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99 luftballons by sonicelectronic 99 luftballons by sonicelectronic
You and I in a little toy shop
I buy a bag of balloons with the money we've got
Set them free at the break of dawn
Til one by one, they were gone
Back at base, bugs in the software
Flash the message: "Something's out there"
Floating in the summer sky
99 red ballons go by

99 red balloons floating in the summer sky
Panic bells, it's red alert
There's something here from somewhere else
The war machine springs to life
Opens up one eager eye
Focusing it on the sky
99 red balloons go by

99 decision street
99 ministers meet
To worry, worry, super scurry
Call the troops out in a hurry!
"This is what we've waited for,
This is it, boys, this is war!"
The president is on the line
As 99 red balloons go by

99 knights of the air
Ride super high-tech jet fighters
Everyone's a silver hero
Everyone's a Captain Kirk
With orders to identify
To clarify and classify
Scramble in the summer sky
99 red balloons go by

99 dreams I have had
And every one a red ballon
It's all over and I'm standing pretty
In this dust that was a city
If I could find a souvenier
Just to prove the world was here
And here is a red balloon
I think of you and let it go


picture based on "99 luftballons" (99 red balloons) originally sung in german by Nena (there is an english version). While the song is amusing in the front, it actually sends an interesting message. Too bad a lot of it was lost in translation...

Ayotte, Lump'a-rock & Wilbur belong to A*KiNG!
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Given 2006-01-28
Sometimes you just particularly adore something for no apparent reason. Usually for me it's the combination of a variety of things that all click together in a way that makes the deviation hit you just right. With 99 luftballons by *sonicelectronic, the extremely stylistic method of communicating a message has made me stare at this piece for a long time. ( Suggested by BombshellBoy and Featured by briteddy )
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rilencavy Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Hast du etwas zeit fur mich singe ich ein lied fur dich...
I loove that song!!
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chaosgirl13 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Student General Artist
I love that song!
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CaptainMcClellan Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
Oh lerd... the English verzh, no wonder there's a wierdish creature that I must now ask you to identify for me. WHAZZAT? (It's cool, but I really do wanna know.) SECONDLY AND MORE IMPORTANTLY: (My OCD forces me) WHERE THE F&&& did the "Red" come from. That's BS! Red in German is "Rot" It's not "Neunundneuzig Rotballons" dem it! It's AIRBALLOON! AIRBALLOON! It still fits, why did they change it? WHY!?!?!??!? Grrr.... And another thing, the English version (and I've tried this) doesn't fit the rythym, the translation of the German, it fits the song better than the English vers. (Which is largely a rewrite.) So why couldn't they have gone with that? Did they think we were too stupid to get it? Did they think it would be better if it was turned into a love song! NO! ~Insert rest of rant here.~

Anyway, LONG story short, the song rocks, the English version sucks but at least it was by the same band so it doesn't suck as bad. I'm pretty sure they slowed down the English version, and there's a few hundred other related things I could rant about but I will spare you as I should be commenting on the PICTURE.

That said: This is really awesome, I love your war machine in the back o'er yon (looks kinda like one o' Plankton's contraptions), the angry rock by the thingy cracked me up, and whatever that thing is, it looks pretty cool. It's kinda light, witty and comical take on what is, when thought about, a pretty dark song about humanity's fails and the impending doom. Also, having once drawn out 99 red balloons by hand with a laptop touchpad (and cramping, oh so cramping in the hand.) I am definetly affected by the fan fever that's well earned by this song, and well shown here.
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Scar-1366 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
this is really cute!!!!! I love Nena, but i like the German 99 Luftballons. the English was is ok.
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IceValaxy Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009  Student Digital Artist
XD LOL, this is awesome :D my friend Timmy's been nagging me all day with that song =P
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emokidswill Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
i've always loved this picture <3 it has so much going on without too much going on and it's really nice to see the war-like scene in the back going on in the middle of the day with such a cute cute girl in the front <3 totally adore her curves!! i've always really liked how you draw girls in super cute and tiny outfits and still manage to make them look oh so cute and lovable without looking slutty haha
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DreadHead309 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009
do you know what's interesting... americans translated it wrong... it isn't 'Red ballons' it's air balloons.
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Head-of-Death Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay, Nena! I love the song too^^ but I don't know the english version*-*"

The expression of Ayotte is cool! It really represents the song so much!! Great work!
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MidnightInMoscow Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2008
Cool! I love that song!
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xelaalex Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2008
Who's A*KiNG? That Ayotte girl is CUTE! X3 she's so cool!
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