Somewhere Over the Rainbow

when all the world’s a hopeless jumble
and the raindrops tumble all around
heaven opens a magic lane
when all the clouds darken up the sky way
there’s a rainbow highway to be found
leading from your window pane
to a place behind the sun
just a step beyond the rain
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
some day I’ll wish upon a star
and wake up where the clouds are far beyond 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?

(lyrics by E.H. Harburg and music by Harold Arlen)