"balloon maker" as written by Tim Smith, Paul Alexander, Eric Nichelson, Mckenzie Smith and Eric Pulido....
He was a great balloon maker
The balloons were never known for speed
There's no way you'll get sweet
You asked me to waste some time
Come out to see the sun
You're all we've got
But I said I think there's more of them like us
And he said you might be right
We'll find them in time somewhere
I had a dream

He was a great balloon maker
Then they outlawed all balloons
He packed up and put his things away
He asked me to waste some time
Come out to see the sun
You're all we've got
But I said I think there's more of them like us
And he said you might be right
We'll find them in time somewhere
And I had a dream

Come out to see the sun
You're all we've got
But I said I think there's more of them like us
And he said you might be right
We'll find them in time somewhere


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"Balloon Maker" as written by Eric Pulido Eric Nichelson

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    General CommentTo me the balloon maker represents innocence and freedom. At first, I didn't see him as a balloon like weather-balloon/hot-air balloon maker, but rather a man who makes balloon animals and makes people happy, telling them to "come out and see the sun"/go outside and play.

    But now I think it is a hot-air balloon maker, who tries to lift people up in his balloons and takes them to on travels that aren't meant to fast (not meant for speed) but just slow scenic routes fo those who enjoy the journey.

    After the boy rejects his friend (you), he states that there are others like him and the balloon maker and he must wait.

    The balloon maker packs his things away and ask the narrator to go waste time and to see the sun as well, but again the narrator rejects this, b/c he feels that rather than him going alone and being "all they'ev got", that there are others.

    I think the narrator says that there's people who want to come with them, people who want to enjoy life slowly and take in the scenary. The balloon maker agrees b/c he too shares the same dream.

    Unfortunately, before they can do anything, balloons are outlawed, and all that's left is the dream, the hope, the faith that people will stop trying to go so fast and move slowly, like a balloon travelling through the clouds, wasting time.
    RTBRAND1on June 12, 2007   Link

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