It was rainy day in Colorado. Just about this time of year, it was a cool mid-spring rain. But then the sun came out. And you should’ve seen the vivid full spectrum rainbow that popped out. That happens a lot in Colorado.
What colors are in a full spectrum rainbow?
Violet. Indigo. Blue. Green. Yellow. Orange. Red. And the seven colors are typically listed from the shortest wavelength the human eye can see to the highest. That’s from around 400 nm to 700 nm.
And something I love and find interesting is how the number “Seven” comes up so often in the world. Seven colors in a rainbow. Seven steps, or notes, in a musical scale. And, of course, seven days in a week. My guess is (and it’s not really a guess) seven is an important number in the Designer’s mind.
Yeah, that’s the kind of thoughts that run through my mind as I check out the beauty in nature. And it was that sort of thinking that inspired me, that rainy day, to write a song with a double entendre. Here are the lyrics.
Why does everybody worry?
Spend so much time fretting and fussing
And you’re bound to end up grey.
Why is everybody faithless?
Detour yourself into the night
And you can’t enjoy the day.
Where is everybody going?
We’re escalating and elevating
And still no ground is gained.
Where can people find an answer?
They put away for a rainy day,
But it already rained.
Don’t you see? We’re living in Rainbow City.
Don’t you know? We own that pot of gold.
Can’t you tell? We’re livin’ in Rainbow City.
Can’t you feel, and come in from the cold?
How can anybody profit?
Give of your hand and not your heart
And no one’s world can change.
When will anybody listen?
When all the deer and the antelope
Lose their home out on the range?
Why does everybody forget?
Their little brick and glass domain
Can’t shield them from the fire.
I wish that we could all be happy.
I know we should and maybe we could
Put our faith a whole lot higher
I know it’s cold out there…I’ve been to that empty place,
But you can be warm inside…the Light can shine on your face.
© 1990 Tony Funderburk
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