Saturday, March 14, 2015

Music: 99 Red Balloons (Video)

This week's LSS is from Coca Cola's commercial.


This song is one of Duz' favorites. I first heard of it because of him. When we were in our early days as a couple, we always played this song.

Duz used to play car racing with his playstation and this is the song you'll hear when you are in the momentum and about to win.

Now, that I hear this song often whenever I watch the TV, I feel nostalgic.

"99 Luftballons" (German Neunundneunzig Luftballons, "99 air balloons") is an anti-war protest song by the German band Nena from their 1983 self-titled album. An English version titled "99 Red Balloons", written by Kevin McAlea, was also released after widespread success of the original in Europe and Japan. The English version is not a direct translation of the German and contains a somewhat different set of lyrics. via



Here's 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

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2 comments:

  1. How come I've never heard of this song?The story behind it is really interesting.

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    1. Hi Gladys. Old song na 'to. 1983 pa. Yes, the story behind it is very interesting.

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