Wednesday’s Lyrics – 99 Red Balloons by Nena

This song has no other significance than I was driving home and it came on the radio. It’s a blast from the past and it brought back a rather horrific memory that I shall not go into, but watch the video and see if you can spot it and why you might gouge your eyes out with a spoon or have one of memory eraser thingy’s from the Men in Black.

99 Red Balloons by Nena

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
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 Kriegsminister
Streichholz und Benzinkanister
Hielten sich für schlaue Leute
Witterten schon fette Beute
Riefen: Krieg und wollten Macht
Mann, wer haette das gedacht
Dass es einmal soweit kommt
Wegen 99 Luftballons

99 dreams I have had
In every one a red balloon
It’s all over and I’m standin’ pretty
In the dust that was a city
If I could find a souvenir
Just to prove the world was here…
And here it is, a red balloon
I think of you and let it go.

For the children, everywhere.

3 thoughts on “Wednesday’s Lyrics – 99 Red Balloons by Nena

  1. Elvira December 17, 2015 / 8:07 am

    Yes! I remember that one too, but in German. I think it’s about the only German song I know! Ooooh, I’m going down memory lane now 😀


  2. Christina December 16, 2015 / 5:12 pm

    I don’t think I’ve ever read through the lyrics or watched the video … Thanks for the share!


  3. sandyvern December 16, 2015 / 9:35 am

    Total blast from the past!! I don’t think I have ever actually seen the video of this song before. Totally 80s 🙂


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