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"Pollyanna" is the name of a reoccurring song in the Mother series. While titled differently, it appears in every game. The name of the song comes from a classic children's novel of the same name by Eleanor H. Porter. Pollyanna was also remastered with lyrics by Linda Hennrick and released in the official Mother soundtrack. It is sung by Catherine Warwick.

Appearances[]

EarthBound Beginnings[]

In EarthBound Beginnings, it is titled "Pollyanna (I Believe In You)", and it plays when Ninten is the only party member, being the primary overworld theme. A slowed down version is also played when Teddy is laying wounded on the bed of the healer's house near Mt. Itoi.

EarthBound[]

In EarthBound, a few of the game's themes are full arrangements or include parts of the theme, including Home Sweet Home and the little jingle that plays in the sunrise cutscene after leaving Pokey's house in the start of the game.

Mother 3[]

In Mother 3, it is titled "A Certain Someone's Memories" and it plays in The Hall of Memories.

Super Smash Bros. series[]

In Super Smash Bros. Melee/Brawl/Wii U/Ultimate, it plays as an alternate track on the Onett stage, called "Mother 2", titled as to imply it is Earthbound/Mother 2's main theme. Later renamed to "Pollyanna (I Believe In You)" in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

Lyrics[]

01_-_Catherine_Warwick_-_Pollyanna_(I_Believe_in_You)

01 - Catherine Warwick - Pollyanna (I Believe in You)

I believe the morning sun
Always gonna shine again and
I believe a pot of gold
Waits at every rainbow's end
I believe in roses kissed with dew
Why shouldn't I believe the same in you?

I believe in make believe
Fairy tales and lucky charms and
I believe in promises
Spoken as you cross your heart
I believe in skies forever blue
Why shouldn't I believe the same in you?

You may say I'm a fool
Feelin' the way that I do
You can call me Pollyanna
Say I'm crazy as a loon
I believe in silver linings
And that's why I believe in you

I believe there'll come a day
Maybe it will be tomorrow
When the blue bird flies away
All we have to do is follow
I believe a dream can still come true
Why shouldn't I believe the same in you?

You may say I'm a fool
Feelin' the way that I do
I believe in friends and laughter
And the wonders love can do
I believe in songs and magic
And that's why I believe in you!

You may say I'm a fool
Feelin' this way about you
There's not much I can do
I'm gonna be this way my life through
'Cause I still believe in miracles
I swear I've seen a few
And the time will surely come
When you can see my point of view
I believe in second chances
And that's why I believe in you

Trivia[]

  • Some Japanese karaoke companies have registered this song.
  • The song is written in D Major key.
  • In 2011, the composer of the song, Keiichi Suzuki, reseased an album with many rare tracks, demos and live tracks of his work, including an demo of Pollyiana, but with different lyrics.[1]

References[]

  1. THE LOST SUZUKI TAPES Vol. 2 (Music Album By Keiichi Suzuki) - Youtube
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