July 21, 2007

Song: Bridge Over Troubled Water (Simon & Garfunkel)

Celebrating love and friendship, here's a beautiful song, a 1970 classic written by Paul Simon and performed by Art Garfunkel. And then you can try a fun wordsearch about qualities we want in a friend. There are also a vocabulary activity about negative prefixes in adjectives and some idiomatic expressions on our wiki page.



When you're weary, feelin' small
When tears are in your eyes, I will 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


Sail on silver girl, sail on by
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

6 comments:

Prof.Nelba Quintana-La Plata- Argentina said...

Dear Monica. This song belongs to my years of youth. Why? Bridge over trouble Waters was the first LP ( long play disc for the digital generation- jaja)which I bought with the first money I saved from English classes. Thank you for sharing, friend! Kisses from Argentina.

Nina Lyulkun said...

Dear Monica and Nelba,

Thank you both very much for the nice words about friendship which is the most important in our life. I wish you all have as many close and dear friends as you can. Let the beautiful and caring people accompany you through the life.

Warm Hugs,
Nina Lyulkun.

Nahir said...

Hi Monica,

What a beautiful project you're carrying with your students, I like this blog.

I love this song, it brings really nice memories of friends in high school, and reminds me of the real meaning of friendship.

Thanks for this song,

xxxx
Nahir

Mônica Veado said...

Dear Nelba, Nina and Nahir,
thank you for your kind words, it's wonderful to have friends around the world to share our love and friendship! Nelba, I still have this same LP at my parents' house! :-)
Love,
Mônica

Ronaldo said...

Hi Monica and Blog,

Great song! I have the CD Greatest hits by S&G which is all perfect. It was a gift from my father as soon as we first bought a CD player. I believe it was back in late 80's or early 90's. Nice memories!

Cheers,

Ronaldo.

Mônica Veado said...

I agree, Ronaldo, it really is a fantastic CD! Good songs never age, do they?
A big hug!