I wonder what it felt like to film “Over the Rainbow” all the way back in 1939. I bet you never could have imagined how the whole world would one day know each word. Or maybe you did? Maybe it ran through your mind that this moment in your life would one day captivate millions.
Your world of drug addictions and four broken marriages was nothing like the world you sang about in “Wizard of Oz.” You were once quoted, “Behind every cloud is another cloud.”
I have always felt that your song was a song about longing for heaven, and I hope you are finally resting well somewhere over the rainbow.
Someday I’ll wish upon a star
And wake up where the clouds are far behind me
Where trouble melts like lemon drops
Away above the chimney tops that’s where you’ll find me
This is so beautiful Marie! The mandolin rifs are amazing! Did you write them?
A little movie trivia – the song was initially cut from the Wizard of Oz. See here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Over_the_Rainbow