Bein’ Green

It’s not easy bein’ green


Having to spend each day the color of the leaves
When I think it could be nicer bein’ red or yellow or gold
Or something much more colorful like that



It’s not easy bein’ green
It 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 is the color of spring
And green can be cool and friendly like
And green can be big like an ocean
Or important like a mountain 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 am green and it’ll do fine, it’s beautiful
And I think it’s what I want to be

It’s not easy bein’ green…

Van Morrison did a version (and of course, Kermit the Frog)  Actually written by Joseph Guilherme Raposo, (February 8, 1937 – February 5, 1989) who was a Portuguese-American composer, songwriter, pianist, television writer and lyricist, best known for his work on the children’s television series Sesame Street, for which he wrote the theme song, as well as classic songs such as “Bein’ Green” . – Hah, who knew!

2 thoughts on “Bein’ Green

  1. I hope you have Van’s tunes flowing in the car, in headphones, in pubs, on tiny country-inn alarm clock radios…he’s surely in the heart, carved into hillsides, whispering over the streams, always seeping from cloud to fog to soil to soul. Keep the photos and words coming!


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