"Somewhere Over The Rainbow" as written by and E Harburg Harold Arlen....
Somewhere over the rainbow way up high
And the dreams that you dream of once in a lullaby
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 is where you'll find me
Somewhere over the rainbow blue birds fly
And the dreams that you dare to, oh why, oh why can't I?

Well, I see trees of green and red roses too
I'll watch then 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
I see friends shaking hands saying, "How do you do?"
They're really saying, "I, I love you"

I hear babies cry and I watch them grow
They'll learn much more than we'll know
And I think to myself, what a wonderful world

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 is where you'll find me
Somewhere over the rainbow way up high
And the dreams that you dare to, why, oh why can't I?


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"Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World" as written by E Harburg Harold Arlen

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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
  • +2
    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
  • +1
    General CommentThis is such a beautiful song, I cry every time I hear it.
    Lazy_wolf_eyeson October 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    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
  • 0
    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
  • 0
    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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