Oooo, oooooo,ooooo,ooooooo
oooo,oooo
Ooooo,oooo,oooo
Oooooo,ooooo,ooooo,ooo,
oooo,oooo,ooo

Somewhere over the rainbow
Way up high
And the dreams that you dream of
Once in a lullaby

Oh, somewhere over the rainbow
Blue birds fly
And the dreams that you dream of
Dreams really do come true

Someday I'll wish upon a star
Wake up where the clouds are far behind....me
Where trouble melts like lemon drops
High above the chimney tops
That's where you'll find me

Oh, Somewhere over the rainbow
Blue birds fly
And the dream that you dare to
Why oh why can't I

Well I see trees of green
And red roses too
I watch them bloom for me and you
And I think to myself
What a wonderful world

Well I see skies of blue
And I see clouds of white
And the brightness of day
I like the dark
And I think to myself
What a wonderful world

The colors of the rainbow
So pretty in the sky
Are also on the faces of people passing by
See friends shakin hands saying
'How do you do?'
They're really sayin,'I, I love you."

I hear babies cryin
And are lost in hope
They'll know much more than we'll ever know
And I think to myself
What a wonderful world

Oh, someday I'll wish upon a star
Wake up where the clouds are far behind me
Where trouble melts like lemon drops
High above the chimney tops
That's where you'll find me

Oh, somewhere over the rainbow
Way up high
And the dreams that you dare to
Why oh why can't I...I

Ooooo,oooo,ooooo,ooooo,oooo,oooo......


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    General CommentThis is the music that was played in the background in the ER episode where Dr Greene died, although i havn't had this song in relation to any personal tragedy, it is still deeply upsetting.
    ladafumon April 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentSomewhere over the Rainbow

    JUST IN CASE YOU DIDN’T KNOW

    At the 2014 Oscars, they celebrated the 75th anniversary of the release of the "Wizard of Oz" by having Pink sing "Somewhere Over the Rainbow", with highlights from the film in the background. But what few people realized, while listening to that incredible performer singing that unforgettable song, is that the music is deeply embedded in the Jewish experience.
    It is no accident, for example, that the greatest Christmas songs of all time were written by Jews. For example, "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer" was written by Johnny Marks and "White Christmas" was penned by a Jewish liturgical singer's (cantor) son, Irving Berlin.
    But perhaps the most poignant song emerging out of the mass exodus from Europe was "Somewhere Over the Rainbow". The lyrics were written by Yip Harburg. He was the youngest of four children born to Russian Jewish immigrants. His real name was Isidore Hochberg and he grew up in a Yiddish speaking, Orthodox Jewish home inNewYork. The music was written by Harold Arlen, a cantor's son. His real name was Hyman Arluck and his parents were fromLithuania.
    Together, Hochberg and Arluck wrote "Somewhere Over the Rainbow", which was voted the 20th century's number one song by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).
    In writing it, the two men reached deep into their immigrant Jewish consciousness - framed by the pogroms of the past and the Holocaust about to happen - and wrote an unforgettable melody set to near prophetic words.
    Read the lyrics in their Jewish context and suddenly the words are no longer about wizards and Oz, but about Jewish survival:

    Somewhere over the rainbow
    Way up high,
    There's a land that I 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
    Away above the chimney tops
    That's where you'll find me.
    Somewhere over the rainbow
    Bluebirds 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?

    The Jews of Europe could not fly. They could not escape beyond the rainbow. Harburg was almost prescient when he talked about wanting to fly like a bluebird away from the "chimney tops". In the post-Auschwitz era, chimney tops have taken on a whole different meaning than the one they had at the beginning of 1939.
    Pink's mom is Judith Kugel. She's Jewish of Lithuanian background. As Pink was belting the Harburg/Arlen song from the stage at the Academy Awards, I wasn't thinking about the movie. I was thinking about Europe's lost Jews and the immigrants toAmerica.

    I was then struck by the irony that for two thousand years the land that the Jews heard of "once in a lullaby" was notAmerica, butIsrael.The remarkable thing would be that less than ten years after "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" was first published, the exile was over and the State ofIsrael was reborn. Perhaps the "dreams that you dare to dream really do come true".
    inostuffon October 21, 2014   Link
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    General Commentdon't know if anyone is gonna read this in many years to come... but i like to say that this song is good. It suits the movie and IMO a good movie. Anyway i like to add that the singer add much peacefulness and serenity to this 2 combine classic songs that it makes me like this song much more than the orignal. thats all i would to say.
    knlveson March 21, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwow im surprised people haven't said more about this song... it's absolutely beautiful. Definetly one of the most relaxing songs I've heard. I really like his rendition...
    LifeInEveryWordon June 14, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm also surprised more people haven't commented on this awesome cover of two songs.
    Probably because his name is so weird, and no one knows who the song is sung by.
    Theo Reoon September 29, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is on a new Lynx deodorant advert thats screening in the uk. So i think it might become more popular in the next few weeks. I had never heard of "IZ" before, but i tihnk this is one of the most beautiful things ive ever heard. he voice is just pure silk. it reminds me of my holiday romance earlier this year, and spending late nights on the beach chatting and kissing.
    hardtofinon November 06, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti find this song horribly depressing. when i listen to it, i feel like he's sayin, "i wanna get outta here and go to this 'wonderful world'...coz this one isn't so wonderful..."
    Someday I'll wish upon a star
    Wake up where the clouds are far behind....me
    Where trouble melts like lemon drops
    High above the chimney tops
    That's where you'll find me

    Oh, Somwhere over the rainbow
    Blue birds fly
    And the dream that you dare to
    Why oh why can't I
    guitar_girl1on January 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is a beautiful song. I heard it from a show called Cold Case which is a good show. In my opinion In my opinion this song is about dieing. Dying isn’t a bad thing at all… after all it’s simply a part of life. Moving onto heaven. This song is about someone who died and is in heaven. “Wake up where the clouds are far behind me” to me just means in heaven, Where all the troubles of life are over and where nothing but blue skies lay. Good old heaven. I know if I die and don’t go to heaven, I’m going to be pissed. Especially after this beautiful song about that. Peace, Harmony… I’m not going to go quote by quote and destroy any of your imagination with what I think it means. But I’m leaving you ladies and gentlemen with my opinion that this song is about death and moving onto heaven.
    I_Am_Canadianon March 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis version of this song was played at my Uncle's funeral, and I just can't listen to it without crying. It never fails to do so. It really is a beautiful song, but the meaning of it is just too bittersweet for me.
    Alesiaon March 29, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits a relaxing and beautiful song....i totally agree wiv I_Am_Canadian. I cried wen heard this song i hav no idea why lol, its jus his voice is calming and peaceful...and in my opinion betta than the original!
    sushi_rockson April 15, 2005   Link

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