Thursday, March 24, 2011

Lyrics to "99 Red Balloons" by Nena

Written by:  Kevin Mcalea (English lyrics), Carlo Karges, Joer Fahrenkrog-Petersen
Performed by:  Nena

You and I, and a little toy shop
Buy a bag of balloons with the money we've got.
Set them free at the break of dawn
'Til one by one, they were gone.

Back at base, bugs in the software
Flash the message, "Something's out there".
Floating in the summer sky
Ninety-nine red balloons go by.

Ninety-nine red balloons
Floating in the summer sky.
Panic, Lads, it's a red alert.
There's something here from somewhere else.

The war machine springs to life,
Opens up one eager eye.
Focusing it on the sky,
Ninety-nine red balloons go by.

Ninety-nine Decision Street
Ninety-nine ministers meet.
To worry, worry, super-scurry
Call the troops out in a hurry.

This is what we've waited for,
This is it boys, this is war.
The President is on the line
as ninety-nine red balloons go by.

Ninety-nine knights of the air
Riding super high-tech jet fighters.
Everyone's a super hero,
Everyone's a Captain Kirk.

With orders to identify, to clarify and classify,
Scrambling in the summer sky
As ninety-nine red balloons go by.
Ninety-nine red balloons go by.

Ninety-nine dreams I have had,
Every one a red balloon.
Now it's all over and I'm standin' pretty
In this dust that was a city.

If I could find a souvenir
Just to prove the world was here.
And here is a red balloon
I think of you and let it go.

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