The return of the Muppets

I was reading this review in Salon, and it really got me hoping I’m well enough to see it this weekend. I love the Muppets, they always make me laugh. (My Dead Ex-Husband always used to sing “Rubber Duckie” to me, and then to our kids.)

I thought it was funny that Andrew O’Hahir was surprised to find himself crying when the Muppets sing “The Rainbow Connection.” I’ve never been able to listen to it without tearing up, it’s a magical song. Don’t you agree?

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 and some choose to believe it.
I know they’re wrong, wait and see.

Someday we’ll find it, the rainbow connection.
The lovers, the dreamers and me.
Who said that wishes would be heard and answered when wished on the morningstar?
Someone thought of that and someone believed it.
Look what it’s done so far.
What’s so amazing that keeps us stargazing and what do we think we might see?
Someday 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 calls 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.

Someday we’ll find it, the rainbow connection, the lovers, the dreamers and me.
Someday we’ll find it, the rainbow connection, the lovers, the dreamers and me.

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