Simon + Garfunkel Say Goodbye With Powerhouse “Bridge Over Troubled Water” Performance

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Simon + Garfunkel Say Goodbye With Powerhouse “Bridge Over Troubled Water” Performance | Society Of Rock Videos

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Madison Square Garden, 2009

One of the most prolific singer-songwriter duos of the 20th century, Simon and Garfunkel officially called it quits in 2010 following Art Garfunkel’s vocal paresis diagnosis. This officially closed the chapter on a career spanning over 50 years together – one that resulted in songs that we now consider the soundtrack of the 1960’s counterculture. Before the duo let the curtain fall on the Simon and Garfunkel we once knew, Art and Paul united in 2009 for the 25th anniversary Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame concerts to say goodbye in a way that would tug at our heartstrings a little, and take us back to simpler – though not necessarily kinder – times.

From the moment Art and Paul begin to croon ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water,’ harmonies still absolutely flawless more than 5 decades later, it’s clear that we’re in for an emotional ride; to see Simon and Garfunkel performing ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ 50 years after its debut makes you realize all you’ve been through with Art and Paul as the soundtrack to your life.

Fun Fact: Simon and Garfunkel’s friendship spans over 60 years! The two met in grade school when they both appeared in a production of Alice in Wonderland.

We’ll miss Simon and Garfunkel, but this performance was the send-off of a lifetime that perfectly sums up a fantastic partnership whose music helped define an entire generation!

+ Bridge Over Troubled Water lyrics +

When you’re weary, feeling small
When tears are in your eyes, I’ll dry them all (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 (ooo)
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

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