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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
Blue birds fly
Birds fly over the rainbow
Why then oh why can't I?

If happy little blue birds fly beyond the rainbow
Why oh why can't I?



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    daddysfavgirlNov 29, 2009 at 8:17 pm
    the meaning of this song explains what Judy Garland's life really was. She had many troubles and all she wanted to do was fly away from them. she had a wonderful voice and put all the effort she could in her movies and songs. She was a true beauty and should be reconized for all she did plus what she went through. My heart cries out for Judy Garland!
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    ihearthisNov 25, 2009 at 9:00 pm
    someday ill wish upon a star... is hope
    why can't i... is defeat
    this is a truly beautiful yet simple song. most anyone would have a connection with the lyrics, and for judy garland's rendition, no one else could possibly come close. though it was dorothy's character singing, it was judy garland's own hope and hopelessness in fairytails heartfelt words. i feel sadness and sparks of sunshine each time i hear it, i smile and cry. hopefully she's where those happy little bluebirds fly.
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    SidneyOct 11, 2008 at 4:40 pm
    this song is a beautiful song i love the wizard of oz its one of the best movies i ever saw
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    UnregisteredFeb 12, 2014 at 2:55 pm
    I feel like Judy garland had so much soul in this song. She is a true inspiration of the arts. I have to say this is not the easiest to perform because instantly I'm compared to her. I know I'm not Judy garland but if ever I could be I would want to be! In plain this song is a comforting yet truth revealing song. We can all dream of escaping reality but few of us follow our dreams and follow the blue birds. Don't let the world keep you down. Follow your heart not others words.
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    UnregisteredMar 1, 2014 at 5:20 pm
    This is a really good song by Judy Garland (as Dorthy) about finding what is the true meaning of life, and she wants to find a "land" where she can be free, and It's. Well. Beyond the rainbow. She had a ton of soul in this song and I usually sing it a lot when I am sad (even though I am a terrible singer). I bet a lot of people sing this when they are sad as well as I do. I especially love these following lines. This was an inspiring song and I hope you think so as well.

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