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Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Israel Kamakawiwo Ole'


I used to hear my big brother say: there is a rainbow behind the clouds. I know he got it from somewhere and he was the first person that came to my mind when I heard this song. I love the rainbow and all the ideas that come with it. Ideas like "there's a pot of gold on rainbow's end" or "there's a rainbow after the rain" or "rainbows have the richest colors", and I'm reminded of Rainbow Bright. She's my favorite cartoon character when I was still a little kid. I seldom see her now, but I still have her in my heart. Well, I also remember this song playing back then. (Was it already playing before I was born or perhaps, when I already had a recollection of things happening around me.)

I am always amazed by rainbows and when I see them, I enjoy nature all the more.

I have a lot of memories when it comes to rainbows but for this particular song, the rendetion of Israel, struck me! Honestly, I first heard of it in the movie Finding Forrester, a different character portrayed by Sean Connery, being a literature enthusiast/an author/educator. He seemed an intelligent man in that movie and I liked him. I think everyone would wish there was a William Forrester in our midst when we are so unsure of what to do. At least we will be reminded that we have to move on... Like when it's raining hard, our consolation is... we'll get a rainbow. There is harmony after all the chaos that storms or rains bring. There is a calming effect on me when I remember the rainbow. I tell you, I really love nature and one of the wonders it leaves me is how the rainbow colors are orderly laid. There is a scientific explanation to that and I find it complicated so I'd rather wonder with awe and be amazed!

As I was searching for the lyrics of the song, i learned that it is actually some kind of a remix or blended song. Read on so you'll know what I mean. It's nice! It's all about the beauty of nature and our wonderful world!

So here is the song I got from Imeem. I tried to color the lyrics with the rainbow's colors. Hope you liked it.

Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Israel Kamakawiwoole


Ooooo oooooo ohoohohoo
Ooooo ohooohoo oooohoo
Ooooo ohoohooo oohoooo
Oohooo oohoooho ooooho
Ooooo oooooo oooooo
Ooooo oooooo oooooo

Somewhere over the rainbow
Way up high
And the dreams that you dreamed of
Once in a lullaby ii ii iii
Somewhere over the rainbow
Blue birds fly
And the dreams that you dreamed of
Dreams really do come true ooh ooooh
Someday I'll wish upon a star
Wake up where the clouds are far behind me ee ee eeh
Where trouble melts like lemon drops
High above the chimney tops thats where you'll find me oh
Somewhere over the rainbow bluebirds fly
And the dream that you dare to,why, oh why can't I? i iiii

Well I see trees of green and
Red roses too,
I'll watch them bloom for me and you
And I think to myself
What a wonderful world

Well I see skies of blue and I see clouds of white
And the brightness of day
I like the dark and I think to myself
What a wonderful world

The colors of the rainbow so pretty in the sky
Are also on the faces of people passing by
I see friends shaking hands
Saying, "How do you do?"
They're really saying, I...I love you
I hear babies cry and I watch them grow,
They'll learn much more
Than we'll know
And I think to myself
What a wonderful world (w)oohoorld

Someday I'll wish upon a star,
Wake up where the clouds are far behind me
Where trouble melts like lemon drops
High above the chimney top that's where you'll find me
Oh, Somewhere over the rainbow way up high
And the dream that you dare to, why, oh why can't I? I hiii ?

Ooooo oooooo oooooo
Ooooo oooooo oooooo
Ooooo oooooo oooooo
Ooooo oooooo oooooo
Ooooo oooooo oooooo
Ooooo oooooo oooooo

2 comments:

Nardeeisms said...

Israel's version has always been one of my favorites. He left us too soon. Thank you for sharing - Nards

SongDiary said...

There were a lot of versions of this song but Israel stood out. It's aninterpretation that will keep playing in one's mind. He's great! Thank you!