Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicMusicOther - Music · 1 decade ago

What does the song "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole mean & what's the theme of the song?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    This beautiful song is one of my faves...

    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?

    If happy little bluebirds fly

    Beyond the rainbow

    Why, oh why can't I?

    This song is basically about dreams and wanting to find more to life, a happier place. The song is often sung dreamily, as Catharine McPhee beautifully executed it on American Idol, also by Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz (Judy Garland) The message you get from it is that you should follow your dreams and that anything can be possible if you dream big.

  • chou
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Somewhere Over The Rainbow Meaning

  • 6 years ago

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  • 5 years ago

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    It's not Hawaiin (unless you mean pidgen) He says " OK this one's for Gabby." according to several lyrics websites. below is a link to a very nice "Braduh Iz" tribute site with lots of Hawaiian lyrics & their translation.

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  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    sadly, while I love this song and the guy IZ,.. and the whole thing,... he has the words ll messed up,... the words tell a story the right way,... it's a jumbled mess the way he sings it here,.. no real biggie cept people are singin it the way he does, I sing it right, but no where near as beauitful as he does it,.. may he rest in peace,...!!! ...!!!

  • 1 decade ago

    Rent the Wizard of Oz and you should figure it out pretty quick

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