Barbie's Cradle — Shiny Red Balloon lyrics

I'm keepin my affair in a book
So this is how a villain feels
Theyre running seasons in my chest
And I'm only to keep them

Chorus:
Maybe its not true
Love on the tv
Just like we imagine it
And its so hard to do
When theres always some distraction
A shiny red balloon
That spoils everything

I'm keepin my affair in a book
Such practical and harmless vice
But I'm feelin it could end up painfully
And the tv should apologize

I'm keepin my affair in a book
My long and lonely compromise
How can you live like that my dear
Well we do

It spoils everything
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