(Ten, nine)
(Eight, seven, six, five)
(Four, three, two, one)

We're leavin' 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 (leaving ground)
Will things ever be the same again?

It's the final countdown
The final countdown

Oh
We're headin' for Venus (Venus)
And still we stand tall
'Cause maybe they've seen us
And welcome us all, yeah
With so many light years to go
And things to be found (to be found)
I'm sure that we all miss her so

It's the final countdown
The final countdown
The final countdown (final countdown)
(Oh)
Oh

The final countdown, oh

It's the final countdown
The final countdown
The final countdown (final countdown)
(Oh)

It's the final countdown
We're leavin' together
(The final countdown)
We'll all miss her so
It's the final countdown (final countdown)
(Oh)
It's the final countdown
Yeah


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  • +4
    General CommentThis "sci-fi" song is a metaphor for the usual couple who decides to give love a shot. They know they are heading for a total unknown adventure - love can ruin a person or be Heaven, we bever know - so they compare it to going on a journey through the cosmos, far and unexplored, from where they may not return. "We're heading for Venus" is way too clear. Venus being the symbol of love.
    JimmyDavidon May 14, 2012   Link
  • +4
    General CommentWell, our sun has a life span of ten billion years and it is already middle aged. So, five billion years from now the Earth's star will be no more. Humans will have to leave Earth and go "light years" away, if they want to survive as a species. ("I guess there is no one to blame.")

    Hopefully, humans will find another suitable planet in another solar system much sooner than 4,999,999,999 years from now. "Cause maybe they've seen us and welcome us all." And humans will emigrate away from Earth by choice or necessity. There will be a "Final Countdown" for many people who want to move the new place or just check-out which planet is better ("and maybe we'll come back to Earth, who can tell?").
    lyricalONEon June 24, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General Commentremember when VH1 & Blender magazine made a list of the 50 worst songs ever and they put this song at like #16? Blasphemy! How can you speak bad about a song like this, especially with that great voice the guy has?
    pikespiceon January 24, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentOne of the best 80's songs that there is.
    bill1985on January 15, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI've always thought Europe's songs always leaned towards the sci-fi spectrum. This song underscores that point as well, even more so than the final verse of "Carrie."

    I think the song could be about a earth couple on their way out to explore and find other species. The line "Maybe they've seen us and welcome us all" underscores the point that maybe another species already knows of us and are waiting for humans to take the next jump. "The Final Countdown" being the amount of time before they leave the solar system.

    I don't know. Maybe I've just had too much beer every time I listen to this group...but it always sounds like their songs have a sci-fi feeling to them.

    Anybody agree?
    SongMeaningson May 29, 2002   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionAnd here I always thought that it was a tribute to the Australian television show Countdown last episode!
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    rooboy1999on July 20, 2017   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningWe're leaving together
    - Boy meets girls and experience something out of this world

    But still it's farewell
    - Make a commitment to each other saying good bye to single life

    And maybe we'll come back
    - Their heads & hearts are in the clouds with each other's love right now

    To earth, who can tell?
    - It might not last cause nothing is guaranteed i n love & life?

    I guess there is no one to blame
    - The heart wants what it wants - their heart have chosen each other.

    We're leaving ground
    - They know they share each other's love & commit.

    Will things ever be the same again?
    - Wonders about what the future will bring?

    It's the final countdown
    The final countdown

    - They're getting married, the countdown to the day has begun!

    Ohh
    We're heading for Venus and still we stand tall
    - Venus is the goddess of love & they make a commitment to each other

    'Cause maybe they've seen us and welcome us all, yea
    - Although uncertain of the future perhaps this was meant to be!

    With so many light years to go and things to be found
    (To be found)
    - Marriage is just the start of their journey together & and many new challenges lay a head.

    I'm sure that we'll all miss her so
    - For single people with single life choices changes the people & life we share.


    It's the final countdown
    The final countdown
    The final countdown
    (The final countdown)

    - They're getting married!

    - The countdown to the day has begun!
    darrin1015on December 04, 2017   Link
  • 0
    General Commentone explanation covers the entire decade....it was the 80s...leave it at that...i think it is just one of those rock anthems like livin' on a prayer....classic 80s hair rock...there's a bogan in us all....
    Kezon July 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is my favorite Europe song and was my favorite song for a while until I got into Def Leppard and Iron Maiden. I agree with the first guy who posted, definitely some sci fi. Though you can tell that from the cover, which they ripped off from the Superman movies.
    Teufelon September 01, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is a perfect warmup song to any sport, I've heard it at high school basketball games and my volleyball team uses it as a warmup song, just something about it. Great song, although I'm not too into any of Europe's other songs.
    FFwrstlr103on April 21, 2003   Link

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