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ADD: Bridges (Bill Staines)

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CelticKnot 16 Nov 08 - 09:08 PM
Jim Dixon 17 Nov 08 - 12:01 AM
CelticKnot 17 Nov 08 - 12:09 AM
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Joe Offer 13 Jan 22 - 01:33 AM
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Subject: Lyrics - Bridges by Bill Staines
From: CelticKnot
Date: 16 Nov 08 - 09:08 PM

I would love to get the lyrics for this song.

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Subject: ADD:- Bridges (Bill Staines)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 17 Nov 08 - 12:01 AM

Lyrics have been posted in another thread: Songs about building.

Thread #47091   Message #707907
Posted By: BlueSage
10-May-02 - 12:45 AM
Thread Name: Songs about building
Subject: Lyr Add: BRIDGES (Bill Staines)

If you were interested in a building song that encourages the listener to better themselves, try 'Bridges' by Bill Staines. It contrasts good and bad by comparing them to bridges and canyons.

(Bill Staines)

There are bridges, bridges in the sky. They are shining in the sun.
They are stone and steel and wood and wire. They can change two things to one.
They are languages and letters. They are poetry and all.
They are love and understanding and they're better than a wall.
(Repeat last two lines)

There are canyons. There are canyons. They are yawning in the night.
They are rank and bitter anger. They are all devoid of light.
They are fear and blind suspicion. They are apathy and pride.
They are dark and so foreboding and they're oh, so very wide.

Let us build a bridge of music. Let us cross it with a song.
Let us span another canyon. Let us right another wrong.
And if someone should ask us where we're off and bound today,
We will tell them "building bridges" and be off and on our way.

Enjoy.... Mike

    Note from Joe Offer, 12 Jan 2022: these match the lyrics in the Bill Staines Songbook, Music to Me (Hal Leonard, 1994, page 93). The song was published in 1983 by Mineral River Music (BMi)
    Here's the Bill Staines recording:

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Subject: RE: Lyrics - Bridges by Bill Staines
From: CelticKnot
Date: 17 Nov 08 - 12:09 AM

Thanks! I did a search before posting, but I guess I was either too specific or not specific enough

Thanks again.

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Subject: RE: Lyrics - Bridges by Bill Staines
From: astro
Date: 17 Nov 08 - 12:29 PM

We just saw Bill at a small venue in Los Angeles. It was a wonderful show. He was very approachable at the breaks and he does have a biography out called THE TOUR - a life between the lines...

Beautiful music....


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Subject: RE: ADD: Bridges (Bill Staines)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 13 Jan 22 - 01:33 AM

Bob Reid and Judi Jaeger and others published their tribute to Bill Staines and his "Bridges" on January 12, 2022. We cried through the whole thing.

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