Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Many may not agree

However.... I do believe these are amongst the best lyrics, from one of the most poignant songs, EVER!

I introduced it to the LGBB today - it's on a little CD I picked up this week for kids - and I was reduced to happy tears. It is such a gorgeous song. Nobody sings it better than Jim Henson. Where were you when you heard he had died? Do you remember? Did you know who he was and did it affect you in any way? I found out on the tv, I think I was about 15. And then, about an hour later, my mother came back home and told us our dear doggy had been hit and killed by a car! Double whammy!! That was one of the saddest days of my teenage years.

I've always loved this song. Who knew that in my adult years I would be working with colours (all the colours of the 'bow!) to carve out a path of healing for myself, 'eh? And when I look at the words now, I just think Mr Henson is even more of a gifted genius than I did in my youth. The guy had a way with words - he is spot on the money in this song, anyway, for mine.

Did you know, last month was the 19th anniversary of his death. And his work continues (though in my eyes, nobody has come close to doing the voices of his beloved Muppets as well as he could). What a visionary! And what a legacy.

Just. Can't. Sing along with The Frog and not get choked up!

The Rainbow Connection
Why are there so many
Songs about rainbows
And what's on the other side?
Rainbows are visions
But only illusions
And rainbows have nothing to hide
So we've been told and some choose to
believe it
I know they're wrong wait and see

Someday we'll find it
The Rainbow Connection
The lovers, the dreamers and me

Who said that every wish
Would be heard and answered
When wished on the morning star
Somebody thought of that
And someone believed it
And look what it's done so far
What's so amazing
That keeps us star gazing?
And what do we think we might see?

Someday we'll find it
The Rainbow Connection
The lovers the dreamers and me

All of us under its spell,
We know that it's probably magic.

Have you been fast asleep
And have you heard voices,
I've heard them calling my name,
Is this the sweet sound that calls
The young sailors,
The voice might be one and the same.
I've heard it too many times to ignore it
It's something that I'm s'posed to be,

Someday we'll find it
The rainbow connection...
The lovers, the dreamers and me
La da da dee da da doo, la da da dee da dee da doo

(Also, best final note of any song ever!! LOL)

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