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Album(s) Silly Songs Demo
Granted
Be There or Be Madison Square
Released December 12, 2002 (Silly Songs Demo)
November 2, 2008 (single)
March 10, 2009 (Granted)
September 22, 2012
Recorded February 18, 2002
September 16, 2002
August 3, 2008
September 22, 2012
Lyricist Kitty Concert
Length 2:57
KC# #51
Status Officially released
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This page is for the song from Granted. You may be looking for the 4068 Water Balloons Gently Adrift EP. 

4068 Water Balloons, originally known as 4,068 Water Balloons Gently Adrift, is one of the first songs Kitty wrote for The Kitty Concert, and was a live staple starting in 2002 until it was finally placed on Granted in 2009. Despite sharing a name with the EP 4068 Water Balloons Gently Adrift, it was not included in the original release.

Appearances Edit

  • Silly Songs Demo (2002)
  • Granted (2009)
  • Be There or Be Madison Square (2010) (live)

Personnel Edit

  • Kitty Concert- lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Little-Kitty Furball- calliope, body percussion, and assorted bells
  • Zak Zimmer- lead guitar
  • Dee Macko- bass guitar
  • Ai-Ai Paulden- keyboard bass
  • Bush Longtail- keyboard and assorted bells
  • Looney Lion- drums, cowbell, steelpan, and timpani
  • Pawprint Elec- saxophone, xylophone, synthesizer, castanets
  • Xifan Plates- Hammond organ, typewriter

Overview Edit

Granted's "4068 Water Balloons" is an upbeat, fast-paced song that utilizes many different percussion instruments from Pawprint Elec, Looney Lion, Bush Longtail, Little-Kitty Furball, and Xifan Plates. The live version, however, features no out-of-the-ordinary percussion aside from bells from Elec and Furball. It is one of four songs to feature Furball on the calliope, the others being "Nickson Road", "A Sunnier Day Awaits", and "Scout Finch". It is one of four officially released songs from Silly Songs Demo, with "Banana Smoothie" and "Whoa", which made it onto the 4068 Water Balloons Gently Adrift EP, and "Pretty Please (Be My Valentine)", which was also released on Granted. 

"4068 Water Balloons" is described as a silly love song by Concert, and is one of many songs which he wrote about his then-girlfriend and now-wife Katerina. The title does not pertain to the lyrics whatsoever and the full title is frankly nonsensical, as water balloons do not float. It was performed live in the band's pre-Plates days and was known as a fan favorite before it was released on an official record. It has become The Kitty Concert's most-played song.

Lyrics Edit

Here we go again

I can't keep my mind off of your body

Every time my mind trails off, it trails off to you

I know things aren't too good right now

And they'll probably never be

But every time my mind trails off, it trails off to you

Why don't you love me's not a question I'm afraid to ask

It's the answer to it I'm afraid to get

But someday, you'll come around, I bet

Here we go again

The sound of your voice just captivates my body

Every time I see you, babe, I fall in love with you again

I know you're not too fond of me now

And you'll probably never be

But every time I see you, babe, I fall in love with you again

Why don't you love me's not a question I'm afraid to ask

It's the answer to it I'm afraid to get

But someday, you'll come around, I bet

Why don't you love me's not a question I'm afraid to ask

It's the answer to it I'm afraid to get

But someday, you'll come around, I bet

See also Edit

  • Silly Songs Demo
  • Granted
  • Pretty Please (Be My Valentine)
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