Thursday, March 10, 2011

The Lovers, the Dreamers, and Me

This total blast from the past snuck up and took root in my brain just now and I'm hoping sharing it with you will help it from playing on loop in my head! LOL Funny thing is, for a long time when I was a kid, this was my favorite song. I won a talent show in, like, fourth grade singing it. In middle school, I got the nickname Kermit (which I secretly loved--come on, admit it, first, someone giving you a nickname when you're, like, 12 is cool, and Kermit is cool, so it was total win for me!)

And, I have to say, there's a lot to admire in the lyrics of this song. Maybe my early love of the sentiment and ideas in this song foreshadowed my becoming a romance author. Because these are romantic words if I've ever heard them, not as in romantic love, but as in the faith and belief that something greater is out there.

Hit play, you know you want to, and sing it loud and proud:



The Rainbow Connection (1979)
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.
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 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.
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. 

Thanks for reading,
Laura

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