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Song Released: 1986


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We're leaving together
But still it's farewell
And maybe we'll come back
To earth, who can tell?
I guess there is no one to blame
We're leaving ground
Will things ever be the same again?

It's the final countdown
The final...

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    anonymous
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    Jan 12th, 1:49pm report


    The Final Countdown by Europe, classic song and classic band.
    The real interpretation of this song is seen at wikipedia.

    For the latest comment, I think you really analyzed the lyrics of this song. I don't believe in reincarnation. But I believe in Heaven and Hell.

    - Browsed this site 1/1/19-1/12/19



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    anonymous
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    Jan 12th, 1:43pm report


    To me, this song could totally be about suicide. (except for the "leaving together" part - which would mean that it is a collective suicide, but still, "together" could be interpreted as the person with him/herself.)
    "Maybe we'll come back to earth" would be a reference to reincarnation ?
    "I guess there is no one to blame", it almost sounds like a suicide note. (Like, mamma it's not your fault!)
    "Will things ever be the same", like he's convincing himself that his life is finished ; nothing can ever be right.

    "Heading for Venus", looking for love he hasn't found on earth.
    "We stand tall", he's trying to remain dignified.
    "Maybe they've seen us and welcome us all", angels, gods... ?
    "Light years to go", leaving earth/life.
    "Things to be found", hope for an afterlife
    "I'm sure we will all miss her so", because it's not an easy decision to make.

    What do you think ?



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    anonymous
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    Apr 9th, 2018 4:26am report


    Venusians that where rejected for their attitude and ubdesirable behaviors where sent for a lesson down to earth, that people can not fit up to the social standards and disrupted by their wrong example back home, needed a earthly near by hell life to teach them a lesson many managed to change but many failed this people hoped to be reaccepted where now are unwellcome to their Venus inheritage.



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    anonymous
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    Apr 2nd, 2017 4:05am report


    I think its about a rocket or a spaceship taking off.



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    anonymous
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    Feb 19th, 2016 2:40pm report


    Someone said it was written after the Challenger Disaster. Nope not true. It was written and recorded well before. The song, hauntingly, was released about a month after the Challenger.



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    anonymous
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    Nov 8th, 2015 11:33pm report


    Follen angels trying to leave earth,they can,t,they are bound here,they lament what they done,no one to blame,things never be the same,tkink still have many lite years,but is the final countdown.



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    anonymous
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    Oct 20th, 2014 10:47pm report


    They're going to space, so they need a catchy song to listen to. Duh



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    anonymous
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    Mar 10th, 2014 3:22pm report


    This song was written after the crash of Challenger Spaceship.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway


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    anonymous
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    Dec 13th, 2012 12:22pm report


    It sounds a bit like the takeoff of a spaceship filled with brave explorers or pioneers going on the first mission to other worlds (maybe we'll come back to Earth/We're heading for Venus). They have to stay together because they're all they have, that is to say; They need to get along and work together because there's nobody else who will. They can only hope that our blue planet has been heard of throughout the stars ('Cause maybe they've seen us and welcome us all). They'll miss their home (We'll all miss her [Earth] so).



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    anonymous
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    May 6th, 2012 5:16pm report


    This song means that its saying it is the final countdown to a big/final event

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway



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