I know this woman who waits for fish to die. Mary is not mad; she is just not a fish killer.
from cars, aeroplanes, or from tankers in busy shipping lanes.
an open top bright green Volkswagen round and round.
I look even now to see if there’s a fish flapping in a lay-by.
An English-language version titled "99 Red Balloons", with lyrics by Kevin McAlea, was also released on the album 99 Luftballons in 1984 after widespread success of the original in Europe and Japan. The English version is not a direct translation of the German original and contains somewhat different lyrics.