"99 Red Balloons" played on balloons


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Many degrees of awesome!


My faith is restored, ingenuity is not dead!!


Is there an equivalent version of Tim Cavanagh’s parody?
(hopefully not in smell-o-vision)

I couldn’t tell if that was the English or German version?


There’s no mention of “red” balloons in the German version, so I’d be tempted to say English.

Edit to add: Oh yeah. That was totally awesome.


Nicely deducted.

This guy is good! Speaking of languages, I enjoyed his rap in five languages and the ‘genres in alphabetical order’ was fun as well.

well done AND good timing with Obamas announcement of the third Iraq war actually…

the lyrics:
“99 Red Balloons”

You and I in 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 bells, it’s 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
Where 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
Ride super high-tech jet fighters
Everyone’s a super hero
Everyone’s a captain kirk
With orders to identify
To clarify and classify
Scramble in the summer sky
Ninety-nine red balloons go by

As ninety-nine red balloons go by

Ninety-nine dreams I have had
In every one a red balloon
It’s all over and I’m standing 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

Yeah, and ‘Forever Young’ was blatantly about everyone dying in senseless nuclear planetcide, but that doesn’t stop people from going ‘gee, what a happy song and positive youthful message’ and putting it in car commercials. True story.

There’s also a version, “99 Dead Baboons”.

For bonus points, can someone please rendition it using only dead monkeys?

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