"The Last Balloon" as written by and Andy Partridge....
The last balloon is leaving, the last balloon from fear
The last balloon is leaving, form that line right here

Climb aboard, climb aboard you menfolk
You won't need any bombs or knives
Climb aboard, climb aboard you menfolk
Leave all that to your former lives

Drop it all

The last balloon is leaving, the last balloon of all
The last balloon is leaving, undress, discard, let fall

Climb aboard, climb aboard you women
You won't need any gems or furs
Climb aboard, climb aboard you women
Leave all that to the bad old years

Drop it all

The last balloon is leaving, the last balloon they'll fly
The last balloon is leaving and we won't qualify

Climb aboard, climb aboard you children
Move aloft, while you're fleet and fast
Climb aboard, climb aboard you children
We're weighed down by our evil past

Drop us all, you should drop us all
drop us all and free your hand
drop us all, you should drop us all
drop us all like so much sand


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"The Last Balloon" as written by Andy Partridge

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    General CommentGoddamn amazing, moving song and sentiment.
    I couldn't agree more, Andy.
    The Distortedon October 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThese lyrics (along with the accompanying music and vocal performance) are a fine example of the potent bittersweet brew of idealism and cynicism that makes so many XTC songs deep, moving and important. When this band is no longer vastly underrated, we'll probably be living in the days that the idealist in Andy so longs for in this song. We're weighed down by our evil past, but maybe our children, or our children's children, will finally catch on.
    zorbheadon May 15, 2016   Link

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