Rainbow Connection (Kermit the Frog)

I do love me some Muppets. Of all of the Muppet performances that I have cherished over the years, this song is still capable of making me melt into a puddle of awww. Recently discovered a cover by the talented Jason Mraz, but honestly…who can truly compare to the original performance by Jim Henson as Kermit the Frog? No one, I say.

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.

If It Kills Me (Jason Mraz)

These days, I seem to get all my new music from So You Think You Can Dance. It’s a step up from liking a song because it was attached to a cool music video – if the choreography was killer and the dancers nailed it, chances are that I’m also running to iTunes to snap up a copy of the piece they danced it to.

This song caught my attention through this exact process. The funny thing is that as a fan of Jason Mraz, I’ve listened to this song hundreds of times on my iPod without paying it any real attention before. Guess it took the interpretation of Travis Wall and tonight’s amazing performance by Jason and Jeanine for this piece to finally sink in.

And as to be expected of Mraz’ music, getting familiar with the lyrics only makes it better.

If It Kills Me

Hello, tell me you know
Yeah, you figured me out
Something gave it away
It would be such a beautiful moment
To see the look on your face
To know that I know that you know now

And baby that’s a case of my wishful thinking
You know nothing

Well you and I
Why, we go carrying on for hours on end
We get along much better
Than you and your boyfriend

Well all I really wanna do is to love you
A kind much closer than friends use
But I still can’t say it after all we’ve been through
And all I really want from you is to feel me
As the feeling inside keeps building
And I will find a way to you if it kills me
If it kills me

How long, can I go on like this
Wishing to kiss you
Before I rightly explode?
Well this double life I lead isn’t healthy for me
In fact it makes me nervous
If I get caught I could be risking it all

Cause maybe there’s a lot that I’ll miss
In case I’m wrong

All I really wanna do is to love you
A kind much closer than friends use
But I still can’t say it after all we’ve been through
And all I really want from you is to feel me
As the feeling inside keeps building
And I will find a way to you if it kills me
If it kills me
If it kills me

If I should be so bold
I’d ask you to hold my heart in your hand
I’d tell you from the start how I’ve longed to be your man
But I never said I would
I guess I’m gonna miss my chance again

Well all I really wanna do is to love you
A kind much closer than friends use
I still can’t say it after all we’ve been through
And all I really want from you is to feel me
As the feeling inside keeps building
And I will find a way to you if it kills me
If it kills meĀ 
If it kills me

Oh, I think it might kill me

And all I really wanna do is to feel you
Yeah the feeling inside keeps building
I’ll find a way to you if it kills me
If it kills me
It might kill me