Song Lyric Sunday: 99 Red Balloons – Nena

Originally a German song that has been sung in English. Years later, some songs are just so apt for the times we live in as well.

Singer: Nena
Lyrics: genius.com
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
’till 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
99 red balloons go by

99 red balloons, floating in the summer sky
Panic bells, it’s red alert
There’s something here from somewhere else
The war machine, it springs to life
Opens up one eager eye
Focusing it on the sky
As 99 red balloons go by

99 Decision Street, 99 ministers meet
To worry, worry, super-scurry
Call out the troops now in a hurry
This is what we’ve waited for
This is it, boys, this is war
The president is on the line
As 99 red balloons go by

99 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
99 red balloons go by

99 dreams I have had
In every one a red balloon
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

For Song Lyric Sunday

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4 Responses to Song Lyric Sunday: 99 Red Balloons – Nena

  1. I’ve heard this song many times but I didn’t realize how powerful the lyrics were. Thanks for sharing! 👍🏻😊

  2. LindaGHill says:

    I know the song well, but it makes all the difference to see the lyrics written out. Thanks for this. 🙂 Great song.

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