in the mylar balloon over the sea

  • Published: 16 October 2018
  • i was just informed in the nick of time that today, october 15th (shut up about time zones) is the 9 year anniversary of balloon boy, which is still the best thing that has ever happened online. so here is a song i wrote about balloon boy. and honestly, there's barely a joke in here

    hey son, listen up, you’re six years old today
    but soon you will be growing up
    and bills will just start showing up
    you’ve gotta prep for that, and fame’s the only way
    ‘cause one day you will be a man
    that’s why i’ve hatched a plan

    my son, you’ll take
    take to the skies
    you’ll float as high as the moon
    in a silver mylar balloon

    and sure, it’s fake– but they’ll still cry
    you’ll have to hide until noon
    but Falcon, they will see you soon

    when you’re Balloon Boy,
    oh my Balloon Boy, oh oh oh
    the world will watch in awe of you, Balloon Boy,
    my sweet Balloon Boy, oh oh oh

    people will rally in support of what you’ve done
    we’ll do a tour of tv press
    explain how you got in this mess
    so keep the story vague, don’t tell the truth to anyone
    but when the newsmen cast their doubt
    the story will come out

    ‘cause son, you’ll break
    break all our lies
    the public didn’t have to know
    that we just did this for a show

    they’ll make us pay
    so we’ll serve time
    but maybe we’ll inspire some dumbass
    to write a song when 9 years pass

    Balloon Boy, oh my Balloon Boy
    oh oh oh
    they’ll laugh at us and call us all buffoons, boy,
    oh my balloon boy, oh oh oh
    you’re gonna be a star, my sweet balloon
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Comments • 84

  • Fredrick Rhakang
    Fredrick Rhakang  3 weeks back

    Whelp I'm back here again.

    • joynthis
      joynthis  1 months back


      • kyle thomas
        kyle thomas  1 months back

        Not usually a big fan of folk but this should be taught in schools.

        • 5MadMovieMakers
          5MadMovieMakers  1 months back

          Throwback to when a military helicopter chased a homemade balloon across the skies of the USA

          • Abdullah Aldulaimi
            Abdullah Aldulaimi  2 months back


            • Alex Delarge
              Alex Delarge  2 months back

              Biased Orange Juice Tenement

              • Jeremy Renner
                Jeremy Renner  2 months back

                what are the chords for this? i want to learn it before october 15th but i can't tell what the chords are in the video

                • random individual
                  random individual  2 months back

                  ITS 21 SEPTEMBER!! WOOOO!

                  • Judy Jetson
                    Judy Jetson  5 months back

                    You have a nice vibrato. More of it please! You’re very talented. All over the map talented.

                    • rajavlitra
                      rajavlitra  5 months back


                      • Tiffany Au
                        Tiffany Au  6 months back

                        i love your channel!!

                        • john killin
                          john killin  7 months back


                          • Carrie W
                            Carrie W  8 months back

                            Wow... I'm glad Phil linked us to this one! Very talented dude!

                            • Crafty ASMR
                              Crafty ASMR  9 months back

                              Please sing more I love it

                              • Sam Walsh
                                Sam Walsh  12 months back

                                This is amazing

                                • proto401 52
                                  proto401 52  12 months back

                                  U look like a cool dude ! I would hang out with you

                                  • munkycheez
                                    munkycheez  1 years back

                                    When's the album? Will buy

                                    • Tube Daddy
                                      Tube Daddy  1 years back

                                      hey great song, I'm a balloon boy truther and me and my crack team of community college scientists have discovered that balloon boy really was in that balloon and the boi that we saw on that interview was a government plant sent to destroy the credibility of balloons thanks

                                      • Qi luo
                                        Qi luo  1 years back

                                        hahah this is goood

                                        • Noahs Arcade
                                          Noahs Arcade  1 years back

                                          Everything you make is genius. I don't understand why you don't have more subs.

                                          • xOliviaXDx
                                            xOliviaXDx  1 years back

                                            9 years wow

                                            • Sion Fogal
                                              Sion Fogal  1 years back

                                              yay!! cool song <3

                                              • Books vs Movies
                                                Books vs Movies  1 years back

                                                I have no context for this song but I liked it anyway

                                                • Michael Meehan
                                                  Michael Meehan  1 years back

                                                  I really like the major 7th chord (I think that's the right terminology?) you do at the end of the verse

                                                  • sylkates
                                                    sylkates  1 years back

                                                    I know you made this as a goof, but it's a legitimately sweet song. You have talent.

                                                    • Cass Miller
                                                      Cass Miller  1 years back

                                                      Perfect birthday present thank you

                                                      • Drew Griffin
                                                        Drew Griffin  1 years back

                                                        You embody what YouTube was made for! hah you have to actively seek for the simple, smaller channels nowadays because huge conglomerates like Vevo just kind of took over.

                                                        • sinn1sl0ken
                                                          sinn1sl0ken  1 years back

                                                          I saw your tweet giving context for this video, and STILL, when I saw it in my sub box, I expected to see you inhale helium out of a balloon and immediately start shouting "I LOVE YOU JESUS CHRIST"

                                                          • bananastander
                                                            bananastander  1 years back

                                                            this is so good

                                                            • Oisin
                                                              Oisin  1 years back

                                                              this new neutral milk hotel is great

                                                              • Jake Brown
                                                                Jake Brown  1 years back

                                                                damn dude. between this and zendaya is meechee I think meme songs is my new favorite genre

                                                                • Cam Rodriguez
                                                                  Cam Rodriguez  1 years back

                                                                  Why did YouTube just push a notification for this video? I don't even listen to music on yt lol

                                                                  • West Los Angeles Children's Choir

                                                                    Oh, if there was only a part in that for us... xox The West Los Angeles Children's Choir

                                                                    • Gamma Ghost
                                                                      Gamma Ghost  1 years back

                                                                      This is dope. I love The Mountain Goats

                                                                      • duckduckmammoth
                                                                        duckduckmammoth  1 years back


                                                                        • zbombz123
                                                                          zbombz123  1 years back

                                                                          facial hair looking great though
                                                                          edit: was here when this was just titled ‘balloon boy’
                                                                          2nd edit: I’m back to watch this yet again, see y’all in the future

                                                                          • Emily Sorano
                                                                            Emily Sorano  1 years back

                                                                            aw i've missed you mumford and sons

                                                                            • Swaggamuffin
                                                                              Swaggamuffin  1 years back


                                                                              • Morticia Obscurum
                                                                                Morticia Obscurum  1 years back

                                                                                Reminds me of late 90s early 00s acoustic pop punk-ish vibes.

                                                                                • Solomon Wong
                                                                                  Solomon Wong  1 years back

                                                                                  jesus, demi

                                                                                  • Isaac Guysaac
                                                                                    Isaac Guysaac  1 years back

                                                                                    Demi!!!!!!!! you cannot legally beard like that

                                                                                    • nostalgia junkie
                                                                                      nostalgia junkie  1 years back


                                                                                      • please subscribe dad
                                                                                        please subscribe dad  1 years back

                                                                                        This story sounds a bit inflated.

                                                                                        • Elliot Tharme
                                                                                          Elliot Tharme  1 years back

                                                                                          Still here singing banger my dude

                                                                                          • Spin
                                                                                            Spin  1 years back

                                                                                            Amazing song man.

                                                                                            • jknee6
                                                                                              jknee6  1 years back

                                                                                              If you could stop being ridiculously talented for 2 seconds, that would be great. (Just kidding I love your content)

                                                                                              • The Spitting Drama Llama

                                                                                                It’s Bruce Willis I feel bad for. He was dying to play the Dad in the movie version of the story.

                                                                                                • Billiam of the world famous Disco Junk

                                                                                                  I want/need chords