The Scorpions: ‘Wind of Change’ (1990)


In 1990 German rock band The Scorpions released Wind of Change, which topped the singles charts around Europe and became one of the best-selling songs of all time. Its simple lyrics celebrate the fall of the Berlin Wall, the decline of European communism and the reunification of Germany:

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. 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
In the wind of change

Walking down the street, distant memories
Are buried in the past forever
I follow the Moskva, down to Gorky Park
Listening to the wind of change

Take me to the magic of the moment
On a glory night
Where the children of tomorrow share their dreams
With you and me
Take me to the magic of the moment
On a glory night
Where the children of tomorrow dream away
in the wind of change

The wind of change blows straight into the face of time
Like a stormwind that will ring the freedom bell
For peace of mind, let your balalaika sing
What my guitar wants to say

Take me to the magic of the moment
On a glory night
Where the children of tomorrow share their dreams
With you and me
Take me to the magic of the moment
On a glory night
Where the children of tomorrow dream away
In the wind of change