Song Lyric Sunday 11/6/16 – Love Can Build a Bridge

So this week for Song Lyric Sunday our challenge was to either post a song about judgment or acceptance. Well, my first choice was going to be “Everyday People” by Sly and the Family Stone but someone beat me to the punch with that one so I had to step back and think of something else. Another song then came to mind but it’s a song someone else featured a few weeks back for another theme so I didn’t want to use it either.

That’s when I remembered a song we did in elementary school. We “sang” this song in American Sign Language with the music. I’m not at all fluent in ASL but I still remember how most of this song goes in that and as I listened to it for the first time in years I couldn’t help but to sign the lyrics.

With that I present “Love Can Build a Bridge” by The Judds.

I’d gladly walk across the desert
With no shoes upon my feet
To share with you the last bite
Of bread I had to eat
I would swim out to save you
In your sea of broken dreams
When all your hopes are sinkin’
Let me show you what love means

Love can build a bridge
Between your heart and mine
Love can build a bridge
Don’t you think it’s time?
Don’t you think it’s time?

I would whisper love so loudly
Every heart could understand
That love and only love
Can join the tribes of man
I would give my heart’s desire
So that you might see
The first step is to realize
That it all begins with you and me

Love can build a bridge
Between your heart and mine
Love can build a bridge
Don’t you think it’s time?
Don’t you think it’s time?

When we stand together
It’s our finest hour
We can do anything, anything
Keep believin’ in the power

Love can build a bridge
Between your heart and mine
Love can build a bridge
Don’t you think it’s time?
Don’t you think it’s time?

Love and only love
Love and only love
Source*: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/judds/lovecanbuildabridge.html

As per the 2nd part of the challenge, I will admit I am guilty of some judgments myself and have been at the butt end of others. People judge my nervous tics, my fashion sense and even my ink. I do have a socially awkward exterior and am a little rough around the edges until you get to know me so not many give me the chance, but the few who do will tell you I’m a very loyal friend. I do my best to love everyone. It can be difficult (especially when you’ve been the victim of bullying your entire life and can be a little afraid to “let people in”) but I’m working on it and getting better. That’s the thing that I think is my biggest downfall in passing judgment – being afraid that someone who stops to talk to me is just interested in tearing me down when the opposite is true.

Anyway, hope you all enjoyed!

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5 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday 11/6/16 – Love Can Build a Bridge

  1. I forgot about this song!! I used to listen to country music a lot when I was a teenager and this was one of my favorite songs! Thank you so much for the reminder and the trip down memory lane. Love is the answer and I too try to always remember that. Thanks so much for sharing a little bit of yourself with us. ❤

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    • It was a trip down memory lane for both of us. It’s not a song I’d thought about in a long time but it’s crazy how the ASL translation just kind of came back to me.

      And you’re welcome. As mentioned, it can be a little difficult for me to open up to people, but I am getting better. I feel blogging has given me a great outlet to allow me to do so. I do my best to love people, though it is difficult at times.

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  2. Sadly, everyone is judgemental in one way or other. I judged this song before listening because I’m not much into country though there are some new artists that have great songs, but they’re not full country. I like the song’s message and was glad to see Native Americans shown in a positive light.

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