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the matthew show: Listen to Music

The Rainbow Connection

(the matthew show)
January 28, 2015
written by Kenny Ascher and Paul Williams (for The Muppet Movie)
commissioned as part of the Legacy Leadership Academy tuition fundraiser, summer 2014
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 & some choose to believe it
I know they're wrong, wait and see

Some day 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

Some day 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 called 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

Some day we'll find it
The rainbow connection
The lovers, the dreamers, and me