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Riff: The Internet – “Red Balloon”

Sep 24, 2013

When I get older I plan to follow you/In my new hot air balloon/When I’m bored I can get so high/In my champagne golden sky

from Red Balloon lyrics by The Internet

Just as the title implies, this slow jam looks to capture the innocence of love and dedication just like Albert Lamorisse tried to do over five decades ago. On one hand the memory cripples Syd, but the main trope is to always move forward and fearlessly look to the future; [LISTEN].

Riff by Jeff Min

Jeff Min is a Chicago-based writer at SONGLYRICS. His work has appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times, Hi-Fructose, Wax Poetics, SLAM, and HOOP.

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