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?

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?


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Over the Rainbow Lyrics as written by Harold Arlen Yip Harburg

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    this 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
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    This is such a beautiful song.
    candy.cloudson December 23, 2007   Link
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    This 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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    my 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 16, 2010   Link
  • 0
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    You should hear this by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole. Great version. It's mixed with What a Wonderful World.
    Caiton May 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
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    oh my god....this song it depresses the hell out of me.
    girlwholikesmusicon June 06, 2002   Link
  • 0
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    try the punk version by fall silent...its much better
    OoOCapdown_cutieOoOon June 07, 2002   Link
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    well 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 July 01, 2002   Link
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    i 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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    Wow 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 16, 2003   Link

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