Nena -
99 Red Balloons
1984
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You and I in a little toy shop
Buy a bag of balloons with the money we've got.
Set them free at the break of dawn
Till one by one, they were gone.
Back at base sparks the software
Flashed the message `Something's out there.'
Floating in the summer sky
99 Red Balloons go by.

99 Red balloons, floating in the summer sky
Panic boys, it's red alert
There's something here from somewhere else.
The war machine springs to life
Opens up one eager eye
Focusing it on the sky
While 99 red balloons go by.

99 decisions tree (?!)
99 jet fighters
To worry, worry, super scurry
Call the troops out in a hurry
This is what we've waited for
This is it boys, this is war
The President is on the line
As 99 red balloons go by.

99 knights of the air
In super high tech jet fighters
Everyone's a superhero
Everyone's a Captain Kirk
With orders to identify
To clarify and classify
Scramble in the summer sky
99 red balloons go by.
99 red balloons go by.

99 Dreams I have had
And every one a red balloon.
It's all over and I'm standing pretty
In this dust that was a city.
If I could find a souvenir
Just to prove the world was here
And here is a red balloon...
I think of you and let it go.