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What Fraggle songs really touch you?

Discussion in 'Fraggle Rock' started by PanthraDion, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. PanthraDion Well-Known Member

    Now I know, there are other threads that are about Fraggle Rock songs, but this one is different. This thread is dedicated to talking about which of the songs in Fraggle Rock really touch you in ways that you may not know, but if you have any ideas on why the song may touch you the way it does, please say what it is. To start, a song that really touches me is the Friendship Song. There is something magical in that song for me, with Red and Boober trapped under a big pile of rocks with their only hope of escape resting on the shoulders of Gobo, Wembley, Mokey, and the rescue party. I think that this song, and in reality the entire episode, touches me the way that it does is because I only have four very close friends. I have a rather quiet personality (so I don't really talk a lot in public), I am very trustworthy, and I love to read books and talk about Muppets, Fraggles, Disney, and Star Trek mainly, and I watch none of the currently popular shows. As a result, only those people who are older that me and my friends actually know what I am talking about when I start talking about Muppets, Fraggles, or Star Trek. Also, for a long time, I had no friends at all, so my four friends that I do have are very special to me. What is even nicer is that we are all friends with each other, like the Fraggle 5, and I believe that I can trust them with my life, and I hope that they can feel the same way about me. (Also, if you count up all my friends, totaling four, and include myself, there are five of us, just like the Fraggle 5. Is that a coincidence? Possibly.:excited: )
  2. heralde Well-Known Member

    Well I rediscovered the Fraggles during a very stressful time in my life and many of the songs became a source of comfort for me. I remember being very inspired by "Catch a Tail by the Tiger" (and marveled at how they managed to use the word "capitulate" on a kid's show, lol).

    I used "Now You See Me (Now You Don't)" as a reminder that things aren't always as bad as we perceive them to be.

    Also, "We're Part of Each Other" (from "River of Life") because I first heard it during a misunderstanding with a friend and it helped me move past it and try to straighten things out. :)

    And I think also "Sail Away With You." They probably didn't intend this at the time but having the Fraggles technically sing that to Junior really works. Junior's songs were often about how lonely he was and now here in this song Mokey is singing about the "Cold moon, lonely as can be...don't you sometimes feel like me, wish the friends you dream about were true?"
  3. charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    I really find the song Brave Alone very touching, because Wembley's fear at being alone yet attempts to be brave is something that I can definitely relate to. Sometimes you have to face your fears by yourself as hard as that may be.
  4. heralde Well-Known Member

    Wow it's eerie how similar that was to my childhood (including the Star Trek part, lol). Well I was once taught in Religion class that if you only had one close friend, that was enough. It's a lot better than having 10 friends in a petty, underhanded clique. ;)
  5. PanthraDion Well-Known Member

    I have been told that I am lucky to be able to count my friends that I have on one hand.
  6. charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    Quality over quantity is the best approach when it comes to friends, look at the Fraggle Five.
  7. heralde Well-Known Member

    Exactly, you don't see any of them with a billion different friends.
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  8. PanthraDion Well-Known Member

    Yes, it is best to have a few best friends that you know you can really trust.
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  9. Dominicboo1 Well-Known Member

    How is it NO ONE metioned the Friendship Song? That's the most touching of all the songs! IMO.
  10. heralde Well-Known Member

    The original poster did. ;)
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  11. Dominicboo1 Well-Known Member

    Oh thank you.
  12. Borples Active Member

    The first one that comes to mind is "Let Me Be Your Song." It makes my feet itch (um, not literally). It makes me want to wander. It makes me want to be able to sing (can't). I guess it makes me want to be a minstrel. And I want that magic pipe, too!
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  13. heralde Well-Known Member

    Whenever I hear that song I'm taken back to the first time I heard it, which was actually on The World of Jim Henson documentary. It just doesn't get more atmospheric than that song. :jim:
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  14. bandit Well-Known Member

    I've mentioned this one before but, I really like "The Wind and the Pond and the Moon and Me."
    Even though we all know it was going to turn out alright, the idea that here's Red with this living thing that has been the bane of her existence....about to become NONexistant....And there comes this moment where things look their bleakest and she pulls this Pieta' inspired pose here and starts to softly sing ...of all things a lullaby while the danger is fast creeping in....is just kind of bittersweet. You could really kind of go all out and start talking metaphor here....for life and death and peace and yadda yadda but the fact remains, it's a scene that always gets me.

    There are dozens more, naturally. Recently watching Fraggle Wars, I remembered another favorite.
    Mokey has a tendency to sing sweet songs. "Sunlight and Shadow" very pretty and not oddly profound coming from Mokey's lips....err..snout?....Voice.
    "Sail Away" is another truly amazing piece of music from Fraggle Rock. It's sweet and touching but always there is something sad underlying these songs.
    Wembley has his share of these too, though. "(Sleep by the) Light of the Moon" has always been one of my favorites and I think because it struck me as odd coming from him back then. Sentimental and sweet.

    Those are just a few that I could think of off the top of my head.
  15. bandit Well-Known Member

    Oh! And "Lonely." I love how honest it is in its simplicity and directness. It's truly Red.
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  16. mostlikemokey Active Member

    Sister and Brother tugs at my heartstrings, as well as The Friendship Song and Sunlight and Shadow.
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  17. Vincent Liu Well-Known Member

    We Are The Children Of Tomorrow. Just love the lyrics
  18. bandit Well-Known Member

    Oddly enough, it was never one of my favorites. I don't know why. Maybe because the parallels to 'We are the World' were too strong and I never liked that song. Even so, it's one of the best loved songs, it seems.
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  19. Tom Fraggle Active Member

    Touching Fraggle songs for me, from what I can recall at this time...

    Bring Back The Wonder - How I feel like this at times.
    Brave Alone - Sometimes, facing life, I must be brave alone.
    I'm Never Alone - I tend to be like Boober, sort of, and this tune for some reason...
    Once Upon A Time I Knew My Name - Sometimes I wonder myself.
    Sail Away With You - I can close my eyes and sway as Mokey, Gobo, Wembley do.

    As I get time, I'll read through all the forum posts and find the forum where I can list all my favorite Fraggle tunes as well.
  20. muppetfan24/7 Well-Known Member

    Those are really great songs you chose. I do have Sail Away song since it is kind of like a lullaby, but I like that song too myself.
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