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[Feb. 6th, 2005|12:12 pm]
Roy Janik
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Lately, like many people, I've been spending a good deal of time thinking about "The Rainbow Connection", among other things.

When Kermit the Frog croons "Why are there so many songs about rainbows?" what the hell is he talking about? I can only think of four songs about rainbows off the top of my head, and one of them is "The Rainbow Connection".

So, what songs do you know about rainbows?
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[User Picture]From: rainaraina
2005-02-06 06:33 pm (UTC)
12 black rainbows - type o negative!
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[User Picture]From: mynde
2005-02-06 07:38 pm (UTC)
"the world is a rainbow" - it is a song we sing in my class about accepting people of all colors and working together and shit.
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[User Picture]From: timthemagiccow
2005-02-06 07:51 pm (UTC)
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Rolling Stones - She's a Rainbow
Dio - Rainbow in the Dark

Your point is abundantly clear, though; that line has always puzzled me.
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[User Picture]From: nekomouser
2005-02-06 08:03 pm (UTC)
Gone the Rainbow -- Peter, Paul, and Mary
Rainbow Ride -- Charlie Daniels (though I have a hard time picturing Kermit jamming to the Charlie Daniels Band)
She Talks To Rainbows -- The Ramones (See comment above)
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[User Picture]From: tomtomtomtomtom
2005-02-06 08:04 pm (UTC)
Reading Rainbow Theme
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[User Picture]From: vyvyanbasterd
2005-02-07 12:47 am (UTC)
I just did an AllMusic search for rainbow songs and...wow, just wow.

Rainbow City
Rainbow of Fire
Rainbow Bear
Babe Rainbow
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[User Picture]From: fiberboard
2005-02-07 08:06 am (UTC)
As a person whose voice sounds like Kermit, I feel I must comment. Kermit is speaking metaphorically. You leave out too much that follows: "and what's on the other side." "Rainbows are visions, but only illusions, and rainbows have nothing to hide. So we've been told but I don't believe it...," etc. He's a dreamer, and thinks there's a better future, a solution to life's problems, and that we'll find it. Think "Imagine" by John Lennon. There are, in fact, quite a many songs about dreams coming true and not losing hope.

Man, I'm sleepy.
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