CAFFE` LATTE` PRESENTS
A countdown of the 200 songs possessing the best lyrics of all-time. A playlist on spotify will be added at the end of the week.
BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER
“…When darkness comes,
& pain is all around,
like a bridge over troubled water,
I will lay me down...”
After all the upheaval of the 1960s, Simon & Garfunkel offered solace at the dawn of a new decade with "Bridge Over Troubled Water". At the start of the 1970s, there was much hope that this next era would be different and better.
Paul Simon's lyrics can be appreciated from this historical perspective, but it can also be seen in the context of a basic need in all humans. There is great comfort in having a friend to turn to for support during trying times.
This was the title track from the duo's 1970 opus 'Bridge Over Troubled Water'. The single reached #1 in America, Britain, Canada, France and New Zealand.
Remakes have been recorded by a rage of artists including Aretha Franklin, Elvis Presley and Anthony Callea. In 2017, a charity single for the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire in London was issued featuring the likes of Brian May, Nile Rodgers, Pete Townshend, Louis Tomlinson, Paloma Faith and Roger Daltrey. This version topped the UK chart.
As new songs are covered on this blog, a definitive version will be added to a spotify playlist. Find it and the other Caffé Latté playlists at: