily said...

So lovely! I miss Alphabe Thursday too. It has been such a crazy world here. Anne

Barbara said...

Love that song! And the photos are beautiful.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Calling by from 5 Minutes For Me to visit all the wonderful tributes and music posted this weekend. This has always been a favourite song of mine.

Vicki aka Jake said...

Haven't heard this for so long, but remember every word. I can think of a few people who need it right now.
Actually, the whole world needs it...

Hope Mother Nature is listening.

Tina said...

you know i had only really noticed and knew the chorus before but the lyrics themselves are quite touching.

Splendid Little Stars said...

This is such a gorgeous song--lyrics and melody.