Balloons and Dreams

Balloons and Dreams

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prompt: Balloon

Does anyone else have dreams like this or is it just me?

Collaboration welcome

Lyrics: 

V1
sitting by the fire
as flames quiet down
your arms around me
we listen to night sounds
the full moon emerges
from behind soft clouds
I feel your lips on my neck
as I slowly turn around…

C
I’m drifting through dreams
like in a hot air balloon
trying to hold on to scenes
where love starts to bloom…
I crave what’s coming soon…

then the balloon deflates
and I awake…
oh what does that say
about our fate?

V2
swimming in the clear lake
under bright sparkling stars
I feel sparks and tingles
as you brush against my arm
water softly cradles us
so gently and so warm
you look deeply into my eyes
with wet lips’ seductive charm…

C
I’m drifting through dreams
like in a hot air balloon
trying to hold on to scenes
where love starts to bloom…
I crave what’s coming soon…

then the balloon deflates
and I awake…
oh what does that say
about our fate?

B
why don’t dreams of you
ever follow through?
is it to stop me from
fully loving you?
do they hold a message
I’m supposed to hear?
why do such dreams haunt me
year after year?

C
I’m drifting through dreams
like in a hot air balloon
trying to hold on to scenes
where love starts to bloom…
I crave what’s coming soon…

then the balloon deflates
and I awake…
oh what does that say
about our fate?



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Comments

metalfoot's picture

I don't have dreams like that but this is delightfully vivid lyric writing.

Sunfire's picture

I like the imagery this conjures up. Very nice!

cindyrella's picture

I've had a few like this and wish I could have more! So lovely and vivid!

vivalarayna's picture

I really like that chorus and the direction it takes the prompt. Can't say I've had those dreams, but they sound like fun!

Mandolinda's picture

I don’t have dreams like that. In fact, I don’t remember my dreams if I have them. So it might be nice to have those images.

johnstaples's picture

Aww Liz, this is such a deep and moving set of lyrics! You have used the metaphor of a balloon so perfectly as it floats along and then deflates. Wonderful bridge that drives the message home! Excellent work on the skirmish!

wobbie wobbit's picture

i like the way it comes in and out of the dream ideal then into deflation. the layer of the dream is inspired, including that in it rather than just telling the dream itself. nice skirmish.

tjeff's picture

Love the romantic nature of the story, and interesting how the dream always ends with the balloon deflating. I imagine that may be a common theme in dreams, the fear that it may all go away? Great writing as usual.