"White Balloons" as written by Emma Anzai, Shimon Moore, Antonina Armato and Timothy James Price....
I'm holding onto white balloons
Up against a sky of doom
Tell me you see them
'Cause what's inside of me is invisible to most
Even in clear view
I'm sending out a signal to the possibility of you
'Cause right at this moment
I know you're connected to a part of me that I don't even know myself

The changes in me
Are likely to be like the weather
Stormy and clear strength into fear bound together

But I'll break my silence
If I believed that you and me could ever be
More than just what's been behind us
I tried and left, they came and went
I got rejected out again
But no one believes me
I've worn a hundred faces
Of the character replacements and now
Nobody sees me

The changes in me
Are likely to be like the weather
Cloudy at best

Angels lift me
Are you with me?
I'm holding onto you like
I'm holding onto white balloons
Carry me away
I hope that you don't break
Angels lift me
Are you with me?
I'm holding onto you like
I'm holding onto white balloons
Carry me away
I hope that you don't break
I hope that you don't break
Don't break

'Cause what's inside of me is invisible to most
Even in clear view


Lyrics submitted by ksa3

"White Balloons" as written by Timothy James Antonina Armato

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Walt Disney Music Company, Downtown Music Publishing

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

White Balloons song meanings
Add your thoughts

13 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +1
    Song MeaningI think this song could be interpreted in many ways -
    what I think it means? The song is about trying to progress after the loss of your one true love to death...he is trying to move on...he is having problems trying to progress and everyone knows after the loss of a loved one your emotions go from up to down and back again......at least that is my theory...


    I am in total agreement with creator 1456 - this song has great melodic progression with proper building of sound. There is also a perfect balance between highs and lows - Emma and Shimon - couldn't have said it any better myself....
    Jelleephishon November 18, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI think this song is about being in love with your best friend and when to take it to the next level. When that happens, it's about more than a physical connection. They really know each other.

    "I'm holding up white balloons up against a sky of doom. Tell me you see them.
    Cause what's inside of me is invisible to most, even in clear view."
    They are so close that they can sense how they feel when other people can't.

    "I'll break my silence if I believe that you and me could ever be more than just what's been behind us."
    Self explanatory

    If the white balloons represents his affection, then the chorus would signify that he wants them to take over and take the relationship to the next level.

    That's what I think anyway.
    musicmama888on August 05, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe perfect song.
    asucraig3on July 19, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree. This song is my favorite and the best off the whole album. Emma's vocals are so lovely. It's such a sweet song about just being with that one person that makes you the most happy.
    emptywhisperon August 02, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPerfect example of how a song should progress from soft and quite to heave and loud and back again.
    creator1456on September 14, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationThe way I see this is that it's about the bond you can share with someone who helped you through hard times.

    "I'm holding onto white balloons up against a sky of doom" sounds like they're holding on to hope.

    "what's inside of me is invisible to most
    even in clear view
    I'm sending out a signal to the possibility of you
    'cause right at this moment
    I know you're connected to a part of me that I don't even know myself"
    Sounds like the person they're addressing really gets them more than most people.

    "The changes in me
    are likely to be like the weather"
    Hard times put people through changes, and this lyric:
    "I've worn a hundred faces
    of the character replacements and now
    and now nobody sees me"
    ...suggests that the person feels like they need help, they feel like a whole different person.

    And finally,
    "Angels lift me
    are you with me?
    I'm holding onto you like I'm holding onto white balloons
    Carry me away
    I hope that you don't break
    don't break "
    ...this just finishes off with a declaration of how dependent they are on the one who's helping them.
    nortreilon July 10, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with nortreil and maybe musicmama888 and extend it one further to Shamon singing to/about Emma. How can you grow up with such a beautiful female friend and band member (and vice versa, meaning beautiful people) without checking it out.
    steven67on September 14, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. When I hear this song the first time it brought me to tears.
    sixnineteaon October 07, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPerfect song about my life and everyone life
    Patriotfan101on October 14, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI feel like this has to do with his inner child and someone he loves..
    "I'm holding on to you like I'm holding on to white balloons",
    When you are a child once you get a balloon, you want to hold on to it. And the character is connecting those two together...
    oddone68011on March 06, 2011   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain