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Story of My Life (right now)

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One of my favorite bands, THE BOY LEAST LIKELY TO, just released their new album THE LAW OF THE PLAYGROUND.

I tend to resonate strongly with child-like, lullaby, playful melodies that encourage you to sing along, but hidden within the lyrics, dark truths about growing up, being alive, loving, and being. Sing along with me now… la la la… I wonder how many of you will find familiarity in this song.

If not, what’s a video/song that is the story of your life right now?

BALLOON ON A BROKEN STRING

A Balloon On A Broken String from The Boy Least Likely To on Vimeo.

PLAY THE AUDIO HERE so you can sing along! La La La…

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I’m not a boy,
I’m a big, fat balloon
Flapping in the wind
Floating over the treetops
On a broken string
I’ve never been tied down
To anything

Because I’m free
I suppose
I can go
Where I want to go

I drift carelessly
On a summer breeze
I bounce above the trees
I try to be cheerful
But I can feel myself
Deflating all the time
Up in the sky

Because I’m a balloon
On a broken string
I’m not attached to
Anyone or anything
Anymore
Oh-oh-oh
Schooby-doo
Tra-la-la

I’m sad and alone
But you’d never know
It to look at me
I look ever so happy
Up here by myself
But I wish sometimes I looked
The way I felt

Because I’m a balloon
On a broken string
I’m not attached
Anyone or anything
Anymore
Anymore

I’m a balloon
On a broken string
I don’t belong
To anyone or anything

I know I look shiny and bouncy
But I’m all empty inside
And I worry that if I was to just burst suddenly
That nobody would even notice me

I know I look shiny and bouncy
But I’m all empty inside
And I worry that if I was to just burst suddenly
That nobody would even notice me