Monday, December 03, 2012

Rainbow Connection

The universe has been sending me messages lately.  One of them was through this song.  It's a song from The Muppet Movie (1979 & 2011) which has been one of my favorite song to teach to my early-aged students, since musically it has a good melody, simple rhythm, and good range of voice to ones who've just started to learn singing.  

But you know, a good song is not only about the melodies, rhythm, or styles. When you pay attention to the lyrics of this song "Rainbow Connection"*, I'm sure you would easily be connected to the song.  

 *) There's a link to Youtube at the bottom of this page, so you can enjoy the song while reading. :-)


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.
This is the thing that we've been doing all these times.  We don't think much about rainbows. We don't even let our mind flying there, just to find out what's there behind it. 
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.
We've been told that some things are just meant to be.  Some people give an Amen! to that, and started telling themselves so.  But, seriously, I don't think that way.  I'm still waiting for the times when me and you, believers, get connected to that rainbow.  I'm still waiting for the times that we will get what we've been dreaming of.   

Who said that every wish would be heard
and answered when wished on the morning star?
Somebody thought of that and someone believed it.
Look what it's done so far.
At some times, we believed in our dreams, and kept wishing on God for it.  But there were also times that we were stranded in doubts. 
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.

There are also times that we started to ask ourselves what's the use of all these, as the world told us so. 

All of us under its spell. We know that it's probably magic. 
No matter how long we've waited.  No matter how long we tried to run and distract our mind of it.  It's still there, waiting its time to be released.  Maybe that's why we're still here, wishing on the same bright start.  

Have you been half asleep and have you heard voices?
I've heard them calling my name.
Is this the sweet sound that called the young sailors.
The voice might be one and the same.
What are these voices?  Why are they keep calling our names?  Desires that persistently waiting to be fulfilled.  Curiosity that indomitably wanted to be slaked.  Dreams that stubbornly needed to be pursued.  Soul that want those adventures.  Maybe that was also the same voices that calling young sailors to go out in the sea. 

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. 
The more we tried to ignore it, the voices were getting louder and louder.  It is hard to be non-conforming to the world.  But it's even harder to ignore our calls.  It's something we're supposed to be.  Maybe we don't belong to be in the line.  Our dreams are waiting out there. Waiting to be connected.  Me, you, and those dreams.   


To those who've seen "The Muppet Movie" would realize that it's all about chasing our dreams.  The muppets are set out to find adventures and pursuing what they've been having inside all these times.  Have seen many people who'd made big decisions in life to get their dreams.  As I don't believe in coincidence, our paths were crossed for something.  I've been told not to sweat 'small' stuff.  Don't get too attached to human as to places, even moreover to goods. 

This song is dedicated to you, dreamers.  Maybe it's your time to take the real steps.  Get out of that swamp and start your adventure.  

Bon Voyage!

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