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Take it to the bridge

Posted by Pamela on July 29, 2008 at 00:15

In Reply to: Take it to the bridge posted by R. Berg on July 28, 2008 at 17:38:

: : : : 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?
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: : : 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.

: Often, in a song, the bridge is an instrumental section in the middle. ~rb

Wet Wet Wet (Hourglass), Crazytown (Take it to the Bridge) and Justin Timberlake (Sexyback) also include lyrics "take it to the bridge". I don't think it has anything to do with a musical bridge - I think it means something like "get rid of it" - maybe from "go jump off a bridge"? Pamela