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Song Released: 1991


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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 closing in
Did you ever think
That we could be so close,like brothers
The...

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    anonymous
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    Feb 1st, 2007 2:12pm report


    This song is about the change the world will get after the cold war ended. Since the war was against russia (I follow the Moskva. Down to Gorky Park and after it everything would become better) the moskva is another word for Moscow and the gorky park is a famous park in Moscow. after the war the world is supposed to become a better place and this is seen through a wind of change..this is seen in -"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 winds of change"- this means that the world is becoming a better place and people are becoming close like brothers. and the soldiers are all returning and are feeling the change (Soldiers passing by
    Listening to the winds of change)

    in the chorus (Take me to the magic of the moment
    On a glory night
    Where the children of tomorrow share their dreams
    With you and me)
    it means that the people of the future will live in peace and with no wars, its a magical world...



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    anonymous
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    Sep 10th, 9:43am report


    Hey there,
    i am anonymus and i want to say that this song is very cool! I like it because of the lyrics and because of the song, yeah.



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    anonymous
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    Feb 10th, 2018 2:46pm report


    At the time, the glam of pop culture and product choice in the West was considered paramount. People in the USSR had comfortable, quiet lives, but not the glitter of NYC or Hollywood.
    Glasnost was ambiguous and quickly manipulated by the right-wing of the party. The country was destroyed in short order from market reforms.

    Today, I don't know who could cheer this song. People haven't done so well in Easter Europe, and that product choice and pop music is less available and more garish to a West eviscerated from the bosses' use of globalization and off-shoring...

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway


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    anonymous
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    Jul 31st, 2016 7:20am report


    My interperetation is that Scorpions played in Moskow, and they actually walked along the Moskva river to Gorky Park. Wandering around the park the atmosphere was electric, even soldiers seemed to be in tune with the desire for freedom and change. There were groups of young people everywhere excited and talking freely.
    The Band was in Moscow for the first rock concert ever, the Moscow Music Peace Festival, apparently over 100,000 attended the concert and the event was probably enough to influence following events. Three months later the Berlin Wall came down, and soon after the politics changed in USSR.
    The whole of Europe was alive with the feeling that the world was about to change, everyone believing it would be for the better. The band managed to capture that feeling in a magical song, that still brings that feeling alive for me.
    Wind of change is probably one of the most prophetic songs ever, and is still one of the most listened to.



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    anonymous
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    Sep 29th, 2012 9:23am report


    Unfortunately, we need wind of change again. People need more freedom and the war must stop (I mean on USA, they are attacking countries around the world and behaving like terrorists). I hope that one day we will actually be brothers. :)



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    anonymous
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    Sep 15th, 2012 9:21am report


    The winds of change represented the rapid political reforms of Glasnost and Perestroika carried out by Gorbachev in the USSR. These ideals swept through the communist block satellite states rapidly ending the communist dictatorships. The "freedom bell" was a gift to West Berlin as a symbol of freedom from communist oppression and is still there today. Great song!



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    anonymous
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    Jul 29th, 2012 7:17am report


    This song is about the change the world will get after the cold war ended. Since the war was against russia (I follow the Moskva. Down to Gorky Park and after it everything would become better) the moskva is another word for Moscow and the gorky park is a famous park in Moscow. after the war the world is supposed to become a better place and this is seen through a wind of change..this is seen in -"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 winds of change"- this means that the world is becoming a better place and people are becoming close like brothers. and the soldiers are all returning and are feeling the change (Soldiers passing by
    Listening to the winds of change)

    in the chorus (Take me to the magic of the moment
    On a glory night
    Where the children of tomorrow share their dreams
    With you and me)
    it means that the people of the future will live in peace and with no wars, its a magical world...



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    anonymous
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    Jul 18th, 2012 7:40pm report


    I just want to add something... About a thing that the song inspires me to do... It inspires me to move on,no matter how hard it is... To hope that there is a place out there much more beautiful and peaceful and,most of all,worth all the hard work... So I never let the pains or memories from the past bind me...I go on...
    "Walking down the street.Distant memories
    Are buried in the past forever"

    And I dream of a better tomorrow...
    "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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    anonymous
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    Jul 2nd, 2012 7:46pm report


    I recognize that the song is of Berlin, the wall, the winds of change hoped for by the "children" and the grandparents and parents who experienced the war. It is a metyphorical song, for me. The words, Wind of Change backed by the Berlin Philharmonic always fills me in a way no song ever has....as if it is a metaphorical piece of art to inspire the visions of change towards peace and brotherhood/sisterhood as well as keeping the channels of listening open to the children with the dreams .....



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    anonymous
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    Oct 29th, 2011 10:13am report


    Moskva is Russian pronunciation of Moscow. In the song, it refers to the Moscow river (Moskva rika) which has walking paths and flows past Gorky Central Park in Moscow, Russia. The city of Moskva was named after the river nearly 900 years ago.



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    anonymous
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    Apr 17th, 2011 4:56am report


    The Berlin wall coming down and people trying to get along in that area.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway


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    scorpionslover
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    Oct 24th, 2010 10:48pm report


    anyways, here is my analysis of the song:
    Moskva (Moscow) - the heart of the eastern communist bloc, also where changes began

    August - turning point that brought on a wave of revolutions from the eastern bloc starting in poland.

    World is closing in - countries uniting, dependancy

    Close like Brothers - the two sides of berlin, also the east and the west

    Glory night - the fall of the berlin wall

    Magic of the moment - the freedom it represents, uniting of the world to be one

    Blows into the face of time - long anticipated change

    Stormwind ... the freedom bell - liberalization



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    scorpionslover
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    Oct 24th, 2010 10:40pm report


    Coquille, although i agree that ronald reagan played a part in the fall of the berlin wall, gorbachev (the head of ussr at the time) was the main reason. he began a slow reform of the economic and political system of the country thereby being the leader of the revolution and change.



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    mgzaw99
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    Apr 14th, 2010 4:06am report


    The children of tomorrow won't be shot down by the guns no more.They should survive forever.Let the wind of change continues to blow every part of the world forever.People are waiting for change.



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    Coquille
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    Apr 4th, 2010 4:55pm report


    Great song, sounds to be the final chapter to a bad time in history, Written by Anti war activist, funny how the key person to the falling of the Berlin wall is Ronald Reagan, and he is considered by many to be a war monger. yet we never had to go to true war with him as president. And we have with Bush,Clinton,Bush and increased with Obama by obligation. Like him or hate him, Reagan was a "GOD" of peace by a no Nonesense policy.



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    anonymous
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    May 10th, 2009 5:12pm report


    This song is about the falling of the Berlin wall.



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