Over the Rainbow
Frank Sinatra Lyrics


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Somewhere over the rainbow, way up high
There's a land that I've 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,
High 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 bluebirds fly beyond the rainbow
Why, oh why can't I?

Somewhere over the rainbow, way up high
There's a land that I've 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,
High 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 bluebirds fly beyond the rainbow
Why, oh why can't I?

Overall Meaning

The song "Over the Rainbow" has become one of the most iconic songs of all time, thanks in no small part to the rich and stirring voice of Frank Sinatra. Many people have interpreted this song in a variety of ways, but at its heart, the song is about hope and the power of imagination to transport us to a better place. The first verse speaks of a distant land that the singer has heard of once in a lullaby. The second verse speaks of wishing upon a star and waking up where the clouds are far behind. In both verses, the singer is yearning to escape from the troubles of reality and find a better place, a place where dreams really come true.


Line by Line Meaning

Somewhere over the rainbow, way up high
There is a place beyond what we can see, it is up in the sky.


There's a land that I've heard of once in a lullaby.
A land of possibility that he was told of as a child.


Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue
In this magical land, the sky is always blue.


And the dreams that you dare to dream,
The things that you hope for and aspire to,


Really do come true.
Can actually become a reality.


Someday I'll wish upon a star
One day he will make a wish while looking up at the sky.


And wake up where the clouds are far behind me.
He will wake up in a place where there are no obstacles.


Where troubles melt like lemon drops,
A place where all of his worries will seem insignificant.


High above the chimney tops,
This place is high up in the sky, above the buildings and structures on earth.


That's where you'll find me.
Where he will be living his dream life.


Somewhere over the rainbow, blue birds fly
In this magical place, blue birds fly in the sky.


Birds fly over the rainbow
Birds can pass beyond the limits of our reality.


Why then, oh why can't I?
He wonders why he cannot also reach beyond reality and into the realm of possibility.


If happy little bluebirds fly beyond the rainbow
Even the birds can find happiness and freedom in the magical place beyond.


Why, oh why can't I?
He desires to also find happiness and freedom in this magical land beyond what is real.




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Written by: Yip Harburg, Harold Arlen

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@alexschmalex-grafikdesigne4506

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?



All comments from YouTube:

@deewalker9963

''Our song'' for my late husband and i, the most beautiful song in the world. R.I.P. my love xx

@nikobellic4100

REST IN PARADISE

@claudialeonardo2579

From Brazil!i agree with you...

@VisionTheLyricalOne

God bless you and your husband as for that person saying horrible things to you. He/she has no class. Never mind them. God bless you and your husband and rest in piece to him. I hope he is happy wherever he is waiting for you. God is Love🙏❤️❤️❤️

@bluriscute

Rest in peace, you’ll be together in heaven again one day.

@olesyakardymon2578

Where are you now

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@century123ful

I am so thankful that twice in my life I was able to see Frank Sinatra perform live. There have been some good singers who have come along but none have had that special magic that could ever match Sinatra. His name is synonymous with musical perfection. RIP Frank. I'll always love you.

@tp360

+century123ful   you are so lucky to have seen frank !!!!!

@charleskilleen1673

+tp360 I've known a number of people over the years who didn't like Sinatra for one reason or another.
Until they saw him in person. All were converted.

@Jxrd99

+century123ful Lucky.. I wish I got to see him ;-;

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