"Humanity" as written by Desmond Child, Eric M. Bazilian, Martin H. Frederiksen and Klaus Meine....
Humanity
Auf wiedersehen
It's time to say goodbye
The party's over
As the laughter dies
An angel cries

Humanity
It's au revoir to your insanity
You sold your soul to feed your vanity
Your fantasies and lies

You're a drop in the rain
Just a number not a name
And you don't see it
You don't believe it
At the end of the day
You're a needle in the hay
You signed and sealed it
And now you gotta deal with it
Humanity
Humanity
Goodbye
Goodbye

Be on your way
Adios amigo there's a price to pay
For all the egotistic games you played
The world you made
Is gone

You're a drop in the rain
Just a number not a name
And you don't see it
You don't believe it
At the end of the day
You're a needle in the hay
You signed and sealed it
And now you gotta deal with it
Humanity
Humanity
Goodbye
Goodbye

Run and hide there's fire in the sky
Stay inside
The water's gonna rise and pull you under
In your eyes I'm staring at the end of time
Nothing can change us
No one can save us from ourselves

You're a drop in the rain
Just a number not a name
And you don't see it
You don't believe it
At the end of the day
You're a needle in the hay
You signed and sealed it
Now you gotta deal with it
Humanity
Humanity
Humanity
Goodbye
Goodbye
Goodbye
Goodbye


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"Humanity" as written by Desmond Child Eric M Bazilian

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  • +2
    General CommentIMHO this song is a master piece for Scorpions band. The first time I've listened to this song I immagined a scenes in our world starting from the 19th century, wars and so and the surprising thing that when I searched for a video of this song, I just found what I immagined, here it is youtube.com/… , notice the marsh music at the begining of the song which is a very intelligent trick toi make your mind visualize the idea they want to send, and in the video u will see that they stand on a small piece of earth - I think it is the remaining part of it after the destruction - and surrounding them you will see shows about wars, kills, poor people from Africa amd so, it is a real representation of what the world is seeing these days which is terrible :(
    mnouron February 05, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMy concept on this song is that it is based on the egotism of humanity. And how sadly some individuals are self-centered and believe that the world revolves around them, when it is far from the truth. Since as the song states "You're a drop in the rain, just a number not a name." But their failure to change, is what causes suffering to our society. And also, their inability to perceive their vanity is the greatest issue, since if they would be aware of it humanity would not suffer from their egotism.
    Mickey2474on December 11, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI've viewed this one as being about humanity as a whole, as it bookends the album nicely with Hour 1, and is a good summation of the record's themes of government, organized religion, and even love failing in the face of ego and refusing to acknowledge reality.
    dgb49on December 13, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIts obvisiuously about change and how insignificant you can be, becuase even when you think you've changed you haven't, so you lose your humanity by not being able to control who you are
    headbanger1220on September 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNot too sure what this one's about. awesome song though. Any other ideas?
    wynnakinon January 03, 2008   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningIt is about humanity. Or the lack there of.
    tyrockon December 08, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYou could see this as being about every individual's fate when facing mortality, but it could also be about humanity as a whole.

    Auf wiedersehen can be translated as "until we meet again", which I'm not sure if it's just used as a variant of "goodbye" or if it implies that it really is about individual(s) and the afterlife.

    Another way to look at it is that it isn't about mortality, but saying goodbye to "humanity", i.e. morality. That runs more in line with the video, but videos don't necessarily mean the same thing as the lyrics. In this sense, it could be condemning people in general for their lack of attention towards the suffering in the world, paying more time and attention to things that are ultimately inconsequential. Oh...
    Aethonicon April 07, 2010   Link

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