Lyrics

Bridges

Sev’ral bridges

Spreading like arms

Wide like a mother’s drawing in

Strong like a father’s gently sending away

But not so far one can’t return

Can’t hurry home again

 

Crossing rivers

Crossing gulfs

Bridging time and tides

Wagons, trains, cars, people

Flooding in and out, across

Passing like blood through veins

 

Answering home’s heartbreaking call

Keening us back, each, all

Into the arms of our beloved mother, city

 

Just once for a holiday

Then sent right back on our way

To return next year or never

Saying goodbye forever

 

As we speed away as fast

As our adulthood can carry us

Hurtling toward our self-made reckoning

In the rear-view mirror we can still see

Arching shoulders

Outstretched arms

Beckoning

Beckoning

Beckoning

All words and music by Dave Hall ©

Publisher: Row House Music   PRO: ASCAP