19 April 2018

Muppet Show Songs About Being True to and Believing in Yourself


"Wishing Song" from Season 2, Episode 3: Madeline Kahn

Now, I don't have a coat of silk,
But still I have the sky.
Now, I don't have a lady,
But there goes a butterfly.
Now, I don't have a house of stone,
But I can see the sea.
Now, most of all I know that I
Am happy to be me--
I'm happy to be me.

"Bein' Green" from Season 1, Episode 12: Peter Ustinov

It's not easy bein' green--
Seems you blend in with so many other ordinary things.
And people tend to pass you over
'Cause you're not standing out like flashy sparkles on the water,
Or stars in the sky.

But green's the color of spring.
And green can be cool, and friendly-like.
And green can be big, like a mountain,
Or important, like a river,
Or tall like a tree.

When green is all there is to be,
It could make you wonder why--
But why wonder,
Why wonder?
I'm green,
And it'll do fine.
It's beautiful,
And I think it's what I wanna be.

"Just One Person" from Season 2, Episode 12: Bernadette Peters

If just one person believes in you,
Deep enough, and strong enough, believes in you,
Hard enough, and long enough, before you knew it
Someone else would think, "If he can do it, I can do it."

Making it two whole people who believe in you,
Deep enough, and strong enough, believe in you,
Hard enough, and long enough, there's bound to be some
Other person who believes in making it a threesome--making it three
People you can say believe in me.

And if three whole people, why not four?
And if four whole people, why not more,
And more, and more?

And when all those people believe in you,
Deep enough, and strong enough, believe in you,
Hard enough, and long enough, it stands to reason
You yourself will start to see what everybody sees in you--
And maybe even you
(Maybe even you)
Can believe in you, too.

2 comments:

  1. Aw, those are some of the best Muppet songs of all time. Gonzo's "Wishing Song" is a particular favorite of mine. Have you ever seen the Polaroid commercial where Gonzo sings a sad little song about how nobody wants a picture of him? Don't worry, it has a happy ending! Here's the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3w6lLEXQTs8

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    1. Poor Gonzo! But Kermit and Fozzie said such nice things in the end, which was so sweet. Is it weird this Polaroid commercial with Muppets made me kind of emotional? But then, Gonzo and his sad little songs will always get me! (I almost put "Smile" sung to Gonzo by Lola Falana in this post too, but the message didn't quite fit--maybe I'll do another post with just sweet Gonzo songs!)

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