Artist: Mike Curb Congregation

Burning Bridges – Mike Curb Congregation

Personal Feeling Today

Michael Curb is an American musician, record company executive, race car owner (in both NASCAR and IRL), and Republican Party (GOP) politician who served as the 42nd Lieutenant Governor of California from 1979-1983 during the second administration of Democratic Governor Edmund G. “Jerry” Brown, Jr. He is also the founder of Curb Records, an independent record label.

Curb organized his own musical group, The Mike Curb Congregation in the 1960s; they had a Top 40 pop hit in early 1971 with the title cut from their album “Burning Bridges” (written and composed by Lalo Schifrin) which was used as the theme of Clint Eastwood’s film Kelly’s Heroes.

In the 1970s, Curb wrote for and produced Roy Orbison, the Osmond Family, Lou Rawls, Sammy Davis Jr. and Solomon Burke; he also signed artists such as the Sylvers, Eric Burdon, War, Richie Havens, the Five Man Electrical Band, Gloria Gaynor, Johnny Bristol, Exile and The Four Seasons. He ran a short-lived country music subsidiary label for Motown called Hitsville Records. Curb composed “It Was A Good Time” for Liza Minnelli’s Emmy Award Winning “Liza with a Z”. He also received BMI awards for composing “Burning Bridges” for Clint Eastwood’s “Kelly’s Heroes” and for composing “All for the Love of Sunshine” which was Hank Williams, Jr’s. first #1 Record.

Burning Bridges

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Friends all tried to warn me
But I held my head up high
All the time they warned me
But I only passed them by
They all tried to tell me
But I guess I didn’t care
I turned my back and
Left them standing there

All the burning bridges that have fallen after me
All the lonely feelings and the burning memories
Everyone I left behind each time I closed the door
Burning bridges lost forevermore

Joey tried to help me find a job
A while ago
When I finally got it I didn’t want to go
The party Mary gave for me
When I just walked away
Now there’s nothing left to say

All the burning bridges that have fallen after me
All the lonely feelings and the burning memories
Everyone I left behind each time I closed the door
Burning bridges lost forevermore

Years have passed and I keep thinking
What a fool I’ve been
I look back into the past and
Think of way back then
I know that I lost everything I thought I that could win
I guess I should have listened to my friends

All the burning bridges that have fallen after me
All the lonely feelings and the burning memories
Everyone I left behind each time I closed the door
Burning bridges lost forevermore

Burning bridges lost forevermore

  • Audio from the 1971 album, Burning Bridges:

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