Who Sang The Last Balloon? XTC

Xtc Apple Venus, Volume 1 cover art
Credits
publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Andy Partridge
release date: 1998
genres: Rock
styles: Art Rock/Pop Rock
length: 6:41
guest background vocals: Dave Gregory
vocal: Colin Moulding and Andy Partridge
bass: Colin Moulding
guitar: Andy Partridge
additional guest keyboard: Nick Davis and Haydn Bendall
guest guitar & keyboard & piano: Dave Gregory
solo guest flugelhorn & trumpet: Guy Barker
guest percussion & drums (drum set) & handclaps: Prairie Prince
The last balloon is leaving, the last balloon from fear
The last balloon is leaving, form that line right here

Climb aboard, climb aboard you menfolk
You won't need any bombs or knives
Climb aboard, climb aboard you menfolk
Leave all that to your former lives

Drop it all

The last balloon is leaving, the last balloon of all
The last balloon is leaving, undress, discard, let fall

Climb aboard, climb aboard you women
You won't need any gems or furs
Climb aboard, climb aboard you women
Leave all that to the bad old years

Drop it all

The last balloon is leaving, the last balloon they'll fly
The last balloon is leaving and we won't qualify

Climb aboard, climb aboard you children
Move aloft, while you're fleet and fast
Climb aboard, climb aboard you children
We're weighed down by our evil past

Drop us all, you should drop us all
drop us all and free your hand
drop us all, you should drop us all
drop us all like so much sand



Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 River of Orchids
  • 2 I’d Like That
  • 3 Easter Theatre
  • 4 Knights in Shining Karma
  • 5 Frivolous Tonight
  • 6 Greenman
  • 7 Your Dictionary
  • 8 Fruit Nut
  • 9 I Can’t Own Her
  • 10 Harvest Festival
  • 11 The Last Balloon

  • Album Information
    label: Festival Records
    country(area): Australia
    format: CD
    barcode: 9399603199626
    script: Latin