and for a laugh – and then a wail – into the neverending nightmare of history

by practicalspactical

List of songs deemed inappropriate by Clear Channel following the September 11, 2001 attacks

I especially like Rage Against the Machine … All songs. Classic.

And thene there’s 99 Red Balloons.

You and I in a little toy shop / 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 balloons 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 / Where 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

[Instrumental Interlude]

99 Knights of the airway / Ride super-high-tech jet fighters
Everyone’s a Silverhero / Everyone’s a Captain Kirk
With orders to identify / To clarify and classify
Scramble in the summer sky / As 99 red balloons go by

As 99 red balloons go by

99 dreams I have had /In every one a red balloon
It’s all over and I’m standin’ 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