Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Ninety-nine

It's the lovely Sue's turn to share her second project today with a fabulous page from her journal.

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For my second piece I've gone back to the 1980's (did you see what I did there, more numbers lol) and one of the most annoying songs ever...
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Haha Sue I remember it but couldn't think what it was all about so I looked it up. Apparently it is an anti war song, although the English version has slightly different lyrics to the original German one
If you want to listen to it, you can find it here on You Tube. Wikipedia explains that the lyrics of the original German version tell a story: 99 balloons are mistaken for UFOs, causing a general to send pilots to investigate. Finding nothing but child's balloons, the pilots decide to put on a show and shoot them down. The display of force worries the nations along the borders and the war ministers on each side bang the drums of conflict to grab power for themselves. In the end, a 99-year war results from the otherwise harmless flight of balloons, causing devastation on all sides without a victor. At the end, the singer walks through the devastated ruins and lets loose a balloon, watching it fly away.
Now don't ask what took me off on that tac but that's the musical history lesson over for today lol.
Thanks for the reminder of the song and a great page Sue.

We hope your week is going well.

hugs Brenda and the CVC Team xxx

3 comments:

JackieP Neal said...

What a fun piece!! I love that song as well!!

rachel said...

brilliant fun piece - great memories brought back by the song! Hugs rachel x

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Great piece by Sue and thanks for the musical history lesson Brenda, never knew the story behind that song! Deb xo