The Bridge (Music Video)

Here’s a song written quite a while ago; and this particular recording is fairly old as well. Most Like A Road songs have little to do with any particular people. This is an exception.

the bridge will take you somewhere different
but the place looks the same


The target of my frustration here has no idea I ever felt this way. I felt angry and disappointed about a recent life choice he had made, and how it impacted the world we both inhabited. I’ve since made my peace, but I happen to like the song, especially since the phrase about “The Bridge” is self-referential:

  • The absurdly formulaic ubiquity of the musical bridge, which often returns us to a familiar melody from earlier in the song.
  • Cycles of relationships, where we tend to relive experiences in function, flexible in form.
  • The lyrics themselves, which are nearly identical to the opening verse, but different enough to change the meaning entirely.

I wrote this entire song in one mental sitting (or standing, actually) – and raced to my guitar to record this exact piece fairly close to how I imagined it. Some songs are lucky like that.

Although I did try to record it at least 10 times in one day under a bridge in Ojai, and I wasn’t happy with any of them, so here’s the original.

RELATED MUSIC TRIVIA: The song Badge (by Cream) was co-written by Eric Clapton and George Harrison. While writing out the lyrics and music, George wrote “Bridge” at the top of the page on that section of the song. Because it was scrawled rather than written neatly, Clapton thought George had titled the song “Badge,” and they decided to keep it that way. 

The Bridge (Music Video)

‘Heart Into Me’ Liner Notes

Here’s a story of love on the road. There’s something unique about the lyrics. Something I’m particularly proud of. Can you figure it out? I did leave you a clue after all…

And here’s a recording in front of an old GMC truck grille.


An allegory of living. Travel together across the miles and watch the love unfold.

trade hopes and curiosity 
in truth and reciprocity
where loss would be atrocity
you’ve got the right velocity

love is luminosity
uncommon virtuosity
unending generosity
you yearn with your ferocity

you’ll get what you got coming
if you’ll only stop your running

Aside from all that, this song is really hard to define. There’s so much openness and adventure, much like love itself. Ride it out and see where love takes you!

Here’s a link to that video performance again.

‘Heart Into Me’ Liner Notes