"Over The Rainbow" as written by E Y Harburg and Harold Arlen....
Somewhere over the rainbow, way up high
There's a land that I've heard of once in a lullaby.
Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue
And the dreams that you dare to dream,
Really do come true.

Someday I'll wish upon a star
And wake up where the clouds are far behind me.
Where troubles melt like lemon drops,
Way above the chimney tops,
That's where you'll find me.

Somewhere over the rainbow, blue birds fly
Birds fly over the rainbow
Why then, oh why can't I?

Somewhere over the rainbow, blue birds fly
Birds fly over the rainbow
Why then, oh why can't I?

If happy little bluebirds fly beyond the rainbow
Why, oh why can't I?


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"Over the Rainbow" as written by Harold Arlen E.y. Harburg

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    General Commentthis song makes me cry..because it is one of the songs that was played at my friend's funeral. he commited suicide and the lyrics make me think about him and how all his problems and pain are gone now..but i still cry everytime i hear it..i can't even listen to it anymore because i miss him so much and i really hope that he's happy now. anyways that is what this song means to me.
    kgroovyon March 05, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is such a beautiful song.
    candy.cloudson December 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song will always be on top of my all-time favorite songs.

    The best time of each day, is when we dream..isn't it...this song just give me hope, though, depresses me sometimes, coz I know some of my dreams will never gonna come true.
    bear_hug20on September 09, 2008   Link
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    General Commentmy grandmother passed away when i was 8 years old. the morning after her passing, we just happened to be singing this at school during chorus. i broke down...still do. it was the first song i had heard since her death. i think it was God's little way of telling me that she was safe and happy with Him. everytime i hear it i think of it as a little reminder of where she is and hopefully where i will be someday :)
    bdeeon November 15, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYou should hear this by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole. Great version. It's mixed with What a Wonderful World.
    Caiton May 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoh my god....this song it depresses the hell out of me.
    girlwholikesmusicon June 06, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenttry the punk version by fall silent...its much better
    OoOCapdown_cutieOoOon June 07, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwell i listen to the punk cover by me first and i really like that! but this song is definitely depressing! its like u live in this "far-from-perfect" world! and you keep hoping theres a "perfect" place out there! and you seem to think bluebirds are so happy bcuz they can go to this place bcuz they can fly over the rainbow and if only you could.. then you'd have everything you could ever want!!
    loddie_dee_daon June 30, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti don't think this song is depressing at all.to me it is all about having a wish and dreaming about going some where where all of your dreams come true and your problems are gone.
    juliegrayon July 13, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWow i'm doing a report on her in english class she was so beautiful.I love The Wizard of Oz. One of my favroite movies!
    creed_rocks13on March 15, 2003   Link

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