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Bridge to Your Heart: Wax's Andrew Gold dies

If you remember this song really well, chances are you're British ... or Swedish even. It's ironic because Bridge to Your Heart was from an album called American English from a duo called Wax.

Maybe you remember the man behind Wax: It was Andrew Gold, who died Friday in his sleep from a heart attack. He was 59.

Gold was also known to '80s fans for composing Thank You For Being a Friend, the theme song to television's Golden Girls. (Another popular Gold tune -- Lonely Boy -- also found its way onto soundtracks like Boogie Nights.) Gold and 10cc guitarist/bassist Graham Gouldman formed Wax in 1985. The band, which had another hit in Right Between the Eyes, called it quits in 1988.

Bridge to Your Heart, while not a U.S. hit, was a chart-topper in both Britain and Sweden. The song, about a man trying to reconcile with a woman by promising her the world, seems almost like a fitting goodbye as well.

I don't know what the future's gonna be
Good or bad...
Time won't be your saviour.
And I can't give you no written guarantee
I won't make you sad
But I'll be on my best behaviour.
... Building a bridge to your heart.

[Last modified: Tuesday, June 7, 2011 9:58am]


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