In Reply to: Take it to the bridge posted by RRC on July 27, 2008 at 16:00:
: : I heard in several songs (i.e. Robbie Williams and James Brown) the phrase "take it to the bridge". Is there a special meaning of this phrase?
: Bridge has several specific musical meanings. In this case, they're talking about a contrasting section in a piece of music which joins two similiar sections (in the way that a bridge over water might join two pieces of land). For example, in "Somewhere Over the Rainbow", the part that starts "Someday I'll wish upon a star...".
often "the Bridge" is the "middle-eight" - a section that contrasts with other surrounding parts.