Little Things

Composer and Lyricist Joe Raposo
Year Written 1972
About Little Things
“Little Things” was written by Joe Raposo for Sesame Street. Raposo, originally from Boston, came to New York and working as an accompanist and musical director for various Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. He first worked with Jim Henson in 1969 for a television special Hey Cinderella! Henson then asked Raposo to join him to work on Sesame Street. Although he left the show in 1974, he remained close to The Muppets and worked on several of their films.


I believe in little things
That you can hardly see
Like honeycomb and spider webs
And starfish in the sea

I believe in little things
Like icy drops of rain
That melt into the morning mist
When winds are warm again

I believe in little things
Like colors in the sky
And noticing the waves roll in
And how the flowers die

Knowing they’ll come back again
Whenever it’s July

I believe in little things
Like you and me
And just how big
Little things can be

Session / Album Information


“Little Things” was recorded in June 1998 and released that same year on the album The Playground. This song is a duet with Tony Bennett and Elmo.

Little Things

Listen to Little Things on Spotify. Tony Bennett, Elmo · Song · 1998.

This recording released on:

  • 1998: Columbia CD: CK 69380 —The Playground
  • 2011: Disc #64 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK62) The Playground

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