Everyone’s a Captain Kirk

A one-hit wonder Cold War protest song about how balloons trigger a war machine and doomsday event.

The war machine springs to life,
opens up one eager eye,
this is it boys, this is war,
super high-tech jet fighters,
everyone’s a super hero,
everyone’s a Captain Kirk..

Good song, smart lyrics, but I always figured Kirk was a peace loving pansy? He can’t be happy about this. Surely the real bad guys are annoyed about this too. Ok, so you can’t make Emperor Ming the Merciless fit the song, but how about everyone’s a Captain Sarn.. at least he was in command of a Super Star Destroyer. Could have done wonders for his career.

— 99 Red Balloons, Nena