Red Balloon SOTW #46

August 9, 2009 | Song of the Week

red balloon

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Another name for this week’s song might have been “Recycle”.  We started off with a little instrumental that I originally recorded back in November.  When we did “In the Way” we took a few of the percussive elements from it (wooden spoons, whisk, banging on guitar) but the original had a very different feel.  We also took some of the lyrics that I came up with for our recent collaboration that we ended up scratching.  The end result is pretty cool.  Check it out!

“Red Balloon”

lyrics by Tim Seley

we’ll float above the clouds
up above the ground
we’ll find a brand new place
and we’ll leave this crazy town
just you and me

soaring through the atmosphere
in a big red balloon
its just you and me my dear
problems seem so small when you’re up here

its funny how the world can change
with a little change in altitude
the problems in parallax now seem miniscule

photo created from pictures by wili_hybrid and Elvis Pépin

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Comments (4)


  1. Katie Hines says:

    I *really* like it this week, guys. Thanks for putting a smile on my face!

  2. Samantha Ross says:

    I love this song you guys did great!

  3. Kyle Gach says:

    Whoa. Great panning work guys – the effect fits the lyrics and the rest of the song so well.

    Also: “parallax”? Impressive.

  4. Katie Hines says:

    I found this guy’s music on t61. He’s doing a compilation project you guys might have some fun with!

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