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Ane Brun — Balloon Ranger
Album: A Temporary Dive
Avg rating:
6.6

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Total ratings: 410









Released: 2005
Length: 3:10
Plays (last 30 days): 0
Your voice
Morphine in my ear
I see you down there
Holding on to me

Balloon Ranger
Balloon Ranger
Balloon Ranger
Balloon Ranger

You're holding on to this thread
Connecting you to me
I'm filled with laughing gas and polluted air
This silk lasso 'round my neck
It's pulling me down
Down gently
Gently

I'm softly exhaling
You give me release
I'm softly exhaling
You give me release

You leave me deflated
You give me release
My own private Balloon Ranger
You know what I need
You know what I need
You know what I need
You know what I need

Balloon Ranger
Balloon Ranger
Balloon Ranger
Balloon Ranger
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 ice-9 wrote:

I mean c'mon - tell me she's not saying "Blue Ranger"?

 

I sometimes hear both...I think, inflection is key hear.

                    Irregardless, great song none-the-less ;)
 bluecshells wrote:

GOGO

 
I mean c'mon - tell me she's not saying "Blue Ranger"?
 ice-9 wrote:
 
GOGO

Very special music!
Beautiful voice and desolate ambiance...
I love it!
Please more from Ane Brun!
 Jelani wrote:
It is balloon!...
 

 
Ah, the Hekawi Tribe. Sarge and Agarn cannot be far behind. 



Balloon Ranger sounds like the title of a pulp adventure novel about Zeppelins, published about 1906 or so.

Like the song.
Somebody is influenced by Sinead!
My thoughts go to Norway.
While Ane plays in the speakers people are getting rushed to hospitals in Oslo from the large bomb blast in the city centre just an hour ago. =(
I'm intrigued
Funny. I wrote a song called 'Kite Bruin'. Who knew?
So I'm not really sure how to rate this one.  I've heard it many times now, and it's a well put together tune.  Quite a bit catchy in places.  But the chorus annoys the enamel right off of my teeth.  It's like hearing some obnoxious lake bird honking over and over during an otherwise tranquil day.
It is balloon!...
 

So what does a Balloon Ranger do?  Walk around the balloons and look for fallen strings and balloon fires?
I love her voice and the way she interprets her music: honest, introspective, and tonally pleasant {#Devil_pimp}
Only now, after not having heard this for several months, do I realize how much I didn't miss it.
 davin wrote:
balloo000000000000000000oon

 

Nice artwork - Davin!
Like the idea!
We're Saved!! I thought we were going to run out of women who sing like little girls. {#Pray}
Just saw her at the Largo in L.A. last night. The night before she was at the Hollywood Bowl with Peter Gabriel. She was perfect and very nice to us all. In person her voice is perfect. There were only about 60 of us and she took the time to thank us all and sign for us. She is as sweet and sincere as they come. I wish all could see her sing, it is a treat I would do it again in a heart beat.
 Bleyfusz wrote:
a_genuine_find wrote:

  ARe there any musicians out there who can identify the key of this song?

 
TobyRush wrote:
Seems to be B minor to me.
 

My guitar just agreed.
 
Definitely Bm. If you are trying to play it on guitar, it is capo II, the main figure is just Am, Dm, ( Relative to the capo of course,) with a C passing note between chords in both directions.

If you are trying to play it on another instrument, it is Bm, Em with a D passing note. 
a_genuine_find wrote:

  ARe there any musicians out there who can identify the key of this song?

 
TobyRush wrote:
Seems to be B minor to me.
 

My guitar just agreed.

Balloon Boy
ayyy, Dave Matthews in drag
Hi-yo Silver, away!
balloo000000000000000000oon

I'm glad I'm not the only one who hears a paean to the Blue Power Ranger...
yuck
Perhaps it's because I own the other (non-import?) copy of this one, but it took me until just now to notice the portrait in the left side of the wall.  Duh!

Still a great strummin' tune.

BallOOOOOOOOOOOOn Ranger
rluking wrote:
Someone should fix the framing here.
That's because the jerks at partytimegiftshop.com have decided to switch their (much smaller) image of a power ranger costume for a HUGE warning when it's linked from somewhere else than their page. They should be happy that they're getting free ads out, but they're obviously not that bright. Oh well. Either the posters will remove the references to this image, or newer comments will slowly push the broken images to page 2. (Or Bill fixes the comment stylesheet so that wide content will scroll rather than break the page layout.) EDIT: Looks like he did just that. Thanks, Bill!
Someone should fix the framing here.
You're holding on to this thread Connecting you to me
Nice song but what's with the widescreen effect?
Grrrr, i hate when someone hijacks the width of the site. In opposite to this I really appreciate An Brun. :cheers:
:meditate:
sukilau wrote:
cousin to a butt ranger??
Balloon knot ranger.
A platoon of the Royal Balloon Ranger Corps preparing for lift-off:
a_genuine_find wrote:
ARe there any musicians out there who can identify the key of this song?
Seems to be B minor to me.
liser wrote:
Is it like herding cats?
More like hearing cats. Yacking that is.
...there's a stunningly gorgeous episode of survivorman where les stroud crashes a hot air balloon in the south african veldt...this song doesn't neccessarily remind me of that episode, but that episode nicely epitomises a balloon ranger motif...
MojoJojo wrote:
Finally! I figured it out! Here is our Balloon Ranger!!
:lol:
not again. twice in three days? I thought maybe if I listened to the lyrics this time it would be palatable. Instead, it's dragging out the metaphor painfully.
a_genuine_find wrote:
ARe there any musicians out there who can identify the key of this song?
not really, there are obvious key changes though
Hannio wrote:
I agree. Both of them are excellent.
indeed!
Krispian wrote:
This is amazing. There are so many incredible musicians coming out of Scandinavia these days.
I agree. Both of them are excellent.
ARe there any musicians out there who can identify the key of this song?
the album cover reminds me of the terminix commercial.
MojoJojo wrote:
Finally! I figured it out! Here is our Balloon Ranger!!
That's friggin' hilarious!
xyphen wrote:
Am I the only one having flashbacks to "Treetop Flyer" from this song?
nope. Maybe Bill should play them together (I like them both, by the way)
Finally! I figured it out! Here is our Balloon Ranger!!
Am I the only one having flashbacks to "Treetop Flyer" from this song?
Very clever CD cover too, well composed and tasteful effect.
fretman wrote:
I'm all for balloon rangering. Free-range balloons are the only ones to bother with- the over-filled and hormone-laden "factory-made" balloons are just dreadful, and the colors aren't near as healthy looking- they seem more artificial. Save the free-range balloons!
Hear hear! ballll0000000000n ranger!
fretman wrote:
I'm all for balloon rangering. Free-range balloons are the only ones to bother with- the over-filled and hormone-laden "factory-made" balloons are just dreadful, and the colors aren't near as healthy looking- they seem more artificial. Save the free-range balloons!
Yeah, I'm all for this. Is there a website where we can join the cause?
Is it like herding cats?
fretman wrote:
Save the free-range balloons!
:lol:
badean wrote:
okay, what the hell is a balloon ranger...
What Cartman's holding?
badean wrote:
okay, what the hell is a balloon ranger...
cousin to a butt ranger??
A balloon ranger is a person who ranges balloons. Duh. The song doesn't light my fire, but the comments here are freakin' hilarious! Thanks to all for lightening my day. c.
okay, what the hell is a balloon ranger...
govna wrote:
i like ane brun, but i'm not a big fan of balloon rangering. points for brun, but not for balloon rangering.
holy crap, THAT is funny!!!!
I'm all for balloon rangering. Free-range balloons are the only ones to bother with- the over-filled and hormone-laden "factory-made" balloons are just dreadful, and the colors aren't near as healthy looking- they seem more artificial. Save the free-range balloons!
:angel:
i like ane brun, but i'm not a big fan of balloon rangering. points for brun, but not for balloon rangering.
Unfortunately, i find this song annoying.
underbar sång!
MAgnificent bedtime album. Canadian cover different and more evocative of the feel of the cd I think.
huebdoo wrote:
I wonder if Bill is looking for IKEA to buy RP from him or something? Mind you it wouldnt be called Radio Paradise anymore it would be called AnoÃŒrget or something that you cant pronounce and comes with some really bad instructions and an Allen Key
AnoÃŒrget? Since when is Turkey a Scandinavian country? If Ingvar Kamprad were to buy our favorite radio station he would call it Gunnar, Odensala, or Örnsköldsvik. But sure, it would definitively come in a flat pack with an allen key.
"Maro-o-o-o-on Reindeer..."
Norway...Norge...Norske'...yummy... :war:
I just won this CD--one of my online contests--and one of my better recent wins.
I really like this - what a lovely voice..
This is amazing. There are so many incredible musicians coming out of Scandinavia these days.
redeyespy wrote:
smakfull!
:lol:
After hearing this, I purchased a few other songs. Very nice (though this remains my favorite).
Love this woman's haunting voice!
huebdoo wrote:
I wonder if Bill is looking for IKEA to buy RP from him or something? Mind you it wouldnt be called Radio Paradise anymore it would be called AnoÃŒrget or something that you cant pronounce and comes with some really bad instructions and an Allen Key
I like the part about bad instructions and an allen key. The music is pretty, though, isn't it?
xouba wrote:
Er du dansk?
Jeg er Norsk.
redeyespy wrote:
Hva du er anti Scandinavian? EN pox opp på din musikalsk begavet smakfull! :razz:
Er du dansk?
Nice !
huebdoo wrote:
I have to admit I have heard more Scandinavian Singers on RP than anywhere else I wonder if Bill is looking for IKEA to buy RP from him or something? Mind you it wouldnt be called Radio Paradise anymore it would be called AnoÃŒrget or something that you cant pronounce and comes with some really bad instructions and an Allen Key
Hva du er anti Scandinavian? EN pox opp på din musikalsk begavet smakfull! :razz:
huebdoo wrote:
I have to admit I have heard more Scandinavian Singers on RP than anywhere else I wonder if Bill is looking for IKEA to buy RP from him or something? Mind you it wouldnt be called Radio Paradise anymore it would be called AnoÃŒrget or something that you cant pronounce and comes with some really bad instructions and an Allen Key
Huh? :think:
I have to admit I have heard more Scandinavian Singers on RP than anywhere else I wonder if Bill is looking for IKEA to buy RP from him or something? Mind you it wouldnt be called Radio Paradise anymore it would be called AnoÃŒrget or something that you cant pronounce and comes with some really bad instructions and an Allen Key
Hun er en meget verd addisjon å RP.
When did Janis Ian change her name?
I like.
Another Norwegian addition to RP... about Ane