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We wrote a prelude
To our own fairy tale
And bought a parachute
At a church rummage sale

And with a mean sewing machine
And miles of thread
We sewed the day above L.A.
In navy and red

We wound a race track
Through your mom's kitchen chairs
And fought the shadows back
Down your dark basement stairs

I lit a match, then let it catch
To light up the room
And then you yelled as we beheld
An old maroon hot air balloon

I'll be out of my mind
And you'll be out of ideas
Pretty soon
So let's spend
The afternoon in a cold hot air balloon
Leave your jacket behind
Lean out and touch the treetops over town
I can't wait
To kiss the ground
Wherever we touch back down

La la la la la laaa
La la la la la laaa

We drank the Great Lakes
Like cold lemonade
And both got stomach aches
Sprawled out in the shade

So bored to death you held your breath
And I tried not to yawn
You made my frown turn upside down
And now my worries are gone

I'll be out of my mind
And you'll be out of ideas
Pretty soon
So let's spend
The afternoon in a cold hot air balloon
Leave your jacket behind
Lean out and touch the treetops over town
I can't wait
To kiss the ground
Wherever we touch back down

I'll be out of my mind
And you'll be out of ideas
Pretty soon
So let's spend
The afternoon in a cold hot air balloon
Leave your jacket behind
Lean out and touch the treetops over town
I can't wait
To kiss the ground
Wherever we touch back down



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  • gagapeataylortraintyle
    +4
    gagapeataylortraintyleJan 8, 2010 at 4:28 pm
    I LOVE OWL CITY
    their songs are so new, so refreshing!
    they make you feel happy! (im always happy cause im in love!)
  • neoyello124
    +4
    neoyello124Jan 2, 2010 at 3:00 am
    Owl City is awesome. I also have no idea who The Postal Service is, but hahaha it's okay. Every day during math class, in bubble letters, I doodle "Owl City" on my papers. I always get yelled at, but I get bored in math class. Hahaha
  • musiclover324
    +4
    musiclover324Dec 7, 2009 at 9:19 pm
    This is totally the best song in the world after Fireflies!!! I just LOVE music to this song! Its so upbeat and happy!!! :D
  • Cobaltshadow
    +4
    CobaltshadowMay 21, 2009 at 11:45 am
    another thing about this being more upbeat: noone can accuse Owl City of stealing The Postal Service's sound any more. Not that it made sense in the first place, but this sounds extremely different from The Postal Service.
  • owlcityaddict19
    +3
    owlcityaddict19Apr 4, 2010 at 6:18 am
    I LOVE THIS SONG, IT'S SO CUTE! I ALWAYS SING THIS SONG IN THE SHOWER :)) WELL, I ALWAYS SING ADAM'S SONGS IN THE SHOWER...AND OUTSIDE OF THE SHOWER! OWL CITY SONGS ARE SO ADDICTING, WHENEVER I LISTEN TO THEM, I FEEL LIKE I'M TRAPPED IN THIS COOL AND AWESOME WORLD CREATED BY ADAM YOUNG!!! I LOVE OWL CITY SO MUCH!!! ADAM YOUNG IS SO COOL AND AWESOME! I LOVE YOU, ADAM! I LOVE OWL CITY!!! AHHH!!!

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