Sunday, April 08, 2007

Rainbow Connection

The other week, I heard someone doing a cover version of the song, 'Rainbow Connection' and sounded all wrong. There wasn't anything wrong with the singer (who had a rather sweet voice) and the music just lacks that certain something.

Composed by Paul Williams and Kenneth Ascher and used in the 1979 movie, "The Muppet Movie", I grew up watching The Muppets and Sesame Street as I'm sure many of my peers and those before me did.

I guess subconsciously, it also brought back memories of a simpler life and simpler time. Besides I like Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy.

Written by Paul Williams and used by Kermit the Frog, of The Muppets, Jim Henson Productions (lyrics credit to this site)

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 stargazing?
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 half 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 supposed to be.
Someday we'll find it, the rainbow connection,
the lovers, the dreamers and me.
La, la la, La, la la la, La Laa, la la, La, La la laaaaaaa

Listening to Kermit the Frog (Jim Henson) sing this song on a banjo, it brings forth and conveys that feeling of the dream and hope that each of us have within us...that certain peace and oasis that we search for in our everyday bustling life.

A truely simple, sweet and touching song.

Enjoy the clip... and may you find your rainbow connection.
(if the clip buffers, just let it run through once and the subsequent viewing will be smooth).


yeelee said...

never noticed those lyrics in the past
great words
thanks for rediscovering this old tune
kermit the frog does bring back fond memories huh?

tiffany said...

Yeah... it brought back memories. I was wondering when you're going to comment on the frog bit... ^^

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing this song. It is so touchy.
Lover, Dreamer.
YL's fend

tiffany said...

Hello YL's friend. ^^

Glad you like the song. It's one of my favourite too..but only the version sung by Kermit the frog.