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Someday We’ll Find It, the Rainbow Connection

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While I am relatively new to the Muppets (I didn’t watch them as a kid), I have had the pleasure of getting to know them over the past few years. And mainly, I have begun to know them through song. While there are many songs that are fun and entertaining, I have come to find myself as a lover of Kermit the Frog because his songs are hopeful and sad at the same time. Moreover, they’re simplistically beautiful in their own right. But two of my favorites are “The Rainbow Connection” and “It’s not Easy Being Green.” Although on the surface they appear to be simple songs about looking for the significance of rainbows and contemplating being someone else, they both have deeper meanings that transcend our simple little Muppet and apply to our lives on a daily basis.

I find that “The Rainbow Connection” is about hope to some degree. We all hope for things but we never know what we’re going to get. It’s about a desire that holds us and wants us to pursue it. Overall, a beautiful and brilliant song.

I know that this isn’t the “It’s not Easy Being Green” that we know from Kermit. But I think that this one might be my favorite. Occurring at a tribute shortly after the death of Jim Henson. A song about being proud of who and what you are, and knowing that while you may question, you are important and powerful in your own right…. Also, with it being sung by Big Bird about the dead Kermit / Henson, it takes on a special degree of sadness and power (it makes me cry every time…)

I love Kermit and feel that I to am one of “the lovers” and “the dreamers” that he refers to…

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Written by barryr22

November 16, 2011 at 12:01 am

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