by Edward Rueda

First Rictus Second Rictus
Balloon boy's flying Balloon boy's flying
Balloon boy's flying Balloon boy's flying
First a rumor Balloon boy's flying
Then a picture
Glimpse of sliver
Strange and silver
Slowly turning Balloon boy's flying
Is it burning?
There's a child stuck inside it.
First a rumor Balloon boy's flying
Then a picture
Glimpse of sliver
Strange and silver
Slowly turning Balloon boy's flying
Is it burning?
There's a child stuck inside it.
First no one could believe it Balloon boy's flying
Then no one couldn't believe it
How could we know Balloon boy's flying
That there was not a child stuck in a balloon?
First no one could believe it Balloon boy's flying
Then no one couldn't believe it
How could we know Balloon boy's flying
That there was not a child stuck inside it?
Ft. Collins boy missing Rumor, rumor
Six-year-old boy missing Rumor, rumor
Ft. Collins boy missing Rumor, rumor
Six-year-old boy missing Rumor, rumor
White little boy missing Rumor, rumor
Six-year-old boy missing Rumor, rumor
White little boy missing Rumor, rumor
Gone in balloon? Rumor, rumor
Gone in balloon missing Stranger, stranger
Boy in balloon missing Stranger, stranger
Gone in balloon missing Stranger, stranger
Boy in balloon missing Stranger, stranger
Gone in balloon missing Stranger, stranger
Boy in balloon missing Stranger, stranger
Gone in balloon missing Stranger, stranger
Wait, there's footage? Stranger, stranger
Look at the live footage Picture, picture
Latest balloon footage Picture, picture
Look at the live footage Picture, picture
Latest balloon footage Picture, picture
Look at the live footage Picture, picture
Latest balloon footage Picture, picture
Look at the live footage Picture, picture
He's gonna die? Picture, picture
Boy in balloon to die Danger, danger
Lack of oxygen Danger, danger
Boy in balloon to die Danger, danger
Lack of oxygen Danger, danger
Boy in balloon to die Danger, danger
Lack of oxygen Danger, danger
Boy in balloon to die Danger, danger
He's gonna crash? Danger, danger
Boy in balloon falling Worst fear, worst fear
Clear the airspace Worst fear, worst fear
Boy in balloon falling Worst fear, worst fear
Clear the airspace Worst fear, worst fear
Boy in balloon falling Worst fear, worst fear
Clear the airspace Worst fear, worst fear
Boy in balloon falling - Worst fear, worst fear
Wait, it's empty? Worst fear, worst fear
(pause) Not true, not true, not true, not true
I am a news channel Not true, not true, not true, not true
I need a dead child Not true, not true, not true, not true
I am a news channel Not true, not true, not true, not true
I need a dead child Not true, not true, not true, not true
I am a news channel Not true, not true, not true, not true
I need a dead child Not true, not true, not true, not true
I am a news channel Not true, not true, not true, not true
Who is to blame? Not true, not true, not true, not true
Is this a hoax? Outrage, outrage, outrage
Answer the charges Outrage, outrage, outrage
Is this a hoax? Outrage, outrage, outrage
Answer the charges Outrage, outrage, outrage
Is this a hoax? Outrage, outrage, outrage
Answer the charges Outrage, outrage, outrage
Is this a hoax? Outrage, outrage, outrage
All for a show? Outrage, outrage, outrage
Lock up the family Scapegoat, scapegoat, scapegoat
How could you do this t'us? Scapegoat, scapegoat, scapegoat
Lock up the family Scapegoat, scapegoat, scapegoat
How could you do this t'us? Scapegoat, scapegoat, scapegoat
Lock up the family Scapegoat, scapegoat, scapegoat
How could you do this t'us? Scapegoat, scapegoat, scapegoat
Lock up the family Scapegoat, scapegoat, scapegoat
How could you do this t'us? Scapegoat, scapegoat, scapegoat
(pause) BARF!
1, 2, 3 hours
4, 5, 6 hours
7, 8, 19, 10, 'leven, 12 hours' coverage
My dear boy Falcon, as I go to pris'n 13, 14, 15 hours
You may be asking why this has aris'n 16, 17, 18 hours
As ancient Egypt once built pyr'mids tall, 19, 20, 21, 22 hours' coverage
So media cov'rage dulls Obscurity's pall
23, 24, 25 hours
As carv'd ob'lisks praised Pharaoh in Thebes, 26, 27, 28 hours
Our nation dwell'd upon your cur'ous deeds 29, 30, 31, 32 hours' coverage
You scarr'd our psyches as a Great Obsess'n  
'Midst two wars and rav'nous Great Recess'n 33, 34, 35 hours
  36, 37, 38 hours
And should you live to ripe old Nin'ty-Fo'r 39, 40, 41, 42 hours' coverage
Th' nation shall proclaim yo'r name once mor'  
I see your Times obit, st'rk bl'ck and gray: 43, 44, 45 hours
"Th' boy in th' balloon has died today." 46, 47, 48 hours
  49, 50, 51, 52 hours' coverage
   
S' view Jon-Kate and Octomom as kin, 53, 54, 55 hours
Go pursue fame and help our fam'ly win. 56, 57, 58 hours
  59, 60, 61, 62 hours' coverage
   
First no one could believe it First no one could believe it
Then no one couldn't believe it Then no one couldn't believe it
How could we know How could we know
That there was not a child stuck inside a That there was not a child stuck inside a
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