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 (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 (share their dreams)

With you and me

Take me to the magic of the moment

On a glory night (the glory night)

Where the children of tomorrow dream away (dream away)

In the wind of change (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 (share their dreams)

With you and me (with you and me)

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 (in the wind of change)

 

Songwriters: Klaus Meine

Wind of Change lyrics © Peermusic Publishing, BMG Rights Management US, LLC

Why this song?

Power eventually crumbles, even great power. ‘Wind of Change’ celebrates glasnost (“openness and transparency”) in the Soviet Union, the end of the Cold War and…change to come.

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