The Balloon Song - Music by Lee Fitzsimmons

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This jazz waltz features vocal, saxophone, and flute performances accompanied by a jazz trio. Vocal - Lee ...
This jazz waltz features vocal, saxophone, and flute performances accompanied by a jazz trio. Vocal - Lee Fitzsimmons * Live Yamaha tenor saxophone (YTS - 21) - Lee Fitzsimmons * Live Gemeinhardt flute - Lee Fitzsimmons Piano - Lee Fitzsimmons * Acoustic bass - Lee Fitzsimmons * Drum kit and ride cymbals - Lee Fitzsimmons LYRICS "Think I'm gonna go sail away, forever and a day. Through the clouds and over the trees, think I'm gonna go sail away. Gonna get me a big balloon, so I can fly away to the moon. Through the stars on Mercury's tune, gonna get me a big balloon... Breathe deep the golden air, swirling through our minds. We'll find a solace there, an essence so sublime." "Maybe we could fly away to Mars, the whole universe is ours. See the light wherever we are, maybe we could fly away to Mars. Jupiter and Venus, too. That's what I'm really gonna do. Saturn in it's hazy dew, Jupiter and Venus, too... Breathe deep the golden air, swirling through our minds. We'll find a solace there, an essence so sublime." The jazz trio sets up a spirited groove; the vocal begins. A soulful tenor saxophone fills the gaps of the vocal melody during the verses. In the chorus, a playful flute plays during the vocal breaks as a clever modulation occurs. After the chorus, the saxophone takes a lively be-bop style ride and is then joined by the flute, so the pair can present a two part harmony that sets the stage for the second verse. The entire form repeats and the song ends on the final note of a brief coda. The philosophical essence of this tune is the concept of "floatation" as an allegory for the ascent of the kundalini energies up the spinal cord. The planetary chakras of alchemical lore are mentioned in the lyrics as guiding beacons of light that guarantee that the balloon's pilot is never lost.
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