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Lyrics to Rainbow Connection

Why are there so many songs about rainbows?
And what’s on the other side?
Rainbows are visions but only illusions
And rainbows have nothing to hide
So we’ve been told and some choose to believe it
I know they’re wrong, wait and see

Someday we’ll find it, the rainbow connection
The lovers, the dreamers and me

Who said that every wish would be heard?
And answered when wished on the morning star?
Somebody thought of that and someone believed it
Look what it’s done so far
What’s so amazing that keeps us star gazing?
And what do we think we might see?

Someday we’ll find it, the rainbow connection
The lovers, the dreamers and me

All of us under its spell, I know that they’re probably magic
Have you been half asleep and have you heard voices?
I hear them calling my name
Is this the sweet sound that called the young sailors?
The voice might be one and the same
I’ve heard it too many times to ignore it
There’s something that I’m supposed to be

Someday we’ll find it, the rainbow connection
The lovers, the dreamers and me

 

 

This year’s Seattle Pride Parade will have a unique and special moment just before the parade begins; a call for a moment of silence in remembrance of all those that have lost their lives to gun violence, and immediately followed by a mass singing of the song by Ken Ascher and Paul William’s (and made famous by Kermit the Frog), “Rainbow Connection“.

 

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, the Abbey of St. Joan has partnered with Seattle Pride, The Seattle Men’s Chorus/Seattle Women’s Chorus, and the Rainbow City Marching Band to create this ambitious project.

At exactly 10:55 A.M. on the morning of June 24th, Sisters and singers from the Choruses will be stationed along the parade route, leading the crowd in the moment of silence.

Just after the moment of silence the Rainbow City Marching Band will begin playing Rainbow Connection. The band is formed by members of the LGBTQA community and is led by Timothy V. Norris Jr, Artistic Director, Rainbow City Performing Arts.

After the song is completed the traditional start of the parade will happen; the thunderous roar of the Dykes on Bikes starting their engines, a tradition they have perpetuated in Seattle for decades.

Each of the groups involved are working closely together primarily from a shared vision of creating a truly special moment before the parade starts, and the hope it empowers the LGBTQA community going forward.

 

Please say you participate by going to our Facebook Event Page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/851930124991929/

 

Want to Volunteer?

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence – The Abbey of St. Joan get the honor of carrying the PRIDE Flag once again at this year’s Pride Parade! And we want you to join us! The flag is really big and we need all the folks we can get to help us. All genders, ages, creeds, races, orientations and abilities are welcome! Bring the whole family!

The one catch: there is a dress code. All walkers/volunteers must wear an official SPI-AOSJ T-shirt or tank top to signify you are with our contingent (or at least a black shirt or tank top). Each shirt/tank is $10. That’s our cost, you won’t find one of shirts at that price any where else!

Shirts are available for reservation by contacting Sister Salome Getzhed at salome@theabbey.org.

Safety tips: Wear plenty of sunscreen, bring bottled water, bring a snack and wear sensible shoes!

 

Please signify that you would like to attend on the event page and email volunteers@theabbey.org too so that we can add you to our list of volunteers.

 

 

Below you will find all the past events the Sisters have been involved with during Seattle Pride over the years!