Little Red Balloon Lyrics

(Daisy Dern/Dave Gibson/Steve Seskin)

1st Verse

Her Mama took her shoppin'
Said, 'Anything you please
They got dolls with pretty dresses
How 'bout one 'a these?'
She said, 'All I want
Is a little red balloon'

2nd Verse

'And a box 'a Magic Markers
The permanent kind
All the colors of the rainbow
That's what I had in mind
And a little ball of string
Then we can go home'

Pre Chorus

She was sittin' on the window sill
Lookin' at the sky
She said a little prayer
And let it fly

1st Chorus

'I miss you, Dad
How are things in Heaven?
I wish you could have been here for my birthday
You know I just turned seven
I'm a'sendin' you this message
I hope you get it soon
I wrote it in big letters on my
Little red balloon'

3rd Verse

Four years ago last Sunday
The angels came to call
The family gathered in the kitchen
She sat cryin' in the hall
Holdin' on tight
To her favorite teddy bear

4th Verse

He loved to tell her stories
He'd sit her on his knee
He taught her how to ride her bike
When she was barely three
Now she only gets to see him
In her dreams

Pre Chorus

Now she talks to him as if he's there
From the window of her room
Says, 'Daddy, when're you comin' home?'
'Did you get my last balloon?'

2nd Chorus

'I miss you, Dad
How are things in Heaven?
I wish you could have been here for my birthday
I just turned eleven
I wonder if you've ever met
The man in the moon
Is he the one who helps you find my
Little red balloons?'


Now that little girl
Is all grown up
But she still finds the time
To keep in touch

Tag Chorus

'I miss you, Dad
How are things in Heaven?
I'm gettin' married next July
I wish 'ya could'a met him
What I'd give to have you here
To see my dreams come true
I guess I'll just keep sendin' you these
Little red balloons
I miss you, Dad
I miss you, Dad'

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Record Label(s): 2007 Lofton Creek Records

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