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Floating Balloons

This BBC news story, about tomorrow's attempt to break the high altitude balloon flight record by sending a balloon 25 miles up into the stratosphere, made me think of a Mike Oldfield song, sung by Jon Anderson on the album "Crises".
In High Places

Look down from in high places
Lift off the ground
Without a sound yeah

We move through open spaces
The wind it pulls
The sky gets close yeah

Could we get much higher?
Could we get much lighter?
Navigator to heaven.

Check out did you check your heart?
This cloudless blue
This starlight night yeah

Shoot out into the shining
That devil moon
He sings of love yeah

Could we get much higher?
Could we get much lighter?
Navigator to heaven.

The stars so close we touch them
They seem so small
They make me wonder

Far out in formation
Five thousand moons
Floating balloons

Could we get much higher?
Could we get much lighter?
Navigator to heaven.

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lproven
Sep. 1st, 2003 06:13 pm (UTC)
Not so fine as "Get to France" or "Moonlight Shadow" - the latter is on Crises too, isn't it? - but very fine nonetheless. Thanks for reminding me of an /ooold/ obsession... :¬)
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