We all know the Wizard of Oz. We all love the Wizard of Oz. We all love the song “Somewhere over the Rainbow”. I would argue that because of this song, everybody loves the Wizard of Oz. It expresses all of our hopes and dreams, sung by the young Judy Garland with the most angelic voice. Because the naive girl from Kansas not only survives, but also saves the wonderful Land of Oz just by holding on to her good old American beliefs.
Now, I know some People may hate me for this, but I friggin HATE Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwo’ole’s cover of “somewhere over the rainbow”. Sure, the guy has an appealing voice, but it just doesn’t sound right to my ears. Well, I would say “my soul”, because it pretty much expresses what I mean, but I have issues with the term “Soul”. I don’t believe in a mystical entity that continues to exist after my lights go out, but I have used the term “Soul” before as the equivalent of the cornerstone of my psyche, that is my being, undiscontinued throughout my entire life. I digress.
Yes, it pains my Soul to hear “Somewhere over the Rainbow” sung in any way different from what I know from Judy Garland, as Dorothy Gale, in the Wizard of Oz.
Why is this the subject of my earworm prompt post?
Because it is on EVERY F***ING RADIO STATION EVERY HOUR and ALL WE DO AT WORK IS LISTEN TO THE RADIO