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

Your time has come to shine
All your dreams are on their way
See how they shine

Oh, 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

Read more: Simon And Garfunkel – Bridge Over Troubled Water Lyrics | MetroLyrics

This song is such a beautiful song. The Lyrics are comforting and they remind me of all the wonderful things about people. We experience so many emotions and sometimes very strong emotions. We experience love, hate, anger, happiness, to name just a few. People offer friendship and love to each other even in very difficult circumstances. It is love and friendship that often softens the blow of hardship or unwelcomed events that creep into people`s lives.

Paradoxically we can hurt the ones we love. Maybe we trust them so much that we don`t fear revenge or punishment from them if we do display anger. The trouble with this is the anger can become a habit and the friend and loved one repeatedly be the object of anger, which is abuse.

The love from another is a gift to us. For me it is probably the most important human emotion. Love heals. Love breaks down the barriers of hate. Love has motivated thousands and sometimes millions to oppose oppression. The gift of love from another should always be respected, never taken for granted.

When people argue-lovers, family, friends, any human relationship, I think it usually stems from misunderstandings between people. I think we see this on a global scale too when leaders of countries wont or don`t want to listen to each other. Anger can also come from frustration. A person may have so much happening in their lives that they can`t cope and need to leave off steam. It is important to respect other people. Anger or violence towards another person is never right and neither should you accept anger or violence from others.

Whatever the reason for anger towards another I think communication is the key. We must sit and talk to each other. What are the issues between us? What are the feelings of each person? What is the meaning to the other of their actions?.

The way to bridge the gap between two people or  groups of people is just as important  as why the anger is there. How can each respect the others human rights? What actions can be taken to stop the hurt and grow peace? Action is needed too, not just words of repeated apologies and empty promises.

We are all capable of both loving and destructive emotions. We must always look for the good in others and the good in ourselves. It is always there.

“If you need a friend I`ll be right behind you. Like a bridge over troubled water I will ease your mind.”



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Gabriel Woods

I am the author of The Golden Age Dawns, a fantasy science fiction book.I have traveled to many countries around the world including India, Australia, Scotland, England, Ireland, America, Amsterdam, Germany, Greece, Cyprus, Portugal and Spain. I have worked in mental health and disability for most of my life. I have an honours Degree in Psychology, a Masters in Aid-work Management, a Certificate in Counseling Skills and I am a certified coach. I have written my first novel, The Golden Age Dawns which will be published in Amazon at the end of April. I have a Kindle book available in Amazon Easter Rising 1916 A Family Answers The Call For Ireland`s Freedom which is very popular and has achieve high ratings. I have always aimed to help and support people all my working life. Much of my learning from this is in my book, some of the ideas I share on this blogging site along with beautiful places I write about that I have traveled to. I am concerned about world politics at the moment and hope that my new book will go toward making the world a better place and helping individuals feel better about themselves. I am living in Ireland near Dublin. Apart from writing my book I have been working as a volunteer on a helpline for people with depression, bipolar and depression. What I love most is traveling and sunny countries. I love to visit important spiritual, religious, or historic places when I am in holiday but I also like holidays on the beach. I have a wide variety of music that I like from pop music to dance music and rock music. My hobbies are social commentary, politics, reading all kinds of books, the gym, gardening, D.I.Y. I love to socialize and meet new people. I like to learn new things. I am the author of: Easter Rising 1916, A Family Answers The Call For Ireland`s Freedom My Novel The Golden Age Dawns. Gabriel Woods achieved a degree in psychology in University College Dublin, Ireland. He then studied a postgraduate course in UCD which focused on the management of humanitarian aid work. He learned about African culture and the issues aid workers face in Africa. Gabriel Woods has travelled around the world. He has lived in Sydney and Brisbane in Australia. He explored important religious and cultural Hindu, Buddhist and Muslim sites of India. He learned about the spiritual practices of the people that live and worship there. Gabriel Woods also spent time exploring important aboriginal sites in Australia and the lessons aboriginals have for humanity. Gabriel Woods has lived in Dublin, London and Edinburgh. He has travelled widely throughout mainland Europe including Spain, Greece, Cyprus, Netherlands and Germany with a focus on areas of cultural importance. These sites throughout the world that Gabriel has visited have had a profound effect on him which he expresses as he writes about these areas in his novel. Gabriel has returned to Ireland. He worked voluntarily for Aware helpline that supports people experiencing depression and anxiety. He is now a fully qualified life coach. He lives in a village near the banks of The Royal Canal.

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