"Balloons" as written by Yannis Barnabas Emanuel Philippakis, Jack William Bevan, James Smith, Edwin Thomas Congreave and Walter James Morrison Gervers....
There is a thing called
There is this thing called
We can fly balloons on this fuel called
We can fly balloons on this fueled called love
Whats the fuel called
Fair weather storms are all in your head [x2]
We fly balloons on this fuel called love [x2]
We fly balloon called
We fly balloons on this fuel called love
Oh there is this thing called...

There is thing a thing called [x7]

We fly balloons on this fuel called love [x2]
We can fly balloons on this fuel called
We fly balloons on this fuel called love [x3]
We can fly balloons on this fuel called
We can fly balloons on this fuel called love


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"Balloons" as written by Jack William Bevan Edwin Thomas Congreave

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  • +4
    General CommentFor a band, such as Foals, that focus more on producing complex layers of rhythm and tones, the lyrics are a minimized way of adding to the complexity; the vocals seem to never distract from the music but add a specific layer to the sound . I don't really think it was a lack of creativity, but a stylistic thing.
    moulinwindmillon August 28, 2008   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI've never liked 'modern' music up until now,
    if this is how music is going to be in the next few years.
    ..I'm in!
    Azoshion January 18, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThere's this thing called....
    There's this thing called...
    We fly balloons on this fuel called...
    We fly balloons on this fuel called love
    What's this ch-ch-check? (this is the only line I'm not sure about)
    What's the fuel called?
    The weather storms are in your head
    The weather storms are in your head

    We fly balloons on this fuel called love
    We fly balloons on this fuel called love
    We fly balloons on this fuel called...
    We fly balloons on this fuel called love

    There's a thing called.... x8

    We fly balloons on this fuel called love
    We fly balloons on this fuel called love
    We fly balloons on this fuel called...
    We fly balloons on this fuel called love

    We fly balloons on this fuel called love
    We fly balloons on this fuel called love
    We fly balloons on this fuel called...
    We fly balloons on this fuel called love
    Lighthouseson January 12, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Comment´What's this ch-ch-check? (this is the only line I'm not sure about)´

    such an amusing debate over this line at the foals forum

    my favourite one is ´what´s that jackie chan!?´
    Smigzeeon January 14, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis songs great, a brilliant single
    CoolJackon January 22, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti... i was fully hearing "we fry balloons on a steel collar." and then "why's it feel cold?" instead of "what's the fuel called?"

    your interpretation makes a lot more sense
    kittenchowmeinon February 15, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commenthahaha i thought it was something to do with 'steel' too
    Nevermeantawordon March 07, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIn the album's booklet it says:
    "What's a chkacha!"
    What he actually says:
    "What's the temperature!"
    They wrote it that way on the booklet because that's just what it sounded like and what everyone shouted so it just stuck.
    TANSDon April 11, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentomg, yeah, 'what's the temperature' fits! although 'chkacha' fits even more xD
    i.buried.the.devilon June 12, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe fact that "What's this chkacha?" can be interpreted in so many ways makes this song EPIC. Love it!
    kachmeisteron December 13, 2011   Link

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