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Bridge Over Troubled Water
Performed by Art Garfunkel
Composed by Paul Simon in 1969
I have no idea where it came from. It came all of the sudden. - Paul Simon
It was one of the most shocking moments in my songwriting career.
I remember thinking,
This is considerably better than I usually write.
decentlife, my time on earth came to an end. The first thing I remember is sitting on a bench in the waiting room of what I thought to be a court house. The doors opened and I was instructed to come in and have a seat at the defense table.
prosecutor.He was a villainous looking gent who snarled as he stared at me. He definitely was the most evil person I had ever seen.
Let us begin.
My name is Satan and I am here to show you why this man belongs in hell.He proceeded to tell of lies that I told, things that I had stolen and when in the past I cheated others. Satan told of the other horrible perversions that were once in my life, and the more he spoke the further down in my seat I sank. I was so embarrassed that I couldn't look at anyone, even my own lawyer, as the Devil told of sins that even I had completely forgotten about.
This man belongs in hell, he is guilty of all that I have charged and there is not a person who can prove otherwise.
Hi Dadand then he turned to address the court in his full splendor and majesty.
Satan was correct in saying that his man had sinned, I won't deny any of these allegations. And yes, the wages of sin is death and this man deserves to be punished.Jesus took a deep breath and turned to his Father with outstretched arms and proclaimed
However, I died on the cross so that this person might have eternal life. He has accepted me as his Savior, so he is mine.
His name is written in the book of life and no one can snatch him from me. Satan still does not understand, this man is not to be given justice, but rather mercy.As Jesus sat down, he quietly paused, looked at his Father and closed with,
There is nothing else that needs to be done, I've done it all.
This man is free. The penalty for him has already been paid in full, case dismissed.
I won't give up, I'll win the next one.
Have you ever lost a case?Christ lovingly smiled and said,
Everyone that has come to me and asked me to represent them has received the same verdict as you....Paid in Full.
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