Adam Blatner

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Inspirational Song Snippets:

Originally posted on November 15, 2017

I have been inspired and sustained by a number of songs, idealistic songs, such as these:

You who have dreams, if you act, they will come true!
To turn your dreams to a fact: It’s up to you!
     — song, Stout-Hearted Men, from 1930s’s movie, “New Moon”—Sigmund Romberg

From the 1939 song sang by (then) teen star Judy Garland, sung early on in the Wizard of Oz, the song “Over the Rainbow,” 
“If little bluebirds all can fly beyond the rainbow, why, oh why can’t I ??”

From the song, “Climb Every Mountain,” from the Broadway Play (and later, Movie), “The Sound of Music”:
   Climb every mountain, ford every stream; follow every rainbow, ‘til you find you dream!

From song from Rogers & Hammerstein II, song, Happy Talk, from their musical, South Pacific:
  “You’ve got to have a dream!  I you don’t have a dream, how you gonna have a dream come true?”

From the song, “Young at Heart,” made famous in the 1950s by Frank  Sinatra:
“Fairy tales can come true, it can happen to you, if you’re young at heart.”

From “The Muppet Movie,” in 1981, from the song, “The Rainbow Connection,” for the reprise at the end of the movie:
   “…what is it you’d like to do?
All of us watching and hoping you’ll find it—(We know that you’re watching, too!”)
Some day we’ll find it, the Rainbow Connection…
(All kinds of mayhem as the scenery collapses)
   Life’s like a movie, write your own ending, keep believing, keep pretending,
    We’ve done just what we set out to do, just like
      The lovers, the dreamers, and  you!”


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