she said "I wanna be the rain,
I am a red balloon,
I got a book of dates."
she's gonna go away
and leave me here tonight

some worlds last longer then others
she's got a red balloon,
she's gonna be the sky,
I'm gonna paint my face tonight

hey 99 days out of San Francisco
headed for Berlin
hey 99 days left of California
headed with the wind

If I sail across the water,
I'll be floating blind,
here beside the wild
monkey came alive,
she's leaving me behind
It's so hard to find

she said,
"I wanna be a plane,
I am a red balloon,
I'll never be the same
and I'm gone, gone, gone
gone with the wind."

she said,
"you'll never get away,
you need a red balloon,
you need a better day.
this time, you're headed home this time."

some trips last longer then others,
she just said, "goodbye."
She just float away,
I'm gonna die right here this time

some girls last longer then others,
too few red balloons,
too little time tonight

hey 99 days out of San Francisco
headed for Berlin
hey 99 days left of California
setting with the wind
home


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99 Days song meanings
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    General Commentabsolutely beautiful! should have been on the "august..." album i thought when i heard it twice. very touching!

    then i found out (on lisa's annabegins site) that this is a the himalayans song, Adam's former band. and CC sort of covered it. but still, i mean it is an Adam song.

    one of the best of CC, a pity that so less people know about it.
    amusiqaon August 12, 2006   Link
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    General Comment99 red balloons?
    blueoftheskyon February 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis was never a CC song, not sure why it's in this section. It was done by The Himalayans, which was Adams group previous to CC and it was never performed by Counting Crows.
    Dan33185on March 30, 2008   Link

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