"balloon maker" as written by Tim Smith, Paul Alexander, Eric Nichelson, Mckenzie Smith and Eric Pulido....
He was a great balloon maker
The balloons were never known for speed
There's no way you'll get sweet
You asked me to waste some time
Come out to see the sun
You're all we've got
But I said I think there's more of them like us
And he said you might be right
We'll find them in time somewhere
I had a dream

He was a great balloon maker
Then they outlawed all balloons
He packed up and put his things away
He asked me to waste some time
Come out to see the sun
You're all we've got
But I said I think there's more of them like us
And he said you might be right
We'll find them in time somewhere
And I had a dream

Come out to see the sun
You're all we've got
But I said I think there's more of them like us
And he said you might be right
We'll find them in time somewhere


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"Balloon Maker" as written by Eric Pulido Eric Nichelson

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    General CommentWell, let me say that I am honored to be the first person to make a comment on this song, but saddened to say that the reason there are no comments is because few people have heard of this band, which happens to be my favorite band of all time. To me the album "Bamnan and Silvercork", has to be somewhat of a concept album. This song "Balloon Maker" is about a one man's attempt to regained his achievement. Through the eyes of the young he tried to regain what he thought might be the answer. The world can look much different from one eye to the next. I think what this story conveys is this: Even through the changing of times, our lives are based on the same roots of a humans basic needs and desires. No matter when you were born or where you live or grow up. And in the end the old man knew that his young friend would succeed in the same way he did in the past. Sometimes the hardships through life mask the visions of our future. I think we try to remember the good parts of our life and try to recapture those moments day to day. If not... We'll find them in time somewhere. And I had agreed...Yeah.
    coreofcybertronon June 04, 2005   Link
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    General Commenthm.. hard to say.

    Maybe about those who appreciate simplicity, and wonder what it is that drives the majority of people to make life so complicated. All most of us want is "slow paced" heartwarming experiences, like those found in the balloon ride. But the natural tendency to strive for power and competition is making it impossible for people to remain like the balloon maker.

    Not quite sure, but this band has also taken a strong hold on me, and I even find them more pleasing than the great musicians of the 60's era, which I thought I'd never find myself saying about any band.

    The new album seems to have a lot of existentialist themes, and is becoming extremely relevant for modern times in my opinion..
    lazyoldsunon April 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTo me the balloon maker represents innocence and freedom. At first, I didn't see him as a balloon like weather-balloon/hot-air balloon maker, but rather a man who makes balloon animals and makes people happy, telling them to "come out and see the sun"/go outside and play.

    But now I think it is a hot-air balloon maker, who tries to lift people up in his balloons and takes them to on travels that aren't meant to fast (not meant for speed) but just slow scenic routes fo those who enjoy the journey.

    After the boy rejects his friend (you), he states that there are others like him and the balloon maker and he must wait.

    The balloon maker packs his things away and ask the narrator to go waste time and to see the sun as well, but again the narrator rejects this, b/c he feels that rather than him going alone and being "all they'ev got", that there are others.

    I think the narrator says that there's people who want to come with them, people who want to enjoy life slowly and take in the scenary. The balloon maker agrees b/c he too shares the same dream.

    Unfortunately, before they can do anything, balloons are outlawed, and all that's left is the dream, the hope, the faith that people will stop trying to go so fast and move slowly, like a balloon travelling through the clouds, wasting time.
    RTBRAND1on June 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree in the sense i agree that the balloon maker symbolizes innocence, but more specifically i believe it is about growing up in general. The balloons signify having childish fun or as the song puts it, wasting some time to come see the sun, the outlawing of balloons is societies definition of what being grown up is. Beautiful.
    U4iaon April 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe booklet says:

    he was a great balloon maker
    the balloons were never known for speed
    there's no way to get speed
    he asked me to waste some time

    come out to see the sun you're all we've got
    but i said i think there's more of them like us
    and he said you might be right
    we'll find them in time somewhere
    and i had agreed yeah

    he was a great balloon maker
    then they outlawed all balloons
    he packed up and put his things away
    he asked me to waste some time

    chorus x2
    IHaveReadTheBookleton December 28, 2009   Link
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    General Commentmaybe i'm misreading the content, but i thought there might be a reference in there to the kind of balloons one would find being made at a concert... they are certainly, like hot air balloons, not meant for speed
    ouroborosssssson December 07, 2013   Link

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