Young couple
Is kickin air as their burning balloon
takes the pair up and up and up and up and up and up and up.
Awful windy day...
And the young agricultural manufacturer's assistant
slowly raises his sleepin eyes
He opens them wide wide wide wide wide
as he stares up at the sky sky sky sky sky.
And the couple cries
to ears that could not hear "We are up here!
And we are so very afraid of heights!"
Then one of the brides said, "I think it's very clear
with my premonitions here,
we were meant to float up high
in a air balloon tonight."
And now she's cryin
"Darlin, darlin!
Dear, I'm so sorry to approach you here!
Your most terrible of fears...
we won't get to see the morning sky..."
And all them wonder why
I'm not afraid to die...
And the water's all around them, yeah
the water's all around them,
now the townsfolk had tried to help,
but how?
But now the ground is miles from them.
Bound for the ocean.
Bound to let go sometime.
And their arms are getting tired,
yeah their bones are flaked with fire
from the string of their wires.
She looks into his eyes eyes eyes eyes eyes
says "at least we know we tried tried tried tried tried."
And the couple sighed
for years and up 'til here they both have dreamed,
and so they swept their plans into the sea.
She said, "We could be a pair of happy fish, she said I'll build a house in a sunkin ship. Yeah,
be a pair of happy fish, we'll build our house in a sunkin ship!" Now
they're a pair of happy fish, they live inside a sunkin ship! Yeah,
They're a pair of happy fish, they live inside a sunkin ship!
But when you let go at the same time
with the flowers all fallin down,
with the angels and the flowers floatin around,
stand up and make themselves known now!
Lovers drown...


Lyrics submitted by Edward Folk

Bride & Groom Hot Air Balloon song meanings
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    General Commentno comments yet? what a beautifully tragic song.
    xchristinexon October 18, 2008   Link
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    General CommentBeautiful song, but so depressing...and not the song to listen to less than 24 hrs before I take my first hot air balloon ride! Scared of heights, but ready and willing to try something new. Bungee Jumping is next...if the balloon ride and a Festivus Party don't kill me first. Geese and Ganders...and big egos and mouths!
    whoknewweknewon December 22, 2011   Link

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