Mister Rogers remixed ‘Sing Together’ lyrics offer gentle wisdom

One of Mister Rogers’ nuggets of wisdom went viral after the Boston Marathon bombings, and since then I’ve noticed a resurgence of his work. I grew up on PBS programming and joke that Sesame Street taught me English since Vietnamese was my first language. I watched Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood when there wasn’t anything else on TV, but now as an adult I can fully appreciate the soft-spoken man’s gentle wisdom.

I love that we are revisiting an old friend’s advice and making it relevant to a new audience. Thanks Internet once again for connecting us in a positive way. Here’s a new remix by PBS Digital Studios of Mister Rogers “Sing Together”. I bolded my favorite lyrics below.

Mister Rogers Remixed (B-Side) | Sing Together

Hi neighbor. I’m glad we are together again.
I’ve been thinking about music. Uh huh.
I guess you know that know that I really love music.
It’s been very very important to me since I was very little.

We can sing together
We can sing together
We can sing together

I just felt like dancing
as I was sitting in my seat there
I just felt like dancing
felt like dancing
felt like dancing
We can sing together

I just felt like dancin’
as I was sitting in my seat there
I just felt like dancin’
felt like dancin’
felt like dancin’
We can sing together

Ah-ha-ha-ha-ha
La la la la la la
Ah-ha-ha-ha-ha
La la la la la la

Did you talk to people you love last night?
Did you talk to people you love last night?
About things that you wonder about?

About things that you wonder about?

It’s so important to find out what we feel good about doing.
It’s so important to feel good.
There’s so much in this world we can learn.
No matter how young or how old we are.

We can sing together
No matter how young or old how we are.

I just felt like dancin’
as I was sitting in my seat there
I just felt like dancin’
Dancin’, dancin’, dancin’

The truth is inside of us.
And it’s wonderful when we have the courage to tell it.

Are you discovering the truth about you?
Truth about you?
Truth about you?

That’s what we do when as we keep on growing in life.
That’s what we do
Are you discovering the truth about you?
That’s what we do
I’m still discovering the truth about me.

When people are honest with each other,
there are able to do all kinds of fine things.
Fine things.

There’s so much in this world we can learn
No matter how young or how old we are.
We can sing together.

Ah-ha-ha-ha-ha

It’s so important to find out what we feel good about doing.
It’s so important to feel good

There’s so much in this world we can learn
No matter how young or old we are
We can sing together.

There’s so much in this world we can learn
No matter how young or old we are
We can sing together.

After you’ve heard someone play beautiful music,
sometimes you just like to have a quiet time to think about it.
Let’s just sit and think about what we’ve heard

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with love,
mai

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