"Bridge" as written by and Chris De Garmo....
You called me up on the phone today
Struggling with the right words to say.
Time can change a thing or two.
Time has changed the lives of me and you,
But you know it could have been different dad.

The word brings back a sweet memory.
I'm sitting on a bluff on a broken tree,
By my side a distinguished man
Giving me encouragement, telling me I can,
And you know you're not there.

You say, "Son, let's forget the past,
I want another chance, gonna make it last."
You're begging me for a brand new start,
Trying to mend a bridge that's been blown apart,
But you know you never built it dad.

So I sit here through the night,
And I write myself to sleep,
And time keeps ticking

Time has made you finally realize
Your loneliness and your guilt inside.
You're reaching for something you never had,
Turning around now you're looking back,
And you know I'm not there.

You say, "Son, let's forget the past.
I want another chance, gonna make it last."
You're begging me for a brand new start,
Trying to mend a bridge that's been blown apart,
But you know you never built it dad.


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"Bridge" as written by Christopher Degarmo

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    General CommentThis song is about a man whose father never much showed him much love, and now that he's all grown up the father wants to mend the relationship, or "Fix the bridge", but the only problem, says the son, is that the bridge was never built.

    Very good.
    Anilandon April 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI was listening to a show on the radio when Queensryche debuted this album. I heard Chris say this was a song written about his relationship with his father.
    cragmoron February 11, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis is a song Chris DeGarmo wrote about his dad, who died during the Promised Land recording sessions. Chris had an uneasy relationship with his father and his father tried to open back up to him, but Chris just didn't care about him after he was such a dick as a kid.
    digitalmanMKIIon November 25, 2013   Link

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