The Music of Kelly Van Shaar

We Built A Bridge

~ Light Rock ~ 2011-08-16


What are vacations for if not working together?

Lyrics

We Built A Bridge

VERSE 1:
One sunny summer day
With time to play and we said,
(spoken) "Hey let's build a bridge"

We did not know how, but made a plan
And then found it was much harder than
We thought.

You see, rivers are wider than they look
And we never we never woulda guessed how much it took
To get across

We thought, a hundred bucks and a day or so
Well times that by 5 and you'll know
What we gave.

CHORUS:
We built a bridge,
We built a bridge,
We built a bridge,
We built a bridge,

We built a bridge,
We built a bridge,
We built a bridge,
We built a bridge,


VERSE 2:
So now it stands, and others see
The thing that came to be when we
Were there

We saw miracles along the way
We never would have seen
Had we not dared.

We built a bridge,
But most of all it seems we built a memory

We did it all together;
Made a dream into reality


CHORUS
We built a bridge,
We built a bridge,
We built a bridge,
We built a bridge,

We built a bridge,
We built a bridge,
We built a bridge,
We built a bridge,

We built bridge we did not need
To a place nobody goes.
Could we afford it? No not really.
Could we have ignored it? Pretty easy.

Build it higher, build it longer,
Make it wider, make it stronger.
Build it higher, build it longer, (Why is it there?)
Make it wider, make it stronger. (Who is it for?)


VERSE 3
We start a lot of things,
Not knowing all the challenges they'll bring


Sometimes our shortsightedness
Will take us where we never choose to go
If we know


Finish what you start
Give your back and give your heart
Until the end.
And you will learn

And along the way you make your life,
You make yourself,
And you may make a friend
Or a bridge.


We built a bridge, (Build it higher)
We built a bridge, (build it longer)
We built a bridge, (make it wider)
We built a bridge, (make it stronger)

We built a bridge, (Build it higher)
We built a bridge, (build it longer)
We built a bridge, (make it wider)
We built a bridge, (make it stronger)

We built a bridge, (Build it higher)
We built a bridge, (build it longer)
We built a bridge, (make it wider)
We built a bridge, (make it stronger)

We built a bridge, (Build it higher)
We built a bridge, (build it longer)
We built a bridge, (make it wider)
We built a bridge, (make it stronger)

We built a bridge.


Notes / Back story

Clear Creek Canyon, Mom & Dad's house. Rope bridge with steel cable supports. Song copyright 2011 by Kelly Van Shaar, performance by Van Shaar family. Bridge also made by us (obviously). Photos by Ky, Robyn, Mike, Kim, Danielle and Kienna. Video by Kelly and Danielle. Video editing by Ky and Kelly.

Visitor Comments

Mary Ellsworth from United States ~ 2011-11-21 21:50:37 ~ This was really fun! Thanks!!!

Debbie Adams from United States ~ 2011-09-10 23:50:50 ~ Your video, song and message are great! Thank you!

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