Robin Trower - Bridge of Sighs - Live at the Rockpalast Crossroads Festival 2005
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Robin Trower - Bridge of Sighs - Live at the Rockpalast Crossroads Festival 2005




This was inspired by the famous Ponte de Sospiri bridge in Venice, also known as the "Bridge of Sighs." The bridge got its name in the 17th century, when prisoners who passed through it on their way to the prison cells on the other side would most likely see the beautiful sight of the lagoon and the island of San Giorgio and freedom for the last time.


Trower explained: "The funny thing about the title song is that I had the opening guitar riff for about six months before I could come up with the turnaround section. I loved that opening lick so much. I was determined to make the second half just as perfect. So I waited and waited... and then it came to me. The band played it for the first time at Winterland in San Francisco and we received something like a 10 minute standing ovation. It obviously had magic."




Lyrics


The sun don't shine The moon don't move the tides, To wash me clean

The sun don't shine The moon don't move the tides, To wash me clean

Why so unforgiving and why so cold Been a long time crossing bridge of sighs

Cold wind blows The Gods look down in anger, On this poor child

Cold wind blows And Gods look down in anger, On this poor child

Why so unforgiving and why so cold Been a long time crossing bridge of sighs




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