Wednesday, February 6, 2008

the rainbow connection

I love finding spiritual truths in unexpected places. I don't know anything about Paul William's spiritual condition; what he believes about Jesus. He is a great, generous humanitarian. He seems to be a good man. He is an excellent songwriter. We have all heard dozens of his songs, whether we realize it or not...

He wrote The Rainbow Connection -- not Kermit. Kermit just sings it.
I don't know what Mr. Williams had in mind when he wrote the song. But what I like about it is that it demonstrates the longing we all have for something beyond ourselves. We want to know that something out there means something.

"What's so amazing that keeps us stargazing and what do we think we might see?"

Someone is out there. Someone made all those stars and that rainbow and every human has inbedded deep inside a desire to find and know that Someone.

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


  1. I've always loved this song. I used to have the poster from the first Muppet Movie - of Kermit sitting by a campfire singing this song.

  2. I don't think I've heard the song, but I love the connection of our natural instinct of knowing there is more out there -- God.


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