SLS ~ Small

Song Lyric Sunday

Thanks once again to Jim Adams for hosting our tuneful Sundays. Today I chose “Bridge Over Troubled Water” by Simon & Garfunkel, one of my favorite songs, which has the prompt word “small” in the lyrics. The song was written by Paul Simon in 1970 and appeared on their fifth album of the same name. The vocals were recorded in New York with Art G on lead, and the instrumentals were done in California. It became their biggest hit single, staying at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 for 6 weeks in the US and topping the charts in other countries as well. BOTW won 5 awards at the 1970 Grammy Awards, including song of the year.

Bridge Over Troubled Water

When you’re weary
Feeling small
When tears are in your eyes
I’ll dry them all
I’m on your side
Oh, 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
Oh, 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 […]


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15 responses to “SLS ~ Small

  1. I am going to write about a completely differently song today, but my posts mentions Bridge Over Troubled Water in it. Simon & Garfunkel really had some great songs and this may be their best. Thanks for sharing it Paula. I think that Paul Simon is considered to be small in height.

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  2. I 💕 this song. We’d sing it in Glee Club. Fond memories. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Songs, with enduring messages, never die. Thanks.

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  4. Such a classic song that takes me to a place from my formidable teenage years even though it came out 7 years before I was in those years. I had it on 45 rpm and it was in my rotation that I would listen to over and over. Then I got the album on cassette when it came out. Thanks for sharing the memories. 🙂

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  5. Love. Love. Love.

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  6. Love this song!!🎶💃🏼😍

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  7. This is a wonderful song from a superb album. I always love this song! Such a soothing yet uplifting one!

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