Sing, sing
Oh so sucker for the sugar substitute and artificial flavoring
Small wonder I felt so safe inside nothing more than a smoke screen and masquerade
But outside a car bomb's ticking
Inside a car bomb's ticking

The words I wrote are a broken chain
Holding me from the criminally insane
But its gone and there's no stopping
All my balloons are popping

But the tree was not yet down as she lifted the flag from the bloody
ground, whispering:
'Gallons of gas and a makeshift cast and I'm still no further from nowhere
fast'
Listen! Downstairs the doorbell's ringing
We've been waiting
I've been waiting

The words I wrote are a broken chain
Holding me from the criminally insane
But its gone and there's no stopping
All my balloons are popping

The words I wrote are a broken chain
Keeping me from the criminally insane
But it's gone and there's no stopping

The words I wrote and the songs I sang
Kept this ship from sinking to its grave
But it's gone and there's no stopping
All my balloons are popping


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All My Balloons song meanings
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    General Commentsounds like he tried to make his life secure and safe but then everything fell/ is falling apart and he's in lots of trouble and no clue what to do. sounds like a criminal thinking everything was gonna go smooth but then he was found out D :
    christianrocker137on July 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAfter reading this several times it's hard for me to figure out what he/she is talking about. If taken mostly literally it sounds like he/she a criminal, or has criminal tendencies, and the only thing keeping him or separating him from acting on his tendencies is "writing." But in the end he acts on them anyway. If there is a deeper metaphor in all of this I don't see it.
    reitmeyeon October 30, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about being radical. It is about accepting the norm, which is nothing more than a lie ("so sucker for the sugar substitute and artificial flavoring") and how we continue to live in that lie because it feels good (see above) or because we just don't know ("inside nothing more than a smokescreen and masquerade.")

    Balloons could be a symbol for the child-like sense of wonder (read: unrealistic depictions of the world) we approach the world with and how once that balloon pops, we can see life for what it truly is.
    marceloayjon September 26, 2015   Link

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