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Emotional Baallads - Scorpions - Wind Of Change


Scorpions - Wind Of Change - Meaning of the song


The band wrote this during a visit to Moscow in 1989. The previous year, they became the first hard-rock band to play in Russia, and they returned to play the Moscow Music Peace Festival. At this show, they were inspired by the sight of thousands of Russians cheering them on even though they were a German band.


The "Wind of Change" that was blowing was the fall of the Soviet Union, which is what the song is about, but when the Berlin Wall fell on November 9, 1989, the song became the unofficial anthem for the German Reunification, an event that politically lasted from the fall Wall to the official reunification on October 3, 1990. The music video plays to this interpretation, with footage of the Berlin Wall being dismantled.


The Berlin Wall didn't come down until a few months after the song was written, though, and the inspiration came in Russia, not in Germany. This is confusing stuff for those not familiar with the time the song was written, so to put all of this in context we'll need a (very condensed) history lesson.


Wind Of Change - Lyrics


I follow the Moskva

Down to Gorky Park

Listening to the wind of change

An August summer night

Soldiers passing by

Listening to the wind of change


The world is closing in

And did you ever think?

That we could be so close?

Like brothers

The future's in the air

I can feel it everywhere

Blowing with the wind of change


Take me to the magic of the moment

On a glory night

Where the children of tomorrow dream away (dream away)

In the wind of change

(Mmmmmmm)


Walking down the street

And distant memories

Are buried in the past forever

I follow the Moskva

And down to Gorky Park

Listening to the wind of change


Take me (take me) to the magic of the moment

On a glory night (a glory night)

Where the children of tomorrow share their dreams (share their dreams)

With you and me (you and me)

Take me (take me) to the magic of the moment

On a glory night (a glory night)

Where the children of tomorrow dream away (dream away)

In the wind of change (wind of change)


The wind of change blows straight

Into the face of time

Like a storm wind that will ring

The freedom bell for peace of mind

Let your balalaika sing

What my guitar wants to sing (sing)


Take me (take me) to the magic of the moment

On a glory night (a glory night)

Where the children of tomorrow share their dreams (share their dreams)

With you and me (you and me)

Take me (take me) to the magic of the moment

On a glory night (a glory night)

Where the children of tomorrow dream away (dream away)

In the wind of change (wind of change)


Scorpions - Wind Of Change - Live


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