"No One At The Bridge" as written by and N. Peart G. Lee....
Crying back to consciousness,
The coldness grips my skin.
The sky is pitching violently,
Drawn by shrieking winds.
Seaspray blurs my vision,
Waves roll by so fast,
Save my ship of freedom
I'm lashed, helpless to the mast.

Remembering when first I held
The wheel in my own hands,
I took the helm so eagerly
And sailed for distant lands.
But now the sea's too heavy
And I just don't understand
Why must my crew desert me
When I need a guiding hand?

Call out for direction
And there's no one there to steer.
Shout out for salvation
But there's no one there to hear.
Cry out supplication
For the maelstrom is near.
Scream out desperation but
No one cares to hear.

Lyrics submitted by Vozzy

No One At The Bridge song meanings
Add your thoughts


sort form View by:
  • 0
    General CommentThis is about death and re-incarnation.
    Childlighton May 26, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTo me its talking about a fierce independence being an illusion.The author comes to a realisation that he needs guidance.A life of complete indepence of others has become a heavy burden.
    Rude dog65on February 09, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think the title of this song, coupled with the last verse, is the key to what this song means. All the poetic imagery about ships and crews aside, this is about someone who is at the end of his rope, wants to end it all. He is ready to take that finall jump off the bridge...and there is no one there to care enough to stop him...not God, not any other human being.

    Overall, this is pretty fucking depressing song. And an expression of Peart's agnosticism.
    Phx4stringeron October 06, 2008   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top