Shades of Green
The most famous puppet of all time, Kermit the frog (from Sesame Street and The Muppets fame), must have been deep in thought when he came up with his song, It’s Not Easy Being Green.
Kermit begins with a lament that there’s nothing really special about being green. It’s just an ordinary color – the color of leaves. In fact, green is so ordinary, people often don’t even notice it.
It’s not that easy being green;
Having to spend each day the color of the leaves.
When I think it could be nicer being red, or yellow or gold…
or something much more colorful like that.
It’s not easy being green.
It seems you blend in with so many other ord’nary things.
And people tend to pass you over ’cause you’re
not standing out like flashy sparkles in the water
or stars in the sky.
It’s not all lamentations, though! Kermit’s song takes a turn as he remembers all the great things about green. It’s the color of spring, it’s a cool and friendly color, it’s big like the ocean, important like a mountain, and tall like a tree. Green is a beautiful color!
But green’s 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.
No, it’s not easy being green. But…boy, is it ever worth the trouble!
going groen, verde, vert, grönt, grün, cæruleus, grønn, glas…green,