"Burning Bridges" as written by and Waters Wright....
Bridges burning gladly
Merging with the shadows,
Flickering between the lines.
Stolen moments floating softly on the air,
Borne on wings of fire and climbing higher.

Ancient bonds are breaking,
Moving on and changing sides.
Dreaming of a new day,
Cast aside the other way.
Magic visions stirring,
Kindled by and burning flames rise in her eyes.

The doorway stands ajar,
The walls that once were high.
Beyond the gilded cage,
Beyond the reach of ties.
The moment is at hand.
She breaks the golden band.


Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae

"Burning Bridges" as written by Roger Waters Richard Wright

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    General Commentstolen mormons eh?
    i believe it is "stolen moments"
    dasquien!on May 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentObscured by Clouds is a vastly underrated album by Pink Floyd, coming as it did between their best album (Meddle) and their most famous (Dark Side of the Moon).

    While OBC can't stand up to either album it is next to, it is still very good, probably fitting in at eigth in the PF catalogue, right behind either The Wall or The Final Cut (both of which I immensely enjoy, if that says anything).

    This is an excellent song, one of the best on the album. Could it be about dropping the bomb on Hiroshima/Nagasaki.

    I know that people near the explosion vaporized, and you could see where they were standing because they left shadows imprinted on bridges.

    Just a thought.
    inpraiseoffollyon May 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about a woman who cheats on her husband, and maybe leaves him too
    Reginaon December 16, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSome correction of lyrics
    Last line of first verse..
    "Borne on wings..."

    in second stanza..its
    "Ancient bonds are breaking"
    m not too sure if its about a cheating wife...
    the_quakeon May 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyea, these lyrics are fucked, no wonder nobody has commented on this song. the actual words are much more moving.
    CrimsonanCloveron March 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt seems that Demau Senae takes all of his lyrics from this site:
    utopia.knoware.nl/users/ptr/pfloyd/songs/…
    That site also has "stolen mormons" and "ancient bulbs," the same mistakes that I have found in Fearless, and I'm sure that any other songs with mistakes are the same as those on this site.
    inpraiseoffollyon May 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentCorrect Lyrics (at least I think):

    Bridges burning gladly
    Merging with the shadows,
    Flickering between the lines.
    Stolen moments floating softly on the air,
    Borne on wings of fire and climbing higher.

    Ancient bonds are breaking,
    Moving on and changing sides.
    Dreaming of a new day,
    Cast aside the other way.
    Magic visions stirring,
    Kindled by and burning flames rise in her eyes.

    The doorway stands ajar,
    The walls that once were high.
    Beyond the gilded cage,
    Beyond the reach of ties.
    The moment is at hand.
    She breaks the golden band.
    RWaterson August 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think inpraiseoffolly got it spot-on.
    In my opinion, this is one of Pink Floyd's best songs, and the album is also one of their best.
    Unoriginal_Usernameon October 10, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is amazing. Everything is so mellow it is perfect. It takes me to a different place. The whole thing is perfect. They do such a good job of evening their lyrics to the songs out like "stolen moments floating softly on the air. Its like stolen moments sucks but their floating softly on the air so it paints a more mellow picture. Less tension and stuff. I love it!
    Crazy_Diamond_89on April 26, 2008   Link
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    General CommentGreat song from a great band, although it was a soundtrack, still it was a pretty good one.
    Ummagumma69on July 19, 2008   Link

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