The Scorpions: ‘Wind of Change’ (1990)




The Scorpions were a German rock-metal band, formed in Hanover in the 1960s. They became widely popular and commercially successful in the 1980s, particularly in Europe and the United States. In 1990 the Scorpions released Wind of Change, a power ballad celebrating glasnost, the fall of the Berlin Wall and the wave of political liberalism that swept through Europe in the late 1980s. Wind of Change became an unofficial anthem for the end of the Cold War. It topped singles charts around Europe and ended as one of the best-selling songs of all time. Its music video, containing footage from the Cold War, is one of the most viewed songs on Youtube, accumulating more than 355 million views.



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 storm wind 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


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