Somewhere Over The Rainbow

"Somewhere Over The Rainbow" is a cover of the song written by Harold Arlen with lyrics by E.Y. Harburg and sung by Judy Garland in the 1939 film, The Wizard Of Oz. The Lips have also covered "If I Only Had A Brain" from the film.


Flaming Lips Version
Somewhere, over the rainbow, way up high
There's a land that I 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
Someday I'll wish upon a star and wake up
Where the clouds are far behind 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, oh why can't I

If happy little bluebirds fly above the rainbow
Why, oh, why can't I


Discography Appearances



TV Shows

Austin City Limits - 2004 (Live Performance)


Live

"Somewhere Over The Rainbow" was regularly played during The Soft Bulletin era in both concert and radio performances. Since then, it has been reprised on two special occasions. At Bonnaroo 2003, the Lips' encore celebrated the link between Pink Floyd's Dark Side Of The Moon and The Wizard Of Oz, pairing "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" with "Breathe" and "Us And Them." On their 2004 appearance on Austin City Limits, the Lips played "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" with Steven's father, Vernon Drozd, on saxophone.

 

Live Performances

08/02/1999 Santa Monica CA USA KCRW Studios Morning Becomes Eclectic
The Brain has documented 26 Performances
The Brain has documented 10 Live Downloads available
06/24/2011 Atlantic City NJ USA Bader Field Dave Matthews Band Caravan  
06/15/2011 Hollywood CA USA Hollywood Forever Cemetery Download Available
09/13/2009 Monticello NY USA Kutsher's Country Club All Tomorrow's Parties New York Download Available
09/21/2004 Austin TX USA KLRU Studio Austin City Limits Download Available
06/15/2003 Manchester TN USA Great Stage Park Bonnaroo Download Available
11/05/2000 Leeds England Metropolitan University  
05/12/2000 London England Royal Festival Hall City Slang Night  
04/26/2000 Chicago IL USA Metro Download Available
04/24/2000 Madison WI USA Barrymore Theatre  
04/23/2000 Bloomington IN USA Buskirk-Chumley Theatre Download Available

 


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