Wednesday, June 1, 2011


...of childhood and of dreams

Sesame Sings The Rainbow Connection
I still vividly remember how it looked: it's all shiny-black with a small colorful sticker of a label/brand on it. It's the only "expensive" thing my mother can afford then. People from the province call it multiplex, some cassette player, others, simply, radio.  For me, it was the most beautiful thing. It was portable so I bring it everywhere with me. Plug it in the nearest outlet. Or have it powered on with eight double A batteries. My nanay bought me cassette tapes of children's songs which up to now I still sing. In the shower. It nurtured my love of anything that has to do with being a child. It nurtured my love of melody. Of music. Even if music did not love me back - the frustrations of a Celine Dion-wannabe. Gusto ko bumibirit!=p 

Here is one of my favorites performed by Kermit the Frog in The Muppet Movie:

The Rainbow Connection

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 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?
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.
La, la la, La, la la la, La Laa, la la, La, La la laaaaaaa

Let us not forget.

1 comment:

  1. Awwww.. Ang sweet.. Hugs! :) haha, you like Kermit!
    Kermit's voice is weird though, but still, lovable. :)

    Multiplex? Parang radio sa cockpit? Sorry! :D